Posts tagged "forever 21"

Ask The Man Panel: On The Fringe

This week, in response to a reader request to have the Man Panel review “something that normal people would actually wear,” I decided to get their thoughts on this fringed shawl cardigan from Forever 21. Personally, I’m a huge fan of the current blanket sweater trend, because it’s the next best thing to cutting two…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 8, 2010

Who Is Minnie Muse?

We’re sure you recognize the face of Mickey Mouse’s famous girlfriend Minnie, but something else is different about her. Has Minnie gone fashionable? Why, yes, as Forever 21 and Disney have teamed up for a special holiday collection featuring the stylish Minnie Muse. Minnie has traded in her chunky pumps and polka dots for strappy…

By: Annika Harris / November 24, 2010

Runway To Retail: The Most Fabulous Fur Booties

We are loving the major fall trend of fur booties. Whether real or faux, designers of all levels have added fuzzy boots to their fall lineup. We’ve been obsessing over the Christian Louboutin “Toundra” fur bootie for some time now, so when we discovered Forever 21’s faux fur pair, we could barely contain our excitement.

By: Carrie Morrissey / November 15, 2010

Nude But Not Naked Tights

Who’s with us when we say that nude tights are just kinda … boring? And yet we definitely have days where we want a natural leg look, but a) don’t want to be freezing without pantyhose and b) don’t want to look like an ice skater or senior citizen. The solution? These quaint Forever 21…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 12, 2010

Get The Look: In The Navy

With all of the trends that last five whole seconds, it’s nice to see a designer working with classic color and creating something totally fresh. Giorgio Armani’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection was a sea of navy in many different shades and textures. He mixed chiffon and lace with patent leather, crochet, satin and twill. It i…

By: Carrie Morrissey / October 4, 2010

Forever 21 Says Lederhosen Are Hot Hot Hot For Fall 2010

Pity the high school administrators. Their lives just go so sucky. The fall 2010 look book for Forever 21’s line Heritage 1981 has more suspenders than a Steve Urkel orgy, including with crotch-hugging lederhosen. Lederhosen? Yes, really.

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 18, 2010

Forever 21’s Fun House Mirrors Had The Wrong Effect On Me

I wasn’t all that shocked to learn that Forever 21 uses fun house-style mirrors and amber-colored lighting in the fitting rooms to make customers look “hot” — “hot” being skinny with flawless skin. (Though I do think it’s unfair to employ such trickery when the return policy sucks so badly.) I started thinking about the…

By: Annika Harris / July 28, 2010

Is It Inappropriate For “Forever 21″ To Sell Maternity Clothes In States With High Teen Pregnancy?

Budget-conscious mommies-to-be are surely excited about Forever 21’s new line of maternity gear, love21maternity, which is available in Arizona, Alaska, California, Texas and Utah. Finally, cute pregnancy clothes that don’t look like a camping tent! But our friends at The Gloss noticed something of note: Arizona, California and Texas all have high teen pregnancy

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 21, 2010

Forever 21 Is Launching A Brian Lichtenberg Collection

The name Brian Lichtenberg might not ring any bells for you, but you’d probably recognize at least one of his designs. Lichtenberg was the genius behind Lady Gaga’s caution tape ensemble in the “Telephone” video — yes, I too thought Gaga had simply wrapped herself in caution tape, but apparently not. And now he’s bringing…

By: Annika Harris / July 16, 2010

Anything Over Size 10 Is “Plus Size” At Forever 21

I guess it serves me right for trying to buy denim at Forever 21. But what can I say? I needed new jeans and was trying to be thrifty. Last week Annika, Intern Carli, Intern Lauren, and I hit up the ginormous new Forever 21 in Times Square after work and explored its many cavernou…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2010

Crave: Forever 21 Workout Gear

Working out is a necessary part of life, and whether you’re a marathon runner or an elliptical pro, one fact remains the same. Everyone has to buy workout gear. We are always on the search for affordable but cute exercise clothes, because though we don’t want to spend money on clothes we’re just going to…

By: Bianca Posterli / July 5, 2010

We Dare You To Shop With 99,999 Other People At Forever 21

Much has been written about the new Forever 21 in New York City’s Times Square, but here are the deets one more time: four floors, 90,000 sq. ft., 151 dressing rooms, and more cheap fashion than most teen girls can fit in their closets. Clearly, it goes without saying that this is a store that’…

By: Bianca Posterli / June 30, 2010

Does Anyone Buy “Investment Pieces” Anymore?

A brawl has broken out in a recent post on The Cut blog: about whether or not buying cheap clothes at Forever 21 is a waste of money and a young woman should be building a collection of “investment pieces” instead. They’re fighting because a ginormous, multi-floor Forever 21 just opened in New York City’…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 29, 2010

Get Engaged With Forever 21

Cheap clothes, makeup, accessories … and engagement rings? Yes, Forever 21 seems to have expanded their jewelry selection into the wedding world, and is offering an “I Do” ring set, complete with a simple wedding band and a circular cut diamond, accentuated with little stones on each side. Of course, these gems are cubic zirconia,…

By: Bianca Posterli / June 16, 2010

An Uptown Silhouette With A Downtown Edge

Not to pull the “SATC” fashion card, but this Forever 21 dress is a classic Charlotte. With a business-chic construction, she’d strut it down Park Avenue in the daytime, but also be able to work it downtown after hours thanks to that sexy mesh collar and peek-a-boo back. What’s one more LBD in your closet?

By: Leonora Epstein / May 6, 2010

Forever 21’s Prom Dresses Are Actually Pretty Classy

With the unfortunate trend in slutty prom dresses, an unlikely savior has come in to bring class and grace back to the storied high school event. Forever 21 spent the past year expanding their reach into cosmetics and children’s clothes, but their latest collection of prom dresses really deserves a bit of applause. Where some…

By: Bianca Posterli / May 2, 2010

No One Will Know It’s Not Chanel … Right?

They say if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. But in the case of becoming a fabulous Chanel-clad lady, that’s not exactly an option, considering our tax brackets. So, if you can’t get the real thing, we say: mock it. That’s why we’re loving this kind of genius tote bag from Forever 21, which feature…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 30, 2010

Forever 21 Lookbook Styling: Confusing, Terrifying

Big, mainstream brands like J.Crew and Target have done an exceptional job turning their images around with the help of artful styling. In the case of the former, Jenna Lyons and a team of hip stylists create the kind of frothy tableaus you see here and lookbooks to compete with any high-fashion brand, and the…

By: Erin Flaherty / April 14, 2010

Maximize Your Wardrobe Possibilities

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…

By: Annika Harris / April 5, 2010

Forever 21 Joins The Collaboration Game

Forever 21 is already taking over with their affordable fashion and forays into beauty and home design, but now they’ve decided it’s time to bring a bit of designer experience into their stores. In an effort to match their fellow fast fashion brands like H&M and Urban Outfitters, Forever 21 signed a deal with designer…

By: Bianca Posterli / March 25, 2010