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

By Julia Layton

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

By Alia Hoyt

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

By Alia Hoyt

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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.

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.

Cupcakes. LOL. All dead. Trends flatline all the time. The trick lies in when and why you call them done.

By Julia Layton

Flip through photos of some 2013 Emmy Award Nominees to see which familiar TV faces have been nominated for the best of the best in television dramas and comedies!

By TLC

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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?

By Bambi Turner

Not even one human is completely and totally perfect by society's standards, which is why we all need concealer at one point or another.

By Alia Hoyt

You probably have plenty of regular makeup, but is high-definition makeup something you should consider sporting, instead?

By Alia Hoyt

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?

By Jill Jaracz

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

By Jill Jaracz

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.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Skinny jeans bounce in and out of style regularly, but they don't look good on everyone. How can the right shoes improve your look in skinny jeans?

By Sara Elliott

Sequined dresses really stand out. So what kind of shoes best complement them?

By Sara Elliott

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

By Brion O'Connor

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

By Kim Williamson

Can you pass off that old skirt in the back of your closet as vintage? The answer is....it depends.

By Caitlin Uttley

If you don't believe in makeup testing on animals, you might be surprised to find out what your makeup brushes are made from. Luckily, there's an alternative to supporting cruelty toward animals.

By Jill Jaracz

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Do your eyes have it? Creating the perfect "come hither" look doesn't have to be difficult -- you just have to know what to do to get it.

By Jill Jaracz

Mascara is a makeup bag essential, whether you want a natural look or want to go all out. But how does such a simple item extend your lashes out to infinity?

By Marie Willsey

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.

By Allison Wachtel

If you want a prettier pout, a product called "lip plumper" sounds like a no-brainer, right? It would – but how does it give you that bee-stung look?

By Marie Willsey

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While an oval face shape may generally be considered the most balanced, almost everyone would like to play up their best features or downplay minor flaws. Learn how to make friends with highlighter and bronzer, and sculpt your best look yet.

By Maria Trimarchi

Don't settle for tinted moisturizer in the same basic shades; mix up your own batch at home to create a customized color that's just right for your face.

By Bambi Turner