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Tennis Clothes - A Revolution In Style™

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Tennis clothes have changed drastically in style, fabric, and color over the last 100 years. The first lawn tennis players in England wore formal attire when playing. Standard tennis clothes for women were full-length dresses. Men wore long pants and formal, long sleeve shirts. The tennis clothes of both men and women were entirely white in color. Contrast this formal style with the tennis clothes worn by the tennis players of today. Modern tennis players favor synthetic fabrics, more athletic clothing styles, and a greater variety of colors.

The evolution of tennis clothes has mirrored the changes in everyday fashion. For example, male tennis players in the 1970's and 1980's favored short, tight-fitting shorts and traditional polo shirts. In the late 1990's and 2000's, male tennis players began to wear larger, looser shorts and more casual shirts. In addition, female tennis players of the 1970's and 1980's favored traditional tennis clothes with an updated styl…

European Casual Armani Clothes Still Popular This Autumn 2008™

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Armani is well known for their jeans, both comfortable and incredibly stylish. The dark wash remains "in" this Autumn 2008. Both the straight leg and the loose leg appear in the new collection for menswear. Also popular are Recycled Cotton Jeans. Ideal for the environmentally conscious man that also wants to make a strong fashion statement! The Recycled Cotton Jeans come in white and have a relaxed fit that is looser than a straight leg sit. These jeans are ideal to wear with sneakers or loafers.

Armani has been a leader in menswear since they appeared on the casual clothing radar more than ten years ago. Each of their sub-brands becomes more popular each year. Their casual menswear has a strong reputation for being modern, durable and a true trendsetter.

Also popular are the Cargo Pants and the Brad Pants with Oversized Pockets. These khaki pants can easily be worn to work on casual day with a polo shirt and a sweater. While some workplaces still do not permit jeans, most wou…

Wall Decorating Ideas™

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If you want to avoid having the rooms in your home look cold and without personality, make sure you do not have any stark spaces in them. When you want to add some life to a room and give it character, you have to add some wall decor to relieve that monotony of blank walls. Here are some great ideas to bring this kind of life to your walls.

One of the best and easiest way is to add texture to the wall. There are so many wallpapers that have texture, and it is a simple task to paper the wall or walls with a wallpaper that has a raised design, or is made to look like bamboo or linen. Of course, this can be brought to an extreme, and there have been avant garde decorators who adhered straw or paper bags to a wall to achieve texture, but this is not a solution that is for everyone.

Wallpaper is still the tried and true way to add texture as well as color to your walls, and if you start to look at some of the wallpaper books in a decorating store, you will be amazed at the variety of styles …

Complete Lingerie Buying Guide for Women™

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1. Research before heading to the store

Navigate on the net to see what styles and colors are available on the market. This will also help understanding what is “in style” this year. Below is a short description of the most commonly found styles of sensual lingerie.

Corset: Garment designed to slim the waist and create cleavage, usually lacing or clipping in the back.

Bustier: Form fitting top that looks like a long bra and covers the torso. Usually strapless but can also come with detachable garters.

Baby Doll: Short (often see-through) gown comprised of a bra top that flares down just under the bust and comes with a matching panty. Often comes with lace trim, ruffles, ribbons and bows. Innocent, but playful.

Chemise: Slightly flared or straight gown that follows the contour of the body.

Gown: Long loose flowing garment.

Teddy: Bodysuit-like that includes a camisole and panty in one piece.

Boy Cut/Boy Shorts/Brazilian: Panty that sits low on the hips and covers most (usually half) of the bu…

Rawhide Lamp Shades For A Country, Southwest Or Western Kitchen™

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The unique look of rawhide lamp shades for kitchens and country decorating has been popular since the end of the great depression when women first began to look at their homes in ways other than utilitarian. This was the case with not only kitchens, but living rooms and later family rooms and dens as well. What is also now called southwest décor and western style as well as ranch style came naturally as the designs sprung from the use of everyday items. The same was true with country style homes. As the wealthier class began to have second homes called country homes, the working class began to use the same techniques in their homes too.

