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THE DéCOLLETAGE TIE
If businessmen are so sick of wearing ties, perhaps they should consider doing as (in Emilio Pucci) does and wear a sheer tie-shaped panel instead. Way sexier and has the added bonus of looking like an upside-down exclamation point.
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There’s a reason the jingle goes, “Who wears short-shorts?” and not, “Who wears conservative, knee-length shorts?” But chooses sensible over sexy in a white pair, then goes out on another style limb by adding a d.RA peplum top and a clutch that makes the word “oversize” seem like an understatement.
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Can you believe it’s already time for the annual spring “Are onesies cute or or not?” debate? Well, we know where Alessandra Ambrésio, who wears a lacy blue Lover romper, stands on the matter.
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wears a Jonathan Saunders dress and proves that two rights might very well make a wrong, combining a couple of trends we love (leg-baring slits and see-through detailing) to play peekaboo with her left leg.
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For the record, we think Ashley Greene and every other woman can wear whatever they want to the gym, but we’re really hoping doesn’t adopt this cap style for everyday wear and make it the next trucker hat.
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MATCHING YOUR DRESS TO YOUR MAKEUP
There’s already a verdict on matchy-matchy accessories, but what about this subtler form of coordination? Emmy Rossum complements her white-and-green Topshop dress with green eye shadow.
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Wearing your heart on your sleeve: totally acceptable. But wearing your love of beauty products on your chest, as Mindy Kaling does? We’ll let you decide.
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Grown women like and Diane Kruger are sporting the shade typically reserved for newborn girls on their jackets, bags, jeans and flats.
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We think Nina Dobrev looks all kinds of hot in her formal one-shoulder Max Mara onesie, but we want your opinion on her gown-eschewing, drape-loving style.
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CHRISTMAS COLORS IN MARCH
Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Cl – oh, our bad. That’s just wearing a pair of chic army-green pants with a bright orange-red moto jacket.
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We love jeans. We love tie-dye. So you’d think that we’d be very into James Jeans jeggings. And yet …
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BRAS AS FORMALWEAR
Remember the old days when you had to get just the right bra for your fancy dresses, often trying half a dozen before you found one that didn’t show? declares that a waste of time and pairs visible lacy lingerie with a revealing gown.
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The King is alive! Oh, wait, that’s just Camila McConaughey wearing an Elvis-inspired, bell-bottomed black onesie.
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Swap out skyscraper ankle-strap heels for a pair of L.A. Gear sneakers and this was almost the exact look we rocked back in fifth grade.
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For those days when you can’t decide between a dress and those cargo shorts you haven’t worn in 10 years, we present to you this solution: the cargo dress, as seen on Rose McGowan.
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Sandal season is right around the corner, but we have a feeling you won’t need to fight other women (to the death) to get your hands on a pair of these intricate lace-ups, seen on Rita Ora.
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Try to ignore, hard as it may be, the fact that her shirt has two tails blowing in the wind, and focus on neckline, which reminds us a bit of a sports bra worn backwards.
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We knew we never should have gotten rid of our jazz recital costumes! Kelly Osbourne brings back the pants but wears them as we never did during our performances – with stacked pumps and a blazer and over nothing but a bra.
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Sick of being relegated to the giveaway pile, turtlenecks finally have their moment in the sun, thanks to who forgoes a traditional cotton version and instead wears one covered in bling.
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There are ladies who lunch (wearing blouses under their blazers) and there are ladies who plunge (wearing nothing under their blazers). and fall into the latter category.
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GIANT KEYHOLE CUTOUTS
Another star who clearly graduated with an advanced degree in Cleavage Display, Ashley Benson shows what she’s working with in an Amit GT halter gown featuring a skin-baring design.
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Somewhere a Halloween store is missing one of its ’80s rocker wigs. They probably have no idea it’s on Olivia Palermo’s head at a Fashion Week show.
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DRESSES OVER PANTS
We like floral Georges Hobeika Couture dress. We like the coordinating formal clamdiggers. We just don’t know how we feel about the two together.
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THE HORIZONTAL SLIT
Now that cutouts and thigh-grazing slits are as commonplace as skinny jeans, the unique way to show some skin on the red carpet is via this mid-leg slash, as seen on Marion Cotillard’s Dior Haute Couture creation.
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The ’90s were a good decade for (she starred on the All New Mickey Mouse Club and she released ” Baby One More Time”), so we can understand why she’d want to bring back that era, starting with her denim.
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You’ve seen it on maxidresses and beachy skirts, but Rooney Mara takes the typically casual hemline on the red carpet via her embroidered Valentino number.
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No Cookie Monsters were harmed in the making of Nonoo alpaca coat, but we’re not sure if hooded white topper is as animal-friendly.
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Wrap dresses: universally flattering. Their lesser-known cousin, wrap pants: not so much. (Unless, of course, you’re the very petite, very fashion-forward , in which case you can get away with wearing them.)
