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Found: The Perfect White Skinnies and the Perfect White Boyfriend Jeans

Apr/07/2014 at 06:00 AM ET

Celebs like Jessica Alba, Naomi Watts and Kim Kardashian love the brand behind the denim in the below video and we’re guessing it’s because their jeans are flattering, smooth everything out, retain their shape (no saggy knees and butt!) and look good on just about every body type. Style editors love these two styles of white jeans for all of those reasons and one more: They’re really affordable. Check them out in action and be sure to use our exclusive discounts — listed below — to get the price down even more and to nab free shipping.

In the past, trying on white jeans has been known to send this particular editor into a downward spiral in the dressing room. But slipping into these two pairs, the boyfriend and the skinny, was a refreshingly positive try-on experience. They’re smoothing and sort of suck everything in, which is just what you want out of a pair of light denim. And they’re not see-through so you don’t have to worry about wearing them with a long top or putting a lot of thought into the color of your underwear.

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Happy shopping (and happy spring aka the start of white jeans season)!

–Zoë Ruderman

Maria Menounos Nabs Best Dressed Title (and Gives Us Gym Inspiration)

Mar/15/2014 at 12:09 AM ET

Maria Menounos best dressedAngela Weiss/Getty

All it took for Maria Menounos to win the latest Most Loved Looks competition was an LBD — a little blue dress. Our PEOPLE StyleWatch contributor took home the top prize thanks to a rib knit Stella & Jamie Creation paired with copper sandals and a center-parted updo at the opening of L.A.’s Emerson College campus. A simple look, but extremely difficult to pull off, thanks to the dress’s tendency to cling to every curve. Luckily, Maria’s toned body was up to the task, and over 21,000 readers gave their stamp of approval!

Also showing off their bikini-ready figures was Emmy Rossum in a sexy sheer Vera Wang design at the N.Y.C. screening of Need for Speed and Jessica Alba in an abs-baring maroon Cushnie et Ochs stunner at her Nylon cover party in West Hollywood. (We were considering skipping the gym this weekend, but not anymore.) Read More

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Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Extreme Prints, Bold Jackets and Saying Bye to Black Nails

Mar/14/2014 at 03:00 PM ET

Trend report: menswear outfits, pastelsMichael Buckner/Getty; Donald Bowers/Getty; Ilya S

In our weekly roundup of the looks that are gaining fashion ground (and the ones losing their style street cred), we saw some dizzying designs, statement outerwear and one mani trend that’s on the decline.

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From Date Night to Brunch, Exactly What to Wear This Weekend

Mar/07/2014 at 05:31 PM ET

You probably have Spring fever and temps should start to rise a bit this weekend in most parts of the country, which hopefully means no fleece-lined boots or puffer coats. So we selected three looks that will take you from a fun night out through Monday morning looking like a pro (not a snow bunny).

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What to Wear To Your Oscars Party This Weekend

Feb/28/2014 at 07:25 PM ET

We almost can’t believe that the Oscars are on Sunday! We already know what we’re wearing: Jeggings that will accommodate the treats someone’s bound to bring in to the office, and the closest thing to a sweatshirt that’s not a sweatshirt we own, so we can be comfortable for the long haul. If you’ve got a slightly more festive evening planned with pals, you may still be looking for the appropriate outfit — somewhere in between “ripped jeans” and “ballgown.” Below, three options for three types of parties. Let us know your plans in the comments!
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#TBT, Oscars Edition: The Killer Red Carpet Moments You May Have Forgotten -- But Have to See

Feb/27/2014 at 07:08 PM ET

The Oscars are mere days away at this point — and while celebrities are getting their spray-tans and teeth whitened, we’re planning our snack picks for Sunday night and reminiscing about our favorite Oscar moments from years past. Everyone knows which are the best dresses (and the most horrifying style moments) from the past decade or so, but what about those major moments that somehow get overlooked in everyone’s roundups? This Thursday, PEOPLE StyleWatch editors are giving special shoutouts to the most memorable moments — in our minds, anyway — and that you should add to your “Remember when?” Oscars nostalgia tour.

Charlize Theron OscarsBenainous/LeFranc/Gamma-Rapho/Getty

Brittany Talarico, Associate Style Editor: Remember that time a bow almost ate Charlize Theron‘s head on the Oscars red carpet? I didn’t either until I came across this photo of the actress at the 2006 Academy Awards. The bow in question was attached to Theron’s forest green Christian Dior gown, designed by John Galliano. This was right before Twitter launched, or Theron’s extra appendage would no doubt have been immortalized with its own handle and account. (By the way, can you imagine an award show without Twitter?) While I’m all about a “Wow” factor, I think the ginormous embellishment was just a bit too over-the-top. (I’m more in favor of the tie on Nicole Kidman’s famous Balenciaga design.)

