Questions in the Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion category.
Displaying 1 through 20 of 9233 (random). Subscribe:

August 18

Help dress me for a conference - broken bone edition

I'm in New York to attend/speak at a conference, but I broke part of my arm/shoulder the other day, and need to change my planned outfits. I'm wearing something vaguely like this (but grey) to stabilize my shoulder. Can you help me find women's clothing available in store in NYC or available for delivery by Tuesday which is business casual-ish, and can be put on using only one arm and very little assistance? [more inside]
posted by soleiluna at 10:52 AM - 11 answers

Flip flop failure | Sandal setback

I bought Birkenstock Gizeh sandals at the beginning of the summer. They are cute, stay on my feet, and have a fantastic footbed. However, I can't stand the bit that goes between my toes. [more inside]
posted by Stonkle at 6:31 AM - 13 answers

August 17

Moisturize me!

I am in the process of overhauling my skincare game and the one missing piece is a lightweight, mid-price moisturizer for hot weather. It doesn't need to have SPF, as I have a separate sunscreen. Fragile orchid skin details within. [more inside]
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese at 9:18 AM - 16 answers

August 16

My jeans, they're not hip enough..

I have a bunch of kinda baggy Levis with the right color (no distressing and comfort). Since I bought them (well just 3 years ago), styles have changed and I've moved to Brooklyn. I'd like to tailor these so that they're less baggy and don't scrunch up (I'm not opposed to rolling, but doesn't seem to work). Is a original hem jean tailor make sense?
posted by sandmanwv at 1:07 PM - 6 answers

August 15

How do I find T-Shirts that fit like... some of my other T-Shirts?

I started working out a year or so ago, and my formerly-scrawny upper body has noticably changed shape as a result. This has created a pretty stark divide among my former T-Shirts, all of which felt much the same before this started - two in particular are now outrageously flattering, while most are now uncomfortable to wear (usually tight at the front of the neck) or look slightly silly. [more inside]
posted by piato at 11:19 AM - 6 answers

Looking for brown leather sneakers w/dark soles

I'd like to buy a pair of men's brown leather sneakers, specifically with dark soles, along the lines of these shoes (but hopefully cheaper). Most brown leather sneakers I have found online, however, have light-colored soles. Any suggestions? Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 9:03 AM - 8 answers

Where to buy fine jewelry without the designer brand markup?

I'd like to buy my mother a very nice piece of jewelry (gold, gems, etc.), and I can't seem to bridge the gap between department store jewelry counters (or online counters) and designer brand stores likes Tiffany and Cartier. The former seems to be of questionable quality, and the latter appears to have a huge markup for the brand name and box. Any recommendations for lesser known jewelry stores with high quality pieces? Thanks a bunch!
posted by dumbasamuppet at 8:55 AM - 16 answers

August 14

Shoes/Clothing for European Gallivant

I'm going to Europe with my sister for her 30th birthday (yay!) and I've never been before. We're flying into Rome and planning on going to Barcelona and possibly somewhere in Portugal as well. The trip is about two weeks long, and we leave in early September. I have no idea what to wear, and my shoe selection is particularly thin on the ground! [more inside]
posted by caitcadieux at 6:19 AM - 17 answers

August 13

Please help me pamper my face!

I'm trying to take more time to pamper myself, and I really like pampering my skin by using facial masks. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by bookmammal at 5:38 PM - 17 answers

Brands/clothing types for "healthy" female body type?

I'm helping my girlfriend look for brands or styles that work well for her body type. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 at 11:51 AM - 10 answers

August 12

T-rex hands and feet

How do I heal my dry scaly hands and feet? [more inside]
posted by Crookshanks_Meow at 8:46 AM - 22 answers

I'm skin-care illiterate and I am getting old

So I saw a post or two related to my question but figured there may be some new favorites so I'll ask a similar question. I need help picking out some options among the millions of bottles of lotions, oils, washes, etc., that I can buy so I can look young forever ;) [more inside]
posted by Fullofcrazy at 5:23 AM - 28 answers

August 10

Grown Up Lady Work Dresses.

I'm 35 years old, I I'm getting promoted, I look very young for my age, I worry about this in a career context, and possibly contributing to this is that I'm still wearing jersey-knit nonsense dresses to work. This has got to change. Easy part: I know what I want. Hard part: I'm petite, proportionally tiny in the shoulders and rib cage, yet hippy and large-assed, picky, and extremely uninterested in toting everything I buy to the tailor. Seeking: SHIFT DRESSES. [more inside]
posted by millipede at 7:36 AM - 21 answers

August 9

How do hairdressers *do* hair dusting (split end removal)?

Split ends aren't necessarily that easy to see in my hair. I feel that if I were looking at hair like mine, it would take me hours to get most of the split ends out by just looking around hair with a pair of scissors. (The ones in my hair aren't just at the cut end of the hair; there are some throughout the hair.) How do hairdressers do it? Do they fail to remove most split ends, even when that's specifically what you've asked for? Or do they have a special tool? Or what?
posted by tangerine_poppies at 8:13 AM - 3 answers

August 8

Help me find socks!

Where can I get socks like the ones I used to get from American Apparel? [more inside]
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 2:39 PM - 3 answers

August 4

Comfortable, plus-size professional clothing

Thus far in my professional life, I haven’t had to wear business attire, but I’m currently looking for a new job and I think it’s possible I’ll have to get a new wardrobe for my next position. I don’t know how to dress this body for this, and also I absolutely hate being uncomfortable! So I’m hoping the hive mind can help me with specific suggestions for garments/outfits that can work for me. Lots more info on what I want and need within! [more inside]
posted by atruesock at 9:16 PM - 32 answers

August 3

why aren't we all wearing star trek unitards yet?

I struggle to find clothes that I like. This morning, I stumbled on a top that seems perfect. It's work-appropriate, has sleeves, doesn't have buttons, and just looks easy to wear. I also think the fabric seems stylish and nice, but even if it were very plain, it would be a huge improvement over basically every other top I can find (why shoulder cutouts? why peplum? why bell sleeves? why high-cut???) I don't know how to find more tops like this one, but I suspect others may have better ideas about where to look. Calling on the hive mind for help!
posted by prefpara at 6:52 AM - 18 answers

Men's suits in the UK - a waist of a question (Geddit?!)

I can't believe I'm wasting my question on this...but it's been so long since I bought a suit and the last one I had was tailored in the far East so actually I've never really bought one off the peg. Can anyone recommend a retailer for a man's suit in the UK? Presumably it will have to be a national chain. Thanks!
posted by dance at 4:49 AM - 7 answers

August 2

Recommend me a fragrance-free volumising shampoo

Recommend me a fragrance-free volumising shampoo. [more inside]
posted by Murderbot at 9:48 AM - 4 answers

Are salon shampoo/conditioner better than shop ones?

I spent a lot on the shampoo/conditioner my hairstylist recommended. I'm not sure it's making any particular difference (lots of split ends, tangly, hard to comb, despite doing pretty much all the things that people recommend for looking after hair). Are salon products really, genuinely, better than supermarket products?
posted by tangerine_poppies at 7:22 AM - 24 answers

« Older questions