Clothes make an impression even before you open your mouth. They're an almost inevitable extension of your personality, since you choose colours and cuts that you are most comfortable with.
Whether you like short skirts or prefer gender-bender ensembles, your style classifies you faster than you can say "fashion". Find out what kind of woman you are by taking a peek at what's hanging in your cupboard.
We've come up with five different 'types' of women, as defined by their clothes (the pics show what each one is likely to wear to office). The appropriately dressed has timeless taste, the attention grabber is confident of her body, the fashion forward can also become a victim, the one with a rebellious streak wants to be accepted the way she is and the jhola-clad, NGO/ journalist type, thinks there is no link between fashion and mettle.
But there is also a sixth type, the woman who wants to be invisible. And since she wants to fade away, we couldn't think of a picture! You could call her the 'sack specialist. 'She might have a killer figure and face to match, but she will always be clad in shapeless, unflattering garments. She will go for loose and baggy clothes, in colours that don't stand out, but help her conceal herself.
Three reasons why she does so: One, she might be self-conscious about the flaws in her figure, two, she might be low on self-confidence and three, she might want to downplay her gender because of her job. Classic Beauty This type is never inappropriately dressed for any occasion.
She sticks to simple yet elegant fashion choices. For office, she'll pick formal skirts and trousers, worn with perfectly ironed blouses and well-cut jackets.
But for an opulent party, she'll chuck the sober threads for a figure hugging dress in a colour she knows suits her complexion or an elegant sari. The jewellery will be expensive but low key, like a thin platinum chain or emerald ear studs.
Her make up will be natural and subtly enhance her features. The hair will always be well groomed. Says fashion designer Deepika Govind, "This woman is elegant and confident about herself. She wants to draw attention to herself and not her clothes.
Her attire is a way of enhancing her persona." Dubbed as the "classy lady", she wears items that are timeless.
So while she might not be trendy, she will never be called old-fashioned either. In fact, this kind of dresser prefers creating a personalised look for herself.
What she thinks: "I am comfortable in my skin. I don't need to be flashy. I dress according to the occasion." Likely to wear: Office: Formals.
Party: Dresses that flatter her figure without being showy. Casual outing: The comfortable tee and jeans.
Upside: Will never stick out like a sore thumb. Downside: Is predictable.
Celebrity Type: Preity Zinta. Eyes On Me She likes being the cynosure of all eyes.
So her outfits make heads turn. She is a step ahead of the classic beauty; she is not only comfortable in her skin but also has a no-holds-bar attitude about flaunting her figure.
Fashion designer Manju Grover points out two subtypes to this category. "Some bold dressers like to have fun with their clothes.
They experiment with bright and bold colours, prints and choose unusual styles, patterns and silhouettes. The second type is the "over the top" sort who revels in plunging necklines, skin-tight fits and dangerously raised hemlines. "Spotting such a woman is quite easy. She'll pair a sexy halter top with formal pants, even in office.
She adds the outr and #233; touch even to a sari. A bright colour or wearing the sari low on the waist with a risqu and #233; blouse is her style. What she thinks: "Everybody look at me. I am confident about my body.
"Likely to wear: Office: Short formal skirt with a bright shirt/fitted pants with a cut-sleeve top. Party: A golden, body-hugging short dress.
Casual outing: Cleavage-baring top with low-rise jeans. Upside: Her experimentation makes her interesting. The range of colours and styles are always exciting to watch. Downside: Might tipple the thin line between appropriate dressing and vulgarity.
Celebrity Type: Malika Sherawat. Miss Trendy If it's in vogue, she has it.
This trendy diva follows fashion trends like people follow stock markets. Even a slight shift in the fashion barometer directly affects her wardrobe.
It doesn't matter where she is headed - to the office, a party or for an evening jog - her attire will reflect changing styles. Agrees designer Manju Grover, "Skinny jeans or bell-bottoms - the latest style will be in her wardrobe before anybody else.
She will always be geared for any fashion emergency. Trend conscious women also track precise colour forecasts for the season.
" Her clothes might be impractical or uncomfortable but they will look like they are fresh off the ramp. What she is saying: "I am in sync with everything around me.
" Likely to wear: Office: A knee-length balloon skirt with a simple, formal blouse. Or anything that's in vogue.
