Were Mom's fashion rules made to be broken? A panel of fashion designers style experts weighs in on what to wear, and what to leave in the past.
Malawian women protested Friday to demand an end to attacks on those who were stripped naked on the streets for wearing pants, leggings and miniskirts, instead of dresses.
At Sunday night's Golden Globes, Hollywood's biggest stars dazzled in a gorgeous mix of gowns. This year's red carpet was packed with every type of dress, but these 10 all had an undeniable "wow factor" that helped them stand out from the crowd. Here are our top picks:
CNN's Soledad O'Brien considers Rick Santorum's collection of sweater vests.
Flying fashionistas with a thing for the Second Amendment may want to leave their gun-themed purses and other paraphernalia at home, lest they be flagged as a security risk and miss their flights.
A skilled tailor can work downright miracles on overworn (and underworn) clothes for a fraction of what you would spend buying something new. Give the unused pieces in your closet new life with these 10 makeover ideas. Be sure to use a reputable tailor; find one in your area by logging on to paccprofessionals.org, the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals' directory. Then schedule a consultation and bring along inspiration (start with the photos in this story), says Jean Kormos, owner of Ghost Tailor, in New York City, and the person behind the alterations here.
I have no idea why my 3-year-old wants to be a cowboy for Halloween this year, because she won't tell me. That's OK. I don't need to know her reasoning to make it happen.
You would be forgiven for thinking that I have a dozen daughters, scurrying around on a total of 24 feet, judging by the quantity of footwear in our house. But it turns out that it takes only two fast-growing girls to amass way too many shoes.
"There was a little tiny movement, but it did not equate to a wardrobe malfunction," she says
As if you couldn't tell by that massive rock taking up residence on her ring finger, Kim Kardashian is a big fan of bling. And the reality-star-turned-fashion-designer continues to channel her sparkly aesthetic as her Belle Noel jewelry collection -- created in collaboration with designer Pascal Mouawad -- enters into its third season.
When Raquel Alderman, 43, picked up a medium-size tank top in Hollister while shopping with her 14-year-old daughter, Olivia, she said she didn't intend to mimic her daughter's style.
The blushing bride tied the knot in a bell-shaped Stewart Parvin gown
Yvette Shirey left a jewelry store near her home in Columbia, Md. Wednesday afternoon $1,000 richer.
With a resume that includes eight years at Harry Winston and consulting gigs with Faberge and Ivanka Trump, Carol Brodie has earned her title as "Queen of Diamonds." This queen, however, also happens to know the value of a good deal.
The Duchess's 2001 Volkswagen Golf is up for auction on eBay
Signifying "mutual respect and affection," the Canadian government gives them brooch and cufflinks
How one wedding dress designer in Los Angeles wasted little time copying "that" dress to get into the shops.
Kate Middleton arrives at Westminster Abbey, wearing a dress designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.
The 1936 Cartier halo tiara was lent to the bride by Queen Elizabeth
Prince William will give his bride a band made of Welsh gold from the Queen
CNN's Monita Rajpal explores speculation on who is designing Kate Middleton's wedding dress.
Kate Middleton, Prince William Wedding Bands
Elizabeth Taylor appeared in over 50 films in her seven-decade career, and InStyle compiled some of the legend's most memorable on-screen looks.
If clothes make the man, Bob Huggins must now be considered a made man. Not made like Paulie Walnuts, who also lived in a tracksuit, on The Sopranos, but made as in completed, a finished product, a man sufficiently evolved to be -- at long last -- comfortable in his own skin (plus a thin layer of nylon).
CNN's Mark Saunders on speculation that fashion house Alexander McQueen may design Kate Middleton's wedding dress.
A young Kenyan lawmaker known for his flashy dressing was kicked out of parliament this week after he showed up wearing sunglasses and earrings.
On the cusp of the most commercially romantic day of the year, some retailers are stepping into the exclusive (and profitable) market for all things wedding.
The couturier's identity is a secret but could her mother and sister have left a clue?
Kate Middleton's engagement ring just so happens to be a hand-me-down from the late Princess Diana. It's a blue sapphire surrounded by diamonds set in white gold.
