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By Bernadine Morris and Bernadine Morris,N.Y. Times News Service | January 9, 1991
Fashion may be fickle, but one thing is certain: there will be a lot of bare shoulders this year. Not only on the beaches and at grand parties, but at lunches at nice restaurants, in theaters, at private dinners: where women gather, smooth shoulders will be prominent.Designers at all levels whether their eye is on women in their 20s, women in their 30s or women who dare not tell their age have filled their collections with strapless clothes, and retailers approve. The clothes will begin arriving in stores this month.
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By L'Oreal Thompson, The Baltimore Sun and By L'Oreal Thompson, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2013
Wedding date: Dec. 31, 2012 Her story: Tiffany Trask, 26, grew up in Columbia and is a nurse in the Navy. Her mother, Karen, is a financial analyst and her father, Tim, is a building supervisor. His story: Jason Harriman, 30, grew up in Laurel. He is a sales representative for an Anheuser-Busch distributor. His father, Guy, is retired, and his mother, Sandra, is the vice president of development at Howard County General Hospital. Their story: Tiffany and Jason met at a happy hour in Ellicott City through mutual friends.
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By Elsa Klensch and Elsa Klensch,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | December 14, 1995
I'm visiting my in-laws in Florida for the Christmas holidays, and I know we'll be invited to lots of parties. I'm looking for a dress for New Year's Eve that's bare but not too sexy. I don't want a slip dress. I already have two.One of the prettiest dresses to turn up at the New York holiday collections was the strapless dress. It comes in many shapes and looks good both long and short.Isaac Mizrahi, who did it at both lengths, says it is one of his all-time favorites: "It's a silhouette that is flattering to most women, because most women have good shoulders."
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By L'Oreal Thompson, Baltimore Sun Media Group | November 17, 2012
Wedding day: Oct. 20, 2012 Her story: Devin Robinson, 24, grew up in Baltimore. She is an auditor for Ellin & Tucker, a public accounting and business-consulting firm. Her father, Dwayne Robinson, works in sales for Verizon, and her mother, Bobbie Robinson, is an underwriter for Blue Cross & Blue Shield. His story: Joey Rumph Jr., 27, grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He is a technical recruiter. His mother, Sherri Coval, is a homemaker and his father, Tony Rumph, is a police officer in Boca Raton, Fla. Their story: Devin and Joey met at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Fla., when Devin was a freshman and Joey was a junior.
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By Mary Gottschalk and Mary Gottschalk,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | May 8, 1991
Prom 1991 is synonymous with sophistication.Gone are those corny looks such as wearing tennis shoes with your tux or costume-like Southern deb dresses with hoop skirts. Guys are going for classic black tuxedos or the James Bond look spotless white dinner jackets with black tuxedo pants. Girls are opting for dresses with lots of "S"-appeal short, strapless, sizzling.You want your prom to be as special as it can be. To help, we've consulted with designers, manufacturers, retailers and magazine editors to find out about what's in and what's out:GOWN GAB Your prom dress is simply the most important outfit for the most important night of the year right?
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By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN STAFF | November 13, 2000
So, you thought bra straps were only for under clothing. Lauren Wedekind has another theory. Wedekind, 34, owns BraGems. com, an online business that sells decorative straps to hold up strapless bras. The straps - from beaded to felt, and from brightly colored to clear - adorn strapless dresses or peek out from underneath tank tops. "It totally takes away that uncomfortable feeling of, `I'm not totally dressed, I have my bra strap hanging out,'" Wedekind said. Wedekind is confident that her accessories will catch on. In fact, she wore them to parties and bars and under her tank tops all summer.
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By Donna Peremes | January 20, 1991
Globetrotting swimwear designer Anne Cole has just come back from a trip around the United States, and is simply glowing with good feelings about American women and fashion."
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By N.Y. Times News Service | November 21, 1990
Blame Madonna, in those ballistic bustiers by Jean-Paul Gaultier, or Claudia Schiffer, the Guess model who traipses through innumerable ads wearing a strapless three-quarter bra over jeans. The bra business appears to be booming.While the rest of the clothing industry has been muddling through (everyone on Seventh Avenue is figuring out ways to muddle, from cutting expenses and inventory to trimming extraneous staff and putting new staff on hold), bra sales have increased sharply. At Warnaco, which has five lingerie lines, including designer licenses for Valentino, Ungaro, and Scaasi, bra sales are up 22 percent over last year, and orders for spring 1991 are ahead by 30 percent.
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,Sun Staff | March 6, 2005
Three cheers for old school glamour. The lush fabrics, the classic tailoring. The jewels, the makeup, the hair! When celebrities find a way to bring back old Hollywood, and make it their own, it reminds us why we love to star-gaze in the first place. On the red carpet of last week's Academy Awards, actors and actresses combined style and beauty and grace, each in his or her own way. Elegance and romance ruled the night, but there were other trends that emerged. "The mermaid hemline was very in," said celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch, "very fitted all the way down and then flared out."
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June 24, 1992
Kathleen Feiring is owner and operator of Studio 15 West Hair Design in Towson. She gets away from it all at her mountain house in Berkley Springs, W. Va. and keeps fit by hiking, skiing and ice skating.How would you describe your taste in clothing?Being casual and comfortable is a priority for me. In my work I first consider how long my day is going to be and how my feet are going to feel. Today I'm in my polka dot shorts set and comfortable white Keds.What's the newest thing in your closet?