Party: A short shirt dress or a net sari. Casual outing: Skinny jeans with empire line strappy top.
Upside: Can be a trendsetter in her group. Downside: No individual taste.
Oh, so boring! Celebrity Type: Kareena Kapoor. The Rebel She is a non-conformist and individualistic.
" A pair of ethnic jhumkas and bangles with a leather jacket would be her style. Likely to wear: Office: Cotton sari with a long silk kurti and running shoes, informal skirt with formal shirt.
Party: It just has to be oddly matched. A knee-length dress with jeans and running shoes.
Casual time-out: Anything she can find in her closet. What she says: "I am unique and I don't conform to norms.
I can look good without having to follow what people think is fashionable." Upside: Celebrates individuality.
Can throw up surprises. Downside: One can end up looking extremely garish and out-of-place.
Not everyone can carry off the enfant terrible look. Celebrity Type: Kangana Ranaut.
Club Jhola This variety is often spotted in newspaper offices and at NGOs or is part of some theatre group or literary association. The jhola-carrying woman is as far from fashion and trends as one can possibly be.
And that is how she prefers it. She loves her khadi kurtas, some mixed with silk, in all lengths with jeans, Kolhapuri chappals and the ubiquitous jhola, that might be stocked with Ibsen's anthology of plays or Premchand.
Don't get her wrong - she does want to look good but also wants to proclaim that she has mettle and is an intellectual. But it's also about functionality.
Says designer Deepika Govind, "Since cotton is a symbol of functionality and reflects minimalism, it is popular with this type. They also sport artistic pieces of jewellery.
And loads of kohl." What she says: "I am a woman of substance.
" Likely to wear: Office: Cotton saris. Party: Khadi-silk sari with silver jewellery.
Casual time-out: Khadi or cotton pyjamas with tops or skirts and Kolhapuri chappals. Upside: Is recognised as an intellectual.
Standing for what you believe in regardless of the odds against you, and the pressure that tears at your resistance
Keeping a smile on your face when inside you feel like dying, for the sake of supporting others
Stopping at nothing and doing what's in your heart that you know is right
Doing more than is expected, to make another's life a little more bearable, without uttering a single complaint
Helping a friend in need, no matter the time or effort, to the best of your ability
Holding your head high And being the best you know you can be when life seems to fall apart at your feet,
Facing each difficulty with thoughts that time will bring you better tomorrows, And never giving up...
Come with me and take my hand Walk with me through the sand.
Tell me your love is true Cause baby I’d do anything for you.
Hold me close and tell me, So sweet That it’s me that makes your
heart beat. Smile at me and look at me In the eyes of destiny Come
with me and never part Hand in hand, heart in heart.
Lay with me under the stars Make a wish upon afar Wish to always
be with me Cause together I see us be.
I’m falling deep in love with you In the sea in which love is true
Drowning quickly in loves’ eyes Hold me close, confine my cries.
Tell me forever you’ll love me deep And hold me close when
we fall asleep. If you know my love is true And forever I’ll be in love with you
Come with me and hold my hand
For a lonely soul, online dating is a god sent 'cupid', for you can find the partner of your dreams courtesy the Internet world.
Although the whole idea of hunting for a spouse is enthralling, they're few things you should keep in mind.
They include -
1. The Net is just as good as church when you're hunting for a spouse. eventeen percent of online daters have turned virtual winks into marriage or long-term relationships; that's 3 million people.
2. Love is blind - or gullible.
The typical bachelorette's profile claims that she's 20 pounds lighter than the average American woman. And the average bachelor's profile says he's more than an inch taller than the average American man.
3.Don't sweat it.
Women don't care about size -as long as you clock ducats.
A 5'8" beau can score as many dates as a 6' gent if he makes 146,000 dollars more a year. And the ladies are equally attracted to 5'2" men who make 277,000 dollars more than Mr. Lanky.
Nickname:Posh, Posh Spice (don’t call her Vicky)Birthname:Victoria Caroline Adams
Assets:Style, the ability to lose pregnancy weight
Vices:Gucci, Bentleys, Dolce and Gabbana
Job:Singer, Songwriter, Glamour Princess, Soccer Mom
Hobbies:spending money, designing clothes
She is best known today as Mrs. David Beckham—and regularly hounded by the paparazzi because of it—but the fact is Victoria is one hot dame, and we wouldn’t mind a bit if she decided to be our English teacher.
