This week’s styling tip!

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Summer is already here…! And you have decided to spend some holidays in a wonderful area surrounded by heavenly beaches with sun shining bright on you. There you want to flaunt your new bikinis and swimsuits and look glamorously hot.
Looking glamorous on the beach needn’t be a chore – a few simple fashion tips that anyone can follow will help you achieve that sexy, sun-kissed, glamorously chic look that will take you from beach to bar with ease.

These can include a beach bag, some killer sunglasses, a comfy beach towel, gorgeous flip-flops, wedges, Audrey Hepburn style sunhats, fun colourful jewellery, a flattering swimsuit that’s suitable for your body shape (We did a post on it before. Click here to read all about it). But for us the list doesn’t end here.

These days Every wise girl knows a trip to the beach is incomplete without some form of beach cover up – something floaty and fabulous to pull on over your swimsuit between sunbathing sessions. Hence for that ultimate chic glamorous, we feel you need some flowing kaftans that will instantly take you from the beach to the bar and make you look at feel fabulous.

This Summer we launched our range of Cruise/resort wear Niche by Nisha Vedhara for Newcastle fashion week 2013. Click here for the designers launch interview with Etc magazine<a title= The theme of the collection was “Beach to the Bar” the collection consisted of some fun accessorised bikinis and kaftans in flowing fabrics like georgette, silk chiffon, colourful prints, beaded necklines, tassel etc. We are so proud to share that the collection was hugely appreciated and has been extremely popular 🙂 Click here for some more pictures from the launch event.

Present in every fashionable girls beach bag, the kaftan is quickly overtaking the sarong this summer as the perfect way to cover up on the beach. Traditionally, a full length and voluminous silhouette is best but new variants on the kaftan include shorter, straighter shapes, billowing sleeves and plunging, embellished necklines. Adapt your cover up from day to night by adding some clever accessories – wear a wide belt pulling the kaftan in at the waist for a sexy hourglass style or pull on some shimmering metallic sandals or wedges for a chic evening look.

Here is a glimpse of our collections of silk kaftans that will make you look and feel amazing, to take you from daytime to evening in a matter of seconds. The collection is available for purchase at the Love Niche studio

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Top tip- The sequin and beaded details draws the eye to the neckline creating a fabulous slim 1 (10)photo 3 (8)

Kaftans- The ultimate must-have holiday essential to bring glamour to the beach…and then to the bar 😉 Click here to see some more pictures from the collection.

Hope you enjoyed reading our post.

Love team Niche xxxx

Wednesdays styling tip.

Before you can go and pick your perfect summer bikini you need to know your body shape. There are many categories that you can fit into but the main four are; Athletic, Straight, Pear and Curvy.

  • Athletic – You tend to have broad shoulders, narrow hips and fairly muscular legs.
  • Straight – You have few curves, your waist and hips are pretty much the exact same measurements.
  • Pear – Your bottom half is wider and you are very petite on top with narrow shoulders.
  • Curvy – You are an hourglass shape and are in proportion, with your shoulders and hips measuring the same with a smaller waist, creating the curves.

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This emerald green bikini is ideal for an athletic figure, it will show off their perfectly toned torso and slight figure, yet creates a bust with the padded under-wire cups on the bikini top. The tassel detail sides on the bikini bottoms also make hips appear wider, giving the illusion of more curves. Pass on bandeau tops as they will squish you down and make you look too boyish, also avoid the boy shorts and shapeless tankinis! You’re lucky though as you can get away with bold printed bikinis! 

photo 3 (4)If you are a straight shape then this yellow ruffled bikini would be ideal. The embellished ruffled bikini top fills out the bust area giving the impression of bigger boobs. The tie sides are also good for your shape giving the illusion of more curves. Avoid bandeau tops with no neck straps and boy shorts! You and athletic shapes can also carry off bold bright prints effortlessly!

photo 4 (1)If you are a pear shape, then you are one of the only shapes that can pull of the bandeau bikini top! The bandeau makes your bust look wider giving the impression that you are more hourglass than pear. The detailing on this bikini draws your eye up towards your bust and away from your wider hips. The solid colour minimizes your bigger bottom half and slims you down. When buying your bikini make sure you don’t buy bottoms with a bold print, try and keep to solid colours.

photo 1 (6)The high waisted bikini is the original pinup style, and has be reinvented for 2013 with lots of styles available. The pinup style is hourglass, and a high waisted bikini accentuates the curves of an hourglass figure. The high leg bottom gives you longer legs and the ruffles on this bottom will secure your stomach if that is a problem area. The bikini top is a simple bandeau halter neck which will secure your bust. But with an hourglass shape make sure you buy in solid colours or very small print otherwise it will distort your proportions!

