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Rent The Runway Will Now Offer Dresses Up To Size 22

Rent the Runway has been the go-to for special occasions since its inception in 2009. Need a catwalk-worthy dress or purse for an event, but don’t have the funds to cash in on it? Rent the Runway hooks it up for a diminutive fraction of its original price (think a Vera Wang gown for $275 instead of $2,000), provided you return your items within the allotted 4- or 8-day window. But despite its obvious advantages, and its convenience factor, the service has always seriously lacked in one area: plus sizes.

CEO Jenn Hyman gathered a who’s who of the fashion industry’s top plus-size bloggers and journalists to introduce the brand’s exciting new endeavor. Hyman told the crowd that when she first launched Rent the Runway, she asked designers to offer wares for sizes 0 through 22, and found herself “laughed out of the room.” But with the passage of time, and the growing acceptance of increased sizes in the industry at large, Rent the Runway will now offer styles from designers like Carmen Marc Valvo, Badgley Mischka, and Theia (a few examples shown above) up to a size 22. Hyman went on to say, “We are so proud that our business has grown enough that we are finally able to make designer fashion not only accessible to, but also inclusive of, women of all shapes and sizes.” [Fashionista]

The 10 Most Heinous Plus-Sized Pieces From “WTF Plus”

Why for the love of all that’s holy do designers continue to make only the most heinous of options for plus sized women? What would be the harm in, oh I don’t know, giving plus sized women the same clothing options as straight-sized women? Oh no! We couldn’t possibly treat all women with the same respect regardless of their size. We all know that a woman’s worth is only defined by her beauty, and beauty is of course only based on size. The Huffington Post pointed us in the direction of WTF Plus Size Clothing Manufacturers? and it’s both hilarious and upsetting. We’ve written about just how unacceptably ugly plus size clothing is recently, and this tumblr shows us some concrete examples. We need more people to call out manufacturers for the way they treat anything other their straight-sized customers. Read more at The Gloss…

Tim Gunn Thinks Fashion’s Size Standards Are “Repugnant”

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“I’ve had my own moments in front of designers when I’ve actually said, ‘You know, there’s a market here for expanding your work, and here it is,’” Gunn told us. “And frankly, there are two markets: The women who are larger than the 12, and then there are women who are petite. And most designers that I talk to have absolutely no interest in addressing either of those populations, which I find repugnant.”

– “Project Runway” judge Tim Gunn on the dearth of options for plus-size and petite-size women. Gunn is also frustrated by the lack of thought and care that goes into so much of the plus-size clothing out there. “Go to Lord & Taylor on Fifth Avenue, I think it’s the eighth floor, and it’s just a department called ‘Woman,’” he said. “It’s rather devastating. You’ve never seen such hideous clothes in your entire life. I mean, it’s simply appalling. Thank God there are no windows on that floor, because if I were a size 18, I’d throw myself right out the window [after seeing those clothes]. It’s insulting what these designers do to these women.” He’s got a point. What’s your favorite plus-size brand? Share with us in the comments. [Huffington Post]

Got Style Worth Sharing? Show Us What YOU’RE Wearing!

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Every week, the gals at The Frisky show off their daily style in a fun series we like to call “What Are We Wearing Today?” But we’re not the only ones with fashion worth sharing— we want to see what YOU’RE wearing!

We’ve created a Pinterest board called #WhatAreWeWearing that will allow you, our devoted fans, to show us what you’re rockin’ every day. Keep reading »

Awesomely Affordable: 20 Shoppable Picks From H&M’s New E-Commerce Store

H&M has long been the mecca of affordable, adorable, celebrity-approved clothes, trendy pieces and simple classics alike, but there’s always been a catch: while you could browse a bit of the (massive) selection on their website, you could only actually purchase the items in one of their hundreds of international stores. The company has always been pretty vague on the subject of launching e-commerce … until, like, yesterday, when they announced that they’d be launching a new shoppable site as of today. Rejoice! Now you can shop thousands of amazing H&M picks from the comfort of your home. The selection is expansive, and a little overwhelming, so I’ve gone ahead and plucked 20 perfect pieces from the site. The best part? Every single item is under $50.

