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Points to consider when shopping for a waterproof jacket

Although it might seem that buying a waterproof jacket should be as straightforward as walking into a shop and buying the first thing you see, in actual fact there are a lot of factors to take into account. For starters the term waterproof is not absolute, there is no set standard as to what is classed as waterproof - only general guidelines - so although two jackets may be water resistant to what extent could vary quite considerably between the two.It is a good starting point to consider the fabrics that are used on a coat, as there are a number of waterproof fabrics out there each with different advantages and disadvantages. Recently there have been three new coats released with different materials, including the launch of the Goretex Active Shell, the Polartec NeoShell and the Mountain Hardwear's DryQ Elite. Each of these have had big claims made regarding their breathability and water resistance, however the test of time will prove these claims to be right or wrong. For now, membranes such as the Goretex ...

 


Dress Up Your Denim Jacket

Don't be fooled into thinking that a ladies' denim jacket is only to wear with jeans. In fact, as far as most stylists are concerned, it's best to stay as far away from the jeans - denim jacket combination as possible. That's unless you buy a jacket that's in a completely different colour from your jeans, such as pale pink or parchment. And this advice might be difficult to take on board for many ladies. Denim jacket worship is commonplace, and many women wouldn't be without theirs, so how to wear it well, dress it up and make it look different to everyone else? Firstly, try wearing it with something you've never considered before, such as over the top of a short, floral dress? The eye is drawn to the dress, and the denim gives your outfit a little edge without being too dominant. If you want to add more rebellion, add cowboy boots or high heels, and if you want to keep things demure, go for simple flat pumps or even a cute pair of sneakers. If the pretty dress doesn't appeal, why not go for white jeans or tr...

 


Winter Jackets To Wrap Up Warm This Winter

If there's one thing worth investing in for your wardrobe, it's a great winter jacket. After all, with rain, snow and strong winds to endure, you'll have plenty of opportunities to wear it! From gilets to gorgeous faux furs, the choice for ladies is fantastic, and there's no need to compromise on style in favour of practicality - or price.With such a wide range of choice, however, it can be difficult to decide which style is worth your money. For a coat that will keep you snug for winters to come, opt for a classic style, such as an ever-practical parka. Lightweight, yet long enough to keep out the chill, parkas epitomise casual cool, and choose yours in a military-inspired shade of sandy beige and mossy green for a jacket that will truly go with anything! Jeans, jumpers, even knitted dresses, what you layer your parka over is up to you, and you'll love its utilitarian features such as multiple pockets and draw-cord waists. Many designers have even made their parkas convertible, with removable hoods and padde...

 




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