Fashion Myths De-Bunked

Why does it seem like the fashion powers-that-be are always contradicting themselves? If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck ...

So one minute you have to match your handbag to your shoes and the next you absolutely should not perfectly match your accessories. It's a crazy world out there and who can keep all the fashion rules straight? They're always changing any way! Here are some fashion "DON'Ts" that are really fashions DOs!

111507_bosworth_200x400 Wear more than one pattern at a time

Obviously, you have to use some discretion here. You don't want to wear a leopard print dress with a zebra scarf. Choose a main pattern and let other patterns compliment it. Scarves, when worn correctly, are a great way to accent a great pattern on a dress or skirt. Actress like Kate Bosworth knows how to mix and match patterns.






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Kate Hudson in Phillip Lim

Katehudsonlarger_2 Kate Hudson always looks great; her style is effortless and approachable. And fortunately accessible to the rest of us. Get the 3.1 Phillip Lim dress Kate Hudson wore on a recent trip to Miami.












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3.1 Phillip Lim Paisley Dress worn by Kate Hudson

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Lindsey Lohan, Hayden Panettiere and Victoria Beckham hit the red carpet in Herve Leger

Yes, what's old is new again. That's what happens in fashion right? And now those body-hugging Herve Leger (by Max Azria) dresses are back and boy do celebrities love them. Most notably Victoria Beckham. Also seen in the signature bandage dresses are Lindsey Lohan and Hayden Panettiere.

You've seen vintage Leger numbers on the red carpet recently but now celebrities have access to a whole new collection. And now you can get your own. Intermix and Net-a-Porter are happy to sell you one online, or you can try one on for size at boutiques across the country. For a complete store list, visit HerveLeger.com.

The idea of wearing a bandage may be an old joke but these gorgeous yet simple dresses make wearing bandages en vogue.

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Lindsey Lohan, Hayden Panettiere, Victoria Beckham (Photo: WhatsHauteBlog.com)

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Bold handbags for spring!

You won't have to worry about not being noticed this spring with all of the bright colors for dresses, tops, shoes and handbags. Patent leather is still going strong, so don't be shy about buying really bold colors like bright yellow, vibrant blue, raging red or vivid green in handbags of all shapes and sizes.

And just a little reminder that the Belisi handbag collection will debut soon, so check Belisi.com often!

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Get Eva Longoria's dress

Evav_2Denim is the "it" fabric for spring

I'm not talking about school marm denim jumpers circa 1983, I mean sexy denim like the dress Eva Longoria wore in this candid photo. Don't you just love the Internet? You see a celebrity wearing something cute and within minutes it's yours (well, at least it's on the way to being yours).  I love this dress because of the elephant belt that cinches the middle and the flattering silhouette.

Get the Voom Elephant denim dress at ShopHarmonyLane.com.


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Charlize Theron Shines in Derek Lam

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Charlize Theron shines in this sexy Derek Lam dress. And unlike when I was growing up, you can replicate the celebrity style with the click of a mouse. Shop for red carpet worth Derek Lam dresses on eLuxury.com, shopbop.com, and yoox.com.

Get ready for Spring with this Bow Halter Dress, and pair with these precious peep toe pumps (also by Derek Lam)Dl_11767389_h_pu_2Dklam2003520401_prod_medium .

 

Being single just got more fun

Don't worry, you can still have some single fun even if you’re in a relationship. I'm talking about Single, the adorable clothing line with a celebrity following.

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Check out the celebs wearing Single gear

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Spring Fashion: Got the Blues

1_blue_01_23_08_3I don’t know about you but I am ready for Spring in a big way. And there’s nothing that makes me feel happier than sunshine and bright colors. The it color for Spring ’08 is cobalt blue. You’ll see it on handbags, tops, dresses, skirts and shoes. If it’s blue, it’s hot … or cool?

If you like to plan ahead, stock up all things blue right now. So when the clouds break you’ll be ready to go. Or, be daring and get a head start on Spring. Wear blue to brighten up a cold winter day.

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Become a fashion designer

A fashion design contest you could actually win! No TV reality show drama required!

Adamlippes_2 Have you always dreamed of becoming a fashion designer? I know I have, although after watching a few seasons of Project Runway, I don't think I'm cracked up to handle the drama of the sewing room! Plus, I can't sew a hem to save my life. I'll leave that to Mr. Pucci and Mr. Armani, thank you. But if you think you have what it takes, enter your fabulous dress design to the Glam.com Be Discovered: Design a Dress contest.  But hurry, designs must be received by 6 p.m. PT on February 5, 2008. Then the voting goes to the people. Glam.com and MSN viewers will vote on the best designs. The winner will be flown to New York City to receive a $500 gift certificate to Lord & Taylor, and will have the opportunity to apprentice with ADAM Adam Lippes design studio. Get to drawing!

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Designer clothes on sale … in your size!

Designer sales delivered to your inbox

Illustration_2 Go ahead, shop it to me. No seriously. Shop It To Me is a new service that sends you emails when your favorite brands go on sale in your size. It’s like a free online personal shopper. While there are only certain designers to choose from, they have some really good ones like Prada, Ella Moss, Tahari, and Gucci from retailers like Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Banana Republic, Zappos and Bluefly.  You’ll get an email either daily or weekly (depending on what you choose) when designer jeans, dresses, skirts, tops, shoes, handbags and jewelry go on sale in your size.

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