Monthly Archives: June 2019

  • Top Picks from the Hampstead Bazaar Collection to Flatter Your Body Type

    If you struggle to feel comfortable and confident in your clothes, shopping for clothes can be a nightmare. It can leave you feeling disinterested, dejected and low. Shopping shouldn't be that way though! Shopping for new clothes should be a chance for you to celebrate the way you look with clothes you look and feel great in.

    Hampstead Bazaar clothing online is designed for women of all body shapes and types and can be accessorised to flatter any figure.

    Here are some of our top picks to flatter your figure:

    1: Silk Kaftan Maxi-Dress

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    With a range of colours to suit all skin tones and personal styles, our silk kaftan maxi dress is excellent for any figure.

    It's loose and floaty sleeves give a dainty, fairy-like look to your arms an

    d help you to look and feel more feminine. They also help to cover up your arms without making you feel too hot if this is an area of your body that you'd prefer to keep covered, whatever the reason.

    Its loose fit can hide your figure, but it can also accentuate and flatter your body shape if accessorised properly. Try adding a belt around your waist to give yourself an hourglass figure that comes in at the waist and floats down over the rest of your body. Accessorising a kaftan dress in this way helps to make the most of your figure by nipping you in where you're the slimmest and cascading gently down over your hips and tummy.

    2: Large Brim Hat

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    We have a range of  ladies’ summer hats to suit your style. This wide-brimmed hat is a great way to flatter and soften your face shape and add an extra layer of class to any outfit. Its light colour and floral design make it the perfect summer hat while its large brim helps to keep the sun off your face to reduce the risk of sunburn.

    This hat is easy to dress up or down, making it a great pick for a more formal outdoor event and for relaxing poolside.

    3: Cashmere Vest

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    The waterfall cut of this cashmere vest helps to soften your figure as it floats gracefully down your body. It can also be nipped in with a waist belt to create a layered look that highlights your waist to create an hourglass figure. Cashmere is a hugely flattering material and gives all women’s cashmere jumpers and vests a luxurious feeling that will help you feel even more confident.

    4: Vero Linen Trousers

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    Our Vero linen trousers for women come in a range of pastel colours that fit into any spring/summer wardrobe. Their elasticated waist and tapered legs help to create a smart and trim look that's both classy and stylish. The tapering of the trousers helps to slim your legs, and the linen material helps to mask any area you may wish to keep covered. Having an elasticated waist will also help to flatter your body shape by pulling you in at your smallest point.

  • Top Tips for Dressing to Impress as a Wedding Guest

    Deciding what to wear as a guest to a wedding can be a minefield. Is the colour right? Is the outfit classy enough? Is it appropriate? With all these questions and concerns, it can be hard to know whether you're on the right track with your wedding guest outfit. To help you out, here are some top tips from our team at Hampstead Bazaar.

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    Check the Invite for Information

    In some cases, the happy couple may leave a dress code note on their invites. This way, you'll know whether to dress suitably. A dress code may be:

    • semi-casual
    • cocktail
    • black-tie
    • beach formal.

    If they haven't given you a dress code, you can still gather information about what might be suitable from the invite. Looking at the location of the wedding is a huge help. If it's in a religious building, you'll need to make sure that your outfit is modest and adheres to the rules of that religion.

    Hampstead Bazaar specialises in stylish and modest clothing so we can help you find the right outfit in no time.

    The invite might also give clues as to whether the wedding will be indoors or outdoors - remember this will affect your outfit choice too. If you're going to be outside, you might need something to keep yourself warm like one of our ladies’ cashmere cardigans, silk scarves for women, or shawls.

    Don't Wear New Shoes

    The last thing you want is to be hobbling about because your shoes have pinched your feet and given you blisters. Make sure you chose a pair that you know and trust so you can dance at the reception with confidence.

    Pick Something You Feel Comfortable In

    It seems obvious, but if you're uncomfortable in your outfit, people will notice, and you won't be giving off the impression you'd like. Instead, find something that you feel comfortable in and are going to be able to relax and enjoy the day in.  Hampstead Bazaar's dresses mean that you'll have plenty of choices and are bound to find something that makes you feel incredible.

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    Accessorise

    Finishing off your outfit with some of our jewellery, silk scarves for women or one of our bespoke hats is a fantastic way to give your look a little extra oomph. These smaller touches can bring an outfit together and help you to feel confident and feminine.

    Bring a pair of Flats

    Even if you're comfortable in high heels and feel confident that your feet will last all day in them, it's probably a good idea to take some flats or sandals - just in case. The chances are there'll be a lot of standing around and a lot of dancing, so you need to have that option to give your feet a bit of a break without having to dirty your feet and risk having bare feet stepped on. Your feet will certainly thank you for it by the end of the night!

