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1920s Ladies Summer Fashions – Dressing For the Great Gatsby Festival

The Tahoe Heritage Foundation’s annual Great Gatsby Festival is a very fun event for anyone who loves history. It is especially fun if you can dress like a fashionable 1920s lady and stroll through the beautiful grounds of Valhalla in style.

 

To get started you will need a dress. The 1920s were know for their straight cut long dresses (hem below the knee) that made women appear “boyishly” flat chested and without hips. Summer day dresses were made of lightweight, chiffon, georgette or silk materials. Solid colors as well as geometrical, Egyptian and Asian patterns were all the rage. Many modern long summer dresses can be easily adapted to look “’20s.” One quick way to make a simple straight line dress look art deco is to tie a thin fabric belt or loose sash a few inches below your hip bone. This creates the unnaturally low waist line that is very characteristic of the early to mid ’20s. Another option is to wear a long skirt and white blouse. Skirts could be plain and straight or pleated and a bit fuller. Avoid tapered “pencil” style skirts. These are symbolic of the 1940s.

Once your dress is picked out you will need to add the crowing glory of the fashionable woman: the hat. A cloche hat is a tight fitting, low brimmed, headpiece that every ’20s woman wore. They were often made of wool, felt or crochet yarn which was ideal for winter but too warm for summer months. Instead ladies adorned themselves with wide brimmed straw hats that were wrapped with a ribbon and accented with a flower and feathers on one side. A-symmetrical shapes were equally common with one side of the straw hat pinned up and decorated with a colorful flower. If you do nothing else to dress for the Gatsby Festival you must at least wear an appropriate summer hat.

The next step is to stroll along in a comfortable pair of shoes. T-straps and Mary Jane’s with 1-3 inch thick heels were ideal footwear for day or night. If you don’t have a pair of these already try you local dance supply shop for a pair of black “Character” shoes. Avoid ballet flats, thin heeled pumps, sandals and socks. Women wore tights in dark solid colors or funky geometrical patterns (for the youthful ladies.)

Finally feel free to adorn your outfit with accessories like mid length lace gloves, a shawl, beaded clutch purse and even a parasol. For jewelry choose geometrical shapes inspired by the discovery King Tut’s tomb in 1922.

Fashionable hairstyles were short bobs and finger woven hair. If you have short hair your cloche or straw hat will do well to cover your hair appropriately. If you have long hair you can gather it back to fit under your hat or placed it in a flat bun at the nape of your neck.

It’s not very difficult to pull together your outfit from items in your closet or local vintage and thrift stores. However if you have a few hours and some sewing skills I highly recommend you sew your own 1920s One Hour dress. It’s fairly easy, beautiful, and authentic to the time.

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Fashion Dresses

Fashion Trends In Spring Dresses

Spring dresses are light and trendy in vibrant color hues to add vigor to life. There are lots of options for women during the season but something in white and light pastel colors looks most exciting and charming.

White spring dresses is something that everyone enjoys wearing as it delivers a feeling of lightness and coolness. Nothing beats the charm and appeal of white dresses during the season, delivering a romantic and innocent femininity. These are classic summer staple that gives a fresh airy feel and can never go out of style. The only thing that changes over a period of time is the fabric, design, shape, and style of dresses. These blend beautifully with all skin tones and also hold the power to make any woman stand out. Available in a variety of styles and designs, this dress of the season gives a bold and beautiful look on any occasion.

Apart from whites, variety of dresses in vibrant colors like shades of greens, blues, and pinks also adds to the list of spring dresses. The colored dresses in combination with white shades and contours are extremely captivating.

The most common types of fabrics used during the season are cotton, chiffon, and georgette. These materials give an airy kind of feeling that enhances the level of comfort on a warm sunny day. Flattering designs and prints like the flowery prints, geometric prints, diamond pattern, block prints, and flowery lace work adds elegance and excitement to these dresses.

Furthermore, the kind of necklines and designer sleeves are also excitingly attractive. Necklines like boat neck, V-neck, sweetheart, collar, and high necks are best options to beat the heat and sleeves in the form of bell, mega sleeves, short, and long transparent sleeves are rocking.

