The decorations were of somewhat gaudy stucco.
The jewelry should neither overpower the dress by being too large and gaudy, neither should it be so understated that the jewelry gets lost in the finished ensemble.
While some of the colors and styles of dress may seem gaudy when seen up close, the fact is they are not meant to be seen except at a distance - often over twenty-five feet away.
To keep them from looking boring, the boots have just enough detailing to make them interesting, but not so much that they look gaudy or out of place with patterned outfits.
When it comes to buckles, you generally want to avoid anything too big or flashy, as you run the risk of looking gaudy, unless you're going for a real cowboy look.
While tracking down the original color may prove a tad bit challenging, there are some other colors similar to OPI nail polish in the color Peachaboo that will give you the same feminine sparkle without a gaudy finish.
Colors have also evolved, saying goodbye to gaudy shades in favor of a huge color spectrum ranging from elegant browns to sophisticated fun pinks and fresh greens.
Drop and dangle earrings should be of a moderate length, and earring size should remain small to medium to remain eye-catching and attractive rather than gaudy.
It's true; sequins are not for everyone as some feel that the look is just a bit too flashy, and even gaudy, for the beach, but one look at Salinas' swimwear and you just might change your mind.
Don't go for gaudy just for the sentimental memory.
Fancy doesn't mean a surplus of ruffles and bows, which can be gaudy in excess.
too gaudy, too plain, the wrong color, each had had a fault.
It was one of those classic old Hollywood promotional posters, very gaudy and beautiful.
humanoids with large eyes, who scavenged on the planet's surface and painted their bodies gaudy colors.
Among day-flying Lepidoptera, the more gaudy colors are usually on the fore wings.
In his palace were numerous equerries, chamberlains and other court dignitaries, and when he went out he was attended by a guard of young nobles dressed in gaudy costumes and armed with silver halberds.'
A sense of foreboding passed through her as she reluctantly followed the servant from the bedroom into a wide hall with gaudy gilded furniture and picture frames.
Choose shoes that are delicately detailed instead of gaudy.
Applied graphics on printed plastic sheeting with adhesive backing, usually rather gaudy.
The colorful, if not gaudy packaging, with fancy graphics and cartoons, seems to be aimed at the younger market.
The Rocket III is lumpy and messy, and in some ways a bit gaudy - like most custom bikes.
With these colours the Roman vitrarius worked, either using them singly or blending them in almost every conceivable combination, sometimes, it must be owned, with a rather gaudy and inharmonious effect.
Undoubtedly the best specimens of this kinran-de (brocade) porcelain of Kaga merit praise and admiration; but, on the whole, ware so gaudy could not long hold a high place in public esteem.
The old English "Popinjay" and the old French Papegaut have almost passed out of use, but the German Papagei and generally to a large and very natural group of birds, which for more than a score of centuries have attracted attention, not only from their gaudy plumage, but, at first and chiefly, it would seem, from the readiness with which many of them learn to imitate the sounds they hear, repeating the words and even phrases of human speech with a fidelity that is often astonishing.
The general style of coloration of orioles is gaudy yellow and black, rendering them invisible in sunlit foliage, and quite different from the more sombre hues of the friar-birds; but in the islands of Bourou, Timor and Ceram the orioles have not only assumed the tints of friar-birds in general, but in each of the islands named a species of oriole has acquired the little peculiarities in colour of plumage possessed by the friar-bird of the same locality.
Indeed, so remarkable a bird must have attracted the notice of the earliest European invaders of America, the more so since its gaudy plumage was used by the natives in the decoration of their persons and weapons.
To ordinary spectators the lady appeared to be a short, fat, coarse woman, painted half an inch thick, dressed in gaudy colours, and fond of exhibiting provincial airs and graces which were not exactly those of the Queensberrys and Lepels.
They surpass gaudy trinkets Made from shards of earthenware.
If you choose a color that's too bland the house can look flat and boring, but if you choose one that's too bold the house can look gaudy and garish.
Lastly, pink is hot right now due to its ability to shimmer without looking gaudy.
Dramatic does not mean gaudy when it comes to the retro glam you will find with 2007 fall makeup finds.
It's not as bright and gaudy as Maybelline's metallic lime tube of Define-A-Lash, a mascara with a similar brush and similar claims.
The line of bridesmaid dresses Hilary Morgan designs are sleek and elegant without being gaudy or overdone.
However, not all types of baby girls lace ruffles socks have to be gaudy.
A dress that is too flashy or too gaudy will actually detract from her charms.
Don't wear a chunky necklace with other necklaces because it may clash or look gaudy.
Understanding how to choose styles that are chic, not gaudy, with an appropriate fit is key to looking fabulous year-round.
Just be careful not to overdo it because too many embellishments could take your look from stylish to gaudy.
Opt for simplicity over complexity; wearing an overwhelmingly gaudy sweater will instantly take away from your look's overall elegance.
A gaudy card with a loud song may not be the best choice for a quiet, reserved relative.
You know what you can't do without, like a bandanna, the braids, a tri-corner hat and some gaudy rings.
Pile on a lot of gaudy jewelry for a kids' costume, or add a few chunky jewelry pieces for an adult.
Featuring a leopard print that is fun without being overtly gaudy, this bag is multifunctional with top and side handles.
The "beauty" of support hose may sound like an oxymoron, but they're not all thick and gaudy as you may fear.
Avoid using lots of garish decorations like huge helium balloons or gaudy banners, and stick with more subtle décor.
They are in the Byzantine style and the colouring is gaudy.
The warriors were just as dirty, but the wealthy members of the clan wore silks and jewels like gaudy flowers.
dicentra spectabilis - a fine combination of gaudy color and very graceful form.
galleon's production of The White Devil created a vulgar world of gaudy images and suffocating misogyny.
gaudy pink flowers.
gaudy international hotels devoid of local character.
gaudy neon lights.
gaudy glory, as seen through a young boy's eyes.
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