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The Next Trend? Try a 'Facekini'

Chinese beachwear mask is getting attention in the US

(Newser) - Looking for hot new beachwear before the summer fades away? Then you might—or, let's face it, might not—try a facekini, one of those colorful masks that started drawing attention on Chinese beaches in 2012, Global Post reports. What first looks like a pastel terrorist hood has actually... More »

Now Trendy: Socks With Sandals

That's what the stylists are saying, anyway

(Newser) - This is apparently not a joke. According to DNAinfo New York , stylists have picked up on socks with sandals as an emerging fashion trend. The look, often spotted on grandmas and tourists, has also been popping up on fashion runways in shows by Kate Spade, Tory Burch, and Burberry, prompting... More »

Next Year's Hottest Color Is ...

Orange is bold and upbeat—but may not last

(Newser) - Orange is making a comeback in everything from dishware to dresses to eyeliner in 2012, the Wall Street Journal reports. Don't quite believe it? Well, Sephora is designing orange eyelashes from feathers, and Pantone is calling "tangerine tango" the color of the year. It apparently boosts sales, too:... More »

Fanny Packs Are Back

And they have a new designer twist

(Newser) - They have names like "hands-free bags," "belt bags," and "apron wraps," but there’s no skirting the truth: Designers are embracing the fanny pack. Though Isaac Mizrahi once said the fanny pack conjured up images of "scary American tourists at the Louvre,"... More »

New Trend: Not Washing Your Jeans—for Months

Raw denim enthusiasts like it dirty

(Newser) - Why spend $150 on ripped, faded, and worn designer jeans when you can make your own—by not washing them for six months? That's the thought process behind lovers of "raw denim," who wear the same pair over and over and over again, even sleeping in them. "... More »

Shredded Clothes Are the Future of Fashion

They're a sign of the times, apparently

(Newser) - If the idea of purchasing pre-shredded clothes seems silly, get used to it...this trend isn't going anywhere. Not only that—it could be a "signpost" with the "staying power to shape the future of design," writes Ruth LaFerla in the New York Times . At least that's... More »

Granny Panties Are Back

Sales of large underwear on the rise

(Newser) - In retrospect, it makes a lot of sense: Big butts are trendy , so why not big panties? Yes, the thong is out , and granny panties are in, reports the Daily Mail . We can thank Mad Men and its waist-cinching styles for this new trend toward high-waisted undies—especially the slimming... More »

Ladies, Please: Stop Wearing Capris

Unless you like the 'cankle' look, put them away

(Newser) - Capri pants have “befouled the landscape for way too long,” and it’s time for you to stop laboring under the illusion that they look attractive, says Ellen Warren. “They make your legs look shorter—and stumpy. Who wants that?” she writes in the Chicago Tribune . In... More »

'Bald Is Back'...for Ladies

And guess what? It's green, too

(Newser) - Not so long ago, women who went bald by choice were deemed crazy (hello, Britney Spears). But now, the look is increasingly becoming a fashion statement. Women “are either shaving the complete head or one side of the head, as we have seen with Jada Pinkett-Smith,” one barber... More »

Hot Adult Accessory: Silly Bandz

Fad alert! Better buy a pack before they sell out

(Newser) - Thanks to schools banning Silly Bandz and putting them on the national radar, the elastics-slash-bracelets are the hottest new accessory…for adults. “If kids are going crazy over these, I have to have them,” says one 30-year-old who mixes her palm tree and monkey-shaped Bandz with her Rolex... More »

Hot Trend for Summer: Boots

Sales surge as starlets embrace combat-style footwear

(Newser) - They look sweaty and uncomfortable, but make no mistake: Boots are hot—as in trendy—this summer. "It’s a way of saying, ‘I am a tough, cool and bad girl and don’t mess with me,’ and at the same time, women want to stay feminine,... More »

Socks With Sandals? It's Hip (Maybe)

But not every fashionista likes the latest trend

(Newser) - If you're weary from the heavy issues of the week, the New York Post has one on the lighter side: Socks with sandals, yea or nay? Some trendy designers have blessed the look for this summer, and celebs such as Chloe Sevigny are on board. Two fashionistas duke it out,... More »

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