The Fashion Channel explores fashion trends, personal style and wardrobe ideas. See how you can improve your style.

Machine guns, Madonna, meat -- with Lady Gaga, anything goes when it comes to fashion. What can you learn from Professor Gaga if you want to let your inner fashion monster loose?

Sure, a string bikini is always au courante, but if you want to look chic beachside and still clear a breakwater or two, retro styling might be for you. So how do you wear fabulously old-fashioned maillots, two-pieces, and, yes, bikinis, from another era without looking outdated yourself?

Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor died in 2011 at age 79. While we're remembering her great movies, many marriages and everything else, we also wanted to celebrate some of her most iconic looks.

It may seem like nothing more than a swath of stretchy fabric, but the swimsuit has a history -- one that traces the evolution of sex, gender roles and the rush to lose 10 pounds before summer. So how did we go from nothing to everything and back again?

Spring has sprung, and it's time to get your looks together. Which clothing pieces should you buy, which should you keep, and which should you toss?

Fashion has so many rules. It's enough to give even the most jaded fashionista whiplash. Which 10 myths about springtime fashion can we let go?

of strange looks were seen on runways last year, but now that those fashions have made it into stores, we're sounding the alarm bells. Put down the romper, and step away from the neoprene. Don't get caught dead in these trends. We wouldn't.

And the award for best dress goes to ... See our 10 picks for the most smashing Oscar looks of all time. We've reached into the vaults of Oscar history to find vintage glamour, and we've profiled the hottest looks of the new millennium.

You probably love that your kids wear a school uniform because it saves hassle and time in the morning. So why not create your own uniform?

No one wants to look like a fuddy-duddy but that doesn't mean you should dress like a 12-year-old either. Here's a list of 10 things you definitely don't want to borrow from your tween and some age-appropriate alternatives.

Whether they're baggy, tight, high-waisted or low-rise, your jeans are saying more about you than you probably realize. Let's look at some of the current trends and what they reveal about your personality.

Alana, a thinner-framed woman, needs to learn how to create some curves. Stacy and Clinton of What Not to Wear show her how.

Stacy and Clinton of What Not to Wear teach Christine, a broad shoulder woman, to de-emphasize her shoulders.

Slimming the torso and supporting a large chest are hard for Tanya but not for Stacy and Clinton of What Not to Wear. See what tips Stacy and Clinton give Tanya to tone down a couple of her larger assets.

Mai is petite and curvy. Stacy and Clinton of What Not to Wear show her how to dress to flatter her body type.

Stacy and Clinton of What Not to Wear teach Marie, a tall woman, how to dress herself for a curvier more balanced look.

Lisa is a new mom that likes to hide her baby weight in baggy clothes. Stacy and Clinton of What Not to Wear show Lisa how to dress for style, comfort, and convencience.

How should Elizabeth, a mommy-to-be in her third trimester dress if she doesn't want to wear maternity clothes? Let Stacy and Clinton of What Not to Wear show you.

Creating a look for Yachiyo, a woman with uneven breasts, doesn't prove too challenging for Stacy and Clinton of What Not to Wear.

Stacy and Clinton of What Not to Wear show Gina how to accentuate her bust and cover her behind.

Erin has always felt more like a boy than a girl up top. So, Stacy and Clinton of What Not to Wear show Erin how to create more curves.

Does the thought of dressing like a mom make you cringe? No worries. You won't have to buy a bedazzled cardigan. But a few practical wardrobe changes will make motherhood easier.

Fashion can be scary for a lot of people, but if you have a tween to help you navigate it, developing your style can be fun. Take some cues from her fashion sense -- and morph them into your own.

Just because you're now a mother, doesn't mean you've got to sport high-waisted jeans and a sweatshirt. On the other hand, your previous wardrobe might be too complicated for your new life. We've got some stylish yet comfortable solutions.

Is there another work event more fraught with awkwardness? Don't make it worse than it already is by wearing something ridiculous, like a light-up Christmas sweatshirt.