Apart from these, the running fashion trends in spring dresses are the wrap dress, sun dress, short skirts, and a long piece. Wrap dresses are utmost popular with their trendy appeal and feel. These are long piece of cloth available in variety of colors, designs, and prints and are wrapped around the waist. These look elegant with short tops or designer kurtis. A Sun dress is just a name given to pure cotton attire that simply defines the start of the summer season. These are simple yet attractive casual clothing that delivers high level of comfort. Adding to the list, short skirts and a long piece in white or pastel shades is something that adds to the cheerfulness of the spring season.

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Mens Fashion

Unveiling men’s fashion for 2013

Men are getting equally fashion conscious like their female counterparts. With exclusively styled designer outfits, and patterns to go with the latest trends, men are having a wonderful fashion journey. Menswear apparel market is going through a phenomenal growth. Fashion gets transformed into personality expression, and the experimental nature of the youth fuels market for the same.

Menswear is a bit complicated as there is nothing much that can be created above the basic t- shirts, trousers, and denims. Still designers put in their creativity to come with novel ideas such as fabric innovations, washes, yarn blends and presentations. Fashion trends for men for 2013 will look easy and modern. Fashion cycles keep repeating, but men’s wardrobe for the season is filled with innovative styles.

Many brands have a strong foothold in the menswear segment, with more brands making a beeline. While new trend keep popping every now and then, it is the time that will decide the power of the style. Overall menswear fashion is all set, and will see more evolutions in the near future as well.

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Fashion for Men and Women : Sense and Nonsense

There is no exact definition to good fashion sense. What is fashionable to one may be out of the world for another.

Geographical location and the culture of an area have a huge role to play in defining the fashion trends of that particular area. You have some sense for fashion, if you are not dressed weirdly. Any man or woman is dressed fashionably if they look good, are comfortable, and are not frowned upon after wearing the same. One also needs to be trendy in order to be considered fashionable.

Fashion sense lies in wearing to please the on-looker and being comfortable in whatever you wear. In order to achieve this goal, you need to strike a balance between going with the majority and being different. Fashion sense can be inherited. The history of fashion is full of stories of sense and nonsense. Celebrities especially get into limelight for their sense and nonsense of fashion.

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Inspiration, Creativity & Their Application in Fashion Design

The work is dealing with problem of fashion design in present. Defines terms of creativity and inspiration and deals with them in field of application in fashion design. Analyzing the topic of fashion design, gives examples and suggests techniques for successful creative thinking to produce new and tangible things. The work also indicates to the application of techniques from other fields and their modification for needs of fashion design. Application of techniques has for goal to facilitate the process of creation and designing, it also promotes a new way of thinking and a successful problem solving which fashion designers faces through the process of designing.

 

Creativity

 

In order to understand the essence of multidisciplinary and complexity of creative thought processes there is a need to define each term separately. Creativity is considered as a set of thought processes which lead to new solutions, ideas, theories. [1] One of key elements of creativity is element of novelty, something new. It can be an “old idea” but if it is applied in a totally new way, new package, that same but recycled idea, it becomes a whole new entity. Creativity should not be initiated in itself, it is present or not. When it is not present it is necessary to resort to the inspiration that will form and cause our creativity.

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Fashion Dresses

Right Dressing Sense for Men

Men want to dress as perfectly as same as the women may want to wear their makeup. A good dressing sense can do wonders with the right kind of fashion, cut and color. One also should be particular about the comfort level despite the fashion, adding confidence which corroborates to a high self image.

 

There was a time when men thought that it is just plain white and black for them which prevented them from going for patterns even, let alone choose a color. Most old fashioned men spent whole of their lives without realizing that they could have looked striking handsome, if only they would have chosen better dressing.

Each shirt in the wardrobe does not need to be of the same outline, design or color. Each is a different one with a little variation. One can always put a hundreds of permutation and combinations according to the choice, occasion and fashion. The men’s dress shirts do not require being of sameness and dulling in outline, fashion, and design. One should keep in mind that designs are dependent of fabrics. Fashions are also about style, collar, placement of buttons and pockets.

Purchasing a branded shirt can limit one’s choice to maneuver perhaps it is a style statement all the same. But in tailor made shirts one can play around with one’s own expectations and ideas if one is little innovative.

