We Tried It

We Tried It: Rent the Runway's Plus-Size Selection

Dec/11/2014 at 06:22 PM ET

Who tried it: Rosaliz Jimenez, Photo Director (and a size 16)

What is it: The luxe fashion rental giant Rent The Runway has expanded their Plus options! Dresses are available in sizes 14W-22W from top-notch designers like Badgley Mischka, Kay Unger, Anna Scholz, and exclusively from the likes of Carmen Marc Valvo, Monique Lhuillier, Eva Franco and Yoana Baraschi. Prices range from $30 to $175 for a 4 day rental. RTR offers two ways to rent their wares: online or via their storefronts (located in N.Y.C., Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas). I tried both methods — for research purposes, of course!

Why I did it: Finding occasion dresses in plus sizes can be frustrating. Most options available in stores make me look like I just stepped out of an episode of the Golden Girls or like I’m about to audition to be a backup dancer for a Miley Cyrus video. Neither is good. So when RTR invited me to try on their collection, I jumped at the chance.

Level of difficulty: Easy!

Rent the Runway plus sizeCourtesy Rosaliz Jiminez

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We Tried It: MM.LaFleur's Bento Box , a New Way to Shop for Clothes

Dec/04/2014 at 04:18 PM ET

What it is: MM.LaFleur, home of classic wardrobe staples with a stylish twist, recently launched MM Bento. Take their online quiz to determine your perfect togs, and get a box of four to six stylist-chosen pieces to try

Who tried it: Regan Stephens, Photo Editor

Regan StephensCourtesy Ben Trivett

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We Tried It: Retro Waves Using Clip-Less Hot Rollers

Nov/20/2014 at 10:30 AM ET

What is it: Conair Infiniti Pro Secret Curl Setters

Who tried it: Loni Venti, Style and Beauty Editor

Why I did it: Whenever I see my stylist, Ryan Nickulas I leave with waves so perfect that I can’t stop checking out my reflection in every storefront I pass (oh, vanity). But when I’m not getting coiffed up by a pro, I don’t have the time nor coordination to masterfully wrap and tousle my way to a luscious mermaid mane. These babies promised to make waves sans the drama. So I gave them a whirl.

Level of difficulty: Super easy! Here’s what I did:

Conair RollersLoni Venti

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We Tried It: A Star-Loved Waist-Training Corset

Nov/13/2014 at 04:49 PM ET

What is it: Amia’s Almighty Cincher

Who tried it: Alissa Harris, Photo Editor

Why I did it: I just had a baby and figured it was the perfect time to jump on the waist-training bandwagon (Okay, Jessica Alba and Kim Kardashian convinced me too)

Level of difficulty: 5. I didn’t love putting the corset on (it’s pretty uncomfortable, especially when a 10-month-old is always hanging off our hip), but the results are worth it

Almighty CincherHourGlassAngel.com

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We Tried It: Wearing Sequins and Sparkle for an Office Party

Nov/07/2014 at 04:55 PM ET

The holidays are quickly approaching, and the PEOPLE StyleWatch December/January issue has plenty of fashionable content to get you through the season. And we just can’t wait to show it to you. So as a sneak peek, we had our editors test out some expert styling tips to help you prepare for the upcoming holiday office party on your calendar. And don’t forget to be on the look out for our new issue, available for download on November 18 and on stands November 21!

Holiday dressing tipsCourtesy Tomoko Takeda Canel

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We Tried It: On-Demand Beauty Apps

Oct/30/2014 at 06:50 PM ET

If there are two things PEOPLE StyleWatch editors love, it’s beauty treatments and convenience.

The Stylisted ReviewCourtesy Brittany Talarico

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We Tried It: DIY Purple Hair

Oct/23/2014 at 06:33 PM ET

We Tried It: DIY Purple Hair

Who Tried It: Sarah Kinonen, Editorial Assistant

Why I Did It: I’m young, hip and if Ashley Tisdale can do it, why can’t I?

Level of Difficulty: 4. If I were doing this alone, I’d bump that number up to a 7. But with a little help from my friend, the process was super easy.

We Tried It: Manic Panic purple hairCourtesy Sarah Kinonen

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