Malawian women protested Friday to demand an end to attacks on those who were stripped naked on the streets for wearing pants, leggings and miniskirts, instead of dresses.
CNN's Soledad O'Brien considers Rick Santorum's collection of sweater vests.
A skilled tailor can work downright miracles on overworn (and underworn) clothes for a fraction of what you would spend buying something new. Give the unused pieces in your closet new life with these 10 makeover ideas. Be sure to use a reputable tailor; find one in your area by logging on to paccprofessionals.org, the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals' directory. Then schedule a consultation and bring along inspiration (start with the photos in this story), says Jean Kormos, owner of Ghost Tailor, in New York City, and the person behind the alterations here.
When Raquel Alderman, 43, picked up a medium-size tank top in Hollister while shopping with her 14-year-old daughter, Olivia, she said she didn't intend to mimic her daughter's style.
How one wedding dress designer in Los Angeles wasted little time copying "that" dress to get into the shops.
Kate Middleton arrives at Westminster Abbey, wearing a dress designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.
On the cusp of the most commercially romantic day of the year, some retailers are stepping into the exclusive (and profitable) market for all things wedding.
If your 9-to-5 style is starting to feel a little stale, read on! This fall, designers have dreamt up gorgeous trends that are also 100 percent office-appropriate.
It's definitely getting difficult to keep up with the Kardashians!
The phrase "normal is an allusion" is written upside down on the front door. Colorful Harajuku Tutu skirts, a Japanese fashion staple, and salvaged denim fills the funky space inside the store called Fearless Weirdos.
Trendy fashion store Forever 21 is drawing controversy with its new maternity clothes. KGUN reports.
Forever 21, a clothing chain that attracts many under-21 customers with its inexpensive, trendy fashions, is being questioned about its motives in choosing a select group of states to carry its recently launched maternity line.
Nothing epitomizes American style more than jeans--they're comfortable, casual and oh-so-sexy. No matter how many designer dresses and fabulous accessories you might have, your best-fitting pair of jeans is quite often the item you treasure (and wear) more than anything else you have stashed in your closet.
Experimenting with color is a fun and easy way to instantly refresh your wardrobe. Here's how to work in some new shades to your favorite looks.
Here's some tips on how to accentuate the positive, whether the focus is on your sculpted arms, killer legs, or sexy curves.
Before you slip on a pair of weekday jeans, consider your workplace and what is appropriate--if you are a banker or a lawyer, you might be limited to twill trousers even on Casual Friday!
These key pieces will get you ready for the new season!
Here are some of the hottest new looks for the new season and the best ways to wear them:
After months of cutting back or even eliminating your impulse clothes shopping, there are times when you feel you must make a purchase: You think you don't have the right outfit for an important job interview, a weekend hiking trip or a hot date.
Josie Natori followed her business dreams from the Philippines to Wall Street. But after nine years as a banker, she needed a more creative outlet. In 1977 she launched a lingerie company with an East-meets-West flair. Today her brand includes four intimate-apparel lines, as well as a ready-to-wear clothing collection, home and bath products, eyewear and fragrance. Natori, 62, shared her story with Fortune Small Business in her Manhattan showroom.
A Sudanese journalist could receive 40 lashings after she was caught wearing trousers.
From sensors in workout gear that monitor sweating while you run at the gym, to underwear that aims to detect cancer cells, the contents of our wardrobes have been quietly undergoing a revolution.
A second lingerie-modeling photo of Miss California USA Carrie Prejean has appeared after she assured pageant officials this week that the earlier shot was the only one she had appeared in.
Miss California USA Carrie Prejean has assured pageant officials that a lingerie modeling photo published online this week is the only one she posed for, the state pageant director said.
I can't find it anywhere in the Constitution, so maybe there is a first lady dress code buried in an obscure addendum to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, since every mistress of the White House for the last four decades has chosen a wardrobe that follows a particular one with near pathological devotion.
CNN's Alina Cho reports on first lady Michelle Obama's role as style icon and how the fashion industry is taking note.
CNN's Lola Ogunnaike reports on a new fashion trend of plus-sized clothing for teens.
"It's going to be lovely" for the twins, says the actor as he also launches a clothing line
Retail sales have contracted as consumers slow their spending, but gear linked to President-elect Barack Obama is generating sales for many retailers and designers.
Get organized and clear the clutter with these clever ideas, methods, and products.
