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How Shapewear Works

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?

How Long Should You Really Go Without Washing Your Jeans?

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.

Should You Always Bet On Black?

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

How Star Wars Works: Star Wars Celebration’s Tattoo Pavilion

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.

HowStuffWorks: How To Fold A Shirt

The fine art of shirt-folding is always appreciated but often misunderstood. Learn how to fold a shirt like the pros in 7 easy steps.

5 Modern Shabby Yet Chic Styles

Love to scour thrift stores and flea markets for stylishly shabby pieces for your home? Why not bring this look to your wardrobe with vintage-inspired pieces, floral fabrics and plenty of frilly extras?

What to Pack for a Stylish Weekend Away

You might only be going out of town for a couple of days, but it feels like you need enough clothes for an entire week. How do you pack clothing for day and night and still have room in your overnight bag for a souvenir?

Bell Bottoms: Are They Coming Back?

The classic look of the 1970s is trying to make another comeback. Will the aughts love the look of flared pants?

A Guide to Finding Pants That Fit

No matter your body type, you can find a pair of pants that fit you perfectly. The key is knowing – and accepting – that every pair of pants doesn't fit every body.

Update Your Spring Wardrobe in 5 Steps

You don't have to conduct a complete overhaul to freshen up your spring wardrobe. Use these tips to breathe new life into your spring looks!

Style Tips: Color Blocking Do's and Don'ts

Color blocking is all the rage these days, but there's a right way and a wrong way to do it. Here's how.

What to Wear With Large Prints

Whether you love or hate large prints, our guide will help you decide which is best for you.

Vintage Style Dresses That Rock

Sometimes the best look for tonight's party might be a dress from decades earlier. Which vintage styles are best?

Update Your Summer Wardrobe in 5 Steps

Summer has arrived, but your wardrobe looks so last season. Don't despair – we can help you get you from frumpy to fab in 5 easy steps.

Dilemma Solved! What to Wear With Skinny Jeans

Face facts: Skinny jeans are here to stay. What should you wear with these tight denim numbers to look like a fashion champ?

Women's Guide to Shopping for Clothes

Whether you live to shop or hate to set foot in the mall, you've got to do it at some point! We've got some great tips for you, whether you're doing a quick solo trip or an all-day fiesta with the girls.

Be Haute: How to Dress Like a Model

Models in their off-duty wear tend to favor some ultracasual standards -- all mixed with an eye for fashion, of course. Which model-ready items might already be in your closet?

5 Flattering Ideas for High-waisted Pants

High-waisted pants are making a comeback. If you're brave enough to give them a try, here are five tips for avoiding a fashion disaster.

Top 5 Tips for Creating Your Own Personal Style

While personal style is easily defined for some, it's an enigma for others. We've got five tips to help get you started.

The Evolution of Military Style

Standard-issue uniforms may not seem like the stuff of style inspiration, but for centuries now, the military look has influenced trends. How did battle-ready fashion move beyond epaulets and gold braid?

5 Ways to Express Your Inner Grunge

Indulging your inner grunge doesn't have to mean going back to shapeless flannels, floral dresses and combat boots. Today, classically grungy elements can clean up in no time, without losing any of their rebel appeal.

How to Work Cosmopolitan Flair with Urban Style

In the age of music mash-ups, Shabby Chic décor and Asian fusion fare, sporting a singular style is way passé.

Guide to Finding an Evening Dress

You may have a pretty good idea of what styles look good on you for work, casual Friday and weekend fun. But dressing up may be a little bit trickier.

How to Be Comfortable and Fashionable in Yoga Pants

After a long day at the office slipping into a pair of yoga pants feels fine, but they may not be much to look at. Until now, that is.

How to Mix Fashion Styles: Preppy and Professional

The preppy look can be both casual and dressy, so you can fly your prep flag in many different ways, including at the office.