One has to pay attention to the suiting and the pants which have to go with the shirt’s design. However, it is more important to have the confidence to carry anything that one wears. With colors, or patterns, and ties maybe one easily come near the sense of self.

Of course one can look smart with a freshly pressed shirt and neatly smothered pants. The casual attitude should be careful of the look that is expected of him which is an acknowledgement of somebody looking at the person.

Light fabrics with well defined seam are considered to be the sign of a person who is soft with a firm approach towards his goal. It is a perfect statement in the business fraternity.

It does not cost anything to be knowledgeable about fashion. It saves one from spending otherwise in building an image which can be instantly done through a fashionable approach.

Choosing colors that do not clash

Many men have the best of intentions when they attempt to dress themselves. Unfortunately, many of them do not have a keen sense of suitable colors. Have you seen the look on the golf course? The pink plaid pants with yellow collared shirt that make your eyes burn. Here is a guide to choose colors that look great together!

Back in kindergarten, boys learned the primary colors-yellow, red, and blue. Those shades then branched out into complimentary mixes that boys loved to create using nothing more than a sloppy mound of paint and their fingers. The problem is that those boys grew up to be men who still could not decipher the colors that suit one another and the colors that look horrible together. Taking the staple fashion colors-black, white, yellow, red, and blue-a woman can usually pick out the colors that work. Sadly, I’ve seen a pair of bright green tie with a shirt carrying red stripes. Short of during the Christmas season, those colors are not meant to be worn together!

Men know the color combinations-red and blue make purple. Though the colors can be blended, not all colors should be matched in an outfit. A purple shirt with a red tie looks like something straight out off a clown. In any fashionable outfit, men should start with a base color, something neutral like pale beige or gray. Pair a beige shirt with a blue tie would compliment you being handsome.

Because extreme contrasts catch the eye, it is best to avoid pairing a dark shirt with light colored tie. Too many intense shades can cause the eye to ache. If you are out on the town trying to capture a woman’s attention, a black shirt with a pale blue tie will be too much. Instead of drawing attention to your clothing, the opposite will occur. However, if you pair a light shirt with a dark tie, the limited amount of contrast will draw attention to you.

Colors that never be paired are easily remembered. Dark blue and purple are not flattering. White with cream will wash you out. Red and purple boggle the eye. Green and red or green and purple are awful together. Orange with green or purple should be avoided at all costs.

In general, black shirts work well with a lighter colored tie. White shirts offer a wider array of choices, as anything goes with white. This year’s fashionable colors include all shades of brown, slate blues, navy blues, pale blues, black, and pure white. These color choices are easy to work with and very versatile. A pale brown shirt will look fantastic with a chocolate brown tie. Mix a gray shirt with a slate blue tie and you will look amazing. The choices are endless, as long as you remember to start with a neutral shirt and then find complementary colors.

Fashions for Big Men

The good news is that you are not alone. Many men are carrying extra weight. These same men opt to dress baggy clothing thinking they can hide their beer bellies with loose t-shirts. Would you like to know the truth? Baggy clothing actually makes you look bigger than you probably are.

Color is the most important aspect in dressing to look slimmer than you actually are. Stripes are your worst enemy. Dark colors-black, chocolate brown, charcoal, navy blue, and dark gray-offer a more slimming look. Browns, blacks, grays, and navy blues happen to be this years “in” colors. You get to wear fashionable trends while also appearing slimmer. Make sure your suit jacket and shirt are similar in color. Contrasting hues draw attention to the point in which they meet. The point at which the colors meet will create a line that adds the appearance of bulk.

When purchasing a suit jacket (and every man needs at least one jacket), look for two-button suit jackets in dark colors. Once again, the dark colors are more slimming. In addition, a two-button suit creates a streamlined look that makes your waist and stomach look tapered and trim. Do not buy a jacket that is too loose. A loose appearance will add the appearance of weight. You also need to avoid purchasing clothing that fits too snugly. Clothing should fit comfortably with no more than an inch of space at any given point.