Prince William and Kate Middleton announce their engagement. CNN's Richard Quest reports.
Bridal gown designer Amsale Aberra tells CNN about her success as a dress maker to the stars.
If last year was the holiday to buy your wife a practical gift like a crock pot or a blender, then this is the year to buy her jewelry.
The world's largest diamond hub opens in India. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports from Mumbai.
If your 9-to-5 style is starting to feel a little stale, read on! This fall, designers have dreamt up gorgeous trends that are also 100 percent office-appropriate.
It's definitely getting difficult to keep up with the Kardashians!
My daughter got her ears pierced a few months ago and took the earrings out for a few hours today but now can't get them back in. Could the holes be closed up already? How can we get the earrings back in without it hurting too much?
The phrase "normal is an allusion" is written upside down on the front door. Colorful Harajuku Tutu skirts, a Japanese fashion staple, and salvaged denim fills the funky space inside the store called Fearless Weirdos.
HLN's Susan Hendricks reports on the dangers of wearing flip-flops sandals.
King Tut wore them. So did Cleopatra. Members of the 2005 Northwestern University's women's lacrosse team sported them at the White House.
Trendy fashion store Forever 21 is drawing controversy with its new maternity clothes. KGUN reports.
Forever 21, a clothing chain that attracts many under-21 customers with its inexpensive, trendy fashions, is being questioned about its motives in choosing a select group of states to carry its recently launched maternity line.
You may want to think twice before strapping on those sky-high Manolos.
Nothing epitomizes American style more than jeans--they're comfortable, casual and oh-so-sexy. No matter how many designer dresses and fabulous accessories you might have, your best-fitting pair of jeans is quite often the item you treasure (and wear) more than anything else you have stashed in your closet.
Experimenting with color is a fun and easy way to instantly refresh your wardrobe. Here's how to work in some new shades to your favorite looks.
It sounds like they have plenty of excitement at home, and no need for a marriage ref
Here's some tips on how to accentuate the positive, whether the focus is on your sculpted arms, killer legs, or sexy curves.
Before you slip on a pair of weekday jeans, consider your workplace and what is appropriate--if you are a banker or a lawyer, you might be limited to twill trousers even on Casual Friday!
These key pieces will get you ready for the new season!
Here are some of the hottest new looks for the new season and the best ways to wear them:
The United States gave Iraq a bit of its long history back Thursday in the form of ancient golden earrings, an old Roman coin, a rifle emblazoned with Saddam Hussein's image and more.
One Sunday afternoon last November, Annette Webber-Townsend, 39, got to see just how golden her opportunities were. Her friend, fellow Brooklyn social worker Stacey Long, was hosting what has become the quintessential substitute for the Tupperware party in this weak, nervous economy: a gold party. A Syosset, N.Y., firm called the Gold Standard had set up shop in Long's apartment to buy gold from the women she'd invited over.
Dressing for work can be a battle, but only if you don't know what you're doing. The way you look and dress in the office makes a statement about what people can expect from you and how you feel about yourself.
She says she didn't make a Super Bowl-based deal with boyfriend Reggie Bush
At Sunday night's Golden Globes, Hollywood's biggest stars displayed a dazzlingly eclectic mix of gowns from beneath the shelter of umbrellas.
Returning to London, the singer shows off her sparkler from Russell Brand
With a new TV show, and shoe and clothing labels, "2010 will be a big work year"
As if inviting the "Real Housewives of NYC" cameras into her home wasn't revealing enough, Kelly Bensimon will be exposing herself to the world in next month's issue of Playboy, in photos shot by her ex-husband, mega-famous photographer Gilles Bensimon. But as Kelly's former personal assistant, I already feel like I've seen it all. After a year as her right hand, left hand and sometime-surrogate mother ("Kelly, that's not a dress it's a shirt"), very little can surprise me.
On the season finale of "Entourage," one of the characters, Eric, proposes to his girlfriend, Sloan, only it wasn't a romantic get-down-on-one-knee proposal, so much as it was a seemingly spur-of-the-moment declaration of his commitment to her.
