• Tights, Socks & Hosiery

    Now the miniskirt is back, is it time I started wearing tights again? | Fashion

    Black tights are fashion Marmite. If you love them, you look forward to the first brisk September or October day when it is acceptable to stop pretending that “late summer” exists on these shores and layer a thick pair of tights under your dress. You have strong views on optimum denier count and can debate the relative merits of Falke and Wolford at length. You could happily give a Ted talk on the whether the Edie Sedgwick modern jazz vibe of a matte pair is more chic than the lustre of a velvet or satin finish. The other camp  

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  • Pants and shorts

    A judge ruled that a charter school’s ban on girls wearing pants was unconstitutional. The school is pushing back

    Shivering during outdoor lunches. Barred from sitting cross-legged on the floor like the boys. Restricted from playing soccer or doing cartwheels during recess. This is how three girls described the daily discomforts they experienced as a result of their school’s dress code, in statements to a federal court. The judge ruled in their favor, in a court decision that was supposed to usher in a new day for girls attending Charter Day School in North Carolina. In March 2019, U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard found that the school’s dress code, which banned its female students from wearing shorts or pants,  

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  • Party Dresses

    Golden Girls: Dress inspiration from royals wearing metallic party dresses

    Royalty will forever be associated with gold: that just comes with the territory when you wear a crown. Yet it’s rare today for the Royal Family to really dazzle in head-to-toe metallic tones, often choosing subtler shades. However, if the occasion demands it – be it an A-list red carpet premiere or a glittering international banquet – then the world’s princesses know how to pull out all the stops in maximum sparkle. Case in point, the recent appearance of Charlotte Casiraghi, the daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco, who dazzled in quilted gold Chanel for the principality’s National Day last  

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  • Pants and shorts

    Man Denied Entry in Bank for Wearing Shorts, Told to Come in ‘Full Pants’

    A Twitter user, who goes by ‘Ashish’ on the microblogging platform, claimed that he was denied entry at a State Bank of India branch because he was wearing shorts. He alleged that he was told to go back and return wearing “full pants” because customers were expected to “maintain decency”. Tagging the SBI handle on Twitter, the user wrote, “Hey @TheOfficialSBI went to one of your branch today wearing shorts, was told that I need to come back wearing full pants as the branch expects customers to “maintain decency”. Is there some sort of an official policy on what a  

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  • Dress and Skirts

    Save Us. The Trend of Wearing Skirts Over Pants Is Back.

    In today’s installment of “Dear God, why??? Haven’t we been through enough this year?” I regret to inform you: The mid-aughts trend of wearing skirts over pants, for no discernible reason other than “style,” is back. OK, it’s not really that bad. Sure, the idea may recall images of Ashley Tisdale’s much-memed 2007 red carpet looks. But the new iteration is much sleeker; the trousers are tailored, the skirts more form-fitting. Believe it or not, the combination isn’t all that bad. Models for Proenza Schouler’s recent runway, which took place on Little Island, layered vivid orange sheaths over black  

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  • Clothing

    Des Plaines repeals rule against wearing opposite-sex clothes

    A decades-old ban on wearing clothing designed for the opposite sex was repealed Monday in Des Plaines. It’s the third time a municipality in the Northwest suburbs has taken such action this summer. The Des Plaines City Council’s action concerned a regulation in place since 1963 under an ordinance governing “obscene and immoral acts.” The regulation made it illegal for anyone to “appear in any such place in a dress not belonging to his sex.” To do so was to commit indecent exposure, the ordinance stated. Des Plaines police have no record of ever charging someone with violating the restriction,  

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  • Dress and Skirts

    What people are wearing, buying as they head back to the office

    Commuters, most most of whom wear face masks, travel on the L train system in the Loop on July 27, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images Johnny Reynolds has been spending a chunk of his paycheck at Lululemon lately. Not for the gym, but in preparation for his return to the office. The 27-year-old public relations professional from the Philadelphia area expects to rejoin his colleagues after Labor Day. Instead of heading to the suit section of the closest department store, he’s filling his new wardrobe with Lululemon garb. “They have button-down shirts, blazers, polos – basically  

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