Though Hawaiian prints are in, large patterns give the appearance of bulk. Stick to small vertical patterns that make the torso appear longer and slimmer. Always rely on vertical patterns and never horizontal patterns. Stripes that are horizontal add a round look and can make you look a lot heavier than you are. The same applies with buttons and zippers choose small, narrow fasteners.

Shiny satins, rayons, and other fabrics add weight. Any fabric with a bright sheen will make you appear larger than you are. Stick to clothing that has a brushed appearance without any shine.

If you have a chubby, round face, do not purchase turtlenecks. Turtlenecks can make you look heavy in the neck area. Instead, choose shirts with angled v-necks or leave the top couple of buttons on a dress shirt undone so that there is an angle that slims the face and neck.

Sticking to these basic rules can turn a rotund man into someone looking svelte. Just remember vertical lines, dark colors, and similar shades, and you will look great!

Fashions for Skinny Men

Just as overweight men have serious issues finding a fashionable look, men who are underweight can have just as many difficulties. Scrawny men want to look larger than they are without appearing sloppy. Building the appearance of muscle is impossible, but choosing fashions that add the appearance of bulk can be accomplished.

First and foremost, never purchase baggy clothing. You will wind up looking lost in the outfit and that makes you look slimmer than you actually are. You need to choose pants that fit snugly without being tight. Slim, non-tapered pant legs work well. Low-rise pants look great. Leather pants are a great item to own. Skinny men can pull off a pair of tight leather pants. The snug fit will accentuate your lower half and definitely draw attention. Avoid any jeans with boot cut legs or flared legs as they make you appear to be drowning in your clothing.

Choose single-breasted jackets with small shoulder pads. The shoulder pads will add a muscular look, but make sure the shoulder pads are small. Larger shoulder pads always look like nothing more than shoulder pads-think 1980′s shoulder pads making people look like linebackers. You want the appearance of muscle, not the appearance of shoulder pads.

Skinnier men can easily add stripes to their wardrobe. Choose thin stripes and patterns that are close together, either vertical or horizontal. This adds the appearance of bulk, especially if you use horizontal stripes or patterns. Make sure the shirt fits nicely; you want the fabric to cling to your form.

Skinnier men also have the option of choosing any color that appeals to them. Where larger men need to stick to dark colors, skinny men can mix and match. Adding contrast breaks up an outfit’s lines and can add the appearance of weight. Light jackets paired with a darker shirt can add the guise of bulk around the chest and waist.

Do not wear sleeveless shirts. Tank tops and sleeveless t-shirts will highlight the fact that you have little to no arm muscle. Stick to well-fitted t-shirts, dress shirts, and long-sleeved t-shirts.

Fabrics with sheen can add the appearance of weight. Silks, rayons, and satins can all make you look bulkier than you actually are. Consider adding a couple of shiny shirts to your wardrobe. I am not talking disco shiny, but something with sheen.

Being skinny does not mean you must dress like a stereotypical nerd. Choose fashions that you like and that do not drown your body shape. Follow these simple rules and you will look brilliant in no time!

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Dress Celebrity Style – Latest Trends For the Fashion-Minded Woman

Celebrities often set the mood for styles of the day, and with such a variety in celebrity styles, the “latest” trends in the fashion world can change without notice. Let’s take a look at several ways you can dress celebrity style and stay with the latest trends affordably.

 

Fashion Tops to Fit Your Style and Budget

Celebrity style tops of today usually resemble the seventies style halters and cami tops. Fashion tops are often accented with beads or ruffles for a feminine touch, and can be a solid color or bright floral pattern. To mix it up a bit, try a Jessica leather cami featuring a leather band with detailed stitching and colored studs. This kind of top looks great with tights, trousers, or fashion jeans.

Other ideas are the halter tunic top, a Mage top with a studded neckline and flowing material, or a Miley round neck tank top with an embellished neckline.

Fashion Dresses – Celebrity Style

A seventies style dress called the Maxi dress is definitely back with a vengeance. The Maxi dress is seen often on the runway scene and is perfect for spring and summer. Maxi dresses are long and flowing with bright, colorful patterns and various styles of v-necks or halter designs. Shorter halter dresses are also in style along with the “short and sweet” babydoll dress.