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One Pair Of Boyfriend Jeans, Worn Three Ways

One Pair Of Boyfriend Jeans, Worn Three Ways

Those of us who rely on denim for much of our bottom-half needs are often left feeling deserted come summer. Not the kind of summer where there’s a breeze in the air and, more importantly, around our legs — I mean the ninety degrees, one million percent humidity kind of summer, where the only breeze is coming from the arriving or departing subway (and, ugh, it feels so good). Jean shorts and skirts only suffice for so long before a girl wants something to cover her damn knees already. So, for the uninitiated, allow me tell you: boyfriend jeans make the perfect summer foil for those who wish they could sport their skinnies year-round. They’re looser, airier, and don’t need to be peeled painfully from the skin at the end of the day like one big, sweaty denim band-aid. And yes, because they’re jeans, they’re ridiculously versatile — depending on how you style them, you can go from day to evening to late-night (because 24 hours in the summer is like no other 24 hours we’ve ever experienced). Check out these three looks I’ve created around one pair of affordable boyfriend jeans… Keep reading »

Be My Boyfriend: The Beautiful Minds Behind Beloved Shirts

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An incredible thing happened to me on Sunday night: I saw God for the very first time. Or, you know, this Oprah face sweatshirt, but it’s the exact same thing. I texted Julie immediately to make her aware of my intentions to purchase two (one for each of us, naturally) so that we might match, and never wear any other shirt ever again in our lives. She took it one step further and pointed me in the direction of the sweatshirt’s source, a Utah-based company called Beloved Shirts. Man, if you thought that Oprah sweatshirt was great (and I did, obviously), check out all these other ones!

I’m not entirely sure who is behind Beloved, or if they would like to date me, but I’m putting it out there that I would definitely like to date them. On the off chance that they don’t want to date me, which would be weird, I guess I could settle for them sending me one of their beautiful creations. Please take a look at some of my choicest favorites in this gallery, and keep in mind that I would happily accept every single one, though I am most emotionally invested in the Step Brothers sweatshirt (shown), and am also pretty loose about giving out my address to strangers. Only in the name of perfect sweatshirts, of course. [Beloved]

11 Ways We’ve Completely Failed At Shopping, As Illustrated By GIFs

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I know that winter is almost over, but I have one sad winter-related confession: I seriously messed up my coat game this season. I was in need of a new coat at the beginning of winter, but despite doing, like, 15 coat shopping guides, couldn’t find one that I liked. So I waited. Then I got drunk, and went drunk shopping at this place in my neighborhood called Oak, where pretty much everything in the store is black and shapeless. Did you know that making decisions is so much easier when you’re drunk? After perusing the racks for about fifteen seconds, I found a coat that was warm and on sale and bought it. Voila! Winter coat.

Except I kind of hate it. Keep reading »

Style Stealer: Kate Beckinsale’s Soft Sweatshirt Look

Kate Beckinsale and I are clearly of like minds, because this is exactly what I would wear if I were to spend the day shopping at high-end L.A. boutiques! It’s the perfect way to stay casual and comfortable without looking like you just threw on whatever was at hand (though I won’t judge should you happen to pick your T-shirt up off the floor and go — we’ve all been there). Light colors are soft and flattering, not to mention a welcome break from the usual all black, all the time off-duty aesthetic. Get Kate’s dressed-down look, after the jump… Keep reading »

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Style Stealer: Katharine McPhee’s Crystal-Embellished Collar

“American Idol” runnerup and star of NBC’s “Smash” Katharine McPhee has earned herself a well-deserved place as one to be watched style-wise. I mean, that Theyskens’ Theory dress at the Globes was to die for. Her casual looks are pretty righteous, too, and bonus points for carrying her Chihuahua around like a little potato! Fortunately for us, the event-ready ensemble she’s got on here is cute, comfortable, and easy to steal on the (relatively) cheap. Find out how, after the jump… Keep reading »

SS: Kim Kardashian
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SS: Diane Kruger
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