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  • Best Swimsuits for Under $30


    Pool and beach weather is upon us once again! This year it seems like anything goes—sporty, sexy, florals, stripes, cutouts, bandeaus, halters, you name it! We've rounded up the the cutest and most budget-friendly swimsuits for every body type this season. From bikinis to one-pieces and everything in between, these are the best swimsuits under $30!

    Classic white bikini, $30 at Victoria's Secret - Ruffles and sheer detailing adds a soft touch to this two-piece and lends a feminine shape to more slender ladies.

    Tropical kaleidoscope bikini, $24.98 at Kmart
    - This number from Kmart's Sofia by Sofia Vergara line has a vibrant print, fun keyhole neckline, and low-rise string bottom.

    Retro polka dot bikini, $23.60 at Forever 21
    - If you like your swimwear to have a vintage feel, try out this high-waisted, pink bikini. We love the contrast of the larger dots on top with the smaller ones below--perfect for emphasizing your tiny waist.

    Black and white two piece, $27.92 at Walmart
    - Graphic black

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  • NERVO Mixes It Up With COVERGIRL's New, Summery Beauty Products



    The Thread spoke with the dynamic duo NERVO at COVERGIRL's Summer Beauty Remix Party to discuss summer beauty fixes, their new-found girl crush on Sofia Vergara, and an undying love of nail art. During the event, the gorgeous ladies proved to be multitasker-extraordinaires--between playing a set for the crowd, rubbing elbows with their new bestie, Vergara, and sampling the new COVERGIRL goods, they managed to share with us their favorite summer products.

    COVERGIRL Smoochies Lip Balm - A lip balm with a kiss of color, the NERVO girls love the touch of gloss and flavor.

    COVERGIRL Flamed Out Collection - The NERVO girls tell us that "even though it's summer, a bold eye is still great." We agree! This new collection of mascara and eye shadow pumps up the volume for eyes that truly standout.

    COVERGIRL Outlast Glosstinis - With shades named after your favorite cocktail's, these bright summery colors are perfect for nail art and don't even need a top coat, making them the perfect selection for Read More »from NERVO Mixes It Up With COVERGIRL's New, Summery Beauty Products
  • The Wackiest Styles of Billboard's Past



    Call us crazy, but we think the Billboard Awards often trumps the Oscars in terms of exciting red carpet fashion. Forget safe, classic gowns--the biggest and brightest of the music industry opt for scandalously low necklines, micro-minis, and vivid color and we can't get enough! Over the years we've seen some truly out-there styles--from backless (and frontless) dresses to feather Swimmies and just about everything in between. While we anxiously anticipate Sunday's 2013 Billboard Music Awards (on ABC at 8/7c) red carpet, let's all look back at the most outrageous styles from the past.

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  • Spring Trends to Avoid



    Keeping up with the latest trends of the season can be just as important as knowing what NOT to wear. Case in point: these five spring trend no-nos. Thread host and supermodel Jessica Stam has the looks to avoid this spring.

    Drop-waist dresses - While these may have been the go-to dresses for flappers, these frocks do the exact opposite of what a modern woman is looking for in terms of flattering her shape. With baggy midsections and a waist that hits at the hips, you're accentuating the widest part of your body. And who wants that?

    High-waisted, tapered trousers - These pants add bulk to your midsection and eliminate all chances of flaunting your womanly shape. No thank you!

    Bermuda shorts - Bermuda has given us many things to be thankful for--white sand beaches, cerulean waters, and calypso music--but one thing we're not happy about are so-called Bermuda shorts. By cutting the leg off visually and making just about anyone who wears them look stumpy, they are just plain unflattering.

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  • Mother of Four Gets The Makeover of A Lifetime

    If there is one universal truth in this life, it's that our moms deserve the absolute best. That's why The Thread has enlisted the help of celebrity hairstylist Carrie Fernow and celebrity makeup artist Robin Hamilton to give one ultra-deserving stay-at-home mother of four a total fashion and beauty overhaul. With a whole new wardrobe and a fresh new look just in time for Mother's Day, mom-extraordinaire Diane is looking (and feeling) like her best self!

