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Kris Chau, one half of design duo Day Space Night, is currently reading two books: Rebecca Solnit’s Hope in the Dark, about how radical activism can create real change, and The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream by Courtney E. Martin, a look at rejecting traditional ideals of “success.” Both give insight not only into the personal ideologies of Chau, an artist and illustrator, and her DSN partner Samantha Margherita, a textile designer, but also the driving ethos behind their line of body-grazing, one-size-fits-most,...

    In my rough and leafy corner of the universe, a promised land called West Philadelphia, I have noticed something new taking hold. It is a sensibility like Sontag meant it — “a logic of taste,” a new way of seeing bodies and objects in the world and figuring out what to think about them. Of course it is not new. It surged online in 2006 when Erin McKean declared, “You Don’t Have to Be Pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone...Prettiness is not a rent you...

My boobs are not small, and ever since these fun bags sprouted, I’ve been wearing an underwire bra for support. That’s about 37 years of having a metal shank jammed up in my ribs! I’ve tried wireless bras in the past, but they never really worked for me, either lacking support or giving me uniboob like a sports bra. But fabric and bra technologies have changed, so I tested out a few new brands on the market to see how their wire-free bras stack up....

It’s August, which means that your local stores are rolling out their Halloween displays, but you’ve still got a month of beach time left before sweater weather begins. So now is still a great time for swimsuit shopping — online, that is. Many places are having end-of-summer sales, but even if they’re not, it’s still the perfect time to pick up your favorite suit for the month — and next year. So here, take a look at some stylish plus size bikinis still available. If you’re...

  During the nineteenth century, blue was considered a versatile color, as suitable for elegant evening gowns and demure day dresses as it was for fashionable bonnets, slippers and parasols. In shades ranging from the palest cerulean blue to the deepest navy, it adorned women of every age and every station, harmonizing with a wide range of hair colors and complexions. In today’s article, we look at some of the loveliest examples of the color blue in Victorian fashion. *Please note: Deep blues were generally achieved with...

LaTonya Yvette StaubsStylist and WriterBrooklyn, New York Tell us about this outfit. I got the red dress for a couple of dollars at a thrift store. I usually wear it almost like a duster that buttons. I lean toward things that are dramatic, where you only need that thing and you can kind of understyle it. The shoes are probably Marc Fisher. The jewelry is all vintage or the kind of thing people sell on the street. How would you describe your aesthetic? I like to be a different...

It’s always #FreeTheNipple and #SideBoobSeason, but the sentiment is so much realer during the warmer months. But sometimes boobs can pack a lot of moisture, and though summer is almost over, some of us will still be sweating well into next year. Over the weekend, the internet lost its shit over the “Ta Ta Towel." And as funny as a towel specifically for titties sounds, it actually makes a lot of sense. Erin Robertson invented Ta-Ta Towels after her tiny A/C unit in her LA apartment broke...

The BUST team is super pumped for BUST Craftacular at World Maker Faire coming this September, and you should be, too! It’s a two-day, family-friendly maker and science fest that we are proud to be a part of, and we'll be bringing some of the best craft-makers and designers for your shopping pleasure. We love our vendors and want to celebrate the maker movement and all the hard work that they put into creating the goods that we love. Here’s a Spotlight on one of our amazing...

  18-year-old Kayla Robinson is the creator of Green Box Shop, an online store that sells T-shirts bearing clever activist slogans such as “My size does not define my beauty,” “It costs $0.00 to use the correct pronouns," and "Roses are red. Doritos are savory. The US prison system is legalized slavery." Well, Robinson and Green Box Shop are having a moment because Frank Ocean wore one of her t-shirts — with the message “Why be racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic when you can be quiet?” —...

Those of us who still miss our Lisa Frank trapper keepers need mourn no more. The queen of all things magical and technicolor has collaborated with Target to release a line of pajamas...for adults. That’s right, there are now Lisa Frank pajamas for adults. They’re magical, they’re affordable, and they’re so multicolored they might give you a headache. In other words, they’re perfect. The pjs feature beloved Lisa Frank characers including Forrest the tiger cub and Majesty the horse with an incredible rainbow mane. Can we...