If you are an urban woman of a certain age, chances are you've spent at least one afternoon in line at a sample sale. They are the end-of-season fashionista free-for-alls where designers try to clear their inventories with deep discounts. Sample sales are the way you get a Marc Jacobs handbag cheap, or perhaps a pair of Sergio Rossi pumps.
Macy's stores across the country are renovating their Tommy Hilfiger shops and expanding how much of the designer's sportswear they carry. But fans of the brand soon won't be seeing those items at other department stores
If you weren't (or aren't) the kind of girl who always dreamed of a fairy tale wedding, tricked out in the Cinderella gown with the handsome prince, watch out: Reem Acra will change your mind.
In Style magazine's Katrina Szish gets an all-access pass to bridal designer Reem Acra's atelier.
CNN Headline News' Jennifer Westhoven gives small business owners tips on how to set limits with dress codes at work.
The Project Runway host says she likes to toss her swimsuits in summer
The designer jokes to PEOPLE that the bridal gown will be made of Latex
Dear FSB: I have grown my business - I sell lingerie and fit bras - for three years, from a corner shop to a larger retail space. Bras are the most important part of my business. The problem is that my store is in a suburb outside Indianapolis and foot traffic is slow. Should I relocate to the city?
At 9 on an overcast morning, controlled chaos reigns at the headquarters of lingerie merchant Bare Necessities. An unusual team of consultants has just taken over the company's unadorned conference room in Avenel, N.J. One consultant is shoving desks into the center of the room. Others are unpacking gigantic Post-it Notes from boxes and plastering them on the walls.
For fashion designers, donating a couture gown to a celebrity such as Reese Witherspoon or Jennifer Lopez that makes it onto the red carpet at an event like this weekend's Academy Awards is more than good luck - it's a strategic business move.
Headline News' Robin Meade gives a behind-the-scenes report from the 2008 Miss America pageant.
While we're waiting to see what 2008's red carpet will hold, take a look back at some of the gorgeous gowns from Oscars past.
Lindsay Lohan stepped out Wednesday night – and into her first major red carpet event since leaving rehab.
We don't know who decided that it's unfashionable to be very tall, very small, or very curvy;but we do know what authentic style looks like, and these six women have it. They dress not to conceal but to celebrate.
It's back to the future for Regis Philbin, who's been tapped to host the red-carpet show immediately preceding the Oscars telecast in February – the same job he had some 30 years ago.
Every woman could use a little help when it comes to enhancing her god-given assets.
Expert fashion tips on ways to max out your assets and play down your flaws.
Designers who stuck close to their patriotic toots have produced some standout collections
MAUI, Hawaii -- This must be a dream, but the salt water crashing against my face and into my eyes quickly reminds me that it's not. As I'm floating in the water off the shores of Kaanapali Beach, Jessica White is running toward me in a neon pink two-piece bikini.
"Style ... you can't buy it. You've either got it or you don't". No mercy from hotel heiress Nicky Hilton -- but her advice fails to instil confidence in CNN's Richard Quest as he embarks on a "Quest for Style".
Here's a look at some of the looks behind Proenza Schouler for Target.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- A story about models and rock stars needs to be written here. After all, long before Sports Illustrated brought the two groups together for this year's Swimsuit Issue, the Chateau Marmont helped facilitate their rendezvous inside the various suites, cottages and bungalows nestled alongside this hill overlooking Sunset Blvd.
I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that a spokesperson for Horizon Productions -- the company that produces the annual Lingerie Bowl -- told me that the event, which was originally scheduled to appear on pay-per-view this Sunday during the Super Bowl's halftime show, has been cancelled. The good news is that the Nationwide Insurance ad mocking Kevin Federline as a down-and-out fry cook has not been cancelled. Oh, and despite the one-year lingerie layoff, Lingerie Bowl V will be broadcast on cable next year.
In a crowded lingerie market, inventing a product that is comfortable and flattering is a challenge. That is where the Ultimo range comes in. Its design gives women a boost -- but not at the expense of comfort.
At 9 on an overcast morning, controlled chaos reigns at the headquarters of lingerie merchant Bare Necessities. An unusual team of consultants has just taken over the company's unadorned conference...
Something was glaringly absent from the backstage frenzy at Lacoste's New York Fashion Week show in February: There wasn't a single one of the label's classic polo shirts on the racks.
Sports Illustrated's iconic swimsuit issue is crossing into the new millennium.
