How To Make A Daily Uniform With 3 Easy Layers

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1. Seamless Activewear
Yoga pants? Fine. Sports bra? Perfect. The foundation of Being Apparel's suggested uniform are seamless garments made for low-impact activities, like pilates or barre. So essentially, you can wear your gym clothes out and about underneath the two layers that follow. 

2. Luxurious Drapes
We're all about a perfectly loose and slouchy dress or wide-leg pant, and those are exactly the kind of mid-layers Being Apparel offers (and recommends).

3. Chic, Soft Tailoring
Top things off with an elevated overgarment that's sharp enough to wear to a meeting, but cool and flexible enough to wear out to drinks. Easy as 1, 2, 3. 

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Wedding trends: Enough with the white dresses

This post originally appeared at Washington Post

They’re forsaking the bridal standard in favor of attire that better exemplifies and embraces their style and personality, with diverse cuts, colors, styles and silhouettes. Think well-tailored separates, slim-fitted jumpsuits, even skin-baring slips.

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Pleats to please: six ways to wear the skirt of choice for 2016

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Take note, iron-averse style watchers: pleated skirts are the only ones that pass fashion muster right now – they’re everywhere from the catwalk to the red carpet to your iPlayer catch-up session. Like denim hair, big logos or contouring, pleats’ popularity is partly down to the fact that they’re really photogenic. They might not be desk-job-friendly (those wrinkles from sitting down do tend to spoil a pleat’s line) but when snapped moving – as on a Vogue editor on the way to a fashion show – or wafting through a waltz, they have a pleasing three-dimensional quality that an A-line mini or pencil skirt just can’t claim. In this brave new world of skirts, the pleat semantics are a minefield. Here’s our guide to six pleats and what they mean in 2016.

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Your Little Black Dress Does Derby (and Oaks)

This post originally appeared at Courier Journal

The truth is, you don't need tons of time or piles of money to outfit yourself for Churchill Downs. All you need is your little black (or white or pink or navy) dress and some imagination.

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The Future of Fashion Is 3D Printing Clothes at Home

This post originally appeared at Bloomberg

An ensemble by Iris van Herpen for her Spring/ Summer 2010 haute couture line.
An ensemble by Iris van Herpen for her Spring/ Summer 2010 haute couture line.
Photographer: Nicholas Alan Cope/Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Currently (as evidenced by the fact that these dresses are in a museum display), 3D-printed clothes are pretty much the exclusive purview of haute couture. But as the technology is adopted by more apparel makers, it has the potential to trickle down to the masses. When that happens, “it can be as revolutionary as the sewing machine,” said Andrew Bolton, Manus x Machina’s curator. “It means you can 3D print your dress to your exact measurements at home.”

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