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Whatever the reason or the season, boys’ suits with ties and vests are always in demand. In fact, the suits that ring bearers and coin bearers wear in weddings are also suitable for little boy consorts in pageants and parties. They may wear these formal suits with or without the coats. For suggestions on how to put together the shirts, ties and vests, check out the following selection.
Gray Pinstripe Vest and Checkered Tie with Colored Shirt
Try this on for size: a gray pinstripe vest with a faux handkerchief attached to its left breast pocket. It matches with gray pinstripe pants. Underneath this vest, a colored shirt with long sleeves is worn with a checkered long tie that’s either knotted by hand or clipped under the collar. This getup doesn’t need a coat, but if your boy’s keen to wear one because it’s a little cold outside, then a nice pinstripe suit should fit him well.
Black Vest and Pants with Colored Shirt and Striped Tie
When checkers aren’t your thing, check out the stripes and plaid sections. This yellow silk tie with thin black stripes looks good on a pumpkin yellow shirt. Pair these with a black vest and slacks, and you got a very formal looking getup for a boy consort in a special party or pageant. Your kid will be proud to wear this as he walks alongside a very pretty princess in a long gown and tiara.
Just a Colored Shirt and Striped Tie with Formal Slacks
When your boy says, “Mom, please! No vests!” that means he’s not very comfortable with layers of clothing so close to his skin. Formal events are supposed to be conservative and restrict a child’s activities. Yet, this doesn’t mean your kid has to endure a crappy tight feeling when he’s wearing an ill-fitting vest on top of his formal shirt and necktie. He’ll be fine wearing just a simple colored shirt and printed tie with his dark slacks and black patent shoes.
We all know that infants don’t actually speak with an accent because they don’t really speak at all. But for a long time scientists presumed that infants’ brains could not process sounds at all. Professor Patricia Kuhl, the director of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Learning at the University of Washington, wanted to test this notion. Kuhl studied infants between six and eight months whose parents spoke different languages, including English, Swedish, Japanese andRussian. Different languages are made of different types of sounds. Native English speakers have difficulty pronouncing the subtle vowel differentiations of French, while native Japanese speakers have trouble differentiating the l and r sounds of English. Because of these variations, Kuhl could test if a child of Russian-speaking families responded particularly to the sounds of the Russian language, or if their reaction to speech did not vary from language to language.
In her experiments, Kuhl observed that the infants were more responsive to the sounds of their own language than to the sounds of other foreign languages—even before they were able to speak themselves. She discovered that babies as young as one year acquire the specific accented sounds of their parents and that the first year of listening makes a lasting impact on the way we speak for our entire lives. As she told Smithsonian magazine, “Our research shows that a kernel of that pattern of speaking begins to form in the brain well before actual production of speech. And by the time the baby’s first words do come, those distinctive characteristics are solidly in place.”
This also helps explain why it is difficult for second-language learners to abolish their accents. The sounds of our first language are so primary it is formidable—if not impossible—to learn some sounds of foreign languages.
What do you think of Kuhl’s research? Do you have other questions about language acquisition?
While most couples prefer to get hitched in the morning or afternoon, there are some who’d rather say ‘I do’ as the fiery sun is setting or as a luminous full moon is rising. Sometimes, it gets embarrassing for the newlywed couple when the Best Man gives a socially awkward speech. Most of the time, however, this “just got married” party proves to be a most memorable occasion once anyone who’s over 21, male, and already three sheets to the wind has loosened up. Soon, they’ll be dancing in the moonlight in their midnight black suits and silvery white tuxes either with a partner or without.
So, when it says ‘white or black tie only’ on the wedding invitation, you and other male guests from six to sixty are expected to be garbed in formal attire, which generally meant putting on a three-piece tuxedo on top of your dress shirt and slacks. The Old World elegance of a black, gray, or white tailcoat makes it more suitable attire for all the boys at a strictly formal event than a double-breasted jacket or a tailored suit. As a rule, your choice of a bow tie or necktie should evenly match the color and fabric of your cummerbund or waistcoat.