Born Victoria Adams in proper Hertfordshire, England, Victoria joined the all-girl group Touch in 1994, along with Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm. The group changed its name to the Spice Girls, and its first single, “Wannabe,” shot to number one in both the UK and the U.S. It would be followed by eight other number one hits from two legendary albums, Spice and Spiceworld. The group was one of the most successful pop acts of the ’90s, selling more than 55 million records worldwide, but after their third album, Forever, lasted anything but, the Spice Girls stopped recording, and Victoria began work on a solo career, spawning singles you don’t remember, like “Out of Your Mind” and “Not Such an Innocent Girl.”
In 1997 Victoria began dating Manchester United footballer David Beckham, and on July 4, 1999 in Luttrellstown Castle, Ireland, Posh and Becks tied the knot. Victoria has given birth to three Beckham boys: Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz, and both Brooklyn’s and Romeo’s godfather is Elton John. (Their godmother is also Elton John. Kidding! It’s Elizabeth Hurley.) In 2007, Victoria and the lads moved to Beverly Hills, California, after David signed to play soccer for the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Looking ahead, you might find Victoria pregnant again: Both she and David have stated they’d like to have another child—particularly a girl. There could also be another reality show or another book, and there’s a planned reunion tour for the Spice Girls. Obviously, Victoria has many things left to accomplish before she becomes Old Spice.
6 weeks : I love U, I love U, I love U.
6 months : Of course I love U.
6 years : GOD, if I didn't love U, then why the hell did I propose?
Back from Work:
6 weeks : Honey, I'm home.
6 months : BACK!!
6 years : What did your mom cook for us today??
6 weeks : Honey, I really hope you liked the ring.
6 months : I bought you a painting; it would fit the motif in the living room.
6 years : Here's the money. Buy yourself something.
6 weeks : Baby, somebody wants you on the phone.
6 months : Here, for you.
6 years : PHONE RINGING.
6 weeks : I never knew food could taste so good!
6 months : What are we having for dinner tonight?
6 years : AGAIN!!!!
6 weeks : Honey muffin, don't you worry, Ill never hold this against you.
6 months : Watch out! Don't do it again.
6 years : What's not to understand about what I just said??
6 weeks : Oh my God, you look like an angel in that dress.
6 months : You bought a new dress again???
6 years : How much did THAT cost me?
Planning for Vacations:
6 weeks : How do 2 weeks in Vienna or anywhere you please sound??
6 months : What's so bad about going to Istanbul on a charter plane?
6 years : Travel? What's so bad about staying home???
6 weeks : Baby, what would you like us to watch tonight?
6 months : I like this movie.
6 years : I'm going to watch ESPN, if you're not in the mood, go to bed, I can stay up by myself
1. If you understand, say "understand". If you don't understand, say "don't understand". But if you understand and say "don't understand".How do I understand that you understand? Understand!
2. I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won't wish the wish you wish to wish.
3. Sounding by sound is a sound method of sounding sounds.
4. A sailor went to sea to see, what he could see. And all he could see was sea, sea, sea.
5. Purple Paper People, Purple Paper People, Purple Paper People
6. If two witches were watching two watches, which witch would watch which watch?
7. I thought a thought.But the thought I thought wasn't the thought I thought I thought. If the thought I thought I thought had been the thought I thought, I wouldn't have thought so much.
8. Once a fellow met a fellow In a field of beans. Said a fellow to a fellow, "If a fellow asks a fellow, Can a fellow tell a fellow What a fellow means?"
9. Mr Inside went over to see Mr Outside. Mr Inside stood outside and called to MrOutside inside. Mr Outside answered Mr Inside from inside and Told Mr Inside to come inside. Mr Inside said "NO", and told Mr Outside to come outside. MrOutside and Mr Inside argued from inside and outside about going outside or coming inside. Finally, Mr Outside coaxed Mr Inside to come inside, then both Mr Outside and Mr Inside went outside to the riverside.
10. SHE SELLS SEA SHELLS ON THE SEA SHORE , BUT THE SEA SHELLS THAT SHE SELLS, ON THE SEA SHORE ARE NOT THE REAL ONES
11. The owner of the inside inn was inside his inside inn with his inside outside his inside inn.
12. If one doctor doctors another doctor does the doctor who doctors the doctor doctor the doctor the way the doctor he is doctoring doctors? Or does the doctor doctor the way the doctor who doctors doctors?
