A Dual Review Of Anthropologie’s Most Popular Summer Dress

A Dual Review Of Anthropologie’s Most Popular Summer Dress

The devoted Shopping team is back with another in-depth review of an internet-raved item. This time it’s a deep dive into Anthropologie’s Somerset Maxi Dress: The Linen Edition...
The devoted Shopping team is back with another in-depth review of an internet-raved item. This time it’s a deep dive into Anthropologie’s Somerset Maxi Dress: The Linen Edition — a new spin on the brand’s top-rated Somerset Maxi Dress in cotton. The label is well known for its fashion-forward styles and radiant shades, and we previously scoured it for the best summer dresses. Now, we’re glad to add this linen number to the praised bunch. The 2.0 version still has the original’s easygoing pullover style, smocked waist, and tiered skirt, but it also has pockets. The loud prints the cotton version is known for have...
This Might Be Chromat’s Most Inclusive Swimwear Collection Yet

This Might Be Chromat’s Most Inclusive Swimwear Collection Yet

Becca McCharen-Tran is waiting for a call from DHL. The samples from Chromat’s Spring 2022 collection of inclusive swimsuits — for trans femmes, non-binary people, and...
Becca McCharen-Tran is waiting for a call from DHL. The samples from Chromat’s Spring 2022 collection of inclusive swimsuits — for trans femmes, non-binary people, and intersex bodies, and developed with activist and filmmaker Tourmaline — is ready and waiting in the factory. She’s just trying to get them Stateside. “I need to import these garments to Miami so I can actually start selling them,” she says at the SCADStyle conference — hosted by the Savannah College of Art & Design in Atlanta where she was a guest speaker in April — noting production issues and the pandemic contributed to delays. “It’s...
Gia/IRL Is The New Plus-Size Brand That Should Be On Your Radar

Gia/IRL Is The New Plus-Size Brand That Should Be On Your Radar

In the last couple of years,  it’s become trendy for many brands to “fat-phish,” or give the public an illusion of working toward creating more...
In the last couple of years,  it’s become trendy for many brands to “fat-phish,” or give the public an illusion of working toward creating more clothing in larger sizes. While many brands lazily rush through this process of production or fail to progress in actually making plus-size clothing, some plus folks are taking it into their own hands and creating pieces they want to wear for people who look like them. Enter Gia/IRL, the new plus-size brand on the retail block. Founded by plus-size model and social media influencer Gia Sinatra, Gia/IRL has entered the extended-size clothing market with beautiful,...
This Is The Anti-Skinny Jeans Trend Taking Over This Summer

This Is The Anti-Skinny Jeans Trend Taking Over This Summer

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 08: Hailey Bieber is seen on February 08, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bellocqimages/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) It’s been over...
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 08: Hailey Bieber is seen on February 08, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bellocqimages/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) It’s been over a year since TikTok declared skinny jeans to be over, and denim trends continue to deliver on that promise. For proof, see the season’s street style featuring every It girl out there wearing denim cargos like it’s 2003.  Take, for example, Hailey Bieber, who was spotted back in February wearing a pair of cargo jeans with a leather corset. Or: Bridgerton’s Simone Ashley sporting a pair from Mango with a white tank top and leather...
My Shoes Are My Armor: 3 Activists On What Drives Them & The Footwear That Empowers Them

My Shoes Are My Armor: 3 Activists On What Drives Them & The Footwear That Empowers Them

Activism can take on many forms. It can mean transforming personal tragedy into fuel for justice or involve grassroots organizing to advocate for those whose...
Activism can take on many forms. It can mean transforming personal tragedy into fuel for justice or involve grassroots organizing to advocate for those whose voices have long gone unheard. Some take to the streets to demand a change in policy, while others learn to write and propose legislation themselves. For some, activism can mean simply existing, living your truth in order to educate and shift the mindset of the masses. But for those devoting their time and energy to implementing real, lasting change, activism — no matter what form — becomes their purpose.  In partnership with Nine West, we...
Chunky Rings Are A Must-Have Summer Accessory, Thanks To TikTok

