Baptist World Aid produces an Ethical Fashion Guide which rates companies on whether the goods they sell are produced ethically - is child labour used, are workers paid a fair wage etc? Bardo, Valleygirl and TEMT all scored a D (that's bad). Cotton On, Supre and Factorie scored an A.
I was quite curvy as a teenager and hated shopping for swimwear with a passion. This was back when dinosaurs roamed the earth and women's boardshorts, kimonos and rashies hadn't been invented. There are so many more options available now, not that I'm saying you should cover up if you're a larger size. The difference between beautiful big girls is their confidence. If you own your shape and dress to flatter it you look gorgeous, no matter what that shape is. If you're on a budget, K-Mart has a great range of swimwear and accessories. Some of them have tummy control and underwires. All of them are well priced.
The skin on your face, ears and neck is much thinner and more sensitive to UV damage. Sun exposure also ages your skin so make sure you wear a hat when you're in the sun this summer. Here are six wide brim hats under $25.
Much improvement has been made recently in the areas of fair pay, forced labour and child labour in the fashion industry but there is still a long way to go. In Uzbekistan, children and government workers are forced to leave school and their jobs (doctors, nurses, teachers etc.) to pick cotton over the summer. Many fashion labels do not know where the cotton they purchase comes from or the conditions under which it was picked and processed. You can make a difference by purchasing clothes that are made ethically. You can download the 2017 Ethical Fashion Guide here.
1. The most important accessory is your smile.
2. Dance like no one is watching.
3. Be kind.
4. Be classy.
5. Don't drink or do drugs - enjoy life's natural highs.
If you're having a little trouble finding a ball dress for your School Ball or haven't started looking yet consider these handy tips:
It's great that you can buy end of season clothes on sale now but what's even better is being able to buy new season stock at 30% off. Check out Dotti's sale here. Hurry, it finishes tomorrow night at midnight.
The Cotton On Foundation sells products such as water, mints and tote bags at their Cotton On, Cotton On Body, Cotton On Kids, Rubi, Factorie, Typo and Supre stores. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these items goes to charities in Australia, Africa and Asia. So next time you buy a t-shirt or pair of jeans, consider buying one of the Foundation products too. You can find out more here.
According to the Lovable website, 80% of women are wearing the wrong size bra. They have an online bra size calculator - (oops, the calculator has been removed from the Lovable website but you can find other useful fitting information here). There is also a page on Bra Fitting Myths, for example, wearing a bra is meant to hurt me - if it hurts, it's the wrong size.