more about: clothing

What’s Appropriate to Wear to Work?

Our fashion department is working on bringing you some great clothing that you can wear to the office in an upcoming issue, but we want to know what kinds of clothing is okay to wear where you work. Help us out and help shape the story by checking off the items in the list below that you can/would wear to […]

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Custom Clothing for Less Than $100

Unless she happens to be the fit model for a fashion designer, every woman, no matter what her size, has had that frustrating shopping experience where absolutely nothing fits the way it should. Dresses that are too loose in all the wrong places, tops that are too tight exactly where they should be a bit roomier—sometimes you have to wonder […]

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Art + Commerce

Can fashion be considered art? That simple question is an age-old debate. Certainly fashion and style can be a vehicle for personal expression, a form of nonverbal communication to convey details about your personality to the world, and by which others are able to interpret certain details about you (whether fairly and correctly or not). There have been countless museum […]

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New Launch: Body Shapers for Curvy Women

Shapewear—those compressing undergarments that seem to magically make you look five pounds lighter—is the unsung hero of the fashion world, and of fashionable women all over the real world as well. Ever wondered how all of those celebrities look so great on the red carpet? Sure, they have personal trainers and nutritionists, but they are also, more often than not, […]

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Make Your Shoes Last Longer

One of the quickest ways to damage your nice heels is to drive in them. Because of the way your foot is angled on the pedals in your car, your right heel will scuff and scrape faster than your left heel, leaving you with a mismatched set of sorts. So instead of wearing pumps when you drive, keep a pair […]

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5 (New!) Wardrobe Staples

January is always one of my favorite fashion moments. We may be between seasons, sartorially speaking (the rush of pulling on fall’s new boots and sweaters is gone, but spring is still several snowy, slushy months away), but it’s a time of across-the-board resolution and reinvention, and fashion is all about constantly reinventing the same concepts in new, fresh ways. […]

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Dress Code: Blue Jeans or Sequins?

A New Year’s Eve party is arguably the biggest dress-up opportunity of the year. But what’s the definition of “dress up” these days? I wore jeans and a sparkly beaded top to a holiday open house two days ago — and felt pretty good about it until I read what columnist Helena Eichlin has to say here on the subject. […]

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Meet Our New Fashion Blogger, Rebecca Daly

Greetings, Real Simple readers! I’m so happy to introduce myself to you as the newest addition to Real Simple’s fashion team and the Simply Stated blog. I’ve actually been here behind the scenes for about a month now, learning the ropes of the office, and working on upcoming issues of the magazine—you’ll start seeing my work in our February issue. […]

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The Insider’s Guide to Shoe Shopping

On the hunt for new shoes this season? Here’s a list of what you should be looking for while you shop, courtesy of famed shoe designer Anyi Lu. (Lu has been designing shoes that feature both supreme Italian construction and modern-day comfort technology for more than five years now. Check out some of her latest styles here.) Happy shopping! 1. […]

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The Limited Launches a Plus-Size Line!

Now here’s some amazing news for all of my plus-size women out there: The Limited has just launched an incredibly stylish, incredibly well-priced line just for you. Introducing eloquii by The Limited. The creation was inspired by plus-size women themselves, who made their frustrations known about the lack of fashionable clothing options available. (Sound familiar?) In the debut collection, you’ll […]

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