Chunky Rings Are A Must-Have Summer Accessory, Thanks To TikTok

If you’re on TikTok, you’ve likely seen the colorful, plastic rings that line the fingers of users across the platform. Playful and somewhat child-like, the...
If you’re on TikTok, you’ve likely seen the colorful, plastic rings that line the fingers of users across the platform. Playful and somewhat child-like, the lucite styles feature decorative baubles like gemstones, are oversized, and come in oval and rectangular shapes. Often, wearers pile on several rings, of different colors and shapes, not unlike how we did with Ring Pops back in the day.  While they’re everywhere on the platform, you’re guaranteed to spot them on Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan-based 20-somethings, who spend their Saturdays taping #DayInMyLife videos that involve brunch at Ruby’s and trips to the East Village shop...
Platforms Are This Summer’s Must-Have Shoes. Here Are 18 To Shop Now

Platforms Are This Summer’s Must-Have Shoes. Here Are 18 To Shop Now

Today’s trends are anything but straightforward, with platforms heels, opera gloves, and micro mini skirts all making waves. Ensuring that your wardrobe is up to date...
Today’s trends are anything but straightforward, with platforms heels, opera gloves, and micro mini skirts all making waves. Ensuring that your wardrobe is up to date can often mean searching for shoppable items in a sea of puzzling options. Our column Sourced answers all your market-related questions, as well as offers you an endless source of styles that will make snagging today’s top trends easy, so you can spend your precious time learning about the next wave of trends.  The footwear motto this summer is “The higher, the better.” And to aid with this, the biggest shoe trend of the summer, the platform...
The FP Movement x Hoka Collab Is Bright, Airy, and Workout-Ready

The FP Movement x Hoka Collab Is Bright, Airy, and Workout-Ready

You’re reading an On-Site Shopping story — meaning you can browse, add to cart, and actually purchase the product recommendations featured below without leaving Refinery29. To learn...
You’re reading an On-Site Shopping story — meaning you can browse, add to cart, and actually purchase the product recommendations featured below without leaving Refinery29. To learn more about our new native checkout feature, click here. Imagine the youthfulness of Free People‘s bohemian flair merged with the expert performance technology of Hoka’s sneakers. Are you visualizing sunny, airy workout shoes? Then you are correct. FP Movement and Hoka have collaborated for the first time on a limited-edition line of modern, bright-colored footwear. The brands introduced two new silhouettes: Clifton 8 sneakers and ORA slides. Even better, the inspiration came from FP Movement’s summer 2022 apparel collection....
What The Green Scarf Means In The Fight For Reproductive Rights

What The Green Scarf Means In The Fight For Reproductive Rights

When a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion in early May revealed that Rove v. Wade will likely be overturned, protests broke out across the country,...
When a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion in early May revealed that Rove v. Wade will likely be overturned, protests broke out across the country, as activists pushed for lawmakers to codify the landmark decision that protected a pregnant person’s right to choose abortion via the Women’s Health Protection Act. Over the weekend, the New York chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America held a march and called on all the attendees to wear green and “bring your green bandana.” Similar protests were held in cities like Miami and Washington, D.C., where many attendees likewise sported green scarves on their...
We Tested The Best White T-Shirts & Here’s What We Found

We Tested The Best White T-Shirts & Here’s What We Found

Finding the best white t-shirt is like finding the best white paint: a seemingly simple task complicated by the number of options available. What shade...
Finding the best white t-shirt is like finding the best white paint: a seemingly simple task complicated by the number of options available. What shade of white works best? The answer is different for everyone, which is why there are so many choices. The same applies to a white t-shirt. Ask yourself, “which white t-shirt is best for me?” One person's #1 perfect white tee is another's recycled dishrag. It takes a lot of patience, trying on and simulating different movements to find the one that works the best for you. But trust us, everyone needs at least one utterly...
19 Plus-Size Hot-Weather Basics That Make Getting Dressed A Breeze

