Jacquard refers to the process of creating intricately woven patterns in fabric. It doesn’t matter if you’re making flowers, squares or portraits of your favorite pet — it’s the process that makes something jacquard or not. I love jacquards, especially for evening wear, because they typically have a bit of weight and heft to them, which helps smooth the lines of a silhouette. With that in mind, we’ve picked ten of the best jacquard skirts around. Dress ‘em up with a silk shirt or down with a chambray, take your pick!
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Stores are starting to fill with strapless summer dresses and tiny denim shorts, but in most parts of the country, it’s still very much sweater weather. A sweater with some kind of little embellishment–sequins, studs, pearls, beads–will help you add texture and interest to your last winter outfits and easily transition into spring. Click through for eight awesome options!
Peplums may have seemed like a passing trend at first, but their massive popularity indicates they’re here to stay. This fun, flirty, flared-waist silhouette is a great way to accentuate your curves. We found seven sexy peplum dresses in plus sizes, all for 80 bucks or less. Click through to check ‘em out!
The word “robe” immediately conjures images of lumpy, stained, novelty-print terry cloth garments. These kinds of robes are fine for lounging around the house when you have the flu, but what if you’re looking for a little more glamour in your loungewear? More Liza Minnelli in “Cabaret” than Gwyneth Paltrow in “Contagion”? We’ve got you covered. Click through for 7 sexy robes in lace, satin, and sheer fabrics…
On this week’s episode of “Nashville,” Juliette Barnes wore an amazing metallic rose print blouse that I immediately used my TV wardrobe-stalking skills to track down, only to find it costs $250, which is, you know, about $150 more than I’d ever spend on a blouse. I didn’t mourn for too long though, because I found a bunch more rose print pieces I actually can afford, and they’re just as cute. Click through for rose print dresses, bags, blouses, sneakers, and more!
When you think of a satchel bag, does it conjure up images of Kevin Costner in “The Postman”? Or is that just me? Either way, I do love a good satchel bag. It makes me feel so … pioneer-y, and adds a little bit of tomboy chic to any outfit. Check out these 12 great options and pick your favorite.
Heishi beads are a traditionan African bead made from vulcanized rubber, which is why they’re often referred to as vulcanite beads. Although they come in more of a standard bead form, I’m particularly partial to these little disks. The vibrant colors are mega-cool and can serve to excite an otherwise kind of staid outfit. Plus, they’re really fun to play with absentmindedly while you’re reading or plotting your world domination or whatever. Check out 12 cool heishi bead pieces after the jump!
A couple weeks ago, I bought a bright red lacy bra without giving it too much thought–it fit me and it was on sale, so why not? But I soon found out my impulse purchase comes with some delightful side effects: I feel like a total bombshell whenever I wear it, no matter what clothing I’m wearing or what I’m doing. It’s like a sexy little secret. It’s amazing. I think everyone should get to experience the Red Bra Effect, so I rounded up 10 fabulous red bras in sizes 28A to 46HH. Click through to check ‘em out!
I hate snakes (why no legs!?), but I love snake beads — they’re the actual name of those cool interlocking beads you’ve been seeing on a lot of jewelry lately. The beads have a rather troubling history: The decorative glass beads were used between the 16 and 20th centuries as a type of currency. They were used in exchange for goods and services, but also used to purchase slaves. The beads became especially pervasive as the European slave trade flourished, and the beads began to be manufactured across Europe, as a means of acquiring more slaves.
Soooo, there’s that.
But! Aside from their history as a trade item, they are really beautiful and colorful, and we’ve collected 12 awesome ways to wear ‘em. Keep reading »
Silver, gold, rose gold, brass, pewter — no matter the metal, we can’t get enough of slim, stackable rings. Seen on the hand of just about every celeb worth her style salt, there’s nothing like a helping of subtle metallic flair to finish off any outfit. Some are more intricate, others are bare-bones, but they all look good on everyone, with every outfit, for any occasion. Wear just one for a subtle statement, pile them on for a blingier finish, or order them a size small to wear mid-finger; the choice is yours. Here are 10 of our top picks…