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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Donning a Stylish Shrug

It’s a nice feeling to be able to buy something that serves many purposes and yet bought it at such a steal! As with fashion, this is also true. Women want a clothing piece that is trendy, fashionable and still totally functional in many aspects, without putting a hole in wallets. These characteristics can be found in some tops, bottoms, even in shoes, bags and other accessories. Many fashion enthusiasts go looking for bargains everywhere – from physical stores to even online stores. 

These characteristics can also be found in shrugs. A shrug is somewhat similar to a cardigan; it is used as an outer layer of any outfit that will look best with the chosen style of shrug. It can be designed as a short-sleeved or a long-sleeved shrug, in a wide variety of accents like ruffles for instance, and a wide variety of colors, prints and fabrics used. The only difference is that shrugs only cover the upper half of the upper body, unlike with cardigans or jackets and blazers that cover the entire upper body, with lengths falling above or right at the hips. Shrugs are somewhat similar to the more structured boleros.

Going back to the characteristics women are looking for, shrugs can provide these characteristics for these pieces are absolutely functional and versatile. This is just how an ultimate fashion should be – versatile. A shrug is versatile because it can be worn all throughout the year; it can provide some jazzing up during the spring and summer seasons, while it also gives style with a bit of warmth during the fall and winter season. It is functional in those aspects as well. Aside from that, it can be functional by the layering it allows. One can simply put it over a basic top and viola! The outfit is more stylish than ever. It truly makes a simple or basic top look more stylish, by spicing it up a bit. For instance, a red lace shrug; this kind of shrug is attractive enough with its design. A simple basic top such as a plain spaghetti strap can be spiced up with a shrug like this. It’s great for a lazy Sunday look without sacrificing the style. Shrugs or boleros somewhat has a cinching effect on the waist too, because the bottom part falls right below the breast or at the waist part. But of course, this will depend on the style of the shrug. Not only will a shrug be appropriate for casual days, but also great for parties and other formal occasions. Shrugs are great for concealment, especially for women who are a bit shy in showing a bit of skin. These are just a few functions that shrugs can provide. One may experiment even more and might even discover new fashionable and functional characteristics of a shrug or bolero. 

Speaking of the desire of women to get fashion bargains, DHstyles is the ultimate source of bargains. One can choose a stylish variety of shrugs or boleros that will definitely be easy on the pocket.