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,Sun Staff | March 6, 2005
Three cheers for old school glamour. The lush fabrics, the classic tailoring. The jewels, the makeup, the hair! When celebrities find a way to bring back old Hollywood, and make it their own, it reminds us why we love to star-gaze in the first place. On the red carpet of last week's Academy Awards, actors and actresses combined style and beauty and grace, each in his or her own way. Elegance and romance ruled the night, but there were other trends that emerged. "The mermaid hemline was very in," said celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch, "very fitted all the way down and then flared out."
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By Maria Blackburn and By Maria Blackburn,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 28, 2004
So sweet, so simple Holiday dresses for babies are precious things. Velvet, organza, lace and woolen smocked dresses with Peter Pan collars all suggest the season. But their scratchy textures and "Dry Clean Only" labels are enough to make any parent cringe. Our favorite little person's dress this season is made from baby-soft cotton pinwale corduroy, trimmed in faux Sherpa knit and embellished with embroidered snowflakes. We love the easy buttons down the back from neck to hem and the fact that you can wash the dress at home.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | March 24, 2003
The biggest sign that something was different at last night's Oscars lay not in the predictable plethora of black gowns or the significant lack of blinding big rocks high-beaming from actresses' slender necks. Instead, the evening was different from Academy Awards of yesteryear in one glaring way: There were no outrageous fashion missteps. It was a year without stuffed swan frocks - circa Bjork 2001 - or style abominations like actress Sally Kirkland's 2002 metal alloy dress, which came with a pulley that raised a front panel like a curtain.
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By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN STAFF | November 13, 2000
So, you thought bra straps were only for under clothing. Lauren Wedekind has another theory. Wedekind, 34, owns BraGems. com, an online business that sells decorative straps to hold up strapless bras. The straps - from beaded to felt, and from brightly colored to clear - adorn strapless dresses or peek out from underneath tank tops. "It totally takes away that uncomfortable feeling of, `I'm not totally dressed, I have my bra strap hanging out,'" Wedekind said. Wedekind is confident that her accessories will catch on. In fact, she wore them to parties and bars and under her tank tops all summer.
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By Janice D'Arcy and Janice D'Arcy,Contributing Writer | May 18, 1997
Worldly looksBaltimore has a new store that can make customers look like they crisscrossed the globe for their wardrobe. Hand-printed animal designs found in Mali, jeweled fabrics worn in Nigeria, Japanese-styled silk dresses and Mexican-inspired designs are all at Marvelle Fashions, which opened last month in Mount Vernon. Owner Marva Castro designs most of the clothes, importing the fabrics from Morocco, India and the Ivory Coast. "My goal is to have a little bit of everywhere," Castro says of her women's, men's and children's collection.
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By Elsa Klensch and Elsa Klensch,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | December 14, 1995
I'm visiting my in-laws in Florida for the Christmas holidays, and I know we'll be invited to lots of parties. I'm looking for a dress for New Year's Eve that's bare but not too sexy. I don't want a slip dress. I already have two.One of the prettiest dresses to turn up at the New York holiday collections was the strapless dress. It comes in many shapes and looks good both long and short.Isaac Mizrahi, who did it at both lengths, says it is one of his all-time favorites: "It's a silhouette that is flattering to most women, because most women have good shoulders."
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By Maria Blackburn and By Maria Blackburn,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 28, 2004
So sweet, so simple Holiday dresses for babies are precious things. Velvet, organza, lace and woolen smocked dresses with Peter Pan collars all suggest the season. But their scratchy textures and "Dry Clean Only" labels are enough to make any parent cringe. Our favorite little person's dress this season is made from baby-soft cotton pinwale corduroy, trimmed in faux Sherpa knit and embellished with embroidered snowflakes. We love the easy buttons down the back from neck to hem and the fact that you can wash the dress at home.
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By L'Oreal Thompson, Baltimore Sun Media Group | November 17, 2012
Wedding day: Oct. 20, 2012 Her story: Devin Robinson, 24, grew up in Baltimore. She is an auditor for Ellin & Tucker, a public accounting and business-consulting firm. Her father, Dwayne Robinson, works in sales for Verizon, and her mother, Bobbie Robinson, is an underwriter for Blue Cross & Blue Shield. His story: Joey Rumph Jr., 27, grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He is a technical recruiter. His mother, Sherri Coval, is a homemaker and his father, Tony Rumph, is a police officer in Boca Raton, Fla. Their story: Devin and Joey met at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Fla., when Devin was a freshman and Joey was a junior.
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June 24, 1992
Kathleen Feiring is owner and operator of Studio 15 West Hair Design in Towson. She gets away from it all at her mountain house in Berkley Springs, W. Va. and keeps fit by hiking, skiing and ice skating.How would you describe your taste in clothing?Being casual and comfortable is a priority for me. In my work I first consider how long my day is going to be and how my feet are going to feel. Today I'm in my polka dot shorts set and comfortable white Keds.What's the newest thing in your closet?
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By Vida Roberts | March 12, 1992
Before you run off ISO that perfect prom dress, think about the hassles and expense involved in that one big evening. Here are some ideas worth thinking about:* Ruffles, applique, sequins, feathers, fringe, poufs, puffed sleeves and lace are all being shown on prom dresses. Make sure the dress you choose has no more that two of these elements. You're going to a dance, not skating in an ice show.* If the dress is uncomfortable in the dressing room, it will kill you on prom night. You'll be getting in and out of cars, sitting down and dancing.
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