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Tricks of the Trade

 

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With so many option to choose from, picking the right shape wear can be a daunting task. These trick and tips will help you find what you need to help you feel  confident and rock those outfits that you've been avoiding. 

Tip #1: Know Your Numbers 

Majority of women are wearing the wrong size so it ends up not doing its job. If you don't know your correct size, I recommend getting measured at your nearest department store.

 

Tip #2 Identify your problem areas

 

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To smooth and lift the top, find a bra that does it all. Find a smooth design with uplifting molded cups for a slimming look that enhances your natural curves. 

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Need a little extra coverage up top? Eliminate the bulk of a full cami of tee by wearing your half-tee under low-cut tops. 

 

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To mask a muffin top, look for high-wasited shapers with laser-cut or bonded openings. The mid-thigh waist shapers are designed to conceal both your tight and waist, giving you an overall slim look. Wear it under dresses, pants and skirts for upper management! 

 

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To reduce cellulite, look for shape wear that gives you the most coverage on your thighs, hips and rear.

 

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 To give your stomach a flat and firm look, look for slimming cam is. Wearing a slimming cami is a great way to conceal your love handles, create a flatter stomach and flatten your bustline.

 

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To achieve all over coverage, go for a piece with maximum function - The Body Shapers. It helps to fake  an hourglass figure by seamlessly shaping your love handles, bottom and hips.

 

Tip #3: Choose Smooth Fabrics 

When wearing clingy fabrics, go with a sleek, seamless shaper versus control-top hosiery. They don't show any lines and still of offer great shaping, even under the tightest knits. 

 

Tip #4: Wash With Care

Never put shape wear in the dryer.

 

Tip #5: Bring an Emergency Kit

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Steer clear of fashion faux pas with stay put fashion tape, bra extensions, a tidy up sponge and nipple concealers. 

 

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Intimates: Tricks of the Trade

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Dree and I have a few tricks up our sleeves to help you look instantly smoother, tighter, and 10 pounds thinner! These tricks and tips will help you choose the right pieces to feel confident and rock those outfits that you've been wanting to wear!

Tip #1: Know Your Numbers 

Majority of women are wearing the wrong size under garments so they end up not doing their job. If you don't know your correct size, I recommend getting measured at your nearest department store or pull out a tape measure and follow the sizing guide lines on HSN.com.  

 

Tip #2 Identify your problem areas

 

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To smooth and lift the top, find a bra that does it all. Find a smooth design with uplifting molded cups for a slimming look that enhances your natural curves. 

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Need a little extra coverage up top? Eliminate the bulk of a full cami  tee by wearing your half-tee under low-cut tops. 

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To mask a muffin top, look for high-wasited shapers with laser-cut or bonded openings. The mid-thigh waist shapers are designed to conceal both your tummy and waist, giving you an overall slim look. Wear it under dresses, pants and skirts for sleek upper management! 

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To reduce the look cellulite, look for shape wear that gives you extra support on your thighs, hips and rear.

 

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 To give your stomach a flat and firm look, look for a slimming cami. Wearing a slimming cami is a great way to conceal your love handles, create a flatter stomach and lift your bustline.

 

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To achieve all over coverage, go for a piece with maximum function - The Body Shaper. It helps to fake an hourglass figure by seamlessly shaping your love handles, bottom and hips.

 

Tip #3: Seamless solutions

When wearing clingy fabrics or light fabrics, go with a sleek, seamless shaper. They don't show any lines and still of offer great shaping, even under the finest knits. 

 

Tip #4: Wash With Care

Its a good idea to hand wash your fine intimates.   You can also Use a garment bag for your delicate items and throw them in the washing machine on a gentle cycle.  Never put shape wear in the dryer.

 

Tip #5: Bring an Emergency Kit

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Every girls needs this little kit in her fashion arsenal!  Steer clear of fashion faux pas with stay put fashion tape, bra extensions, a tidy up sponge and nipple concealers - be prepared for those fashion emergencies!

 

Join us tonight on The List With Colleen Lopez and learn more tricks of the trade from HSN's Intimate's Gurus - Be a smooth operator! 

 

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Colleen's Fashion Resolutions

 

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It's time for conquering our closets!   Here are 5 fashion resolutions I'm going to try to keep this year....I resolve to Purge, brighten, support, revamp, and get inspired - here we go!

1. Brighten things up by adding more color

Everyone knows I love to wear black and neutrals (take note at the sea of black on the left) - this year I plan to inject more color and prints into my outfits (like my tops on the right)!  When choosing new pieces, I'm looking for flattering colors and fabrics I can wear for more than one season to get extra mileage out of my clothes. The color experts at Pantone are always a great resource when looking for color inspiration!  If I am going to wear my favorite color (black) I'll try to add color with my accessories :)

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2. Time for a closet purge. 

