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Every year, trends change based on what major designers deem to be "in" at the moment. Some of these are wearable in the real world, and some are just ridiculous. Here are our picks for the best trends of 2011.
Knowledge of trends that might pop up in 2200 is tough to come by, but one excellent source is sci-fi. After all, they were right about digital ink, supercomputers and robots! So roll up your side buns as we take a tour of future fashions.
From teens in cocky hats to working women with surprisingly large disposable incomes, fictional television characters have made history with their styles. So who are 10 of the biggest TV trendsetters?
Men loved her, and women wanted to be her -- or at least look like her. And with good reason. Marilyn Monroe was sexy without being trashy, and she remains a fashion icon nearly 50 years after her death. Check out these fashion cues that we all can take from this legendary beauty.
Her pillbox hat and big sunglasses made her a style icon. OK, so her beauty and poise helped, too. Besides copying Jackie Kennedy's style outright, what other cues can we take from this fashionable first lady?
You can't wear spangles and 4-inch heels to the grocery store, but you can definitely take a few fashion-forward hints from what the celebs and pros are wearing on "Dancing With the Stars." Tango away with these 10 tips.
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 So how do you wear fabulously old-fashioned maillots, two-pieces, and, yes, bikinis, from another era without looking outdated yourself?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.
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.
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.
We accuse our boyfriends of having no style when they pull on polo shirts and baggy pants. But these frat house staples have roots in men's fashion history. Thank your stars that he's not wearing knickers and leisure suits!
It's sexist but true: Most men have no fashion sense. But just because you want yours to look a little more sharply dressed doesn't mean you have to act like his mom. What are 10 ways to help your man out of a sartorial rut?
Just because something looks like contemporary art on the runway doesn't mean it'll look fantastic on you while you cruise the aisles at the grocery store. Which fall fashion trends should you pass up?
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