Despite the ubiquity of jean shorts, finding the perfect pair can take a Herculean effort. With so many variables to consider – texture, fit, comfort, length, color, price, potential camel toe – it seems borderline impossible to find a style that checks all the boxes. And when you factor in a sizable butt and small waist (the two-ingredient recipe for the dreaded gape), it veers into hopeless territory. As someone who’s endeavored to go on this uberspecific jorts treasure hunt for years, I’m thrilled beyond belief to report that my search is finally over. Behold: Madewell’s Curvy Perfect Jean Short.

A riff on the brand’s vintage-inspired Perfect Jean Short, this brand-new fit is specifically designed for those with an hourglass silhouette (read: small in the center, big on the bottom). It has a narrow waist with a contoured band, a long rise, and room at the hip and thigh area, … Read the rest

Former magazine editor and Fashion Director at Barneys Marina Larroudé has spent many years immersed in beautiful clothing and accessories. Larroudé decided to launch her namesake collection with her husband because she identified the need in the shoe market for a luxury product at an accessible price point. “I knew I wanted to design shoes using the best materials available and then to figure out the rest in terms of producing at a price I could pass on to the customer,” Larroudé told POPSUGAR. She recognized that when it came to luxury accessories, people were less willing to “take a risk.” Shoppers might have been drawn to a bright color or a fun print, but hesitant to make an investment in something that may not be a safe, classic choice. “My thought with this collection was that you can actually buy the emotional piece, and it’s going to last as … Read the rest

Short of breaking out a 3D printer, designer and TikTok star Sarah Hambly created her own nearly identical copy of Taylor Swift’s dress at the 2021 Grammy Awards, and the attention to detail is remarkable. The Oscar de la Renta minidress was made with beige organza covered in floral appliqués and featured a high neckline and bell sleeves that gave it a ’70s-inspired vibe. With a lot of thread and one resilient sewing machine, Sarah spent the next three weeks re-creating the dress from scratch, and the finished result is a spring masterpiece.

Using a mesh fabric that she dyed nude and coated with a water-soluble stabilizer – to prevent any tears like the seam Taylor ripped under her right arm on Grammys night – Sarah set to work with her embroidery machine. “I just sat here and counted stitches and changed thread, changed needles, and just worked with that,” … Read the rest

Gucci’s Alessandro Michele reinvented the wheelhouse for the presentation of his Aria collection, which was unveiled during a thrilling 15-minute video that commented on the iconic brand’s popularity. But Michele knows Gucci’s 100-year fame is rooted in historic success, so he wanted to pay respect to those who came before him, as well as those whom he respects in the industry. Though social media had been rife with rumors of a Balenciaga collaboration leading up to the show, Michele was more just inspired by Demna Gvasalia, the Georgian fashion designer who has brilliantly incorporated Cristóbal Balenciaga’s DNA through his own vision for the house.

Michele has been delighted to watch him and felt a connection with him, as he explained to BoF. “I wanted to go back to the things I loved in Balenciaga and let fashion speak the same language. We need to speak with everybody, there should … Read the rest

Could a fashion collaboration be any cooler? We don’t think so. Circular-fashion advocate Ganni is collaborating with emerging London-based brand Ahluwalia for Ganni’s 2021 reworked collection. Ganni x Ahluwalia includes an edit of outerwear, dresses, skirts, and tops made from the brands’ surplus materials. This will be Ahluwalia’s first venture into womenswear and the first of two 2021 collaborations with Ganni.

Priya Ahluwalia is the trailblazing British designer of her eponymous fashion brand. The designer is the recent winner of the 2021 Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, which is the latest in a list of impressive accolades – including being part of the British Fashion Council’s 2019/2020 NewGen initiative and the recipient of the 2020 LVMH Prize. Ahluwalia is known for using surplus materials in the creation of forward-thinking collections that are also informed by the designer’s dual Indian-Nigerian heritage and London roots.

