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Fashion Tips for Teenage Girls

Fashion advice, especially to someone as vulnerable as teenage girls, is something that can go disastrously wrong if one does not know what they’re talking about. And it has been known to happen so don’t judge me for being a little too condescending about it. Fashion as I see it, and as I’m sure many, many girls all around the world see it, is a matter of self-confidence seasoned with a bit of creative thinking and a lot of resourcefulness. You don’t have to own every latest piece of clothing that has walked a ramp to be well-dressed and presentable. That’s one major piece of advice that is underused; by those dishing out the advice and the ones receiving it. In this article, there are some basic tips to ensure that you have an all-season wardrobe. So get ready for a wardrobe upheaval that does not necessarily involve super-expensive couture.

Fashion Tips for Teenage Girls

When it comes to styling teenage girls, one needs to be overly cautious. It’s not just about making the girl wear the latest clothes. It’s about helping her to identify with her inner self and recognize what is going to help her enhance her best features. Just giving a girl a lecture about what you think is the best for her is not enough. She should be able to relate to what you’re saying. You need to put yourself in their place, but advice them from the point of view of a person who will be looking at them (literally). So, let’s check out some very simple and (un)fortunately cliché fashion advice that teenage girls can benefit from.

Stick to Basics
What goes into having a perfect wardrobe that boasts of something nice to wear during every season? What do you need to lay the foundation of a wardrobe so awesome, that you don’t need to spend hours agonizing over the dreaded ‘what to wear’ question? It’s the basics! Or essentials if you will. Honestly, there is nothing more simple to understand than the ‘stick to basics’ philosophy. So what do the basics encompass? Here’s a list of some of the items, whose importance and contribution to your wardrobe you should NEVER underestimate.

  • Well Fitting Jeans: If you haven’t come across a girl who wears jeans that are either so tight they threaten to explode, or so loose they look like they’re hung on a hanger, then you live in a perfect world. I am yet to find a dictionary in which the word ‘fitting’ means ‘extra-tight-to-the-point-of-tearing-if-worn-when-seated’. Girls, we know you’re at an age when the first and last thing on your mind is how you look. So please, refrain from wearing jeans that are too snug or too loose. Flaunt your body, but do it with dignity.
  • Tops: T-shirts, tanks, spaghetti straps, the world is your oyster! You need to have these in strong colors that will complement your skin tone and your body type. Do not go in for an ill-fitting top. Your upper body needs to breathe, so you need to have something that will facilitate this basic necessity of life. At the same time, having just sweatshirts and loose tees will take away the femininity from your wardrobe. Include smart button-down shirts, some girly tops, and classy jackets in neutral colors for the winters.
  • Skirts and Shorts: If you know how to look good in shorts, then nothing should stop you from flaunting your legs in the summer. Follow the cardinal rule of not too tight, not too loose for them as well. If you’re more of a ‘girly’ girl, then you need a collection of pretty skirts in varying lengths: short, medium, and long. You can team the extremely short ones with leggings, wear the medium ones as they are and heavily accessorize with the long ones for an ultra-chic Boho look!
  • Shoes: You need comfortable footwear for every season. For the summer, flip-flops, slippers, thongs work well. For the winter, go with closed shoes like flat pumps or boots. Don’t wear extremely high heels. They could lead to other problems later on. For the monsoon, you can have a cute pair of rainy boots.
  • Accessories: There is no shortage of accessories for teens. There are so many stores that are bursting with stuff that you can accessorize with. But what you need always is some nice belts, scarves, a nice pair of eye/sunglasses, some simple jewelry and a perfect attitude to match them.

Once you have the basics of your wardrobe covered, the rest is just psychological.

Be Comfortable
You must have heard this a million times, but that does not dilute its importance. You need to be absolutely comfortable in what you’re wearing. Else, all the ‘advice’ given above or in any other forum that you may read might as well be tossed out the window. Let’s put it this way. You like this boy at school and you want to look nice for him. You can dress up in trendy clothes but if half of your attention is focused on whether your skirt is too short or your shirt is too transparent, it’s going to show on your face, or worse in that oh-so-interesting conversation about dissecting a cockroach that you were having with him. Take it from someone who’s had such unfortunate encounters as an adolescent, it will scar you for the rest of the week, if not for life!

Be Smart
You need to be smart to dress smart. Which means that limited wardrobe though you may have (and it’s always limited for girls, isn’t it?), learn to be creative and experiment with everything you already own. With the basics mentioned above, you will never run out of ideas to dress yourself, for any season and any occasion. You just need to be perfectly aware of what is going to complement your body type well. When in doubt, change. You are the best judge of what you look like. It’s perfectly alright to take a risk with fashion trends once in a while, but if you seriously doubt the way you look in a particular outfit, either get an opinion from someone who can be completely honest with you or just change!

The last and parting fashion advice that can be shared with teenagers is be confident. If you’re experimenting with a new look and are sure about yourself when you look in the mirror, take that confidence with you wherever you go. Confidence is infectious. You never know, you might end up being the sparkling diva of teen fashion and have others swarming around you!

