David Zyla remembers when he was 5 years old and his parents were getting ready for a dinner party. He spied his mother reaching for a necklace, and he recommended that she wear a different one.
At the 2012 Academy Awards each celebrity came out looking her personal best.
Sure, many celebs start off with better bodies than the rest of us mere mortals. (They have personal chefs and trainers on demand, after all!) But even the fittest stars still deal with figure challenges, so they turn to stylists who are geniuses at putting together outfits that hide flaws and play up a star's best assets.
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:
No extreme makeover. No extravagant shopping spree. Just a few simple twists to spark your tried-and-true look, whether it's classic, trendy, or somewhere in between.
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.
In recent seasons, fashion trends have dictated girls borrow from the male wardrobe with "boyfriend jeans" and military-inspired gear reminiscent of the battlefield. But looking ahead, the offerings on the catwalk for Spring/Summer 2012 indicate a definite return to femininity and glamor.
An estimated 600,000 visitors went to Buckingham Palace to view the gown
This year, the Emmy Awards come on the heels of New York Fashion Week. How does the red carpet measure up to the runway?
So far, 350,000 have seen her gown in the Palace - and another 150,000 are expected
It's standing room only at the Palace.
The reality star weds with a star-studded affair at a lavish Montecito estate
The View co-host wed Lamar Sally on Saturday in Chicago - with Elisabeth Hasselbeck as a bridesmaid
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
Buckingham Palace opens for tours on Saturday, and the bridal gown is the centerpiece
The intricate lace and embroidery of Catherine Middleton's wedding dress wowed millions as they watched her walk down the aisle with Prince William. Now, almost three months later, there's a chance for royal wedding fans to take a closer look.
The American Idol host reveals a bit too much on a German variety program
There are some new additions to this season's Buckingham Palace tour
The features an exact replica of her wedding dress and the tiara loaned to her by Queen Elizabeth
Alice Temperley designed a custom post-wedding gown for Kate Middleton's maid of honor
The newlywed slips into another stunning Alexander McQueen creation for her nighttime reception
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 designer thanks the bride for her patronage, and wishes the newlywed couple the best
Vote on whether you think her gown mirrors the style icon's
The Duchess of Cambridge paid homage to tradition on her wedding day
Thousands descend upon Westminster Abbey and Buckingham palace to participate in the royal wedding frenzy.
After William and Catherine's fleeting first kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, the vast crowd gathered below chanted a brief chorus of "kiss, kiss, kiss" -- before the couple treated the adoring spectators to their second kiss as newly weds.
Pippa & the bride wore Alexander McQueen, while Nicki Macfarlane dressed the young bridesmaids
The most important facts about Kate Middleton's dress designer
The princess-to-be arrives at Westminster Abbey in a stunning Alexander McQueen gown
See which British designer will be outfitting Kate's lady-in-waiting - and the littlest members of the bridal party!
Browse our 25 fantasy picks, select your top 5, then share them with friends
I'll never forget watching Lady Diana Spencer tie the knot with Charles, the Prince of Wales, on July 29, 1981. Like most women in the Western world, I'd been obsessed with "The Royal Engagement" since the shocking announcement that Charles was finally giving up his single status at the fairly old age of 32, to marry the adorable 20-year-old Diana.
Spring is in the air and with a royal wedding afoot, what will the best-dressed guests be wearing at Westminster Abbey on April 29 when the UK's Prince William marries Kate Middleton?
Fashion experts attending London Fashion week give their take on the clothes they would wear to a Royal Wedding.
Middleton's wardrobe goes mini with the Harumika Bridal Collection for dolls
Who is designing Kate's dress? That is the question on every fashionista's lips right now.
While the world sees his bride on TV, William will be sequestered in Westminster Abbey
"I like my collar bone," she says, "so I like to show off my dÃ©colletage"
CNN's Monita Rajpal explores speculation on who is designing Kate Middleton's wedding dress.
It may be the most-watched TV wedding ever - but what other marks could it set?
