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With 3 Months to Go, UK Abuzz Over What Meghan Will Wear

Markle widely expected to pick a British designer, but will she take a fashion risk?

(Newser) - Where does one shop for a wedding gown set to be the dress of the year—an outfit chic enough for a fashion-loving bride but suitable for a church that's the burial place of monarchs? Everyone at London Fashion Week—and elsewhere—is dying to know. With only three... More »

Supermodel Kate Upton Goes After Fashion Giant

She accuses Guess co-founder Paul Marciano of 'sexually and emotionally' harassing women

(Newser) - Kate Upton, a former face of the fashion brand Guess, has taken to social media to accuse co-founder Paul Marciano of "sexually and emotionally" harassing women. "It's disappointing that such an iconic women's brand @GUESS is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director #metoo,"... More »

Say Goodbye to the Hospital Butt-Hang

New hospital gown promises easy access for medical staff but coverage for patients

(Newser) - "Embarrassing backside exposure" may soon be a thing of the past—at least when it comes to hospital gowns. "The current patient gown, with the ties in the back, reinforces a power imbalance between patients and caregivers," Dr. Mark Smith, head of the MedStar Institute for Innovation,... More »

Meet the College Student Growing His Own Clothes

'It can get a bit smelly'

(Newser) - Why bother to weave and sew new clothes when you can just grow them? The Washington Post reports on Luis Quijano, a 19-year-old former political science major at Liberty University who is experimenting with growing his own "leather-like material" using water, sugar, green tea, kombucha, and fermentation. While Quijano,... More »

What 2 Brothers Started in NC in 1905 Is No More

Iconic Cone Denim White Oak plant in Greensboro will close Dec. 31

(Newser) - Moses and Ceasar Cone founded their denim brand in the late 19th century, and in 1905 opened the Cone Denim White Oak plant in Greensboro, NC. Within three years, it was churning out more denim than anywhere else in the world, reports the Triad City Beat ; in its heyday, White... More »

Suit: LuLaRoe Has $1B in Sales, but Sellers in 'Financial Ruin'

It's accused of 'pyramid scheme' in 2 class-action suits

(Newser) - When consultants told LuLaRoe they could no longer afford to spend tens of thousands of dollars building an inventory of its merchandise, the clothing company offered several solutions, including that women max out their credit cards, take out loans, or sell breast milk to come up with the funds. Those... More »

Engineer's Award-Winning Idea: Clothes Grow With Kids

UK student Ryan Yasin comes up with Petit Pli

(Newser) - It's an age-old problem for parents: Shell out money for clothes that their young children quickly outgrow. Now, however, 24-year-old London designer Ryan Yasin has put his degree in aeronautical engineering to use to create origami-like pleated clothing designed to grow along with the kids, reports Quartz . The result... More »

'Jorts-Wearing Bandit' Mocked by Fashion-Conscious Cops

His 'disregard for the law is as offensive as his disregard for fashion trends'

(Newser) - Anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing stores in the St. Louis area while wearing jean shorts is being urged to call "the fashion police." The AP reports St. Louis County Police dubbed the suspect the "jorts-wearing bandit" in a tweet on Monday, and included a... More »

Night of Beer Swilling Spurred This Outfit for Guys

Introducing the RompHim

(Newser) - Men embraced skinny jeans first sported by women, then "leggings" became "meggings." Now one company hopes to start the latest "fashion revolution" with the RompHim, which is indeed a romper for men, touted as being versatile enough that it can be worn to Coachella and the... More »

10 Most Eye-Popping Met Gala Looks

Rihanna declared 'queen of the ball'

(Newser) - High fashion was on display once again at the Met Gala Monday night, and it was all about avant-garde this year, in tribute to honoree Rei Kawakubo, the 74-year-old Japanese creator of the Comme des Garcons label. Some of the most talked-about looks at one of the ritziest nights on... More »

Would You Put an Amazon Camera in Your Bedroom?

Introducing the new Echo Look

(Newser) - Amazon wants you to install a WiFi-connected camera in your bedroom, bathroom, or wherever you regularly get dressed. You read that correctly. CNBC reports the idea of the newly announced Echo Look was so weird the site originally thought it was a joke. Amazon is billing the Echo Look as... More »

Hot New Trend: Jindows?

Yes, that's jeans with windows

(Newser) - If the fear of a chilly breeze has prevented you from donning holey jeans, Topshop has just the thing: "Clear Knee Mom Jeans." As the name suggests, the jeans being sold for $95 on Nordstrom's website feature rectangular patches of clear plastic over the knees—because, fashion.... More »

Best, Worst Dressed at Oscars

Dressing like the statuette 'not a winning move'

(Newser) - They may not be getting as much press as the "Wrong Picture" howler , but this year's Oscars had the traditional assortment of dazzling looks on the red carpet—and a few big misses along with the hits. Here are some of the most-talked about looks:
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Why There Was a Bunch of Blue on the Red Carpet

Blue ACLU ribbons were the big accessory this year

(Newser) - Blue was the new black on this year's red carpet in the form of ACLU ribbons, E! Online reports. The ribbons are part of the civil rights advocacy organization's "Stand With ACLU" drive, which has taken on momentum in the wake of President Trump's immigration ban.... More »

Prince George Seems Unfazed at His Fashion Superpowers

Coat that 3-year-old wore on Christmas is already sold out

(Newser) - The queen was sick and couldn't embark on her annual Christmas walk to church in Norfolk with most of the other royals, but her great-grandson's attire on his own amble to church in Bucklebury provided ample distraction. Per People , Prince George, son of Prince William and Princess Kate,... More »

Once Humble, the Beret Is Now Tres Chic in France

Longtime peasants' hats in Laulhere's new Paris shop selling for more than $1K

(Newser) - What's next, a designer accordion? The humble French beret has gone upscale, with one of the oldest makers of the classic French hat opening a chic boutique in Paris, the Guardian reports. Laulhère , which has been making berets for 170 years, has hung a shingle on swanky rue... More »

After Bitter Election, Color of the Year Aims to 'Revive'

Pantone's choice for 2017 is 'greenery'

(Newser) - Kermit the Frog will approve of Pantone's color of the year for 2017. It's "greenery," "a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade" similar to chartreuse that might also remind you of Granny Smith apples or grass. Fast Company —which likens greenery to the color of... More »

Fashion Sea Change: Skinny Ties Are Out

Trend toward thinner ties seems to have finally ended

(Newser) - Do you know the power J. Crew wields? With just one sentence, tucked deep into the October catalog, the retailer triggered a veritable online panic about the death of the skinny tie. The popular clothing retailer informed customers that "We widened our ties by ¼” to keep up... More »

He's an 18-Year-Old Mormon. He's Also a Supermodel

If you haven't heard of Lucky Blue Smith, you're officially in the loop

(Newser) - Today's stereotype-busting story comes compliments of the Times of London , which shares the story of Lucky Blue Smith, an 18-year-old Mormon who isn't currently on a 2-year mission, which is what the church recommends for teens of that age. "I feel I can spread the word much... More »

There's a Waiting List for These $3K Pencils

Karl Lagerfeld's special edition colored pencil set has sold out

(Newser) - It isn't a handbag or a pussy bow blouse , but Karl Lagerfeld's latest star turn has design aficionados swooning. There's a waiting list at New York's Museum of Modern Art's shop for Lagerfeld's KARLBOX, a collection of colored pencils, markers, paintbrushes and other artsy... More »

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