Trendy Plus Size Teenage Clothing For Girls

As teenagers start to become more independent and move towards adulthood they are constantly making choices and decisions that sometimes have a huge impact on them later. Good decision making skills and sound judgement skills are essential and are used even when choosing clothing, these skills can help with self confidence and self esteem. Making poor choices and un thought out decisions “also useful,” will also help to improve their exceptance of responsibility for their own actions hence suffering consciences and learn very important social developmental skills along the way that help to find their place in our society.

Statistic have shown the average size of woman and men has increased considerably over the past 10yrs and so to has the size of our teenagers. The demand for trendy plus size teenage clothing has increased dramaticly and now we are starting to see positive changes as designers realise there is big money to be made in plus sizes and are finally expanding into the plus size clothing market and including teenage plus sizes. This will eventually give plus size teenagers a variety of designer clothing similar to the choices given to teenage who wear standard sizes up to a size eighteen.

The variety of trendy plus size teenage clothing is on the improve although still a long way from adequately catering for this niche market. I have come across a few shops including: Alight, Figuresque and Delia’s who all carry a variety of trendy plus size jeans, plus size dresses and plus size tops all exclusively designed for plus sizes to ensuring a perfect fit and Chic Star who offer limited stock in plus size teenagers clothing that has an individual appeal for teenagers. Their range of trendy plus size teenage clothing including, plus size gothic wear, plus size rockabilly, plus size corset pencil skirts, plus size corset tops and some vintage plus size clothing.

Teenagers often need to express who they are or would like to be through many different avenues usually in their choice of clothing, hair, body piercing, tattoos, etc. They really just want to fit into a certain group and much prefer the scruffy look. Teenagers will experiment and experience a variety of challenges as they eventually find their own identity. They each with their own ideas as to what looks tendy or cool and usually is a particular style of a peer or a famous person. As parents we may not always agree or approve of their choices but we should not be judgemental of their individual preferences in clothing whether it be punk, gothic, scruffy, indie, rock or townie but we need to understand their need to have different options available in their choice in clothing. We need to guide teenagers in the right direction, be good role models and provide lots of emotional support.

Popular Teen Hairstyles

Jim Morrison once quoted, Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts. Teenagers around the world, it’s time to give these words a slight twist and make your hairstyle your best mistake ever. Did anyone ever tell you that these are the best years to experiment with your look?

Girls, whether you are looking for a style that says the sweet ‘girl-next-door’ or something that represents your individuality, the possibilities are numerous.

And whoever said guys do not have enough options when it comes to styling their hair! Whatever be the length of your hair, you have options to look like the coolest guy who knows what’s hot and what’s not.
Styles for Girls

Spotted on – Emma Watson

Looking for something that’s short, edgy, and screams sophistication? Then this hairstyle is the best option for you. Although the pixie has been around since the 1920s, it ranks high on the trendy meter even today.
This style requires very little maintenance, making it the perfect choice for teenage girls. Make sure you go to a trusted stylist to get the pixie; the right cut is extremely important. Use a styling product like mousse and the blow-dryer occasionally; the stares of appreciation will definitely make it worth the effort!

As this style draws attention to your eyes, you can use light makeup for special occasions, in addition to a pair of nice eye-catching earrings.

Spotted on – Kristen Stewart

This style from the punk world has now become a popular favorite amongst teenagers. Wacky and messy, yet super trendy, describes this style. The characteristics of the emo are long fringes and bold highlights. This style is adopted by young girls as an expression of their individuality and emotional state of being.
The trick to getting the perfect look is to keep the hair short at the back and long bangs in the front. You must also choose a highlight that is bold and bright in contrast to the deep black color of the traditional emo. It would be advisable to use a shampoo for colored hair in order to keep the highlighted hair healthy. Dark kohl for the eyes and beaded accessories on the neck or the hands will perfectly complement this hairstyle.

Spotted on – Selena Gomez

The one trend that will never go out of fashion is the bob. It ranks very high on the style meter, and will continue to do so. What adds to the popularity of this style is that it suits all types of hair and face shapes. From Rihanna to Victoria Beckham, stylish celebrities have been spotted carrying off this look with elegance.
You can experiment with the bob and create various styles, like a parting either in the center or on either side. It is a fairly low-maintenance style that requires regular trims to keep the length intact. It may seem like a drastic style to experiment with, but the end result signifies chic like no other style. A statement neck-piece and a pretty lip color that suits your skin tone will further enhance your look.

Spotted on – Taylor Swift (Side Ponytail)

Here is the most comfortable and easiest hairstyle ever! Take a leaf out of Taylor Swift’s hairstyle diaries and go in for the side ponytail. Just a little twist to the classic, regular pony, and you have a fun, girly look that can also be made to look stylish, depending on the occasion.
Maintenance of the side ponytail is easy, and needs just regular washing, conditioning, and the occasionally blow-drying.

