By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazine
You swear by your Spanx for weddings, hot dates, heck even the beach...but would you wear 'em when your expecting?
The recent launch of Assets Marvelous Mama at Target--a lower-priced line of maternity shapewear, the little sister to "Mama Spanx," which have been around since 2004--is causing quite a stir in the blogosphere. The ladies at Jezebel took offense with the product, saying, "Spanx-the company that has made a mint selling body-slimming garments-is now targeting pregnant women with its Mama Spanx maternity line. Because you're never allowed to have a gut that big, even if there is a fetus in it." But over at TODAYShow.com, they dug a bit deeper into the situation and discovered that the range of products has no compression fabric in the belly area, only around the hips, butt, and thighs, and that plenty of pregnant women swear by their Spanx. They had an editor try out the Power Mama Spanx to surprisingly pleasant results, and company
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- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Jan 10, 2011 8:20 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from The Footwear Forecast For 2011: Flat With A Chance Of Platforms
We know, we know: You've been hearing that the "towering torture chambers" otherwise known as killer stilettos have been on their way out for a while now. But for all of you mid-heel and flat skeptics, today brings some serious proof that more sensible shoes will be big news in 2011.
Buyers from some of the nation's most important department stores are investing heavily in no-nonsense shoes, according to today's WWD. With hemlines dropping all over the runways, flat shoes seem to be the smart option of the season. "It really speaks to the boho spirit we saw on the runways," Ken Downing, fashion director of Neiman Marcus, told the paper. Liz Rodbell, executive VP of merchandising at Lord & Taylor, says we'll also see an "emergence of lower heels, such as the single-soled pointed-toe pump," and that the platform shoe will continue to offer "the best of both worlds." Over at ritzy department store Lane Crawford, Sarah Rutson says, "Flat shoes - from
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Mon, Jan 10, 2011 7:06 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from A Smart (Affordable!) Dressing Tip For Busty Girls
If you struggle with dressing your busty figure, we've got a great style solution that's perfect for the chillier months--and can cost as little as five bucks!
My adorable friend Tara has always been on the more buxom side, but now that she's four months pregnant with her first child, she's having an even harder time finding ways to keep her ever-expanding chest in check (especially when she's headed somewhere with a conservative atmosphere, like the baby shower of another friend we attended this weekend, and doesn't want to be showing too much cleavage).
Her smart solution? An oversize scarf! "It makes me feel more covered up and comfortable wherever I go," she told me. "I just hide everything underneath one!" It even has the added bonus of keeping her cozy during the January freeze. She scored this one for just $10 at Old Navy ("I've been living in them!" she says), and has a rotating set that she throws on over cardigans and leggings to be an
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazine
By now you dolls have probably seen the one and only Kim Kardashian gracing the cover of our February issue--but have you had a chance to score some seriously great tips for looking sexy from the queen of suggestive dressing herself? Before you head out on your next hot date, check out these little tricks for looking all come-hither in a heartbeat.Read More »from Dress Sexy Tips to Steal From Kim Kardashian
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Fri, Jan 7, 2011 12:05 AM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from How to Pull Off Western Chic Without Looking Like You're In A Costume
Reader Katie, AKA "Cardigan Girl" writes to us,
"On my first date with my now-boyfriend, he surprised me with a giant belt buckle from Texas. It was part of an inside joke that we had while we were flirting (he frequently travels there for business) and I thought it was hilarious. Flash forward three and a half months: I am flying to Texas for Martin Luther King weekend to visit him while he is there for business. I want to wear the belt buckle for my flight out and our first dinner in the Longhorn State, but am not sure how to pull it off. Western attire is definitely not my standard cardigan and camisole style, but I am willing to give it a shot because I know he'll get a big kick out of it. Ideas??"
First of all...how cute! And second of all, there is definitely an easy and chic way to wear this thing and still look fabulous. In the spirit of Texas, I suggest you grab the bull by the horns (sorry!) and go all-American.
1. Start with a crisp
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Thu, Jan 6, 2011 6:52 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Calypso St. Barth For Target: Get Beach Chic On The Cheap This Summer!
