10 Black Fashion Luminaries Who Made History

The Black community’s contributions to fashion have been chronically overlooked and under-reported throughout American history. From extraordinary figures like Elizabeth Keckley (a former slave who became First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln’s personal seamstress) to events like the “Battle of Versailles” (a fashion show walked by predominantly Black models that marked a turning point for American ready-to-wear), history is rife with ignored incidents of Black creativity. In an overdue effort to shed deserved light on these contributions, we’ve put together a list of books — memoirs, biographies, and historical accounts — that detail the lives and works of unsung Black visionaries who helped shape the fashion industry.

To help us build this reading list, we turned to Jasmine Helm and Joy Davis: two fashion historians who co-founded Unravel (along with Dana Thomas), a podcast that expounds on everything from Claire McCardell’s iconic ballet flat to the history

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Best online clothes shops to bookmark as your go-to fashion destinations

Us Brits love to shop from the comfort of our sofas, and now we have even more of an excuse to do so, as we’re all stuck inside during lockdown.

Despite having more time to shop online, whether that’s for a new loungewear set for cosy days working from home, or a new outfit to wear on your first night out when this is all over, the plethora of choice can be overwhelming.

We’ve tested hundreds of online clothes shops – considering key factors such as delivery, garment quality, how user-friendly their website is and customer service – to give you the ultimate roundup of our fashion favourites.

Our roundup covers everything from vintage brands to sustainable clothing.

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30 Swimsuits That Weirdly Look Even Better as Summer Tops

Have you ever secretly wanted to wear your swimsuit as a top IRL, not just to the beach or pool? Same, which is why I’m writing this story. It wasn’t too long ago now that our editor in chief, Kat Collings, flaunted a swim top as a “real” top underneath a blazer during fashion week, and to be honest, I never fully recovered. The styling was spot-on, it looked cool and fresh, and it was an easy way to give something that once had only one function, multiple.

Now, not every swimsuit or bikini top will transition as easily into your ready-to-wear wardrobe as others, so today, I’m here to break down the best swim top styles to wear as summer tops. Triangle bikinis and anything with a prominent barely-there effect might feel a bit off among your regular clothes, but the six swim top styles ahead will

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The Best Music-Themed Baby Clothes and Kids Tees, From Classic Rock to K-Pop

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Try as we might to instill our musical tastes upon them, children will always march to the beat of their own drums (and especially to songs about baby sharks and belugas). If you’re looking for the best kids’ music shirts that express your — ahem — their personal style and playlist, then you’ve come to the right place.

Whether your favorite youngster is into classic rock, K-pop, or hip-hop, there’s a stylish kids band tee for every genre. And while outfitting mini music fans in authentic vintage band tees might be the ultimate badge of super fandom, that’s also a high price to pay for what’s essentially a Millennial-aged bib.

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By no means is this list of music-inspired baby clothes and tees meant to be an exhaustive one. Consider it a starting point for the budding audiophile. Bonus: these

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