  • Top 3 Occasions to Wear a Bespoke Hat

    Finding a stylish hat on the high street is no easy feat, and it certainly isn't easy to find something that matches your exact style. That's why, at Hampstead Bazaar, we offer bespoke hat making services to help you create the hat of your dreams. Having your hat made to measure ensures you'll get something that not only fits you perfectly, but finishes off your look exactly how you'd want it to.

    Here are some of the best occasions to take the opportunity to treat yourself to a bespoke hat.

    1: A Wedding

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    If a friend or relative is getting married, you want to make an impression with your outfit, and a bespoke hat or fascinator is one of the best ways to do this.

    We all remember the great hats from recent Royal Weddings, and having yours handmade from scratch is a great way to ensure everyone remembers yours too. Whether you're looking for a delicate fascinator or something a little more alternative, the team at our women's clothes shop in Bath will help you design and create the hat you're envisaging.  Let us know the colours in your outfit, the cut and the style you're going for, and we'll use all this information to create the perfect hat for your occasion.

    2: A Day at the Races

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    With its links to Ascott and the royal family, horse racing has become a glamorous occasion that cries out for a bespoke hat. To get the best racing experience, aim to go in the summer so you have a better chance of experiencing good weather.

    Petula Duvigneau knows what it takes to make ladies summer hats that are both practical and stylish so that you can spend a day in the sun, having a few drinks and watching the horse racing while looking incredible. If you're unsure of what type of hat is suitable for the races, take some inspiration from Royal Ascott and let us know what your favourite looks are.

    If you already have an outfit in mind, we'll use this to create a hat that will add the finishing touches to your look. If not, we can create a hat that suits your tastes and personality so you can build your race day look around a central focal point. Of course, there are plenty of hats in-store and online that are perfect for the occasion. Shop now!

    3: On a Summer Holiday

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    On a summer holiday, a bespoke hat can not only look great but could also protect you from the sun's harmful UV rays. There are many different ladies summer hat styles to choose from, but styles like the wide brim fedora hat are ideal for sunny weather.

    The wide brim not only looks elegant and at the height of fashion, but it also provides extra coverage from the sun and protects your shoulders and face from becoming sunburnt. Whether you're planning to lounge by the pool or explore the streets around your hotel, do so in style with a hat that's been handmade to your taste.

  • Top Tips for Wearing Linen This Summer

    Summer is so close we can almost taste it and here at Hampstead Bazaar, we’re excited to bring our summer clothes out from hibernation, especially linen.

    The Benefits of Linen Fabric

    If you’re a long-time fan of linen, this is probably your favourite season.

    Linen is an ideal fabric option for warm weather, meaning linen garments at Hampstead Bazaar are selling quickly this summer. This is because it is made out of natural materials, making it breathable to keep you feeling fresh in the sun.

    Linen has been a favourite for decades, especially in Europe. It used to be the most common fabric used to make shirts and sheets until the 19th century when cotton became mass-produced. While cotton is the cheaper option, linen is notoriously long-lasting and incredibly durable. It also happens to be one of those fabrics that keeps on coming back, summer after summer. The cuts might vary, but linen as a material is no doubt timeless.

     

    How to Wear Linen Pants

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    Wearing linen pants can be a little tricky, especially if you want to look professional or elegant. But when there’s a will, there’s a way!

    Tuck a relaxed blouse into your linen trousers to dress them up a little. As most linen pants come in neutral colours, don’t be afraid to dabble in a colorful print or pattern. It can make your attire look more feminine while ensuring that you can move comfortably.

    How to Wear A Linen Top

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    As linen tends to be a fabric that easily creases, avoid tucking your linen top into a pair of trousers.

    For a complete look, grab a pair of comfortable but flattering trousers from Hampstead Bazaar and add a piece of statement jewellery. This feminine flair will give you a boho-chic look you’ll want to wear over and over again.

    Can I wear a top-to-bottom linen look?

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    Yes, of course you can!

    Do take into consideration that it wrinkles, though. So, when you sit down, ensure that your skirt, trousers or top isn’t scrunched up behind your back. This head-to-toe look is especially appealing for hostesses at outdoor events. The linen will keep you cool and you’re sure to receive compliments on your trendy but timeless look.

    Top tip: Always remember to check the labels on your linen garments to avoid damaging the material in the wash. As with all Hampstead Bazaar clothing online, you’ll be able to find details for garment care on the tag.0

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