Would You Wear This?

Would You Join Hollywood's Latest Cape Crusaders?

Jan/25/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Lea Michele, Khloe Kardashian JewelryGetty, Sipa, Splash News Online, Bauer-Griffin

The ridiculously cold weather in N.Y.C. this week has all the StyleWatch editors reaching for creative ways to keep warm, yet even the most fashion-forward of us have not taken the bold step of topping off our outfits with a cape. After seeing four stars in four days stepping out in these dramatic jackets, however, we’re thinking we may need to get on board this trend train.

First, Leslie Bibb bundled up at Sundance in a buttoned Coach number. Then Sophia Bush was spotted at an Inauguration party in a sweeping Mango cape. Kim Kardashian brought her usual sartorial drama in a cloak draped over her menswear ensemble at Paris Couture Week, and on Wednesday, Zooey Deschanel did her quirky-girl thing in a magenta Corey Lynn Calter creation.

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Celebs' 'Beau Bling:' Better or Worse Than PDA?

Jan/23/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

Lea Michele, Khloe Kardashian JewelryWireimage, National Photo Group, Ramey

Say you want to proclaim your love to the world, but your Facebook relationship status is hidden and a tattoo feels a little too permanent. What’s a smitten chick to do?

Well, you could take a cue from these stars, who have been paying tribute to the men in their lives via their jewelry. They certainly aren’t the first celebs to rock the “beau bling” trend, but their gold-plated baubles are among our faves.

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Miley and Kim's Bra Tops: Hot or Not?

Oct/15/2012 at 01:00 PM ET

Miley Cyrus, Kim KardashianPaul Drinkwater/NBC; Splash News Online

An intriguing mini-trend emerged this weekend, and it’s one we can definitively say we’re not on board with: bras as tops.

Miley Cyrus went for it first, wearing a teeny, plunging black corset with a printed skirt and red platforms on Friday for an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She finished the look with minimal makeup and that buzzed-about hair.

Then Sunday, Kim Kardashian went out for dinner in Miami with boyfriend Kanye West, choosing a barely-there black top (not dissimilar from that risqué dress she wore last month), plus a surprisingly sheer gray skirt and black pumps.

We have lots of feelings about both of these ensembles — and we’re going to keep most of them to ourselves — but come on. These tops are not appropriate, nor are they particularly flattering. Miley and Kim both have gorgeous figures and access to the best designer finds out there, and they’re not doing themselves any favors in these tiny tops. But hey, if they were looking for publicity … Tell us: Are Miley and Kim’s bra tops hot or not?


Amanda Seyfried & Rihanna Try to Make This Beauty Trend a Thing: Would You Wear It?

Oct/04/2012 at 12:30 PM ET

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What do Amanda Seyfried and Rihanna have in common? Until yesterday, we would have said nothing, but then we spotted the photo at left.

On Wednesday, Seyfried sat front row at the Miu Miu show during Paris Fashion Week wearing a super-bold purple lip color that reminded us of the lipstick shade we’ve seen on Rihanna.

Considering that Seyfried usually opts for a nude (or the occasional classic red) lip, we were surprised to see her in such a dramatic and out-there hue. It was so eye-catching, in fact, that it managed to take our attention away from her red pantsuit and plum platforms, not to mention the other starlets sitting with her. No easy feat.

Rihanna, seen left at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in September, has been rocking an eggplant pout for some time now. And unlike with Seyfried, we can’t say we were exactly surprised to see the singer take the beauty risk. (This is the woman who did rock dreadlocks and neon yellow talons, after all.)
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Celeb Trend We Don't Recommend: Suit Jackets as Dresses

Sep/17/2012 at 05:00 PM ET

Kim Kardashian, Fergie
Splash News Online/Getty

Yes, Miley Cyrus started it, but Kim Kardashian and Fergie are old enough to know better: a jacket is not a dress!

Both the reality starlet and the Black Eyed Peas singer stepped out last week wearing the same extra-long double-breasted black blazer with gold buttons and satin detail on the collar. Kardashian wore hers sans undershirt (and plus ankle-strap heels) to a Palladium Collection by Jacob & Co. launch party in N.Y.C., while Fergie tried the look with a T-shirt and pumps at a Case-Mate event in the Big Apple.

There’s an obvious reason as to why this look doesn’t quite work — the fact that pants aren’t involved — but it’s just not the most flattering garment we’ve ever seen, either. Both Kardashian and Fergie have fabulous figures that deserve to be well swathed — not covered in somewhat shapeless suit coats.

Don’t get us wrong — we’re all for menswear as womenswear — but maybe next time these stars want to take a risk, they can try tailored suits, sexy vests over low-cut blouses or edgy minis with masculine details. We know they can both do it. Tell us: Do you like Kardashian and Fergie in these suit coats? Would you ever try this look? 


POLL: Are You Going to Wear White This Season?

Sep/04/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

Olivia Palermo
Tom Meinelt/Splash News Online

When it comes to fashion, some say there are rules to follow … and some say we should break them.

So now that summer is unofficially over, we want to know if you’ll be breaking the biggie: Will you be wearing white after Labor Day?

The post-Labor Day fashion mandate has been passed down for generations, but the actual reason for the rule remains murky. Is it for practicality? Symbolism? Ultimately, it comes down to whether or not you feel bold enough to break from tradition.

Here at StyleWatch, we don’t subscribe to the rule (we do love a good winter white!), but we also know some women who are stashing their white garb away until Memorial Day — and we don’t judge. Tell us: Will you be wearing white post-Labor Day? Vote in our poll below!

–Jennifer Cress



Yes, You Can Wear the Celeb-Loved Cowboy Bootie Trend

Aug/30/2012 at 03:00 PM ET

Anne Hathaway Camila Alves Boots
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We admit that when we first noticed this shoe becoming a thing, we were hesitant to recommend it. After all, cowboy boots can be tough to pull off without looking like you got lost on your way to the rodeo.

But since they’re slated to be huge for fall (and we do love the kicks!), we called on celeb stylists Emily Current and Meritt Elliott to find out how to rock the tricky trend — and look as effortlessly cute as Anne Hathaway (who’s wearing Justin Boots) and Camila McConaughey.

Here’s the key, according to Current and Elliott: choose a style that hits at mid-calf. “The lower the shaft of the boot, the better it’s going to look on your leg,” the duo tells PEOPLE. “Camila’s boot height is really flattering and easy to wear.” Choose something higher and yes, it may look more authentic, but you run the risk of looking stumpy.

To avoid coming off as costume-y, be sure to offset the booties with something flirty and slightly girlie. “Make the cowboy boot the only Western-inspired piece in your outfit,” recommend Current and Elliott, who dress stars like Mandy Moore, Sophia Bush and Emma Roberts. “To keep it feminine, pair the boots with a dress or flippy skirt.” In other words, leave that 10-gallon hat and the leather chaps at home.

So, to recap: mid-calf cowboy boots + a cute dress = a great look for fall. Count us in. Tell us: Will you be trying this trend anytime soon?

–Jennifer Cress



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