"When a doctor falls ill another doctor doctor's the doctor. Does the doctor doctoring the doctor doctor the doctor in his own way or does the doctor doctoring the doctor doctors the doctor in the doctor's way"
13. We surely shall see the sun shine shortly. Whether the weather be fine, Or whether the weather be not, Whether the weather be cold Or whether the weather be hot, We'll weather the weather Whatever the weather, Whether we like it or not. watch? Whether the weather is hot. Whether the weather is cold. Whether the weather is either or not. It is whether we like it or not.
14. Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely.
15. A flea and a fly in a flue Said the fly "Oh what should we do" Said the flea" Let us fly Said the fly"Let us flee" So they flew through a flaw in the flue
16. If you tell Tom to tell a tongue-twister his tongue will be twisted as tongue-twister twists tongues.
17. Mr. See owned a saw.And Mr. Soar owned a seesaw. Now See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw Before Soar saw See, Which made Soar sore.Had Soar seen See's saw Before See sawed Soar's seesaw, See's saw would not have sawed Soar's seesaw. So See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw.But it was sad to see Soar so sore Just because See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw
Why are you crying, a young boy asked his Mom? "Because I'm a woman," she told him."I don't understand," he said. His Mom just hugged him and said,
"And you never will, but that's O.K.".......Later the little boy asked his father, "Why does Mom seem to cry for no reason?"."All women cry for no reason," was all his Dad could say......
The little boy grew up and became a man,still wondering why women cry. Finally he put in a call to God and when God got back to him, he asked "God, why do women cry so easily? "GOD answered......"When I made woman,I decided she had to be special. I made her shouldersstrong enough to carrythe weight of the world, yet, made her arms gentle enough to give comfort...I gave her the inner strengthto endure childbirthand the rejection that many times will comeeven from her own children.
I gave her a hardnessthat allows herto keep going and take careof her family and friends,even when everyone else gives up, through sickness and fatigue withoutcomplaining....I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and allcircumstances. Even when her child has hurt her badly....She has the very special power to make a child's boo-boo feel better andto quell a teenager's anxieties and fears....
I gave her strength to care for her husband, despite faultsand I fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart....
I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, butsometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside himunfalteringly....For all of this hard work,
I also gave her a tear to shed. It is hers to usewhenever needed and !it is her only weakness....When you see her cry,tell her how much you love her, and all she does for everyone, and even thoughshe may still cry, you will have made her heart feel good.
She is special!
Love Your Mother Always And Keep Her Smiling :)
You've seen me laugh
You've seen me cry
And always you were there with me
I may not have always said it
But thanks and I love you
Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day means more than flowers and gifts
It means saying thank you
It means I love you You are my mother, my friend
Today is your day!
A mother serves her sugar with
A bit of peppermint
To clarify the passages
That carry what she meant
When she first set to bear a soul
Quite separate from her own,
Whom she would cherish, yet must teach
To live and die alone.
Make for me a place within your heart,
On which I can depend. For only you,
Touch the ancient wellsprings of my tears,
Home through all the wanderings of my years,
Eden that no other can renew,
Root I cannot rend through rage or art.
A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in the women's locker room.
When he was spotted, the room burst into shrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover.
The little boy watched in amazement and then asked, "What's the matter, haven't you ever seen a little boy before?"
A woman was trying hard to get the ketchup out of the jar.
During her struggle the phone rang so she asked her 4-year-old daughter to answer the phone. "Mommy can't come to the phone to talk to you right now. She's hitting the bottle."
On the first day of school, a first-grader handed his teacher a note from his mother.
The note read, "The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents."
I was driving with my three young children one warm summer evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved.
She was stark naked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my 5-year-old shout from the back seat, "Mom! That lady isn't wearing a seat belt!"
A blond is on board a small two- seater plane when suddenly the pilot dies.
Not knowing how to fly a plane she grabs the radio.
"Mayday, Mayday! My pilot just died!" she screams.
Ground control receives her call for help and answers back:
"Don't worry, madam. I'll talk you down, just do as I say.
First, I need you to give me your height and position."
"I'm 5 foot 2 and sitting in the front seat!"