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We have been binding our busts since ancient times: in Classical Greece, some women wrapped linen bands across their breasts; Romans had a similar method, hoping to prevent their breasts from sagging; during the Ming Dynasty in China, a supportive underlayer called a “dudou” was favored by wealthy women. The first modern bra in the United States was invented in 1910 by Mary Phelps Jacob (later known as Caresse Crosby), a New Yorker whose chunky whalebone corset just didn’t work under her thin evening gown. Read More
Yesterday, the New York Times reported about a hip new trend for young women: full bottom underwear. You heard us right—thongs are no longer cool. Apparel analysts and young women themselves agree that thongs have passed, and that being comfortable is the new thing. The research coincides with this observation: according to NPD, a research company, “Sales of thongs decreased 7 percent over the last year, while sales of fuller styles — briefs, boy shorts and high-waist briefs — have grown a collective 17 percent. Read More
It’s no secret that Lilly Pulitzer’s target audience is made up of wealthy white women, and if that’s news to you, just take a look at what comes up when you Google image search their ad campaigns. Nevertheless, we were feeling a little hopeful that the brand had become more inclusive when they announced that their line would be sold at Target. Read More
Nail art is freaking cool. Nail art of empowering women and symbols? Even cooler. We've rounded up some amazing manicures that will make you look even more kick-ass than usual. I mean, really, who doesn't want their feminist heroes hanging out on her fingers? (Hey Tavi!) If you get one of these designs done at a salon, make sure to pay your super-hardworking nail technician well! They go through a lot doing this for a living and they deserve it. Check out the photos below and get your nail game on point for spring! 1. Hillary Clinton Nail Art image c/o: zazzle.com 2. Read More
Memorial Day weekend is almost here, and we know you wanna head to the closest possible water world. Whether you’ll be playing on the beach or pool-side sunning, you’re probably wondering what to wear. We think the distinction of size "others" people and marginalizes fatness, which is not fair. Fat-kini, skini-kini, whatever-kini —love your body and dress it in the lycra style that suits you best! All bodies and all kinis are created equal. So grab your sunscreen, a good book, and go get fierce in the sunshine. Read More
Founder of Eff Your Beauty Standards, Tess Holliday (maiden name Munster), shared her first agency shoot as as a MiLK model on Instagram Monday. And needless to say (because, um, look down), the photos are crazy awesome. "So thrilled that I can finally share these images," the model captioned one.  When Holliday got signed, she was flooded with reactions on Twitter, Instagram, and personal letters. She told The Guardian, "Some people were very excited, some people called me fat and said I was too big to be a model. Read More
As people become more open-minded, non-traditional weddings are becoming increasingly popular, and there are now websites dedicated to planning these unique ceremonies. Brides are no longer afraid to show of their killer tattoos or flaunt some color. From ditching the white to wearing track shorts, these fearless brides have made us fall in love with non-traditional weddings all over again. Scroll down for some amazing inspiration! 1. This beautiful couple jumping the broom. 2nd2Nunn Photography    2. These stunning brides who showed off awesome tattoos and matching bouquets. Read More
In the midst of this salon crackdown and expose in NYC, there's no better time to DIY your nails like the best in the biz. You definitely don't need to go to a manicurist who is underpaid and overworked to get on trend with the colorful standout from the spring fashion shows: nail art. Gone are the days when a nude polish dominated the runways and streets as a mainstay for the modern, professional woman. Read More
Arabelle Sicardi certainly has a unique style — and we're obsessed with it. The NYC-based blogger has a knack for mixing and matching pieces that somehow draw together the perfect balance of quirk and chic. Read on to find out how she does it, what influences her ensembles, and three words that sum up her fashion philosophy! Tell me about what you’re wearing. The suit is from Christian Siriano’s fall collection; he’s a friend and he let me borrow clothes for when I went on a trip. The shoes are Margiela Tabis, and they’re my dream shoes. Read More
“I don’t like to give advice. People have to find themselves,” style icon Iris Apfel tells me over the phone from her vacation home in Florida. But at age 93, she’s had such a rich lifetime full of experiences, people always want to know what she thinks about everything. Now that she’s the subject of legendary filmmaker Albert Maysles’ upcoming documentary Iris (out in May), this “rare bird of fashion” is finally giving her fans an intimate glimpse into what makes her tick. Read More