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Even with this chilly weather, we can't forget that Chicago wedding season will be here before we know it. And, as any bridesmaid will tell you, the frocks they've flaunted for countless weddings aren't exactly the MVPs of their wardrobes. In fact, they're likely to never see the light of day again. A discarded dress makes for a total fashion tragedy, so we have a better idea. Be the most beloved bride ever, and pick a dress your bridesmaids will cherish long after your wedding day is done. Forget cookie cutter-color schemes and unflattering silhouettes that should make you cringe. To do your friends and your Facebook album a solid, we found 10 wedding-worthy dresses that will make your bridesmaids – and your wedding photos – look stunning forever.
You probably haven't had a real fall shopping list since safety scissors were one of the items, so let's bring that helpful guide back. Less requisite though it may be, this collection of buzzy buys will help keep you focused as you browse the racks looking for your autumnal ensembles.
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If you recently spotted a woman in a black-latex mermaid suit popping up around L.A. with a photographer at her side, you've likely had some questions — so did we. Turns out, you were actually witnessing two artists at work, shooting what they hope will one day become a gallery show and book about a fictional character read