You’d give the impression that you’re so debonair like Fred Astaire while you jigged and jived in a silver white tux with coattails flapping behind. A white silk tie and cummerbund, which is a wide band of satin with neatly folded pleats, seem like the perfect fashion accessories for the classic tuxedo. On one hand, you’ll probably look as elegant as always in a black tux whether or not you wore a bow tie with a cummerbund, a bow tie with a short vest, or a necktie tucked under a buttoned down waistcoat.
‘Crimson and Clover,’ as the iconic rock song says, is a pleasure to behold over and over. It’s a tight pairing of a primary color (red) and a secondary hue (green) that serves as the complementary partner of the former. Green is found directly opposite red’s position in the color wheel. This kind of relationship creates tension between the deep red color and the rich green hue. Visually, red looks even redder and green seems to be more verdant than usual when these complementary colors are placed side-by-side or when one color is placed on top of the other.
When you choose to have these complementary colors as your wedding motif, expect the excitement and energy of crimson red to play off beautifully with the youthful exuberance of clover green. In color theory, a deep red color can intensify the love and passion that a bride and her groom feel for each other.
As something that’s halfway between true red and rose red, crimson red has small amounts of blue and purple mixed in it. While some may consider this as a form of dilution, the addition of these cool colors actually dials down the aggressiveness from crimson red, which effects greater emotional stability and self-restraint in people.
Though colors mean differently in other cultures, green is a major color that means generally the same to everyone regardless of their cultural heritage, political ideals, and religious beliefs. It symbolizes the beginning of life and rebirth, growth and fertility, youthfulness and inexperience, good health, and good fortune.
Take note that crimson is further divided into different types depending on their origins, their significance to some people, and their value as colors to many industries and businesses. In particular, varsity teams from different colleges and universities have their official crimson colors displayed on their banners and flags as well as on their varsity uniforms. Also, the carmine dye or technically known as Natural Red 4 is an industrially safe coloring agent for foodstuffs, medicines, and cosmetics. In addition, certain shades or tints of crimson have been patented for exclusive use by manufacturing companies, like Crayola LLC whose brand of wax crayons are made with specially formulated dyes.
This is a story of human and dog friendship (again). The human’s name is Theron, and Maddie is the dog’s. They have traveled together and shared their togetherness through pictures. Don’t be jealous.
Yellow is an unexpected color to choose for a wedding in March, but it’s the perfect warm color to blot out the mild chill in the air as the frost melts in early spring. The sight of bright yellow pick-up dresses for flower girls adds warmth to a spring wedding.
A Dress with a Four-Layer Skirt and Fishing Line Hem
The lemony yellow hue of the solid top looks perfect with the fishing line hem of the same color. This flower girl dress has a sleeveless bodice with rosebuds lining its top and a beribboned corsage made of beads and rhinestones attached to its front. The skirt has two layers of angelic tulle and two layers of soft crinoline lining for added volume. Meanwhile, tiny rosebuds are scattered all over the topmost layer for additional detail.
Rose Petal Dress in Bright Yellow
Rose petals decorate the hem of this beautiful flower girl dress. The large synthetic petals have been dyed a bright yellow hue. The sash and decorative flower are also dyed the same shade of yellow. Meanwhile, it’s best to match this dress with accessories of the same color, such as a small circlet made of bright yellow flowers and white shiny beads.
V-Back Dress with Large Yellow Sash and Flower
The v-back flower girl dress differs greatly from the v-neck dress style. For starters, it has a large sash with a decorative flower in matching colors. The bodice has a straight edge in front, but curves down into a vee shape at the back. Meanwhile, the sleeves are winged and cover the tops of the girl’s shoulders. Aside from the detachable sash and flower decoration, you can accessorize with a string of pearls and a crown of bright yellow flowers.
Yellow Rosebuds and a Sash for a Spring Wedding
At first glance, it looks simple in design and style, but this flower girl dress has tiny rosebuds all over its skirt matching the sash and flower around its waist. The girls can accessorize with a yellow floral headpiece and a string of ivory pearls.