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Jordin Sparks Shows Off Slim Bikini Body in Bathing Suit from Mid '90s (Seriously!)

Apr/21/2014 at 11:37 AM ET

Jordin Sparks has some serious bikini body confidence (and she’s earned it!). The singer flaunted her toned figure Saturday at Tao’s beach season opening in Las Vegas, wearing a throwback striped swimsuit and belly chain that accentuated her abs.

Jordin SparksSplash News Online

“BIG step for me to wear something like this on a carpet. Yeah, yeah, yeah I know it was for a pool party…but for ME, this was HUGE,” she shared on Instagram. “I’m still learning more about my health & body confidence everyday! I always want to keep growing! Some of the pics might look crazy & that’s okay! Will there be some unflattering angles? Yeah. Will I have some jiggle here, some flab there? YUP. Am I continuously working to be fit & healthy? SURE AM! I’ve come a long way from where I was! I love my life! I love who I am & who I’m becoming!! One step at a time…” Read More

5 Ways to Look 'Boston Strong' at the Marathon (or at Home!) This Year

Apr/21/2014 at 10:30 AM ET

With the Boston Marathon well underway, spirits are high not only in Beantown but across the nation. And while last year’s tragedy remains fresh in everyone’s minds, runners and supporters alike seem to want to focus instead on honoring the Marathon and celebrating the city –- maintaining the energetic pride for which Bostonians are so well known.

To help the whole country cheer for Boston, several athletic brands have even designed themed apparel that gives back to the city and the runners. Here are some of our favorite ways you can look #BostonStrong whether you’re sprinting down Boylston or supporting from the sidelines.

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Melissa Joan Hart on Posing in a Bikini Post-40-Lb. Weight Loss: 'I Wasn't Trying to Prove Anything Except for That I Felt Great'

Apr/18/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Melissa Joan Hart, 38, recently revealed all — of her 40-lb. weight loss, that is — in a sexy pink bikini as a preview of her upcoming Nutrisystem ad. And now that her ad is finally hitting the airwaves, Hart spoke to PEOPLE about her weight loss journey, inadvertently getting a workout thanks to her three cute sons and whether or not we’ll see her in a bikini again. Check out her candid interview (and watch her new ad!) below.

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Kate Upton: I Never Said I Wished for Smaller Boobs!

Apr/16/2014 at 03:12 PM ET

Don’t believe the hype: Kate Upton never dissed her famous chest, and she’s ready to set the record straight.

Earlier this week, quotes attributed to the two-time Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover girl, 21, portrayed her as someone who wished she could reduce the size of her chest at will.

Kate Upton boobsJohn Parra/Getty

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Jessica Simpson Shows Off Her Slim Figure In Sexy Yellow Dress: 'She Looks Phenomenal'

Apr/14/2014 at 04:10 PM ET

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Jessica Simpson better get used to turning heads with her fit new physique. After hitting her goal weight last month, the star continues to work on her slim-down, stepping out in bright dresses that really showcase the result of all her hard work.

Most recently, she hit the red carpet in a slim-fitting yellow dress at the John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit in L.A. that got people buzzing, so we asked: What’s the key to the Weight Watchers spokeswoman’s continued success? As it turns out, diet and exercise (imagine that!); she’s still sticking to her points and remaining active at the same time, says a source close to Simpson.
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Elle Macpherson's Favorite Red Carpet Moment Involves a Couture Gown and ... Flip Flops?

Apr/10/2014 at 03:53 PM ET

We were lucky enough to spend our Thursday morning with the stunning Elle Macpherson — somehow her hair is more amazing in person — to celebrate the launch of her Body Collection at JCPenney. And in honor of #TBT, we had to put our serious journalist hats on and ask Macpherson one very pressing question: What’s your favorite red carpet moment of all time? Her answer led us to this truly killer photo below (Elle, you should get this on Insta stat.)

Elle Macpherson Calvin Klein Collection Met Gala 2005 Evan Agostini/Getty

“My favorite red carpet moment is the acid-green, strapless luminescent dress with flip flops that I wore to a Met Gala,” Macpherson told PEOPLE of the whiplash-inducing Calvin Klein Collection gown she wore to the 2005 ball. “And the tan. It was great.” Read More

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We Tried It: A Push-Up Bra For Your Butt

Apr/10/2014 at 10:30 AM ET

We Tried It Spanx Booty BarCourtesy Gillian Morales

What it is: Shapewear that promises to give your butt a lift [I'm holding it in the photo above, along with the before (center) and after (right) back views!]

Who tried it: Gillian Morales-Fraietta, Associate Fashion Editor

Why she did it: Because I’m a new mom whose body can use a lift in more places than I care to admit

As soon as I became a mom, shapewear took on a whole new meaning in my world, and as much as I hate to admit it, I have a drawer dedicated to different miracle workers. I have always used shapewear to flatten and smooth out certain parts of my body (and by certain parts I’m referring to my troublesome thighs), but never to lift. Then I had my daughter and well, a little thing called gravity came into my life along with her.

When the “Booty Bra” made its way into our offices, I had to try it. The name alone had me intrigued. My first thought when I saw it: This thing can’t be comfortable. It has a thick strap that goes right down the middle of your backside (the same way a thong does), but this strap is wide. I imagined I’d feel like someone gave me a major wedgie, and would look like that too. But if something is promising to lift, tighten or hide, you can always count me in.

We Tried It Spanx Booty BarCourtesy Gillian Morales

[Editor's Note: Three editors stood around a computer just to rave about how pert Gillian's behind looks in the "after" photo, right]

So, I tried it. Might I note, I didn’t just “try it.” I really put it to the test and wore it all day long. I could not believe how comfortable it was. The only time I felt any discomfort was when I changed into my pajamas at the end of the day and forgot I still had it on. But I have to be honest, even if it was uncomfortable, if it made my booty look good (which it did!), I’d wear it all day every day.

The first thing I noticed when I looked in the mirror was that my butt looked perky. It was visibly higher. There was actually a “lift” and I was genuinely surprised. Nothing can be more disappointing than putting on shapewear with the hope of seeing a difference and instead — nada. This was not the case. So far, I was happy.

Now I needed outside opinions. I asked my mom and husband if they noticed a difference and if my butt looked perky. My husband responded “Your butt always looks perky.” Well played, Sir, well played. But he wasn’t helping, so I turned to my mom. Now this is the difference between a woman and a man. She made me take it off and do a “before and after” fashion show for her. She confirmed it was definitely perkier and also asked if I could get her one.

Final Verdict:
It delivers, and the name “Booty Bra” is so very fitting. It’s a push-up bra for your bum.

What shapewear have you had success with? Would you test out the Booty Bra like Gillian? Share your thoughts, and see what other trends editors are trying, below!

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