Other celebrity style dresses to look for include the Soul Revival dress styles, the hemp dress, one-shoulder dress, mini dress, slip dress, and bow dress. These all have gorgeous feminine patterns and are often highlighted with ruffles, beads, studs, or buttons.

Designer Jeans

If you want to wear jeans celebrity style, look for the flare style or boot cut jeans, hip huggers, and wide leg jeans. Jeans go great with all the fashion tops mentioned above, and can easily be matched with many styles of shoes, sandals, or boots. Some fashion jean name brands to look for include Salt Works jeans, Rider, Sailor Baby, Cliff Street Flare, and Chastity.

Tips to Dress “Celebrity Style”

Celebrity style dressing to fit in with the latest trends will require a little legwork. With online resources today, it’s easy to find the fashion clothing that fits your body shape and style. Check out photos of models online wearing all the popular clothing items. There are entire websites dedicated to showing runway fashion shows or magazine clippings of fashion models and celebrities in their favorite outfits.

Consider the hair color, skin color and tone, and the figure of the model. Compare these with your own features to see if the outfit or dress would look just as great if you were wearing it. Be sure to look at various fashions so you can compare for yourself. This will give you an idea of what to buy, especially if buying online, and if you’re unable to try on the clothing.

Choose shoes and accessories (belts, purses, jewelry, etc.) to complete your outfits. Celebrities often wear a complete outfit with accessories and all when they want to make a fashion statement. You can do the same!

When dressing celebrity style, the latest trends in fashion can be yours for the taking. Fashion tops, designer jeans, and celebrity dresses are readily available online at great prices. No more waiting around to see what your friends are wearing. You can be the leader in your own small fashion world!

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Fashion Accessories

4 Types Of Cool & Trendy Kipling Shoulder Bag

Kipling Shoulder Bag – Introduction

Kipling brand originated from Belgium in 1987. The brand is glamor with the concept of bag should be fun, colorful and functional. Kipling bag first started with backpack. Then it continues with other bags like shoulder bag and handbag.

Kipling Shoulder Bag – General Features

Kipling shoulder bag is very convenient in use. They are the best bag for many casual occasions like party and gathering. Kipling shoulder bag is unique and fun. Each one of them has included one signature round logo and a fun monkey chain.

Kipling Shoulder Bag – Popularity

Kipling shoulder bag has been featured on many top rated television show. They have become the favorite among celebrities like Tom Cruise, Jim Carey and John Travolta. They also created the wave of trendy on casual bags.

BAGEL Hobo Leisure Kipling Shoulder Bag

This is a slouchy versatile shoulder bag. They provide soft and feminine feel. The bag is made from high qualitative genuine Italian cow leather. They are soft shaped with zipped roomy compartment. The zipped main compartment contains zipped pocket, cell phone pocket and pen pockets.

Large A4 Kipling Shoulder Bag

This is a large Kipling shoulder bag. The bag is installed with exclusive magnetic buttons closure. The bag contains two main compartments. The magnetic buttons lead you to access to these compartments. The compartments contain one zipped pocket, two pen pockets and one MP3 player pocket. The bag is suitable to use for keeping documents and files.

EMMET Kipling Shoulder Bag

This Kipling shoulder bag keeps limited amount of item. They are made from top quality leathers. Unlike other Kipling shoulder bag, they are no buttons on the front pocket. The bag is attached with an adjustable shoulder strap. They are three main compartments of this bag.

LAURENA Kipling Shoulder Bag

This is a classic Kipling shoulder bag. The bag is made from quality Italian lambskin leathers. They come with double leather shoulder straps. The front pocket of this Kipling shoulder bag fixed with two side zippers. This bag met two timeless details with modern trends. These timeless details are inclusive of great leather and stylish shape.

DRYBAG Kipling Shoulder Bag

This is a common use Kipling shoulder bag. The bag is design by one of the favorite designers, Cathy Pill. The bag is made from lambskin leathers. This shoulder also attached with a flexible shoulder strap. It also includes with two vertical zipped side pockets. The bag is accessible through top and side by side zip and magnetic buttons.