    Diane's hairstyle - both the cut and color - has remained the same for as long as she can remember. To brighten up her look, Carrie chose a long textured bob, which adds volume to fine hair, plus a side swept bang which instantly adds style to any look. What can we learn from Diane's new 'do?

    HAIR TIP #1: Embrace the side bang! No matter what hairstyle you choose each morning, even if you're running out the door and have time for nothing but a ponytail, the bang will always give the style a polished "done" look and feel.               

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  • Chrissy Teigen's Summer Style Must-Haves



    Swimsuit model, food blogger, and Gillette Venus's ambassador Chrissy Teigen is a bit of an authority when it comes to flashing a little leg. So, we've picked her brain to discover the six summer style and beauty essentials she can't be without this season. These are go-to looks for the season!

    White shorts - Chrissy loves white shorts--she practically lives in them all summer long. To rock this style like she does, test drive a pair during the day with a light, silky tank or try an open-knit sweater and heels for evening.

    LBD - Another favorite of the supermodel's is a little black dress, especially one with cut-in shoulders. It's a great way to show off your legs without being too revealing. Try one during the day with a colorful scarf or jean jacket, and go bold for nighttime with a statement necklace and heels.

    Wedges - No outfit is complete without great shoes! Chrissy recommends wedges with an ankle strap. She loves the look with neutrals for daytime and a fitted dress for when Read More »from Chrissy Teigen's Summer Style Must-Haves
  • Revamp Your Spring Beauty Routine


    And a big thank you to Phil LuanGrath bags!

    With the arrival of spring comes new challenges for your beauty regimen. The Thread is bringing you the best products, tips, and tricks to shine all season long!

    Problem: Dull complexion.
    Solution: Exfoliation! The combination of indoor heat and bitter winter winds may have left your skin feeling dry and flaky. Whip it back into shape for spring by exfoliating two to three times a week to slough off dead skin cells. For a quick, DIY skin scrub, combine one tablespoon of ground coffee with one teaspoon of sweet almond oil to form a paste. Your skin will be springing back to life in no time!

    Problem: Shiny skin.
    Solution: Moisturize! This for the other end of the skin spectrum. We know it sounds counterintuitive, but the best way to fight shine and ensure your makeup stays put is by keeping your skin hydrated. Olay's Professional Pro-X Clear UV moisturizer is an Allure Best of Beauty Award winner, and it's great at quenching thirsty skin without Read More »from Revamp Your Spring Beauty Routine
  • Tegan and Sara on Leather Jackets and Getting "Closer" to Justin Bieber



    Well, closer to his wardrobe at least. The Thread sat down with The Beebs' fellow Canadians (and identical twins!), Tegan and Sara, to talk about their latest album, Heartthrob, how their style has evolved throughout their career, and the importance of a good leather jacket. We can't get enough of the sisters' laid back style and unique voices. Want to hear more? Check out The Thread's Tegan and Sara Spotify playlist, and always be sure to check in with The Thread's on Twitter and Facebook for more style tips and tricks.

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  • The Lumineers say "Ho, Hey" to The Thread at Coachella

    You might know them best as the-band-that-sings-those-songs-you-can't-get-out-of-your-head, but we promise that there's much more to the Lumineers (much easier to say, don't you think?) than their hit single, "Ho, Hey." The Thread's host Rachel Perry sat down with the folk-rock band to discuss originally unwanted (but now-loved) lyrics and their signature styles. We were pumped to discover cellist and vocalist Neyla Pekarek loved ModCloth as much as we do!

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  • The Wacky and Wonderful World of Coachella Festival Style

    Host Rachel Perry is wearing a top by Urban Outfitters, a vest by Zara, necklaces by Michael Spirito and Iosselliani, bracelets by Iosselliani, earrings by TSURA.

    Coachella is a massive, multi-stage musical event occuring over two weekends that brings together a varied crowd of high fashion devotees, hippie flower children, and yes, even superheroes. The festival style found there is something to be studied and between the gals who came for the music and those who came to see and be seen, The Thread was there to capture all the best (and most unusual) looks from the kick-off weekend.

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