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Every woman, no matter what her size or height is, needs a maxi dress in her closet. Most, like this Braided Strap Maxi Dress, have an empire waist or a similar effect. So, if you’ve got a little tummy, it will disappear under the dress. Even if you’re short, there’s no reason not to wear one: The all-over color creates a continuous line from shoulders to ankles, which will make you look taller. Plus, the maxi dress perfectly transitions from spring to summer because it’s a great foundation for layering. Oh, and did we mention this one shows off your back, shoulders, and collarbone, so you’ll look sexy, too?
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We get that American Apparel‘s colorful cotton basics have become staple items in most wardrobes. We also understand that sales can make people a tad crazy. But the scene outside of this U.K. American Apparel rummage sale still seems a tad excessive. Shouldn’t hipsters be more interested in making the rest of us feel pedestrian about our musical tastes than fighting it out over hoodies, anyway? [Styleite] Keep reading »
Lady Gaga better watch her back. Her recent win in a Time.com poll about the most influential people of 2010 has meant quite a few snubs for other fashion folk. Among them are Michelle Obama coming in at 14 and La Wintour herself all the way down at 122. If we know anything about Anna, though, she’ll be staging a coup and clawing her way to the top. Who would you back in a style cage match? [The Cut] Keep reading »
Have money to spend and a passion for fashion but no ability to create? Love to design but can’t afford your own line? Fashion Stake has created the perfect solution. It’s sort of like online dating but for the fashion designer and entrepreneur crowd. This soon-to-launch site will allow consumers to invest money in designers lines, therefore placing their own interest in the success of the collection and brand. And as a second incentive, with each “donation” to the creative process, the new investor will earn credit towards actually purchasing items. Essentially, the site cuts out the middle man–the buyer at big department stores–and delivers the ideas and creative collections straight to the consumer. Daniel Gulati, the chief executive, thought of the idea at Harvard Business School, where he is currently studying. His teachers must be proud. [Reuters] Keep reading »
By now you’ve probably checked out sites like Rent the Runway, where you can borrow a designer dress for a special evening instead of shelling out hundreds/thousands of a dollars on an item that you’ll wear once. Finally, someone realized that a dress is not the only piece of clothing needed for a fancy evening! Now, to pair with your rented dress, you can borrow fine jewelry as well, thanks to Adorn.com. They’ve made it simple and stress-free to find the perfect gems to match with your outfit. Register, go shopping, and request your favorites. Each piece will be delivered to your house two days before your event, and shipping is free–which includes jewelry insurance–so all you have to pay for is the rental fee. Now you can almost feel like a celebrity (although you know those lucky actresses don’t pay a thing for the gems they rent for the red carpet). [She Finds] Keep reading »