Sports Illustrated's iconic swimsuit issue is crossing into the new millennium.
This winter you could decide to fight back against the cold by getting yourself a big down parka, which will keep you nice and toasty--so long as you do very little in it. Because if you exert yourself in any way, you're going to perspire, and while big down parkas are great at keeping heat in, they're generally lousy at letting moisture out. What usually happens is that you wind up clammy and, ultimately, cold.
For two decades, Ozwald Boateng, has been changing the face of classic British tailoring and now he has been honored with a gong. An officer of the Order of the British Empire -- OBE, Boateng has had a hand in getting men to dress more adventurously.
As the festive season draws near and thoughts turn to presents for loved ones, those seeking to add a bit of spice and glamor to their yuletide gift list may well consider buying their wife, girlfriend, lover, partner or mistress some designer lingerie.
WHEN A FORTUNE 500 CEO IS OUSTED, he usually pockets a massive severance check and retreats to golfing, "consulting," and shopping for a third wife. Mickey Drexler did the opposite. When Gap Inc. b...
In the beginning there was just the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
Like the models themselves, the corporate sponsors for Lingerie Bowl 2005 -- the model-playing alternative to Super Bowl XXXIX -- have been revealed. But one company whose film will be advertised during the show is not so happy to be exposed.
They've been making suits on London's famous Savile Row since the 18th century.
The Lingerie Bowl is back for this year's Super Bowl halftime, but promoters are keeping the wraps on the show's sponsors, and scrapping the idea for a football game as was played last year.
Its panties, bras, and bustiers have come to define 21st-century risqué, yet walking into a cushy pink Victoria's Secret store has often felt like a journey back to the Victorian era -- more innocent cherub than sexpot angel.
It is the one cover for Sports Illustrated guaranteed to be jinx-free.
Online gambling site PartyPoker.com has replaced automaker Dodge as the sponsor of the Lingerie Bowl, the controversial Super Bowl halftime pay-per-view show that will feature models wearing lingerie playing tackle football.
So far 2004's been good for the market. Now if stocks can just keep their head above water through Thursday, we can all be confident that Wall Street is going to have another year in the black.
When Leslie Wexner was in college, he really wanted to become an architect. His father, however, didn't think that was a good idea. As it turns out, sometimes fathers do know best. Following his da...
There's no denying it: "Mellinger's of the Lower East Side" just doesn't have the same ring as "Frederick's of Hollywood." But the clumsier name, unglamorous though it may be, provides a truer glim...
Just because you've never heard of men's wear designer John Varvatos doesn't mean you've never worn his clothes. The newest old name in the industry, Varvatos (pronounced like Barbados, but nowhere...
Sigi Rabinowicz is getting strange looks. The large Orthodox Jewish man is in the women's lingerie section of a Banana Republic in New York City, stretching a silky pair of pastel panties; he is de...
One of the dullest stops on a fashion editor's calendar is a men's wear trade show known as MAGIC, the Men's Apparel Guild in California. Somehow, balding men hawking pleated khakis and argyle sock...
I never imagined I'd be in London, undressing before the Queen. But here I am, at Rigby & Peller--the royal corsetieres just across from Harrod's--shrugging out of my bra for an expert fitter named...
Senior year was hell for fashion's new wunderkind, Sandy Dalal. He was trying to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania in three years, finish his latest men's wear collection in time for the...
With style out of style on wall Street, savvy investors can snap up some terrific bargains among apparel stocks. That's the conclusion of Eileen Rominger, manager of the $280 million Quest for Valu...
MOST multibillion-dollar corporations can be accused of any number of management failings. Being too entrepreneurial is rarely one of them. Which is part of what makes the story of the Limited, the...
If some top designers have their way, hemlines will plunge this fall, stirring up the old brouhaha over long, short, and freedom of choice. As heralded by fashion journals like Women's Wear Daily, ...
Manufacturers call them body shapers, smoothers, slender slips, and heaven knows what else. ''We don't use the G-word around here,'' says Peter Velardi, chief executive of VF Corp's Vanity Fair, th...
ABOUT 240 MILES southeast of Bentonville, Arkansas, home of Sam Walton and his Wal-Mart empire, is a lesser-known department store chain called Dillard's. < You may not be familiar with the $2.7-bi...
This Christmas season, visions of silken negligees are dancing in women's heads. Although lingerie has always been a popular holiday gift, the especially luxurious garments available today make wom...
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