• CLOTHING
    Dear clothing manufacturers – fat women want clothes that fit their curves not bigger versions of your original designs

    Plus-size clothing aren’t always made to fit (Picture: Mmuffin for Metro.co.uk) I love high street clothes shopping. The obsession began from the first rite of passage trip sans-mum with a few fellow 16-year-old friends round the local mall (OK, so it was a tiny Berkshire shopping centre, but Clueless had just come out). Since then, […]

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    Where Are Our Useful Futuristic Clothes Already?

      Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies, public policy, and society. Remember the old days, when you had to pull out your handheld telephonic device and unlock it—using your thumb!—in order to check the location of your incoming human-operated rideshare? How archaic! Or what about when you wasted valuable […]

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    Today’s Chic Look? ‘Upcycled’ Clothes

    What’s a hot trend in high-end fashion? Getting shoppers to pay just as much for used clothes as they do for new ones. Many designers are putting luxury spins on second-hand clothing, repurposing them under the mantle of sustainability to appeal to socially conscious customers. Their pitch: Getting a handle on the waste generated by an […]

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    Amazon patents a mirror that dresses you in virtual clothes

    Have you ever fretted over buying a suit or dress online for a wedding or another flashy event, wondering how it would look on your frame or if it would even fit? That might not be a problem soon now that Amazon has patented a blended-reality mirror that lets you try on clothes virtually while placing you […]

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    How Ivanka Trump Makes Money by Simply Picking Out Her Clothes Each Day

    A year into Donald Trump’s presidency, the ethical challenges of having a businessman president have come into focus. But beyond trips to Mar-a-Lago and dignitaries booking Trump’s Washington, D.C. hotel, photos of Ivanka Trump posted to Twitter and Instagram show the unintended consequences public servants entangled with their private businesses. That’s because most of what Ivanka Trump wears are her […]

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    How to Stop Wasting Money on Clothes

    You spend hours trying on clothes, you spend hundreds (maybe more!) buying those clothes, then you open your closet and, lo and behold, nothing worth wearing. It’s a common dilemma and a financially wasteful one, too. Here are some common traps we fall into when we shop and how to get more bang for your […]

  • How to get the most money for your used clothes

    Adapted from a story by Elisabeth Leamy for The Washington Post. U.S. households spend at least $1,700 on apparel each year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and it’s a lot easier to shell that money out than it is to recoup it. You won’t strike it rich selling used clothes, but it is possible […]

  • Go up a size? Or wear clothes that are too tight? (Be honest.)

    The other day I asked my Facebook friends if (clothing) size matters. I asked them because I had just had an awful incident involving a skirt. It was full and floral. A little bit retro, too. And just the thing I needed in my wardrobe. And while the store didn’t carry the skirt in my regular missy […]