As lanterns and oil lamps gave way to the first rustic lamps it was rawhide that was one of the first chosen materials to serve as a shade. If you like the handcrafted work and style of a bygone area, the rustic texture and color tones of natural rawhide will definitely be part of what you want to incorporate into your country kitchen. There are also a …

Discount Watches™

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Watches are a huge part of our lives. We wear them to tell the time. We wear them to be fashionable. We wear them for other functions that they can perform, such as listening to music, using a calculator function on them or taking pictures.

The watches that we wear say a lot about who we are as a person. People who sport fashionable watches are seen as trendy. Those who wear whimsical watches are considered to be youthful. Sporting an expensive watch may show that you are classy.

You can sport the watch that best fits your personality without spending a lot of money. There are discount watches out there for you to purchase. You can purchase discount mens watches, and discount womens watches. You can find discount luxury watches including discount Invicta watches and discount Citizen watches.

Some people have a negative view of discount watches. They think that if it says “discount watches” then the watches are going to be made cheaply and break as soon as they take them out of the packag…

Fashion Jewelry, Spicing Up Women's Outfit™

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Who doesn't love to wear jewelry ? Probably most women have strong passion for this kind of accessory because of its beauty and charisma that draw and attract their attention. Especially for those fashion-conscious women who desire to make their outfit looks more stylish and classy, it's for sure that you'll find jewelry in their top list choice of of their most loved fashion accessory. This is for the reason that jewelry has a special place in every woman's heart. No woman can deny this fact because she believes that she looks more beautiful and trendy whenever she complements her clothes with this accessory. It also brings out an unexplainable pleasure and happiness to most of them every time they wear jewelries.

Jewelry is considered as one of the best prized possessions for most women because they acknowledge its value and worth in fashion. They believe that it truly plays a significant part in reaching their desire to be fashionable and elegant in the eyes of other…

Manage the Risk: the Link Between Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke™

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After being diagnosed with diabetes, many people work on improving their health to decrease the likelihood of complications. Kidney disease, skin disorders, blindness and foot problems are well-known complications of the condition. However, there is another risk that often hides in the background, unbeknownst to the patient.

Heart disease and stroke are major complications associated with diabetes, yet nearly 70% of people with diabetes aren’t aware of the connection between heart attack, stroke and diabetes.* Because people with diabetes often experience high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels along with other health problems, they are at an increased risk of developing arterial disease – a condition that can ultimately lead to a stroke or heart attack. Although this may seem dire, the long-term outlook for diabetics can be positive if risk factors are managed properly.

A Heart-to-Heart Matter

If you’re wondering how diabetes affects your heart, here’s how: A spike in blood suga…

How to Put Sex Appeal Into your Bedroom Furniture Style™

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You don't have to be intimidated when you decide to decorate your bedroom in a style that is appealing and sexy for you and any guests you have. Your bedroom should reflect your inner feelings and become a den and sanctuary for you that can make you feel sexy and sassy. This kind of design doesn't require a huge amount of effort and can be accomplished with a few pieces of furniture, starting with headboards and a new bed style. Once you have modern bedroom furniture, you'll be able to start with a clean palette you can dress up with sex appeal.

Choosing from among stylish headboards will help you begin with a design that shows your personal taste in terms of color and theme, as well as a shape from which you can build around. Simply exchanging your current style for an iron or metal bed, a simple and sleek design ready to be accented with plush pillows and thick comforters in lush, brilliant colors that make you feel sexy. These beds serve as a simple baseline for an entir…

Choosing Woman Designer Shoes™

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Aesthetically more appealing compared to men's shoes, more and more women today are into buying designer shoes because of its individual beauty, prestige, and comfort.

Coming in all shapes, sizes, styles, colors, textures, and price ranges, women designer shoes are becoming a sold out commodity among women because these enhances the owner's inherent beauty while reflecting her status in life and society.