19 Plus-Size Hot-Weather Basics That Make Getting Dressed A Breeze

Being a human adult is hard. You are solely responsible for your well-being. From making sure you replace your toothbrush and underwear regularly to deciding...
Being a human adult is hard. You are solely responsible for your well-being. From making sure you replace your toothbrush and underwear regularly to deciding what to eat on a daily basis, the simple things can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming. When my mind is racing a million miles per minute and the executive dysfunction kicks in, I find it helpful to have a substantial collection of rotating staples. Finding solid plus-size basics can be a pain, so I’ve rounded up options across categories that I really like or even personally own that’ll make getting dressed on the toughest, hottest...
3 Latinx Founders On How Family Values & Heritage Shaped Their Brands

3 Latinx Founders On How Family Values & Heritage Shaped Their Brands

In today’s world, launching and running your own business is no easy feat. That’s why we’ve partnered with The Workshop at Macy’s, an exclusive business...
In today’s world, launching and running your own business is no easy feat. That’s why we’ve partnered with The Workshop at Macy’s, an exclusive business development program designed to uplift women- and diverse-owned businesses and give them the tools for better success and sustained growth in the retail industry. Keep reading to get to know some of the program’s soon-to-be grads and shop a selection of their offerings at Macy’s Digital Pop-Up Event. There’s an undeniable air of magic that surrounds first-generation immigrants and immigrant children. It’s a sense of drive, a true go-getter spirit that just can’t be contained....
Yes, A Glass Handbag Is Worth The Risk

Yes, A Glass Handbag Is Worth The Risk

Let me start by saying that we understand you might be bewildered by the glass handbag trend. Ever since celebrities like Doja Cat, Kylie Jenner, and Kim Kardashian have...
Let me start by saying that we understand you might be bewildered by the glass handbag trend. Ever since celebrities like Doja Cat, Kylie Jenner, and Kim Kardashian have sported the delicate tote on casual outings and red carpet events, fashion fans are left wondering if it’s worth the risk to buy. What if you drop it or bump into something? Will it shatter into a million pieces?  To answer your question: it’s still fragile, so if you’re hasty, then it can break. However, most glass purses are created from blown glass, a sturdier form of silica. Hence, if you’re not planning on throwing your bag...

Is Diesel Making A Comeback? TikTok Says Yes

Remember when Diesel jeans were the fashion staple of the 2000s? From the statement low-risers favored by Paris Hilton to the out-there colorways, the denim...
Remember when Diesel jeans were the fashion staple of the 2000s? From the statement low-risers favored by Paris Hilton to the out-there colorways, the denim brand was seen on anyone and everyone. Then, somewhere between Instagram’s inception and the embrace of high-rise denim, the brand’s logo-packed pieces got relegated to the back of our wardrobe and sent to donation bins to make way for more subtle, trend-led looks.  Recently though, Diesel has inched its way back into pop culture and secondhand circles, reaching new audiences with its nostalgia-bating 2000s aesthetic. Fitting perfectly with the current Y2K furor where we’re locking...
The Summer Dress Of Your Dreams Has Pockets

The Summer Dress Of Your Dreams Has Pockets

Checking Out is a new shopping column straight from the cart of Simone Oliver, Refinery29’s global EIC. She wears many hats (all of them stylish), and...
Checking Out is a new shopping column straight from the cart of Simone Oliver, Refinery29’s global EIC. She wears many hats (all of them stylish), and she's always got an inspiring, wish-worthy list on deck. Watch this space for monthly market musings from Simone (and sometimes, a special guest). These aren’t just editor’s picks — they’re THEE editor’s picks. I’ve lost count of the times I've stopped someone on the street to compliment their dress and received the following joyful response: "Thank you! It has pockets!" The elation in their face; the pride in their voice! It’s almost as if the...