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It's easy. It works and it saves you money. Learn more about making deodorant out of cornstarch and baking soda.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

Remember those weird shoes called Crocs? They were a fad a few years back. They are still around. People still wear them.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

Finding cool clothes for middle schoolers is all about thinking outside the box. Try these five tips for cultivating your unique style.

By Alison Cooper

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While the maxi dress is long in length, it makes short work of looking great. Learn how to choose a style of maxi dress that flatters your body type and which accessories to pair with it.

By Bambi Turner

Even if you're packing light, there are still some vacation accessories you won't want to leave home without. Grab your sunhat, sarong, sunglasses … and what else?

By Debra Ronca

Whether your look is totally original or you always follow the latest trends, these women inspire us and help create the fashions that stand the test of time. See the style icons who made our list.

By Laurie L. Dove

Men loved her, and women wanted to be her — or at least look like her. Marilyn Monroe was sexy but classy and remains a fashion icon more than 60 years after her death. Check out the fashion cues we can take from this legendary beauty.

By Laurie L. Dove

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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?

By Julia Layton

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.

By Jessica Willis

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.

By Laurie L. Dove

So can you wear white after Labor Day? Is it OK for tall women to wear high heels? We're digging up the truth on 10 fashion dos-and don'ts.

By Caitlin Uttley

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

Beauty is all about proportion. By figuring our where your body is out of whack, you can choose clothes that will camouflage your figure's quirks and make you look 10 pounds thinner.

By Gerlinda Grimes

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

If you're Ms. Fashionista and your best friend is Ms. Frump, she might like some tips from you on how to improve her look. What gifts will help her out?

By Debra Ronca

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The fashionista who eats, sleeps and breathes fashion is one of the more difficult women to buy for. So what can you get for the girl who has everything? A new handbag for starters.

By Julia Layton

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!

By Chris Obenschain

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?

By Julia Layton

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?

By Debra Ronca

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It's a legitimate request: "Make me look thinner." How can your hair stylist turn your face from round to long and slender, just like all the movie stars?

By Debra Ronca

If you're fashion challenged, you probably know it, and your significant other knows it, too. Just in case you haven't gotten the word about these 10 style no-nos, we're here to make sure you're in the loop.

By Sara Elliott

There's not too much we enjoy more than a good old-fashioned celebrity fashion disaster. So, for your voyeuristic entertainment, we've rounded up a list of the top 10 most heinous celebrity disasters of all time.

By Alison Cooper

If you're a fan of HowStuffWorks, you know that what makes the perfect outfit "click" is the right accessories. Browse this gallery to see some of Stacy and Clinton's favorite accessory picks.

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Do you have something embarrassing in your closet? A pair of pants your friends call your "mom jeans"? Some green Crocs you wear to the office? Whatever your wardrobe weakness, we know you'll enjoy this list of fashion failures.

By Debra Ronca

Some fashions -- the little black dress, for example -- are timeless. Others, like poodle skirts, looked cute back in the day. And then there's the black-sheep category: stuff that never looked good in the first place.

By Alison Cooper