THE SHOE THAT FITS

Through the years, the high heel is probably the most popular style of shoe designed specifically for women. From a wide range of elegant stiletto heels to modestly stylish kitten heels, more and more women prefer heeled shoes and consider these ultimate feminine footwear because it create significant changes to the owner.

Aside from giving the wearer a stylish sense in fashion, heeled shoes also boost their self-confidence by making their legs look longer, making their frame much taller while creating an image of sexiness while walking.

One of the most popular d…

The History of Necklaces™

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Archeologists believe the necklace was born during the stone age about 40,000 years before than previously believed. April 2004, scientists were excavating a cave in South Africa discovered forty-one mollusks that may have been strung as neck jewelry about 75,000 years ago.

Before this discovery the oldest known necklace to have been found about 30,000 B.C. They are made mostly of shells, bones, stones, animal teeth or claws, strung on a thread. Basically the same concept is used today though there are some variations

In 2500 B.C. gold was starting to be used in neck jewelry. Gold neck adornments and chokers have been discovered at the Royal Grave of Ur. They are in what is now known as Iraq. 2000 B.C. was when Sumerian bead neck jewelry started to use alternating patterns of colored stones and gemstones and metals such as copper or silver.

Ancient Egyptian neck jewelry evolved from simple stringed beads to complicated patterns and include the ‘broad collar’ and pectoral type. They were …

Add Elegance To Your Outfit With The Long Pearl Necklace™

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Pearl jewelry is a part of fashion trends through the ages. Pearls add that exotic and unique style to any outfit. While pearls were a luxury enjoyed only by the royalty and the rich in the olden days, they now are a part of every woman's collection around the world.Pearls are a part of every type of outfit and occasion. Pearls are worn with passion for formal parties, casual outings, weddings and a host of other occasions. Colorful pearl strands add to the beauty of every woman and enliven any occasion.Short and long pearl necklaces are worn by women of all ages. Pearl necklaces are equally popular among children, teens and ladies young and old.Pearls come in a variety of finishes, shades, shapes and sizes. You can accessorize any dress effectively and elegantly with pearls. Pearl necklaces of different lengths can be worn with different outfits.Long pearl necklace is a hot fashion trend. This necklace in any colour either matching with or contrasting to your outfit looks very id…

Give Your Man Jewelry For His Birthday™

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There are many different types of women's jewelry available in a number of different interesting shapes, including hearts, drops, insects, birds, geometric shapes and flowers. If you can imagine a piece of jewelry then you can bet your bottom dollar that you can make it !

If you think about men's jewelry you may assume that your choices are much more limited, and you wouldn't be far wrong. There are only coins, nuggets, chunky chains and crosses which are suitable for a man to wear. Because of this reduced selection it can be difficult for a man to get something that looks unique, so what can he do ?

Custom Designs

There are a few options available for a man wanting to choose unique jewelry. He could for example go to a custom jewelry designer to get something truly unique. A custom designer will assist you in deciding your fantastic unique pendant. Such a pendant can be as sophisticated or as simple as the person wants. Something simple like a bezel holding a simple diamond,…

Tips for Buying Diamond Rings and Other Fine Diamond Jewelry

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Giving a diamond ring is a great way to say, "I love you" to that special someone or to propose marriage. But when you set out to find that perfect diamond ring or any diamond jewelry, you can quickly become confused with all the offerings available today. It's important that you know what to look for in diamond jewelry.

The Four Cs of Diamonds

Look for the four Cs of diamonds. These are clarity, cut, color, and carat weight. Clarity signifies the presence or absence of irregularities or imperfections in the stone. Imperfections may appear as bubbles, spots, or lines. The clarity is often determined by the passing of light through the diamond. The fewer imperfections the diamond jewelry has, the more valuable it will be. Clarity is graded on a scale from flawless (FL or IF) to imperfect (I) according to the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) quality analysis scale for diamond jewelry.

The diamond's cut is also important. The cut is what gives a diamond its brillianc…