Use a straightener or curling iron on special days to get the perfect look. You can go in for a sleek pony after straightening your hair. This gives you a smart and no-nonsense kind of look. If you are looking for something more flirtatious, then the pony with soft curls is your answer. A way to jazz up this look is to use cute hairpins with embellishments or bands with flowers to tuck the hair, and maybe a pair of geeky glasses.

Spotted on – Ashley Olsen

A style that is smart and feminine, the French braid is popular among women of all age groups, especially teenagers. This style is very practical as it keeps the hair away from your face. Take the regular schoolgirl braid up a few notches on the style meter by turning it into a French braid.
This braid begins at the crown of the head, which helps in securing the hair that is too short. Before you start working on the braid, it is important to make sure that your hair is dry and that there are no tangles. For a night out, you can use cute hair embellishments to jazz up the look, and wrap a pretty scarf around your neck to make the look truly French.

Spotted on – Miley Cyrus

Another stylish look for Rapunzel-like tresses is the layered haircut. This is the perfect style to add that sexy bounce and volume to your hair, and it requires very little effort to look amazing.
If you have curly hair, layers will enhance your natural curls; if you have straight hair, they will give it a nice texture, and for very fine hair, layers will provide the much-needed volume and movement.

You can change the length of your bangs to experiment with this hairstyle. Apart from the regular washing and blow-drying, layers do not call for any special treatment(s). However, a regular trim is a must to keep your hair healthy. You can also wear a cute headband to add that girly touch to your look.

Spotted on – Robert Pattinson

This is a popular hairstyle for football players, and was adopted by the armed forces of the United States during World War II. The crew cut became a major fashion trend during the 1950s. The long crew cut is referred to as the ‘ivy league crew cut’ in the United States. This is the simplest and the easiest-to-manage style for young guys.
Crew cut is an ideal choice for those who are into sports and the like, as it is very fuss-free. Ideally, the hair has one length at the front, and is reduced to a uniform shorter length towards the crown of the head. You can decide to keep the back and sides either short or medium in length too. This style takes just a couple of minutes to dry, and occasionally, gel can also be used to give it a shiny look.

Spotted on – Justin Bieber

This hairstyle became popular as a symbol of rebelling against authority, as it was popularized by the punk rock movement of the 1980s. However, today, it is one of the most popular hairstyles for anyone who has the courage to go for it.
The hair on the sides is shaved or cut very short, while the hair at the top of the head is kept longer in the middle, depending on how high you want the Mohawk to stand.

For the more adventurous boys, if your parents agree, you can also get the Mohawk highlighted with a color of your choice. This style may require some intense maintenance, as you need to get the sides trimmed regularly, and need to use gel to hold the Mohawk in place. But the end result will make sure that all eyes are on you, wherever you go.

Spotted on – Leo Howard

The credits for the popularity of this hairstyle go to the hip-hop group – the ‘Beastie Boys’, who used the term in their song ‘Mullet Head’ in 1994. This is one of the most well-known hairstyles in the history of fashion. It is not just a hairstyle but a way of life, as it is described as ‘business in the front and party in the back’.
The hair is kept short in the front and on the sides, while it is longer at the back. Billy Ray Cyrus has been one of the most popular celebrities flaunting this hairstyle. The style does not require any extra efforts to maintain. To make it more fuss-free, you can also tie the long hair at the back into a ponytail.
Your hairstyle and overall appearance say a lot about your personality, just like a book is judged by its cover. Teenage years are often referred to as the ‘Awkward’ or ‘Acne’ years. However, these are the years when you will start developing your own individual style. Experiment with your look, try these hairstyles depending on your personality, and look your best!

Ways to Become Teen Model

How to become a teen model? Do you think your look is suitable to modeling industry? In modeling industry teenager market is called the junior market. The age of those models are between the ages of 13 and 24. It’s all depending of how juvenile a model comes across.

Things you’ll need to become successful model are:
• To begin out as a model and to obtain you photographers to a modeling agency.
• Few snapshots will be needed.
• They don’t include being proficient pictures.
• You will require having professional pictures if and only if you are selected by a modeling agency.
• When you have some professional photos the agency will begin to forward you out on trials or castings to meet with possible clients.
• It acquires a lot of effort to grow to be a working fitness model.
• You should have an excellent look, fine fit body, great smile, plenty of liveliness and charming personality.
• There is a lot rivalry to work as a model so first Good Luck from my side.

Step 1:
How to submit photos to agencies call the local modeling and talent agencies in you area email photos to the modeling agency women’s board send photos in postal mail if they have an open call – when they see new faces at the agency then plan to go to it and have the agents meet with you in person always include you height, age, sizes, phone, if you go to school and email address.

Step 2:
If the agency is interested in you they will get in contact with you from one of the contact numbers or email you sent to them. you can check in with the agency after a few weeks and see if they received your photos – remember they see hundreds of photos so they may not remember who you are unless they would like to meet with you at an open call at the agency.

Step 3:
If the agency calls you in to meet with them you will take one or both of your parents with you to the meeting. The agents will discuss their policy and how they work with you and your parents and decided if the fit is going to be right for both the model and the agency.