Style

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Fashion's most controversial garment has undergone a most fortunate evolution.

When was the last time you refreshed your cosmetics bag? If it wasn't in the last few months, chances are some of that stuff has gone bad.

Men's garments are made with deep, plentiful pockets, while women are forced to stash their keys in their bra. What's wrong with this picture?

The biggest and brightest in the world of hair and beauty got their stab at the spotlight as the Bronner Brothers hosted their bi-annual hair and beauty show in Atlanta.

Pantone has been influencing our color choices for decades — and its color of the year is just part of that philosophy.

As Alanis Morissette might have said, we've got one hand in our pocket — and the other is digging into our purse. Why does women's clothing often lack pockets that can hold anything?

The enormous blue diamond is famed for its size and its tendency to bring bad luck. But its tragic history has been overblown, thanks to a few embellished stories.

You buy the right size but your shirt still bunches up. What gives?

Denim pants have gone from mining camps and ranches to the White House. How did they get so popular and why are sales shrinking now?

After the celebrity struts down the red carpet in her borrowed designer gown, must she return it? And what does the designer do with it?

Finding clothes that fit when you're a tall woman is a hassle — but it's better than it used to be.

From Pakistan to Palestine and from Ipanema to Illinois, what's up with barbers applying open flames to their clients' coiffures?

Squeezing into a tight pair of Spanx can make you look better, if not feel better. But where did all your extra disappear to temporarily?

A new survey says many disabled people don't attend events because they can't find appropriate clothing. But some companies are working to change that.

The brief-style swimsuit has never caught on in puritanical America like around the world. But as baggy shorts become more popular, is this body image, or just fashion?

Which kind of makes you wonder: What's stopping someone from taking your cells, growing your flesh and doing anything they please with it?

The running shoe that put Nike on the map was designed over the breakfast table, and a relic of its genesis was unearthed after years in a trash pit.

Margaret Vinci Heldt, who inspired Amy Winehouse, Marge Simpson, the B-52's, the Ronettes and more, was 98.

Is it that important? What about just putting them in the freezer? That's a thing, right? This BrainStuff video looks into the science and dispels some myths.

Gender-bending clothing seems like a challenge to gender norms. Gender-bending models seem like a challenge to gender. Ready to meet a few?

Waxed up and ready to go? Austria hosted this year's global beard competition, and beardsmen showed up in droves with follicle feats of architecture and style.

Survey finds black is the color of choice for important occasions but not everyone agrees.

Ground-breaking research lets a 3-D printer create soft objects, like plastic strands.

Your 'man bun' may be cool now, but what could it do to your hairline long-term?

Did you know that you could get a tattoo at Star Wars Celebration? The artists of Ink-Fusion Empire travel to cons to give attendees unforgettable souvenirs. Check out the great tattoo work of Brandi Smart as she shares tips for first timers.