In honor of bra month, I've rounded up some of my favorite bra-related trivia. (It might not be laced with most critical, life-saving information, but oh well-it's interesting.)
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Next Saturday is St. Paddy's day, but that doesn't mean you should wear a clover covered top hat while sucking down spiked Shamrock Shakes. There are plenty of ways to celebrate your inner Irishness that don't lead to wasted money, embarrassing photographs and a mean hangover. To help you make a wise (yet occasion appropriate) sartorial choice, we've found nine pieces that pay homage to the Emerald Isle-and work the other 364 days of the year, too. (As for the milkshakes? We can only offer our advice: avoid your local McDonalds. Eat kale instead. That's green too.)Read More »from Saint Patrick's Day Shopping
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Off-screen actress Melissa Farman, who plays Bristol Palin, in HBO's movie Game Change, is no style slouch.
Her everyday speaking voice sounds 100 percent American and she plays Bristol Palin in the HBO movie Game Change, about John McCain's 2008 Presidential campaign (catch it this Saturday night at 9:00 EST/PCT) but actress Melissa Farman has a decidedly French vibe. She was born in New York, but moved to Paris when she was just two weeks old and traveled frequently between the two cities as a child. Today she has dual citizenship, yet identifies her nationality as French and considers her sense of style more Parisian than American. "It definitely skewed me in the sense that Parisian women all wear very sober colors," she says. "When I came out to L.A. for school, I felt like I stuck out like a sore thumb because I was in all beige and black and brown and dark blue." ARead More »from How to Pull Off Parisian Chic
Illustration by Lauren FriedmanJean Godfrey-June, Lucky magazine
Q: I don't have huge breasts-and I like it that way. But all the unpadded un-pushup bras are super un-sexy. Help!
A: It's true. It's a challenge to not look like the missing Girl Next Door if you want any kind of support in this world. And certainly if you want anything faintly pretty, feminine or sexy, the not-padded pickings get even slimmer. But the Cosabella New Soire mesh bra is not padded. Not itchy. And not sold in the training bra section (it has underwire). It comes in gorgeous colors. And has the same sexiness as the mesh underwear Scarlett Johansson wears in the beginning of Lost in Translation.
The women on our best celebrity cleavage list distract us with their chest-enhancing outfits so often, we'd almost assume their boobs just innately look that defined. But Sofia Vergara and Blake Lively have stylists, makeup artists and an arsenal of products at their disposal, and we're sure they use them to make their assets look their very best.
Rather than get wrapped up in the unfairness, we'll just steal their tips and tricks instead. For those less endowed, less perky, whatever, here's a road map to cleavage of the hard-earned variety. Like Cameron Diaz at the Oscars after party this year. She's famously joked about her small boobs before, but uh...
Lady Gaga, Brassiere PioneerElena Fishman, Lucky magazine
We're kicking off a month's worth of bra-centric features here at Lucky-an extraBRAganza, if you will. But in between rounding up our favorite bras under $25, explaining why the right bra will change your life and talking celebrity cleavage, we have to acknowledge the fact that sometimes, the innocent brassiere can be a pain in the...well...rear.
Case in point: once, back in high school, I had an evening outing to the opera planned with one of my best friends. Unsure of to what to wear (people don't dress up quite as much in my hometown of Miami, FL) I settled on a sheer-ish chiffon top and pencil skirt combo.
Now, I obviously couldn't risk Visible Bra Syndrome (or VBS), but I wasn't about to sacrifice that for, well, VNS (use your imagination for that one). I'd heard a bit about those adhesive bra cups that supposedly offer both support and coverage under backless, strapless or sheer looks-so when I saw one on sale at aRead More »from Bra Horror Stories
Most stores organize dresses by silhouette (long sleeve, knee length, strapless) or occasion (cocktail, casual, the not-always-true "day to night" category). But cataloguing dresses based on the body type they flatter-while it would probably be the most helpful method-doesn't seem to exist. We find this frustrating, and imagine we're not alone. (Unless people actually like the experience of ogling an amazingly wonderful dress, only to register that it just won't suit their shape?)
Click through the slideshow below to find the best dress for YOU. They'll look as great on your body as they do on the rack, whether you're boyish, curvy, top-heavy, petite, whatever:
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If Christmas through Valentine's Day is engagement season, then the next couple of months are prime time for wedding dress shopping. But if you're a newly minted bride-to-be and eager to start searching, we suggest holding off on visiting the pricey specialty stores-at least for a week.
Starting next Wednesday, February 22 (and lasting until Sunday, February 26), Lord & Taylor is having a HUGE online bridal sale-prices will range from $99 to $399-and it's really really worth checking out. (You'll be able to find everything right here. )
And until then, click through the slideshow below. We've found dresses under $1,000 for every type of wedding.
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