With the price of gold as high as it's ever been, more people are rummaging through their dresser drawers, safe-deposit boxes and anywhere else they can to trade their forgotten bling for a thick wad of cash.
Kate Winslet has one more reason to call 2009 a great year.
After months of cutting back or even eliminating your impulse clothes shopping, there are times when you feel you must make a purchase: You think you don't have the right outfit for an important job interview, a weekend hiking trip or a hot date.
Egyptian jeweller to the stars, Azza Fahmy , on how beguiling Cairo inspires her designs.
For the beautiful people, Azza Fahmy may be one of the best-known names in Egypt.
Another bright day breaks in Boulder. On most mornings Michael Jackson and his wife, Wink, would hop on their bicycles and ride the 15 miles to the office, but today they drive. The tanned and toned couple want to be fresh for their Makeover. Before they leave home, each grabs a pair of oversize sunglasses.
I once dated a guy who clothed himself almost exclusively in band T-shirts, pleated trousers, and an ever-present fanny pack. (And no, he wasn't a German tourist.) I remember thinking when we met, that I'd finally cast eyes upon the archetypal rock critic. That he actually was a rock critic made the experience all the richer.
The company name flashed and swirled around the darkened convention hall as the music began to pump.
Josie Natori followed her business dreams from the Philippines to Wall Street. But after nine years as a banker, she needed a more creative outlet. In 1977 she launched a lingerie company with an East-meets-West flair. Today her brand includes four intimate-apparel lines, as well as a ready-to-wear clothing collection, home and bath products, eyewear and fragrance. Natori, 62, shared her story with Fortune Small Business in her Manhattan showroom.
Melissa Long reports on a new workout that helps you get into your skinny jeans.
Trailer break-ins and story plotlines stop The Office star from wearing jewelry to work
Scores of protesters gathered outside a Sudanese courtroom Tuesday as the trial of a woman who faces 40 lashes for wearing clothes deemed indecent was postponed.
The lawyer for the woman who faces 40 lashes for wearing clothes that Sudan deemed indecent called the law "degrading."
A Sudanese journalist could receive 40 lashings after she was caught wearing trousers.
EXCLUSIVE: The Dance Your Ass Off host admits her attempt at doing the "Single Ladies" dance in her PEOPLE.com blog
It's a funky and fun celebration Saturday for the guitarist and Janie Liszewski
From sensors in workout gear that monitor sweating while you run at the gym, to underwear that aims to detect cancer cells, the contents of our wardrobes have been quietly undergoing a revolution.
Audrina Patridge, Kelly Ripa, Hayden Panettiere and more show of beach bodies
Miss California USA pageant officials appear close to announcing if they will strip Carrie Prejean of her crown because of her lingerie photos and same-sex marriage statements.
A second lingerie-modeling photo of Miss California USA Carrie Prejean has appeared after she assured pageant officials this week that the earlier shot was the only one she had appeared in.
Miss California USA Carrie Prejean has assured pageant officials that a lingerie modeling photo published online this week is the only one she posed for, the state pageant director said.
The swimsuit model says the honeymoon's not over for her and hubby Andy Roddick
Miss California USA Carrie Prejean "breached her contract" by keeping semi-nude photos a secret and could be stripped of her beauty queen title, according to a state pageant spokesman.
I can't find it anywhere in the Constitution, so maybe there is a first lady dress code buried in an obscure addendum to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, since every mistress of the White House for the last four decades has chosen a wardrobe that follows a particular one with near pathological devotion.
CNN's Alina Cho reports on first lady Michelle Obama's role as style icon and how the fashion industry is taking note.
CNN's Lola Ogunnaike reports on a new fashion trend of plus-sized clothing for teens.
While companies across the country are downsizing, some in the fashion world have decided that it's time for a bit of upsizing. This spring, the cheap chic emporiums, Target and Forever 21, will launch plus-size lines for teenagers.
The Hills stars make it official with a traditional ceremony in California
Plus: they pick out over a million dollars worth of Neil Lane jewels for their wedding
Check out Kathy Griffin, Tara Reid and Lisa Rinna in their sexy swimsuits and vote!