Bennifer OscarsDan MacMedan/WireImage

Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: The year was 2003. 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” was the hot jam, Juicy Couture sweatsuits were so on-trend and there was only one celebrity couple that mattered: Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. Between his cameo in “Jenny From the Block” and her massive pink diamond Harry Winston engagement ring, the world couldn’t get enough of Bennifer.

The ill-fated couple had one of their most memorable moments at the Academy Awards where she arrived in a stunning mint green vintage Valentino gown inspired by a look Jackie Kennedy Onassis wore in 1967, and he sported self-tanner. All of it. Yet, all the bronzer, body glitter and hair pomade in the world couldn’t keep Bennifer together.

KAte Winslet Oscars SGranitz/WireImage

Zoë Ruderman, Deputy Style and Beauty Director: While looking back at old Oscars photos, I was struck by two things: One, Jennifer Lopez has attended a lot of Oscars for someone whose biggest movies are Maid in Manhattan (not nominated) and Gigli (also snubbed). And two, there was a period of about four years in the ’90s when almost every woman on the red carpet wore one of those oversize silk shawls draped over the crook of their elbows. I had almost forgotten this was a thing! And not just at the Oscars, but at proms, too.

Kate Winslet, in a pre-Titanic 1996, wore approximately 80 yards of a deep-pink fabric that matched her scoopneck princess gown and certainly didn’t match her red hair. In PEOPLE StyleWatch magazine, we have a feature called “Everything Old Is New Again,” but somehow I don’t think Kate — or any other star — will show up this year carrying that ’90s fabric swath.

Cate Blanchett OscarsJeffrey Mayer/WireImage

Bronwyn Barnes, Senior Style Editor: This is the look that proved Cate Blanchett was a force to be reckoned with on the red carpet. The actress’s bespoke knit John Galliano for Dior gown — which she helped design — featured an intricate back panel with hummingbird and floral design done in Lesage embroidery. She could easily have overdone it with the hair and makeup, but instead went with artfully mussed bedhead and a red lip and came out looking effortlessly cool. That’s why she’s the best-dressed badass in Hollywood.

Jessica Alba pregnant OscarsJeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Alex Apatoff, Style News Editor: Do you know who else has scored a ton of invites to the Oscars despite also being cruelly overlooked for films including Honey and Good Luck Chuck? Jessica Alba. Not that I’m complaining — she always brings it, big time, on the red carpet, sometimes even more so than the nominees.

Case in point: This ridiculously delicious plum Marchesa gown, worn with Cartier jewels and that radiant mom-to-be glow (yes, this is what she looks like in her third trimester) in 2008. And of course, that braided hairdo set the gold standard for formal braids long before it became a Thing — I’m pretty sure this is still getting pinned to bridal hair inspiration boards. We may never see Alba holding one of those golden statuettes, but I’m willing to keep awarding her “best dressed” trophies as long as she keeps going.

What’s your favorite overlooked Oscars style moment? Which of these gets your vote for best TBT? Tell us below!

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Style Rx: Jessica Alba Makes a Rare Print-Mixing Misstep

Feb/20/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Jessica AlbmAll Access Photo/Splash News Online

Who: Jessica Alba

Where: Walking around L.A. with her family

Diagnosis: Total outfit overload. Circuit board melting down. The scary thing is, the street style star can get away with things the rest of us mere mortals cannot. So if this look — the striped, oversized pocket tank, zigzag-print harem pants, black-and-white laceups and nautical piped cardigan — is a miss on her, imagine it on your average person. That’s why Alba must be stopped before the contagion spreads.

VOTE: “Obsessed or Hot Mess?”

Recommended treatment: All of these pieces on their own aren’t bad; it’s the combination (with the overly matchy color palette) that makes it a mess. The simplest fix: Swap in slim jeans to avoid that “chic clown college graduate” vibe from the contrasting stripes. If we can’t have that, perhaps untuck the tank and belt the whole thing. Alternatively, she could get a bottle of seltzer and a squirty flower and make extra cash at kids’ birthday parties.

What do you think of her outfit? How would you fix it? Tell us below!

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