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Shopping Guide: Potbelly-Friendly Thanksgiving Dresses

Shopping Guide: Potbelly-Friendly Thanksgiving Dresses

Thanksgiving is about two things: trying not to argue with your family and eating your face off. Sometimes those overlap!

Oh, Thanksgiving is also about pretty autumn colors like cranberry, pumpkin, wines and plums. Here, we have assembled a gallery of under $300 dresses (with a wide range of prices) that are nice enough for a formal dinner occasion but forgiving enough to account for that delicious third helping of stuffing. Please note that if you’re not embarrassed of your Thanksgiving potbelly, by all means buy a bodycon dress and own it.

For the rest of us–who go a little too overboard–here’s a handy guide to empire waists, generous cuts and shirt dresses with removable belts.
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Friday Style Icon: Peg & Kelly Bundy Of Married…With Children

Friday Style Icon: Peg & Kelly Bundy Of Married...With Children

Married…With Children was a cool show because it aimed for ugly authenticity in a time of sitcoms about child geniuses and togetherness and bullshit. Married… With Children was all about oppressive workdays and jello salad and chainsmoking and not being sexually attracted to your spouse anymore and being an embittered shell of a person (and belly tops!). I watched the hell out of this show growing up (because it came on before or after The Simpsons) and it was great. Peg and Kelly’s outsized, tacky style both lend themselves to excellent Halloween costumes, too, so here we go! More »

Shopping Guide: Energize Your Wardrobe With Neon

Shopping Guide: Energize Your Wardrobe With Neon

Resort 2011 broadcast a lot of neon: the glowing accessories trend logged major runway time at Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Stella McCartney, Proenza Schouler and more. The thing about neon is that it presents a problem (ugliness) if there’s too much, but it’s a perfect eye-popping accessory or simple piece–shorts or a tee– if your palette is otherwise muted. Here’s a few easy neon items to jolt your warm-weather look. More »

Shopping Guide: How To Wear A Sundress At Any Age

Shopping Guide: How To Wear A Sundress At Any Age

The simple sundress has been a staple in summer wardrobes for years, but many women (of all ages) seem to have trouble finding ones that flatter the shape of their body over time. That balance (of an everyday essential and something that flatters different ages) is hard to maintain in many pieces, but here are a few sundresses–ranging from the graphic and eye-catching for teens to the sophisticated and lovely 50s–to help you beat the heat (and look fantastic while doing so) for any age.
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Ready-to-Click: Dolce & Gabbana May Have Landed the Dress of the Season

Ready-to-Click: Dolce & Gabbana May Have Landed the Dress of the Season

That white eyelet Dolce & Gabbana frock is becoming this season’s Balmain mini. -Stylite

Style icon showdown: Blake Lively vs. Leighton Meester. -The Frisky

Helping hints for trying out this tricky printed pants. -Refinery 29

The Outnet’s Stephanie Phair talks trends and dishes some tips for discount shoppers. -The Inside Source

Would you have said “Yes” to Jay Baruchel’s brusque proposal? -Betty Confidential

I will waste time anytime on round-ups of ’90s one hit wonders. -College Candy More »