In honor of Witherspoon's blush wedding gown, take a look back at the newlywed's best rosy frocks
The Oscar-winning actress wed her agent beau Jim Toth in a laid-back at-home affair at her Ojai, Calif., ranch
"Our plans for the future are to live a happy, simple life, have kids, lots of dogs and go with the flow," the former Alias star says
Elizabeth Emmauel of Elizabeth and David Emmanuel designs shares the "just in case" option that was never seen
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.
CNN's Mark Saunders on speculation that fashion house Alexander McQueen may design Kate Middleton's wedding dress.
The Alexander McQueen fashion house denied Sunday that it is designing the wedding dress of Kate Middleton, who's marrying Britain's Prince William next month.
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.
All the latest speculation on the dress(es) she'll wear - and how she'll look
Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock are set to wed this summer
The couturier's identity is a secret but could her mother and sister have left a clue?
Bridal gown designer Amsale Aberra tells CNN about her success as a dress maker to the stars.
For many brides to be, picking out the perfect wedding dress is the best part of planning their wedding, but for Amsale Aberra it was also a eureka moment.
Jennifer Lopez and Madonna both have already scooped up these clothes and soon the rest of the country can, too.
Instead of trying to fit a certain mold, Ariel Meadow Stallings cut up a lime-green prom dress she found on eBay, and paired it with an iridescent blue corset.
It has been nearly 30 years since Princess Diana walked down the aisle at St. Paul's Cathedral and the world is anxious for another royal wedding of the same fairy tale proportions. And if Kate Middleton and Prince William's appearance at their friends' wedding over the weekend in England is any indication, the wait may be almost over.
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.
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.
It's been a big summer for wedded bliss: In the last few months, everyone from Penelope Cruz to Carrie Underwood to Emily Blunt has tied the knot. And, try as Chelsea Clinton might to keep the particulars under wraps, details of her upcoming nuptials have been slowly but surely leaking out. We're eagerly awaiting pictures of the former first daughter's gown -- rumor has it, she's wearing Vera Wang or Oscar de la Renta -- but in the meantime, we've decided to take a look back at the ten most iconic wedding dresses ever.
"My parents would kill me," the actress-singer says about her Ally McBeal costar's tying the knot with Harrison Ford
The country star and her hockey player groom share all the details of their big day
The Prince of Persia star marries Stefano Catelli over the weekend
Jude and Sienna, Justin and Jessica, and others heated up the red carpet on fashion's big night but who sizzled most?
Star stylist Nicole Chavez, who collaborates with celebrities like Rachel Bilson, Kristen Bell and Scarlett Johansson, tells you the key pieces every woman should have in her closet.
Mirror, mirror on the wall -- tell me my body faults, one and all. That's what a lot of women ask their mirrors to tell them, at least until they get a boyfriend or a husband they can torture with the dreaded question, "Does this dress (or blouse, pair of pants, skirt, etc.) make me look fat?"
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:
"We're still looking," mother of the bride, Hillary Clinton, says in a new interview
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.
In a decade filled with questionable fashion choices, 2009 was the capstone, with nearly every celebrity breaking their traditional style mold at least once.
Women have copied her look for more than 50 years, but Audrey Hepburn fans now have the chance to own a real piece of her wardrobe with the auction of a selection of the iconic star's clothes and accessories.
My plane landed after midnight last night. I could use about six more hours of sleep, and I'm not sure where, exactly, I stashed my hairbrush or my deodorant. Maybe I took a bath two days ago, but I honestly don't remember.
The My Name Is Earl star wore an ivory silk gown embellished with Swarovski crystals
Hollywood celebrated television's best and brightest at the 61st Emmy Awards on Sunday night.
CNN's Alan Duke is in Los Angeles discussing with various celebrity experts the topic of celebrity swag.
The supermodel, who changed her plans seven times, says she is "terrible" at wedding planning
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.
Jennifer Mae Fletke and Chris Watters fell in love after meeting three years ago. But when they got ready to tie the knot, they faced the challenge of an expensive wedding in a shrinking economy.
The tennis champ and the swimsuit model marry in a twilight ceremony in Texas
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's wife, Sarah, wore an outfit from designer Britt Lintner to greet President Obama and his wife, Michelle, while Michelle Obama wore J.Crew, according to spokeswomen for both sides.