I do this every year - It's time to donate the old items to make room for fresh new pieces.  If you're hanging on to old clothes that are out to date or the wrong size, it's time to move them out - they're taking up valuable real estate!  Conquer your closet with Joy's Huggable Hangers - the best way to create more space and organize your wardrobe.  I also like to organize by color and style - it's much easier to choose an outfit when you can easily find things in your closet.

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3. Revamp my shoe wardrobe. 

This year, I resolve to NOT buy uncomfortable shoes. I have so many pretty shoes that I've bought over the years that I've only worn once to twice because they kill my feet. I will be more choosy about buying shoes that look good and feel good - comfort is king!

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4. Select clothing with built in shaping and support.

Foundations and fit can make or break your outfit.  A new year means a new start and the most important thing about getting dressed is looking and feeling confidant in our clothes.  Yummy tanks, sculpted skinnies, and fabrics with added stretch and support are all on my "it" list this year.  Even if you don't hit the gym, clothing with added control will make you look like you did! 

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 5. Get inspired 

I've found Pinterest to be a great source of inspiration when building my wardrobe!  Before I go shopping, I plan to check my Pinterest board for ideas and outfits for  pulling my favorite looks together! Check out my Pinterest boards here and pin along with me: http://www.pinterest.com/colleenlopezhsn/

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 So what do you think?  Are you going to try any of these resolutions or do you have a few of your own you can share with me?

 

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Head to Toe Last Minute Gifts for Her

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Do you still have some last minute shopping to do and  you are at a loss when it comes to what to get some of your loved ones?   No sweat!  We've got you covered with clever last minute gift ideas that will wow even the most discriminating tastes!

 

Soft Sweaters 

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A soft, cozy sweater is guaranteed to be a favorite gift this holiday season!  Sweaters are like a hug from you to your sweetie, and they will think of you every time they are snuggled up and looking great!  A graphic sweatshirt is fun and kitschy and great for a younger girl, and a poncho in a native or animal print is the ultimate gift for your favorite fashionista! 

 

 

Cozy

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Pretty pajamas are a no-fail gift!  Your honeys will love to curl up, cuddle up, and snuggle up in a luxurious set of new pjs!  And don't forget the slippers - a fashionable new pair will keep their feet toasty all season long!

It's in the bag!

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What woman couldn't use a new handbag?  When choosing one, think of the bags that are already in your girlfriend's wardrobe and also what she uses she would have for them.  For example, if she has a ton of work friendly bags, a cute cross body would be a stunning addition.  On the other hand, satchels are very popular and suit every wardrobe.  Another often forgot gift, is a wallet!  A beautiful leather wallet will make your gorgeous gal feel like she won the jacket! 

Something Sparkly 

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Toast to the holidays with a Champagne Crystal Ring and set! Or don't forget diamonds are a girl's best friends - A diamond pendant or Herkimer! 

 

Cold Weather Accessories

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Winter wear can get worn out!  Refresh your beloveds closet with new cold weather accessories!   A scarf and hat set makes a beautiful presentation, plus you don't need to worry about buying the correct size! Another fabulous option for a gift is a pair of fuzzy boot!  No matter what climate she lives in, a snuggly boot is surefire way to make her smile!

 

That's a wrap!  Finish up your holiday shopping with these perfect presents! 

( You may now wipe the sweat off of your brow!)

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Colleen's Top Tips for Cold Weather Style

 

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 Blizzards abound in the north east, snow is dumping in the mountains and even here in the Sunshine State we're dealing with plumeting temps - Baby it's cold outside!  But not to worry - I have a few tips for keeping you bundled beautifully!

 

 Tip #1: Layer it up!  

When the weather outside is frightful, why not try a poncho as a layering piece - so delightful.  Not only will will the tunic length keep you warm, you will also have a  chic relaxed look.  Add a pair of leggings, either by themselves or under a skirt, and you will be cold-weather cute in no time!

 

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 Tip # 2:  Say Grrr not Brrr!

Don't let old man winter get you down - Faux fur is the easiest way to turn up your style thermostat when you're heading out to a holiday soiree.  Whether trekking through the snow solo or on the arm of your sweetheart, you will look festive, fabulous while staying toasty warm.

 

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 Tip #3 Add Luxe Textures with Accessories

For walking in a winter wonderland don't leave home without a gorgeous winter scarf and hat.  Look for texture, color, and extra details like fur and fringe for show stopping winter style!

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Tip #4  Choose a boot with a low heel or wedge.

For dashing through the snow, your outfit calls for the right pair of boots that will look amazing and keep you on your feet!  Choose a riding boot or a comfortable wedge for fashionable function - jingle all the way!  

 

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So with Jack Frost nipping at your nose, try a few of these cold weather tips and have yourself a warm and Merry Little Christmas! 

 

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hi colleen.........great stuff......do you actually get to wear any of your faves there in florida???????? i always enjoy your cho... Read More
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