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A Definitive Ranking of Black-Tie Dresses I Want

When an invite comes in the mail and the fine print reads black tie , it always gives me pause.

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I Met the Women Who Made My Clothes

I’m emotionally tied to what I wear . I’ve kept the dress that I wore to my middle school graduation (though I haven’t worn it since), and I know which jeans I had on the day I moved to New York.

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The One Thing I Look for in Workout Socks

If you've made the effort to get out of bed, get dressed, and make it to the gym , the worst possibility is that your workout is sidelined by something as small as your socks. But as it turns out, socks can be the make-or-break piece of a workout outfit. Having socks that slide down your heels, or worse, don't offer enough coverage to prevent blisters , can mean the end to even the most optimistically planned time at the gym.

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Where (and How) to Sell Your Wedding Dress

Finding the  perfect wedding dress or outfit  is nothing short of an art form. But once you’ve found it (and bought it and worn it and taken hundreds of photos in which you look amazing in it), a wedding dress can be a memento that’s hard to know what to do with. One option is to turn that unused dress into perfectly usable cash, which—thanks to the powers of the internet—has never been more possible

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This One Thing Cured My Packing Anxiety

I've lamented a few times to readers about my packing shortcomings .

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8 Style "Mistakes" Fashion Girls Notice

Let's be honest—we all have outfits we look back on with a slight pang of regret. Hey, no one is perfect, and we've definitely held onto pieces a little too long or tried trends that didn't work out . But as we like to emphasize, the beauty of fashion mistakes is that there's always something we can learn from them, or at least from the people who notice them.

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Everything You Need to Build a Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe

We’ll be the first to admit that, yes, composing an outfit that’s both comfortable, seasonally appropriate, occasion specific, and in line with trends of the moment takes a concerted amount of time and mental effort. And to do it every single day

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3 Telltale Signs of a Fake Gucci Belt

There are some designer items deemed of the moment—the kind that earn It status—and those that seem to be an evergreen covetable piece. Gucci belts fall into the latter category, if you ask us. While shapes, sizes, and styles vary greatly over the years, the often logo-emblazoned belt is one of the brand’s most ubiquitous pieces and perhaps considered an entry price point for those not ready to make a commitment to, say, a full plucked-from-the-runway look

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I Always Do This to Dress Up My Jeans

Works every time.

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How to Fake an Expensive Wardrobe

Is there any bigger compliment than when a stranger is compelled by the greatness of your outfit to approach you with the potentially embarrassing question, "Where did you get that?" This ego-boosting incident usually happens when you’re wearing your most luxurious-looking items , whether they were actually pricey or not. So in the name of looking our most expensive, we had to ask: What is it that makes clothes look fancy

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