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It’s gotta be nice to own so many amazing bags that you can’t possibly tote just one. must have that very awesome first world problem because she steps out with both a Gerard Darel handbag and a simple envelope crossbody.
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THE INVERTED SCOOPNECK
Because a girl can only wear so many plunging looks, Carey Mulligan tries a totally fresh neckline with the half-moon top of her Balenciaga by Alexander Wang jumpsuit.
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HEADBANDS AT THE HAIRLINE
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NECK BRACE TOPS
If you wear something like Céline turtleneck tank, don’t be surprised if friends’ reactions aren’t, “I love your top!” but rather, “Are you OK?!”
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How embarrassing is it when you get to work and realize you didn’t line the buttons up with the correct button holes and you’re walking around with an asymmetrical shirt? (in a Balmain blouse) has found the way to guarantee you never suffer that mortification again.
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It used to be that wearing metallic heels made you stand out. But with everyone running around in gold and silver pumps, must have felt the need to step up her kick game and wear this pair of dazzling, light-reflecting shoes.
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Ballet flats have been a staple in our closets for years and leotards are now commonplace in Hollywood, so it’s about time the one missing piece of a dancer’s uniform – tulle skirts, like the navy one Zooey Deschanel wears – follows suit.
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When Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair” comes on, doesn’t have leave the dance floor. Because what her hair lacks in length, her shoulder-grazing danglers more than make up for.
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THE STAR NECKLINE
No V-necks, sweethearts or portrait collars for Michelle Trachtenberg (in Rachel Zoe Collection) and Ariel Winter (in Three Floor), who reinforce their star status by wearing celestial-looking cutouts at their décolletages.
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Normally overalls make us think of the line from Clueless, “She could be a farmer in those clothes.” But Ashley Madekwe is out to prove onesies can be chic with her checked jumpsuit by Topshop.
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BOW TIES ON DRESSES
We’re really hoping will follow up the anthem of bow-tie-wearing men everywhere (“Suit & Tie”) with the lady version, “Gown & Tie.” And when he does, Kate Mara will be ready.
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Men complain about having to wear neckties every weekday, but do you have any complaints about Olivia Palermo wearing the jewelry equivalent of one over her collared Rochas jacket?
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After decades of searching for dresses that make their hips look smaller, women (namely in Kate Ermilio, along with Sophia Bush and Dianna Agron) opt to add inches to their silhouettes via these voluminous designs.
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THE BROADWAY CURTAIN DRESS
Doesn’t Alessandra Ambrésio’s mini remind you of the opening act of a play? And in this show, it appears the spotlight-stealing star behind the curtain is her hot body.
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ALLOVER STUDDED PANTS
Whatever your opinion of spiky black skinnies, we can all agree they’re preferable to spiked hat, right?
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WIDE-LEG, CROPPED JUMPSUITS
With everyone and their mother wearing these onesies, clearly has to take the trend to the next level and make it all her own by wearing a Barbara Casasola design with a plunging sheer panel and bell-bottom legs that hit at the calf.
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THE INVERTED V HEMLINE
The “cavewoman, which is shaped like an M, didn’t win you over, but perhaps this one (seen on Molly Sims), shaped like another letter of the alphabet, will.
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For those days when wearing a chambray shirt with jeans just isn’t enough to satisfy your denim cravings: Reach for a dress like Chloë Moretz’s Louis Vuitton one that combines many swatches, all stitched together.
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We’re hoping Winona Ryder’s translucent plastic heels don’t catch on for the sole reason that if they do, we’ll have to start getting pedicures before sandal season.
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HIGH-NECK SHEER BLOUSES
This is a momentous occasion! Never before have the words sexy and turtleneck been uttered in the same sentence. But Miranda Kerr knows there’s a first time for everything.
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KNEE-HIGH GLADIATOR SANDALS
Russell Crowe’s character gets the thumbs up from the emperor while wearing these in Gladiator, but do Chanel and Versace versions get your approval?
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MATCHING BUTTON-DOWNS & BLAZERS
Emmy Rossums’s Carven topper is printed with a map of Paris, but just in case she heads to the City of Light then accidentally leaves the blazer behind in a café, she also has a shirt with the exact same geographic imagery.
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OVERALLS ... WITH CROP TOPS
Her smock-front denim onesie may be farmer-inspired, but as soon as Diane Kruger turned around to reveal she’s wearing a shrunken tee, we realized this outfit is all about fashion, not fieldwork.
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No, we’re not talking about an up-and-down, roller coaster relationship, but rather silk salmon top, which hits at her hips in the front and grazes the ground in the back.
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SOCKS WITH SNEAKS
We can all agree that this combination is acceptable when playing in a tennis match and commuting in the big city in the year 1984, but Emma Roberts is doing neither so we’re going to put this one to a vote.
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THE BUST BAND
When we first saw this shot of Chrissy Teigen, we wondered if she’d actually stepped out in a totally sheer dress and some photo editor had added the black “censored” bar across her chest. But no, that’s just how the dress is … and we’re pretty into it.