If seeing celebs in their sexy swimsuits and having the Glamour team solve your biggest bathing suit struggles isn't enough to get you thinking about beach season, we've got something that definitely will: Calypso St. Barth for Target!
The cheap-and-chic retailer just announced their latest designer collaboration exclusively to InStyle--they'll be teaming up with the celeb favorite Calypso St. Barth, which offers bikinis, caftans, and fabulous home furnishings usually in the multiple hundreds of dollars range. But come May, their stuff will be available at Tar-zhay for just $1.99 to $79.99.
"Calypso St. Barth is a renowned global brand with an incredibly loyal following and we think Target's guests will love the no-fuss, sophisticated appeal of the collection," Calypso SVP of merchandising Trish Adams told the mag. "The Calypso St. Barth for Target collection is timed perfectly for summer and offers our guests destination-chic style at incredible
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazine
Red carpet season officially kicked off with the People's Choice Awards last night, where a who's who of starlets strutted their stuff in front of the cameras. And in the spirit of the ceremony, you dolls get to decide which one was worthy of the Slaves To Fashion best dressed title!
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- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Work + Money – Wed, Jan 5, 2011 8:04 PM EST
By Lauren Tardanico, Glamour magazine
If you've got loads and loads (or even one or two!) of printed dresses hanging in your closet but are tired of just wearing 'em as is, today's post is for you. See how I spotted one of our fashion editors, Jillian, wearing hers today, and tell us what you think!
I know that most of you aren't fans of the socks with sandals look, however, Jillian looks adorable and pulls it off so well (and frankly, I totally dig the hosiery trend!) that I had to share her outfit. I love that she switched it up and went sans tights, but added the faux fur vest to keep her look weather appropriate (and I love even more that she wore it over a print as opposed to your standard solid). And for those of you that live in areas way too cold for bare legs, swap out the socks for gray wooly tights.
(Obsessed with Jill's look? Shop it here for less.)What's your take on today's look, ladies? Have you tried the socks with sandals look? How have you rocked it? What Read More »from How To Accessorize All Those Printed Dresses Hanging In Your Closet
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Wed, Jan 5, 2011 7:44 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from This Season's Must-Have Staple? A Plain White T-Shirt
Here's good news for girls who are mindful of their piggy banks: This season's must-have style item can be yours for as little as a buck!
Celebrities have been sporting plain white T-shirts from the sidewalks to the red carpet lately, and we're loving the clean, simple look --and the fact that it's accessible to just about every woman on the planet!
Kate Bosworth proved that simplicity can be chic when she wore this Jil Sander number to the Hollywood Style Awards recently. She looks totally unfussy and yet completely glam.
One of our favorite style stars, Michelle Obama, was spotted leaving her Hawaiian vacation earlier this week in a sassy bright pink and purple leopard skirt with a jeweled belt. How do you keep all of that pattern and volume from looking overdone? Add a plain white T on top, naturally!
And then we have star of the TV series Fairly Legal, Sarah Shahi, hitting the red carpet at an Us Weekly Hot Hollywood event in a pretty
- Slaves to Fashion, Glamour Magazine | Fashion – Wed, Jan 5, 2011 7:27 PM EST
By Tracey Lomrantz, Glamour magazineRead More »from Blake Lively Is Officially The New Face Of Chanel's Mademoiselle Handbag Line
When rumors first surfaced about a month ago that Blake Lively would be the new face of Chanel handbags, we were practically giddy. Now that it has been deemed official fact by Karl Lagerfeld himself, we can't wait to see what fabulous Chanel frocks the starlet will hit the red carpet wearing in 2011...
A story in today's WWD confirms that the Gossip Girl star will, in fact, front a new campaign for Chanel Mademoiselle handbags, which you'll soon see in April fashion magazines. "'She's a kind of American dream girl,' said Lagerfeld, lauding Lively's spontaneous nature, freshness and what he described as natural star quality. 'I think she will become a great actress.' And Lagerfeld noted Lively is very aptly named. 'She's full of life,' the designer said."
As for Lively, she described the experience of being photographed by the famed designer like this: "How did Cinderella feel when she slipped on the glass slipper? How did Snow White feel when