How do I look like a professional young working woman when my body-type gets in the way? Fat (pear-shaped), with curly crazy hair. I look fine in casual, float-y, "girly" clothes like wrap dresses and tunics, but put me in a suit and I look really frumpy. [more inside]
I fried my clothes in a dryer at the laundromat that was way, way too hot. Besides everything being shrunken, some of the paint stuff from screenprinted T-shirts seems to have melted a little and everything stinks, almost like melted plastic. Is this dangerous? Am I inhaling toxic fumes from my sheets and might I be dead by morning?
LaundryFilter: dry cleaning only? Really? How about... [more inside]
I have lost weight, yeah! What do do about my clothes that no longer fit? [more inside]
Looking for tights that feel more like leggings - essentially I want "footed leggings." [more inside]
Trying to find out where a particular ethnic (Muslim?) women's costume comes from. Too shy to take a photo. Does anyone recognise my description? [more inside]
Where are the low cost, high quality (who cares about brand name), male clothing sites on the web? Surely my uber-expensive favorite high fashion offline store is importing them cheap from somewhere and just slapping their branding all over them? [more inside]
Help me find good-looking jeans that fit tall, curvy me. Added challenge: under $100. [more inside]
How can a tall 20-something female become fashionable on a budget? [more inside]
I have a leather jacket that needs the lining redone. The exterior shell is fine (if somewhat worn) but the inside is coming apart. Does anyone have a good recommendation of where to get the inside of a leather jacket redone/repaired in Tampa, FL?
Could you please help me decide which dress to wear to a wedding tomorrow? My fashion sense is limited - pictures inside. [more inside]
Lady moving to Boston from Virginia. What are your Work winter clothing essentials? [more inside]
Laundry intervention! Washed clothes, but no dryer and no space to line-dry...how can I make it so my clothes are minimally wrinkled and mildewy in the morning? [more inside]
What's the dress code for a formal visit among top government officials? [more inside]
Where would you buy a waistcoat (you know, like the vest part of a three piece suit) in Chicago? I know that All Saints has two in the fall line, but they (like the department stores) are both basic black. Guy is looking for something a little more exciting, maybe with matching pants. I don't want the responsibility of sewing it myself (and pants are definitely beyond me, anyway). Custom is probably okay; online is okay; custom on-line is not preferred. He will not have the patience for going through vintage or consignment shops.
Young preppy guy looking to add some new items to my fall/winter wardrobe! [more inside]
I'm looking to buy dark red / maroon jeans in London, UK! [more inside]
Help me buy clothes for my girlfriends birthday! (petite small) [more inside]
NYC-Filter - Please help an mid-30's 'in-betweenie' find cute, attractive and stylish clothes for her unusual body!
I am a 12-16, but I often find that I cannot fit into the highest 'straight size' at a mainstream retailer. This said, I cannot shop in a plus-size store as their smallest size hangs on me. I find this very frustrating! [more inside]
Where can I find clothes suitable for business that are not the usual blazer or suit? [more inside]
Small tears in the linings of wool coats and dress-pants. How can I go about mending these in a functional (but not necessarily pretty) fashion? [more inside]
What are the your ProTips for hand-washing clothes? [more inside]
What's a good gift certificate for fashionable warm clothes in Minneapolis? [more inside]
Why is (apparently identical) toddler clothing labelled as both "2T" and "twenty-four months?" [more inside]
Where can I buy fashionable clothes made in the USA or EU that don't cost $/£200? I live in the UK. [more inside]
Do they design dress shirts specifically for tucking in only? [more inside]
How do I keep reds(or other bright colors) from ruining my laundry? [more inside]
Is there a site that approaches (online) purchasing of apparel from a serious and rigorous consumer perspective? I'm thinking of a site where I select, say, t-shirts and get detailed information about the garment, various garment variations (athletic t-shirt, work t-shirt, etc), washing Instructions, which high quality value brands that sell t-shirts, verified quality testing of t-shirts from forementioned brands, etc.
I've never paid $20 for a plain t-shirt before. Is LL Bean worth it? [more inside]
I need a place near Wilshire Boulevard and Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, CA where I can change clothes. [more inside]
Why does our kitten believe that dirty clothes hampers and toilets are one and the same? [more inside]
Commuting by bike - expert tips needed. [more inside]
Fashion emergency (I never thought I would use that phrase): Client is visiting, I have nothing to wear. How offended will they be if I'm underdressed? [more inside]
What modern clothing lines/manufacturers take their inspiration from ethnic Indian styles? Especially interested in mens clothing.
Canadian-stores-suck filter: Looking for a cute and yet athletic tankini-style swimsuit. Problem? I'm super picky and I need to try it on. [more inside]
Hey Mefites, I need help figuring out how to buy casual clothes for my "new" body style! [more inside]
I'm a skinny guy looking for some summer shorts that won't make me look entirely goofy and/or juvenile. Can you help?
Why do my belt loops keep wearing off? And how can I prevent it? [more inside]
I am a woman starting completely over with my wardrobe. Help me look like a femme Indiana Jones! [more inside]
Business clothes for a skinny but muscular guy in NYC that don't make me look like a hipster? [more inside]
I have an interview coming up with a startup and was advised not to dress up and that "polished business casual is just fine." What should I wear? [more inside]
It's 90 degrees outside yet I am shivering in my cube. Can you give me some ideas about what to wear that will allow me to transition between these two climates? [more inside]
How can I communicate to my boyfriend that I think he should make an effort to improve his appearance? [more inside]
My new obsession is argyle socks. Please recommend places I can find quality argyle socks for men, suited to brown / tan slacks and jeans. $10 / pair or under preferred. Bold, bordering on obnoxious, colors get bonus points.
Hello! Please help me look good in clothes. I'm a 31-year-old red-headed woman, young-looking for my age. I want to look put-together each day, and enjoy myself in pictures instead of exclaiming how frumpy I look. [more inside]
Please recommend me a book on the history of clothing. I'm looking for more of a social history than I am something about changes in the clothes themselves, as I'm mostly interested in the relationship of clothing to society, class, etc., over time. Thanks.
How can I learn about the workings of the fashion industry? [more inside]
What are your favorite fashion blogs for inspiration? [more inside]
Waxed cotton jacket: is it practical? [more inside]
I am 5'9", an hourglass shape with a long torso-- what should I wear? [more inside]