HELP! I just watched Tina Fey’s ‘SNL’ episode that premiered a few weeks ago and I am obsessed with the red dress she is wearing in the opening monologue. The only links I could find with “Tina Fey” and “red dress” were pretty much only concerned with her recent nip slip and not her actual dress- ha! Help me out, please! – Katy
First of all, Katy, I would like to apologize for the delay in responding to your request. Damn Gmail and it’s weird sorting! Anyway, I wasn’t able to figure out who designed the dress Tina was wearing during her opening monologue oh so many weeks ago, but let’s face it, it was probably a high-end designer piece with a hefty price tag. The good news is that this particular silhouette is everywhere and there were so many similar options that I actually had to narrow it down to just seven — three with similar short and/or cap-sleeves, and four with slightly longer or three-quarter sleeves. But all in bright fire engine red. Check ‘em out below! Keep reading »
“Hey y’all, Looking for this dress or a way cheaper version of this look Kat Dennings wore to the ‘Thor’ premiere. The dress, the lips, the nails, the shoes… everything! Can you help?” — Ashley
Ashley, I could not agree with you more. Kat Dennings is stunning in this Naeem Khan cocktail dress. The neck-to-knee burgundy embroidery accentuates her every curve, and Kat’s choice to pair this dress with simple eye makeup, matching lipstick, nude pumps, and glittery purse makes for an alluring combination. If I could find this dress for less, I would be wearing it right now. Unfortunately, I’m gonna guestimate that this Naeem Khan cocktail dress will sell for over $1,000 once it’s available. The good news is, you can recreate this look by substituting the red dress for some of these affordable options…
A classic little black swing dress is simply glamorous way to transition into winter. Style with leggings, stockings, statement jewelry, booties, or knee high boots to create multiple looks. The beautiful drape of Elieen Fisher’s silk A-line dress can also be found in ASOS’s CURVE shift dress with embellished cuff. Get it before it’s gone!
Look at you! You’re so hot! You have great shoulders/legs/boobs and you should show ‘em off. We’ve found dresses that flatter every friggin’ shape, no matter whether you think you’ve got a bangin’ behind or a super jacked and strong arms. Because why not show off your best self when you’re out on the town? Keep reading »
Winona’s been craving a style makeover. She wants to change up her wardrobe and add some spiiiiice with some bombshell-style fitted dresses that really accentuate her va-va-voom curves. (Think “Mad Men”‘s Joan Holloway for reference.) The trick, of course, with this 1960s silhouette is looking cute without veering to close to costume-y. You’re not in the touring company of “Hairspray,” after all. If you’re craving some retro-fied curvy numbers, there’s a bevy of online options. Shops like Shabby Apple, Bettie Page Clothing, Daddy-O’s, Unique Vintage and Trashy Diva are all great resources if you’re looking for reproductions of styles from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s, while sites like Modcloth offer more modern takes on those designs.
But getting back to Winona! I’ve chosen five curvy and cute dresses that she can wear day or night––for less than $150 each!
1. Modcloth American Glamstand Dress, $147.99
2. Coldwater Creek Hourglass Stripe Dress, $129./95
3. Trashy Diva Trixie Sarong Dress, $97
4. White House Black Market Faille Peplum Sheath Dress, $89.99
5. Unique Vintage First Rate, First Mate Olive Green Wiggle Dress, $136
Click through to see how we’ve styled ‘em!
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My wallet thanks you, SheLikes.com. The British shopping website has created the MWD (Minimum Wage Dress) for all of those whose salaries are scraping the bottom of the barrel. The cut-out mini-shift goes for £3.68, the hourly minimum wage for teens in Britain. For us Americans, that totals about $5.68 – or a splurge at Forever 21. And while we agree with Refinery 29 that this minuscule price for working British teens might mean lower wages for working non-British teens, the company denies any sketchy business in production: “We fully support British manufacturing and are dedicated to working with UK-based suppliers, despite being able to source cheaper production rates overseas.” Still, the MWD is a hit already. Two of the four colors are already out of stock on the website. What else can you expect for a country that regards pricy TopShop as a bargain? [Refinery 29]
I’ve made it my goal in life never to feel the uncomfortable, sweaty tug of a waistband ever again. That shit is for amateurs. If you really want to dress like a full-time comfortable hobo (which yes, I do) you need to invest in a couple-few swing dresses. Swing dresses are espesh good for summer, because they allow for maximum clothing air flow with a minimum of gross sticky fabric sticking to your ribs. After the jump, 11 swing dresses that’ll keep you cool all summer long.
Why wear a maxi dress during the summer? It’s simple: Shaving your legs every friggin’ day gets so tedious. Plus, maxi dresses are a femme, flow-y way to stay cool in the face of 90 degree heat and humidity. Throw one over your head, slip on some sandals and you’re ready for work, the beach — just about anywhere. Maxis are the best, so you’re probably gonna want to have at least a couple to get you through the warmer months, which is why I’ve found 10 great options, all under $50 each. Maxify your life with abandon!
What does it mean to have an eco-friendly wedding dress? That’s a good question, considering that by their very nature a dress that’s only worn once, twice tops, seems rather wasteful by environmental standards. There are a lot of ways around that. You can buy a previously owned or vintage dress; you can rent a gown rather than purchase one; or you can check out some of these sustainably- and compassionately-made gorgeous gowns from eco-savvy designers.
More and more couples are eschewing the pomp and circumstance of big weddings in favor of getting married at City Hall. City Hall weddings are super affordable (most often costing between $40 and $100), and are a quick and easy way to get hitched without spending a lot of time or money on a big production. What should you do if you want to get married at your local City Hall? Make an appointment ahead of time, be prompt, bring cash, and don’t forget your rings.
As for what to wear? We’ve got that all figured out for you. City Hall weddings are certainly a less formal alternative to a big wedding, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look nice. After the jump, 11 dresses to wear to your City Hall wedding.