Need some fashion advice? Here are some of the 10 worst fashion blunders-- and how to avoid them. When it comes to fashion, most people want to look their best. Unfortunately, many people also commit common fashion blunders on a daily basis without even realizing it. Here are some of the ten worst fashion blunders-- and how you can avoid them. 1. Clothes that are too tight. Clothes that are too tight just look bad. If you are habitually sucking in your belly or laying down on the floor to get your pants zippered, you may be trying to cram yourself into a too-small size. Tight clothes do not make you look thinner; on the contrary, the tight clothes will accentuate your bulges. 2. Showing underwear lines. No one wants to see your panty and bra lines. Invest in some thong underwear for the days when you want to wear those white pants. Avoid decorative or lacy bras when you are wearing sheer or light colored tops-- the bra decor will show through. Make sure to wear an appropriate color bra-- black bras do not look good underneath white tops! 3. Clothes that are too baggy. If you're heavy, you may think you can cover things up by dressing yourself in baggy, tent-like clothes. Unfortunately, the baggy clothes will only make you look heavier. Try to find comfortable clothes in your correct size. 4. Clothes that are too short. Micro mini skirts come in and out of style, but they only look good on very few people. In general, clothes that are too short should be avoided. If you are in a work environment, make sure your skirts are an appropriate length (usually no more than an inch or two above the knee). 5. Not dressing your age. A sixty year old woman, no matter how great her body is, should avoid shopping in the department store "Juniors" department. Sure the clothes are hip and trendy, but you'll look much better if your attire is age-appropriate. Skip the belly shirts and the Daisy Duke shorts and try to find stylish clothes that are more suitable for your age range. 6. Clothes that are out of style. The Nehru jacket went out of style in the 1960's, so if you still have one in your closet it may be time to part ways with it. The same thing goes for pencil-thin neckties and shirts with big, bulky shoulder pads. Out of date fashions do not look good on anyone, period. If you're holding on to these clothes in the hopes that they may come back in style, keep in mind that, while fashion trends do tend to cycle back, they usually come back with a slightly variation. Thus, it's doubtful that your pastel-colored Miami Vice style jacket will ever be in vogue again. 7. Clothes with wrinkles and stains. This one sounds like a no-brainer, but it's truly unbelievable how many people break this fashion rule. You don't want to look like you just rolled out of bed, so if your clothes are wrinkled-- please iron them! Scan your clothes under a bright light for stains before you put them on-- sometimes unsightly stains just seem to appear out of nowhere. 8. Forgetting important undergarments. Even flat-chested women need to wear a bra every day. A bra provides you with much needed support and coverage. Many women go for years wearing the incorrect size bra, but an ill-fitting bra will not provide you with the support that you need. Take the time to go to a lingerie or department store and have yourself measured and fitted for a bra by a professional. 9. Wearing the wrong color. Depending on your skin tone, certain colors may not look so good on you. A lime green top, for example, may make your complexion look sallow. Consider getting a professional color chart done to determine which colors are most flattering for your complexion and then avoid colors that clash with your skin tone. 10. Wearing worn out clothes, shoes or pantyhose. Even well-made clothes wear out eventually. Check garments for worn out elbows, rips and tears. Scuffed shoes are another big fashion no-no, so invest in some shoe polish to remedy that problem. If the heels on your favorite shoes are getting worn, take them to be repaired. You can only get a few good wearings out of a typical pair of pantyhose, so don't waste your time trying to repair rips with clear nail polish. Pantyhose is generally inexpensive, so just spring for a fresh pair when your old ones become worn out.
01. discs kept in a cooler, less-humid environment and not subjected to extreme environmental changes should last longer. Optical discs stored in an optimal environment will outlast discs that are not. 02. Always keep your discs in their storage containers, until ready for use. 03. discs used frequently should be stored at a temperature similar to that of the environment in which they are to be used. This minimizes stress from frequent temperature changes. 04. Always keep your discs out of direct sunlight, as it is believed the sun's ultraviolet rays have enough energy to produce a photochemical reaction, altering the recording layer of the disc. 05. Any extended exposure to moisture resulting from a spill, humid air, or immersion allows fluid to become absorbed into the disc, where it may react with any of the layers. Returning the disc to a dry environment will allow the absorbed fluid to dissipate out of the disc over time. However, water or a water-based liquid may leave behind, within the disc, contaminants such as dyes or other dissolved minerals. 06. Fingerprints, smudges, dirt, or dust on the laser reading side of Cds and DVDs can disrupt disc play even more than a scratch can. Dirt or dust on the disc will block or reduce the ability of the laser to read data. If severe enough, it will cause the disc drive to miss data altogether. Fingerprints, smudges, or dirt cover wide areas of data and will cause the laser beam to go out of focus or lose intensity. They will also cause widespread misreading of data along the data lines or tracks, to an extent that exceeds the error correction capability of the disc drive. Dust can also spin off into the disc drive and collect on the laser head or other internal components. Fingerprints, smudges, and dirt are easier to remove than scratches; it is simply a matter of cleaning them off. 07. Bending the disc by any means, such as removing it from a jewel case or sitting on it, may harm the disc by causing stresses. The disc should be stored in its case and placed vertically, like a book, on a shelf. Long-term horizontal storage, particularly in a heated environment, can cause the disc to become permanently bowed. While the data may still be intact, the disc may not operate properly in the drive or permit the laser to follow the track. 08. Use a non-solvent-based felt-tip permanent marker to mark the label side of the disc. Never mark the play side of your disc.
01. Handle discs by the outer edge or the center hole.
02. Use a non-solvent-based felt-tip permanent marker to mark the label side of the disc.
03. Keep dirt or other foreign matter from the disc.
04. Store discs upright (book style) in plastic cases specified for CDs and DVDs.
05. Return discs to storage cases immediately after use.
06. Leave discs in their packaging to minimize the effects of environmental changes.
07. Open a recordable disc package only when you are ready to record data on that disc.
08. Store discs in a cool, dry, dark environment in which the air is clean.
09. Remove dirt, foreign material, fingerprints, smudges, and liquids by wiping with a clean cotton fabric in a straight line from the center of the disc toward the outer edge.
10. Use CD/DVD-cleaning detergent, isopropyl alcohol, or methanol to remove stubborn dirt or material.
11. Check the disc surface before recording.
01. Touch the surface of the disc.
02. Bend the disc.
03. Use adhesive labels.
04. Store discs horizontally for a long time (years).
05. Open a recordable optical disc package if you are not ready to record.
06. Expose discs to extreme heat or high humidity.
07. Expose discs to extremely rapid temperature or humidity changes.
08. Expose recordable discs to prolonged sunlight or other sources of ultraviolet light.
09. Clean by wiping in a direction going around the disc.
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