You might say that the maxi dress is just a glorified muu muu. And to that we say: okay, you are right. But what of it? Keeping up with fashion puts so many demands on women. Can’t we just have this one thing that’s easy, and most importantly, comfortable? The Frisky staff are all such fans of the maxi dress (and its slightly more formal cousin, the “hi-lo” maxi dress) that we thought we’d get a list together with 14 reasons why:
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I am not typically a spanx wearer, not because I am opposed to them, mostly because I am lazy and have not gone anywhere fancy enough where I felt like I needed to look impeccable enough to warrant spanx. However, sometimes you just want to fit into that two-dollar bodycon dress from Forever21 and not look as lumpy as you normally do. Read more on College Candy…
I may be a tad biased, but I feel like conventional fashion wisdom leaves petite girls like myself with very few sartorial options for summer comfiness. To make clothes look proportional instead of swimming in too-long dresses, short ladies are advised to show hella leg and whip out the wedges and heels, which is all well and good, but sometimes I just want a little functionality on a hot day. Lounging in the park, wandering around a new city on vacation, or attending a family barbecue is not much fun when you’re paranoid about flashing everyone in your short skirt or tripping in your heels and being catapulted through the air. As much as I believe in dressing to highlight your shape, I also think rules are dumb and hate being told that I “can’t” wear long skirts I could actually move in because of my height. Guys, we can all wear whatever we want! I’ll never look like Gisele in a maxi dress, but sometimes it’s worth it to get to spend a day without worrying about my skirt riding up. Fellow shorties, here are some tips for picking out maxi skirts and those ever-mystifying midi skirts as a petite woman. Keep reading »
Up until this very moment, culottes made me frown. Oh okay, sure, fashion industry, just try to convince me that below-the-knee, super wide-leg short pants are a good look. YOU’RE WASTING YOUR BREATH. And they were, but lucky for them, Kate Hudson swooped in wearing a pair that I initially mistook for a midi skirt and loved so when I discovered that there are indeed to separate leg holes, I was like, “GAME, SET, MATCH, CULOTTES. YOU WIN.” In order to pull these off, you really have to do what Kate is doing, pair them with with a fitted top and, most important, sky high heels, otherwise you’ll look stumpy as hell. Keep reading »
Happy National Tequila Day! Tequila cocktails have always been my go-to drink when I’m looking for something refreshing with a kick. In fact, I have a half-full bottle of Sauza Blue sitting on my desk as we speak (no joke), and on top of that, “You and Tequila” by Kenny Chesney is my favorite song of all time. Coincidence? Nope. I’m not alone though, because the US alone has 45 million tequila drinkers, and consumes twice as much tequila as Mexico. So here at The Frisky, we’ve compiled a list of some of kickass tequila cocktails— yes, including tasty margaritas— to help you pay tribute to this very important occasion. Click through the gallery to get your drank on. Cheers!
Denim vests are kind of anti-functional, especially in summer when you really don’t need any extra layers insulating all that humidity. But they’re cute which is all that matters and likely why Anne Hathaway is wearing one over top her silk maxi dress on an 80 degree day. Or maybe she was worried about boob sweat stains so the vest is acting as a shield? Whatever, I dig this look from head to toe, especially those sweet winged gladiator sandals! Get the full look after the jump! Keep reading »
Ever wonder what happens to all the condoms that fail the quality control test? Artist and social activist Adriana Bertini crafts gowns out of them. Bertini’s Condom Couture project was created to raise awareness about safe sex and STI prevention. Using dyed defective and expired condoms, she puts together dresses that aim to get people talking about safe sex, though the dresses are so immaculate that it’s sometimes easy to forget what they’re made of! She’s also been known to weave condoms into images, like those of AIDS victims or activists. Bertini also teaches students how to create these dresses on their own, which provides an avenue to talk to them about safer sex. Bertini’s amazing handiwork has been shown in exhibitions at the United Nations and the International AIDS conference. They’ve even been featured in runway shows. [The Gloss] [Image via Condom Couture/Facebook]
I love bananas, but my sister loathes them. If you try to bring a banana into her car, she will make you eat it before and dispose of the peel on the sidewalk. To her horror, I put bananas in everything. Pancakes, smoothies, ice cream sundaes, you name it, it’s probably better with a banana. And today I’ve discovered 10 new recipes to torture her!
This past weekend I served as a bridesmaid in my good friend’s wedding, and prior to the big day, had been endlessly searching for the perfect Grecian hairstyle to go with my very goddess-ey gown. When I looked online, I saw a lot of braids, curls and accessories, but none that really combined all three in the elegant, romantic way that I was looking for (especially since I have a cowlick and no bangs). Thankfully, my hair was in the hands of geniuses. Two amazing stylists from Salon Q in Tenafly, New Jersey knew exactly what to do with my long locks. They kept my hair soft in the front, added a pretty pin to either side of my head just above my ears, and incorporated a small braid on one side of my head that trailed back to a nest of pretty curls. I got the Greek goddess look I was hoping for and received tons of compliments on my ‘do! I couldn’t not share…
Kim Kardashian’s face is a masterful work of art. Her cheekbones are always high and tight and the way the light plays off the ridges is mesmerizing. I realize that it is insane to want to look like a celebrity that has a retinue of makeup artists and humans to blot her every shiny spot away, but hey, we all have unattainable goals. Thanks to the magic of the Internet, and the brilliant minds of hundreds of YouTube beauty vloggers, Kim’s magic look can be mine. Supposedly. Keep reading »