The Oscars: Hot or Not?!

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We know you have Read all about it but this is our take on the Glorious Gowns from the 85th Academy Awards. The Oscars are one of the most glamorous events in the fashion calendar, with all eyes on the celebrities to see what they are wearing. There were some gorgeous dresses on the red carpet this year, however we also spotted a few not so hot ones!


Stacy Keibler undoubtedly looked amazing in this beaded Naeem Khan dress, everything about this look is perfectly glamorous! Naeem Khan is a ridiculously talented designer from Mumbai, but he has only recently came into the limelight when he designed for Michelle Obama when she was attending the house correspondents dinner, he is one of her favourite designers. His client base includes Beyonce, Eva Longoria and Leighton Meester. The gown itself fits Stacy like a glove accentuating her fabulous figure, the bead work is exquisite with all the beads ranging from blacks, silvers and grey’s then adding a pop of red towards the bottom. The sheer back takes this dress to the next level and is overall extremely feminine and eye catching, this look is definitely a head turner!

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Salma Hayek is yet another of our favourite looks from this years Oscars red carpet, she looks phenomenal in this floor length  Alexander McQueen blue velvet gown. The dress hugs her figure perfectly, creating a gorgeous hourglass shape! The heavily embellished gold collar looks beautiful and adds that extra bit of glam taking this dress up a notch from being too gothic and dark.

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We would like to give a special mention to Jennifer Lawrence, who took best actress this year, she looked beautiful in her Haute couture Dior gown! She is the face of the Dior fashion house and fronts their Miss Dior campaign flawlessly. Here is a short clip of behind the scenes footage from a recent Miss Dior bag campaign with Jennifer, she looks divine. Click here to watch the clip

The actress had a slight shock when she went to collect her award and make her speech, when she fell! Even though she had this incident she still managed to look stunning. In hindsight if we were the one to style Jennifer we would have perhaps gone for a gown that was more streamline, which had less flare at the front and more at the back, to make it easier for her to manage up the stairs to the stage. Here is a link to her backstage interview after she had a few shots. She was quite witty while answering some very silly questions. Take a look 

Now for the not so hot celebrity looks;

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Kristen Stewart did not impress us at all this year on the red carpet wearing Reem Arca. We feel the gown drains her and doesn’t suit her skin tone, also the shape even makes Kristen herself  look slightly awkward and uncomfortable donning this gown, this was definitely not her best look. Kristen had a very unusual accessory this year on the red carpet…her crutches, she also wore one fabulous Jimmy Choo and one flat pump!

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Reese Witherspoon donned a jewel azure blue Louis Vuitton and got a lot of praise from other bloggers and fashion press, however we disagree! We think the colour is fabulous and really suits her skin tone, yet the shape and cut do nothing for her, especially in her waist, the gown looks as though it doesn’t quite fit and makes her look bigger than she is.

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Melissa McCarthy wore a custom made David Meister gown made with platinum silk jersey. This style, colour, fit is just all wrong for Melissa! The fit of this dress seems very off, the pleating has distorted the silhouette of the gown and has created a distraction. The style of dress has just swamped her in material, which is never flattering and this has ended up with her looking shorter! Also the shade of grey does nothing for her skin tone.

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Anne Hathaway is the last not so hot celeb in this post. We were surprised by this choice for Anne as she normally looks amazing, however we just don’t feel that this Prada column gown is working well for her. The cut is not flattering across the chest in the silk blush material, it is rather ill fitting and does nothing for her. In an interview Anne commented saying her dress was “work from the front, party from the back” However it seems clear that this dress is all party for Miss Hathaway with the outline of her nipples from the front!

Thanks for reading. Please feel free to leave your comments on our take.

Photo Credits- Vogue , Mirror, Eonline