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28 Oscar-Worthy Gowns That Walked The Runway At Paris Couture Week

With the Academy Awards just around the corner, many of the female celebs who will be attending this year’s ceremony — Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita N’yongo, Cate Blanchett, Amy Adams, etc. — will be looking to the runways this week in Paris, where the Spring 2014 Couture shows are in full swing, for some little ol’ thing to wear. Here are 28 gloriously gorgeous gowns from designers like Christian Dior, Armani Prive, Atelier Versace and Giambattista Valli, that we can imagine catching their eyes.

Doctors Discuss The Scary Side Effects Of Spanx

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Anyone who’s ever worn shapewear undergarments like Spanx can tell you they feel like a medieval torture chamber for your internal organs, but hey, a little kidney squeezing never hurt anyone. Or … did it? Huffington Post assembled a panel of three doctors — a gastroenterologist, a dermatologist, and a chiropractor (this is starting to sound like the setup for a really lame joke, but I swear it’s not) — and asked them if Spanx can actually cause any harm to your health. Their answers were illuminating, and also kinda terrifying. Read on for the full list of potential shapewear side effects… Keep reading »

Street Style Spotlight: 25 Ways To Wear Boyfriend Jeans

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One Pair Of Boyfriend Jeans, Three Ways To Wear Them
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Boyfriend jeans, wrote a song about it. Like to hear it? Here it go.

Free your leeeeeeggggggs / and the waist will follow / loose and tattered / you done been swallowed / free your leeeeeeegggggggs / and the knees will follow / holes are shredded / no need to wallow.

That’s as far as I got with my boyfriend jeans song, sung to the tune of En Vogue’s “Free Your Mind.” The point being, put on a pair of boyfriend jeans, especially after months and months of skinny jeans, and your stems will be singing a new tune. Comfy, loose, sometimes-shredded, paired with everything from sky-high heels to sneakers, boyfriend jeans are much more versatile than you might think. Click through to see 25 stylish every day women rocking boyfriend jeans in their own unique ways — maybe you’ll get some ideas!

Etsy Spotlight: A Dreamy, Handmade Wrap Blouse

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I just discovered the Etsy shop Lirola, which is full of amazing handmade jersey clothing in flattering styles for all shapes and sizes. I pretty much want everything, but this dreamy wrap blouse instantly caught my eye. Wouldn’t it be gorgeous with a black pencil skirt and sexy pumps for a Valentine’s Day date? [$75, Lirola]

One Pair Of Boyfriend Jeans, Three Ways To Wear Them

One Pair Of Boyfriend Jeans, Three Ways To Wear Them

I’m by no means suggesting that we abandon the skinny jean entirely, but wouldn’t it be nice to give baggy boyfriend jeans a try? I spent the entire weekend wearing mine and it felt like a vacation. BF jeans have been growing in popularity over the last year or two, but I’ve still noticed a resistance to them among my friends who associate baggy with dowdy. Not so! Slouchy can be sexy! And stylish! It’s all about how you wear it … here are three suggestions. Keep reading »

One Cropped Sweater...
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One Navy Cardigan, Three Ways
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Compassionate Fashion: Fair Trade Accessories From JOYN India

Today’s Compassionate Fashion spotlight shines on an awesome little company called JOYN India. JOYN products are made by Indian artisans who create beautiful textile products completely by hand — everything from weaving to printing to stitching. JOYN gives these artisans the chance to sell their products to the American market, providing them with fair wages, safe working environments, a daily meal plan, education, and medical care. Their motto is “Fashioning Better Lives,” and by purchasing JOYN products, you’ll help them put those words into action. Click through to check out a few of my favorite colorful accessories from their current collection!

Would You Wear A T-Shirt That Keeps You From Slouching?

As most people who spend 8+ hours a day hunched over a desk, my posture is more “14-year-old boy who just hit his growth spurt” than “confident 20-something woman with a healthy spine and functioning abdominal muscles.” As much as I try to remind myself to keep my chin up and shoulders back, I’m definitely not averse to getting a little help in the good posture department, especially when it comes in the form of a cute T0shirt. Luckily for me, a French company called UpCouture has created a shirt called the “Up T-Shirt” which claims to stop the wearer from slouching. Using high-strength (but allegedly comfortable) elastic bands sewn into organic cotton fabric, the Up T-Shirt gently pulls your shoulders back, which, the company says, “results in a higher and more appealing profile.” The posture boost will cost you — the shirt retails for almost $200 — but hey, it’s cheaper than a few months’ worth of chiropractor appointments. [Design Taxi]

Street Style Spotlight: 30 Super Cool Chicks Who Prove That Crop Tops Look Awesome

Oh, I’m sorry, did you think I was done making the case for crop topsWrong. I could feel your side-eye through the computer screen and knew you needed a litttttttle more convincing. These 30 stylish every day women, all sporting crop tops in their own unique ways, should do the trick … or at least convince you that I have some sort of upper abdomen fetish.

27 Outfits From Madewell’s Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook

Y’all know how I feel about Madewell. It’s okay. It’s not like I go into one of their stores every week, or could hold a Madewell sample sale from my own closet, or rarely go a day without wearing something with a Madewell tag on it, or could pass for a Madewell model if I was taller/skinnier/more rumply-haired. Nope, not at all. So, while won’t be clicking through their Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook, making note of all the adorable pieces that I neeeeeeeed, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. Because I’ll begrudgingly admit it all looks really pretty cute and OH WHO AM I KIDDING? Click through the new Madewell lookbook, bitches — I want it all! Except the baseball caps, because hat hair. [Fashionista]

One Crop Top Sweater, Three Ways To Wear It

I know what you’re thinking: a crop top?! Really? Yes. I humbly ask you to consider the crop top sweater as a versatile wardrobe staple rather than a trendy mistake you’ll one day regret. With a high waisted, ladylike skirt, only a thing band of skin showing, the crop top sweater is understated sexy. Layered over a long button down and skinny jeans, it’s a modern take on prep. Seriously, you need one. Check out three ways to wear it, after the jump! Keep reading »

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