“I am really excited about … Read the rest

In this bizarre in-between period of reentering society and, by proxy, dressing for the occasion, one can’t help but feel anxious and unsettled. Like many of us, I’ve been looking forward to wearing real clothes again, but now that the time has finally come, I’ve found myself suddenly unable to let go of the plethora of house dresses, leggings, and loungewear that I’ve amassed while working from home during the pandemic (you’ll have to pry my tie-dye sweatsuit from my cold, dead hands!). The mere thought of putting on a full-fledged outfit sends my mind into a tailspin. My humble suggestion? Find a middle ground.

Enter the slip dress. Unlike the traditional ’90s style beloved by style icons like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, this iteration is like a cross between a nightgown and PJs, rendering it ideal for transitioning into the new normal. Simple, easy to wear, and, yes, … Read the rest

Sorry, Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas, I have a style crush on Frankie Jonas. The youngest of the Jonas brothers has been making waves with his personal style, TikToks, and he’s even landed his first fashion campaign for MCM. I spoke with Frankie to learn more about how his style differs from his brothers’, his love for thrifting and Depop, and his plans in fashion.

Right off the bat, I realized that the 20-year-old is just as charming IRL as he is in his hysterical TikToks, and I laughed through our entire conversation. From his TikToks you’ll notice that his personal style is also super relatable and down to earth. (Speaking of TikTok, I’m still not over all his fans spamming his brothers’ accounts with comments like, “OMG! It’s Frankie’s brother!!!”) “My personal style is a mix of a lot of things. I think the best way I could describe … Read the rest

Hilarious comedian and Ted Lasso writer Jamie Lee is now hosting Netflix’s reality show The Wedding Coach, in case you weren’t yet aware. No surprise here – Jamie plays the host in question, showcasing her knack for making people giggle every five seconds with her relatable and real personality. As she coaches the couples she meets through their wedding woes leading up to the big day, she takes the time to really get to know the brides and grooms and weaves meaningful details into their ceremonies.

“Wedding guests should dress to feel good about themselves. That should be the goal: to feel hot.”

The first six episodes in season one feature couples from diverse backgrounds navigating the ins and outs of managing a budget and planning a reception that will be magical. Despite minor real life tiffs and the pressure-inducing feeling of obligation to please every possible family member … Read the rest

Netflix’s new true-crime series The Serpent takes us on a journey of glamour, seduction, and murder. It follows the story of ’70s French serial killer Charles Sobhraj (played by Tahar Rahim) who goes by the name “Alain” and his menacing partner-in-crime girlfriend Marie-Andrée Leclerc (played by Jenna Coleman) who goes by “Monique.” While the pair prey on Western tourists traveling in Southeast Asia, Monique uses her charm and fashion sense to lure in unsuspecting victims – and although we absolutely condemn her predatory behavior, we know exactly how to copy her sultry French-bohemian style.

In the 1970s, the ideal fashion look included flared, high-waisted blue jeans or trousers secured with a wide belt. Oversize sunglasses were also very popular, as well as bright psychedelic prints. As depicted in The Serpent, some of Monique’s signature pieces are hair scarves, aviator or large square-framed sunglasses, and gold drop-hoop earrings. She’s most … Read the rest

Update: The Met Gala is officially returning this year! On Monday, Vogue announced the Costume Institute’s plans for not one but two major exhibitions, along with a “slightly smaller celebration” pending government guidelines later this year on Sept. 13, timed to the closing of New York Fashion Week. The magazine also confirmed the event will return to its regular scheduling in 2022 and continue to host the party on the first Monday in May next year.

While a theme has not yet been announced for the 2021 Met Gala, the details surrounding the two-part exhibition may offer some clues. The first part of the exhibition, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” will open on Sept. 18, while the second, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” will show starting May 5, 2022.

“I think that the emphasis on conscious creativity was really consolidated during the pandemic and the social justice movements,” … Read the rest