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Ways To Find The Ideal Running Shoes For Kids

There are some neat ways to find running shoes for kids. When a consumer is hunting for the right pair of sneakers, there may be some points to look out for. Ensuring that the toe has support and that the item fits the foot properly, will allow the child to have comfort. Most parents want the item to last a long time and not wear out before the child outgrows them.

When footwear needs to be picked up for children, they can be located in a few ways. The internet may have some sources online where items can be ordered. People can glance at the products and view the specifications on them. Once the order has been made, the product can be shipped to an address. When a size is already known, then it can make it a handy way to order items. Retailers that carry only kids shoes and places that sell both adult and child models may have a wide selection.

When choosing a brand, both parents and kids may have their own ideas. There could be a few brand names that are popular at school and are well advertised. Shoppers may select a pair of sneakers from a list of high quality named products.

Each brand will feature its own make and model for shoppers to pick from. A certain brand may be known for a particular style of footwear. There could be some that are geared for basketball and some that are designed for running purposes.

Parents may view the bottom of the sole to see how durable the rubber is. Customers may look at the traction on the sole along with the grip. A great grip will allow kids to have lots of control on the court or on the field when playing sports.

Breathable material will keep feet from sweating when running and engaging in sports. A mesh material will allow the air to breath in and out of the material. Feet will not sweat due to the constant air supply found inside.

The right cushioning will provide support in all the right areas. There are certain spots in the arch, heel and toe area where extra cushioning and support could be placed. More toe support could prevent the toe from causing a rip in the front of the shoe.

When looking for running shoes for kids, a shopper will want to ensure that the footwear product has everything that is needed. The quality of the material will need to be strong and durable. Breathable mesh material will keep feet feeling great when playing sports. The right cushioning will keep the child blister free when engaging in active sports. Finding a brand name that kids enjoy may also help a person like the shoe that they are wearing. Some kids will use the product for a year and will need the item to be high quality.

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Mens Fashion

The Perfect Suit for Men

When it comes to the kinds of clothes in the closet, almost every fashion designer and fashion expert will advise you to buy at least one nice suit no matter what they do. In general, people will treat you differently if you wear a nice suit.

 

But, in most fashion designers’ eyes, a large amount of suits on men look plain even how chic you thought. One reason is that too many people don’t care for it much. The other reason is that they don’t know how to wear a suit accurately. A nice and properly worn suit won’t make you out of society. There are some rules for you to follow if you would like to buy a new suit.

 

First, the fabric plays a vital role in your selection on suit. It’s totally and positively right to purchase a worsted wool suit. Certainly, there no exception of gabardines and mid-weight corded wools. You are sure to come across one among a great deal of products marked Super 100. But it only means that this kind of mid-weight yarn is twisted more often than the usual 60-80 twist wool. You had better decide on fabric which can spring back after it’s squeezed without wrinkling.

 

The most proper pants must be check over according to different aspects. Generally, the majority of people know the importance of the exact waistline. They often measure their own waistline by scaled ruler. In fact, a simple approach will help you buy right pants instead of wasting time on measuring, that is, if you are able to stick two fingers into the waist while you are wearing them, it’s proved that the pants suit you. If there is extra meat in your abdomen, clothes with pleats will help get rid of it easily. Whereas, if you are thinner, you had better not use them because it will make you thinner.

 

Third, find the appropriate and exact sleeve length. Too short or too long sleeve makes people imagine that it’s not your own clothes but from your brothers or others. It’s proved to be too long if the sleeve covers the shirt cuff. A half inch or an inch of your shirt cuff shows the sleeve will reach the base of your thumb.

 

Pants with hem are better. Pants without hem will make a horrible feeling in front of others. It’s your right to choose cuffed or uncuffed pants. But it’s more mature to wear pants with cuff as well a taller with cuff-less pants.

 

Five, consider the jacket waist. It’s more professional to wear across stomach. Meanwhile, three and four buttons takes the place of two buttons which used to be the classical characteristics of traditional America cut suit. No matter what style of style you prefer, fashionable, classic or modern, the suitable waistline will enhance the shape of your body.

 

Sixth, check whether you are free when you move your arms. You will have no difficulties stretching and bending and feel free when you move your arms. To check this, you can bring your arms straightly in front of you.