Market Report: The Gross Reasons You Need to Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them

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Wash before wearing. | Shutterstock.

  • There are two types of people: Those who wash new clothes before wearing them, and those who dive right in. Turns out the latter should think seriously about pre-washing. Some seriously gross stuff lives on new clothes, and dozens of hands have touched them, from manufacturers to other shoppers. Ew. [Today]
  • Ignore those bikini-storage hacks (stay away from plastic bags!) and follow this handy guide to the right way to organize your swimsuits so that they stay fresh, mildew-free and maintain their shape. [SheFinds]
  •  Here are 18 gorgeous buns, from chic-and-sleek to perfectly tousled, for major hair inspiration. [Damsel In Dior]

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Market Report: These Are the Best Facials to Get at Every Age

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Make your facial work for you. | Shutterstock.

  • Want to make the most out of your facial? Here’s how to choose the best facial for you, depending on your age. (Think oxygen facials in your ’20s and firming facials in your ’30s.) [The Zoe Report]
  • Here are the 10 best denim jackets, according to user reviews and editor’s picks. (Spoiler: Paige, Rag & Bone, J.Crew and Madewell all made the cut.) [Rank & Style]
  • Following investigative reports by the New York Times that found the working conditions of many nail salons to be unsafe and sometimes illegal, Governor Cuomo announced a new task force to investigate and improve salons. [Fashionista]

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Market Report: The Everything Guide to Shopping for Swimwear Online

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Bathing suit nirvana. | Shutterstock.

  • Can’t make it out to Cameo Water Wear or Everything But Water? Here is your everything-guide to buying swimsuits online, whether you’re looking for quick shipping (you know, for that last-minute getaway), great selection, plus sizes or under $100 picks. [Racked]
  • A website called Nudevotion helps you find the best nude-colored clothing for your exact skin tone. Because not all nudes are created equal. [PopSugar]
  • Yikes: Target is in hot water for allegedly stealing a T-shirt design from a young Etsy designer. (We’ve heard this before.) [Katu]

Next: What a Vogue fashion writer wears to her high school reunion.

Market Report: How to Create the Perfect Underwear Drawer With Just 6 Pairs

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Your perfect underwear drawer awaits. | Shutterstock.

  • I admit it: When it come to undies, I’m a Victoria’s Secret devotee (I’d rather spend less on underwear and more on shoes). But this roundup makes me want to invest in some high-style skivvies: 6 pairs of underwear every woman needs to own, including the thong, high-waist and boy short. [Refinery29]
  • Speaking of intimates, meet your new favorite Sunday morning look: the loungewear romper. It’s the key to looking the way you imagine looking in your perfect life, all tousled hair, silky robes and dewy skin, first thing in the morning. [WWD]
  • Remember Annie Lennox? (Go on, indulge and listen to this now.) Well, her model daughter is insanely stylish. Get some major style inspiration (slash envy) here. [The Coveteur]

Next: Ryan Gosling is no longer blonde and it’s very disarming.

Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Drexel’s Upcoming Costume Exhibition

Dream closet status | Screenshot via Youtube

Dream closet status. | Screenshot via Youtube.

Ever wonder what goes into those insanely cool costume exhibitions Drexel hosts? Here’s your opportunity to find out. Drexel is hosting an event this Saturday with none other than Clare Sauro, the curator herself, to give guests a super-exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the making of a fashion exhibit as well as their not-yet-on-display retrospective exhibition, Immortal Beauty: Highlights from the Robert & Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection
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11 Hilarious Memes of Met Gala Fashions

The Met Gala broke the Internet last night. That’s at least the impression I got after scrolling through Instagram to find tons of rather humorous shots of celebrities donning some very unique high fashion on the event’s red carpet.

Rihanna’s yellow egg dress seemed to take the cake, while Beyoncé pretty much looked like she bedazzled some sequins on her lady parts and called it a day. Of course, there was Sarah Jessica Parker’s rather strange headdress that caused some people to wonder if she’s going through major Sex and the City withdrawal. I rounded up some of my favorite memes to come out of Instagram of this evening of strange, strange red-carpet looks.

#SarahJessicaParker #Rihanna #MetGala #MetGala2015 #fwpress #fwpinsider

A photo posted by Нарядная Клава (@klava_n) on

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Buon Appetito! #rihanna #metgala #icant A photo posted by Federica Trezza (@iamfederigram) on

Who comes up w/ these things? #nochill #morninghumor #metgala A photo posted by Taraze Durrah (@taraze_79) on

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Market Report: 30 Gorgeous Dresses to Wear for Spring Wedding Season

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Time for spring weddings! | Shutterstock.

  • Welcome to spring wedding season, which means you’ll need to start thinking about dresses. Here are 30 gorgeous options for fetes both fancy and casual. [PopSugar]
  • Your go-to guide for getting rid of “allergy face” (you know, a puffy face, red eyes, raw nose). [The Zoe Report]
  • Bespoke Jenny Packham dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, mani and blowout: Here are the details behind Kate Middleton’s baby-reveal look on Saturday. [Daily Mail]

Next: It’s Met Gala time!

Center City Woman Wakes Up to Find Burglar Stealing Roommate’s Clothes

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Cops say this woman burgled a Center City apartment building. (Image: Philadelphia Police)

A woman in the Washington Square West section of Center City found a burglar in her apartment stealing her roommate’s clothes, police said.

The woman, who lives on the 1200 block of Walnut Street in the Gayborhood, told cops she heard a noise at around 10:45 p.m. on March 14th. She went downstairs and found a woman she didn’t know holding her roommate’s clothes. Read more »

Have Giorgio Armani and Dolce and Gabbana Lost Their Damn Minds?

Giorgio Armani looking very butch. | Shutterstock.com

Giorgio Armani looking very butch. | Shutterstock.com

It was really ironic: Right when I was about to purchase a pair of completely unnecessary (but adorable as hell!) Armani underwear during a “let me go Internet shopping and then delete everything in my cart” night, a story about anti-gay remarks recently made by Giorgio Armani came across my Facebook feed. I deleted those undies from my Nordstrom shopping cart real quick.

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Market Report: 7 New Ways to Wear Your Favorite Things

  • Refreshing your closet for spring doesn’t necessarily mean buying all new everything. Here’s how to change up the way you wear your belt, your scarves and your spring jackets for a whole new look. [WhoWhatWear]
  • Kohl’s just announced that it’s rolling out a new designer collaboration, this time with Thakoon, set to launch in the fall. [Kohl’s]
  • Talk about lucky finds: A man found a dress on the floor of a costume company and bought it for $20. Turns out it was one of the dresses worn by Vivien Leigh in Gone With The Wind, and it just sold at auction for $137,000. [Glamour]

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