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Communicate confidence in sleeveless style this summer

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Posted: Sunday, July 20, 2014 10:00 pm | Updated: 1:36 am, Mon Jul 28, 2014.

(BPT) - Women today know that the clothes they wear make a statement about who they are to the world around them. Sleeveless fashion can be one of the easiest ways to communicate confidence. However, it can often be difficult to put together a great sleeveless style, and knowing a few simple tricks becomes even more valuable in the summer months when your wardrobe is made up of tank tops, strapless dresses and shoulder-baring looks.

Top fashion stylist Erin Walsh has teamed up with Dove Advanced Care Deodorant to challenge women to go sleeveless by sharing quick and easy tips on how to feel more confident when ditching sleeves this season and beyond:

Pay attention to the prep: It is important to remember that in order to look your best, you have to feel your best. An outfit will always look better if you are feeling confident - and confidence starts before you put on your clothes. When you wake up in the morning, try moisturizing with a bronzing lotion. This will not only keep your skin hydrated, but will give you an overall, radiant glow.

Applying deodorant is another simple task that can have a significant impact on confidence and how you carry yourself in sleeveless styles. A deodorant like Dove Advanced Care is the perfect complement to any sleeveless summer wardrobe, since it is formulated with NutriumMoisture technology to soften and smooth underarms in just 3 days. This product is also clinically proven to reduce irritation from shaving, all while providing 48-hour odor and wetness protection so you can feel confident going sleeveless every day.

Try a universal look: While it is rare to find styles that look great on everyone, there are a few must-have pieces that every woman should own. Trapeze and A-line cuts can be great as a dress or for blouses and shell tops. Cropped pants in jeans or wide leg trousers are also a style that can look good on all body types. They should be cut to accentuate the smallest part of the ankle and dressed with a great pointy pump to look lean and modern. A crisp white, sleeveless blouse should be a staple in every woman’s closet all year long as well. Most importantly, remember that it is all in the details, so make your tailor your best friend. Even the smallest adjustments to hem, cut, neckline and fit make a vast difference.

Accent your outfit with accessories: Walsh says she loves to accessorize a look with shoes that can really change and spice up an outfit. Even if you are more conservative, it is easier to take risks with your feet, as opposed to your face. In addition, pile on rings and mix metal and textured accessories - especially with fine jewelry. It is a way to delicately showcase your personal style. Remember that owning your style builds confidence, which is something to consider when bringing out your favorite sleeveless options this summer.

Visit Dove.com/SleevelessSummer for more information on New Dove Advanced Care Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant with NutriumMoisture and more tips from Walsh.

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