This Black Friday, sustainable fashion is the new black

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Everybody likes a good deal, but not every deal is good for us — or for the planet. That’s why this Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend is a good time to start thinking about shopping ethically and sustainably. If you’re looking to freshen up your style, here’s some tips on getting into sustainable fashion, and some stylish brands finding clever ways to turn Black Friday into Green Friday.

Fashion doesn’t look so good when you consider the amount of waste in both making and discarding clothes. Many big-name stores offer cheap clothing, but their “fast fashion” model

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Finally Getting Us ‘Off the Couch With Some Real Fashion,’ the AMAs Didn’t Skimp on Style

Taraji P. Henson wears Carolina Herrera on stage at the 2020 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles, Calif.
Taraji P. Henson wears Carolina Herrera on stage at the 2020 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles, Calif.

“I’m just happy to be off the couch with some real fashion,” Taraji P. Henson crowed in the opening monologue of the 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday night. OK, so maybe we were still on the couch in our matching tie-dyed sweat sets (I know it’s not just me), but not wasting a minute of her on-stage opportunity, the host donned 10 looks (real talk—we think there were more) throughout the night, including four hair changes (including a full Diana Ross-style natural mane that we will be attempting to emulate ASAP).

Taraji P. Henson wears an optical illusion-printed gown by Area.
Taraji P. Henson wears an optical illusion-printed gown by Area.

In fact, while Sunday night was all about music’s winners, when it came to fashion it was really Taraji’s show—with or without

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An Appreciation of Princess Diana’s Over-the-Top ’80s Maternity Style

The Princess of Wales, wearing a blue and white polka dot dress with a ruffled collar designed by Catherine Walker in April 1982.Photo: Getty Images

In the early 1980s, two independent happenstances coincided. First, fashion became bold, big, and saturated with bright colors. And second, Princess Diana of Wales became pregnant, first with Prince William, and then, a few years later, with Prince Harry. The result? For 18 months, the most photographed woman in the world rocked some seriously unabashed maternity looks that live on in the historical archives for all perpetuity.

There were multiple and various shades of neon. Hefty doses of ruffles. A plethora of pussy bows—actually, every type of bow. Some serious, serious, shoulder pads. Name an ’80s telltale fashion trait, Diana wore it. Thanks to season four of The Crown, her maternity style, in all of its over-the-top glory, is now back in the

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Meg Thee Stallion’s Fashion Nova Collection Is a ‘Wild Western Moto Speed Chase’ With Some Wild Ass Patterns

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Classy, bougie, ratchet (yeah). Sassy, moody, nasty. Megan Thee Stallion is a lot of things—as is her debut collection for Fashion Nova, which debuted on Wednesday. Ahead of the release, Meg boasted that the line would have “better representation” than most, specifically pointing out the size-inclusivity of her collection “of premium denim, luxe corset bodysuits and tops with matching pants, jaw-dropping dresses and plush outerwear,” created with “the real body” in mind.

“Everybody is not just a cookie-cutter size, so I just want to make sure that starting with this collab we have better representation with just women in general,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “It’s not just about the model body. It’s about the real body, so this collection definitely caters to women with curves…just the girls with the little representation; that’s what my collection really caters to.”

Well, curves are definitely catered to in

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