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As far as we're concerned, bashing the classic bateau stripe may count as sartorial blasphemy. But, we understand that any trend has the potential to get tiresome; especially ones that are as timeless as a horizontal line. Luckily, Band of Outsiders is here to ease our weary style ruts. Its newest collection breaks from the classic, horizontal mold to put a fresh spin on stripes of every stripe.
Simply put, the L.A.-based brand is crossing many lines come spring. Sticking to its signature aesthetic of cool, casual suiting and laid-back structure, Band of Outsiders has splashed its shapes with lines that swerve, wave, and show up in patches — and those that make a bold, solo appearance. Think of this as a much-needed spring ('15) revival of an old classic. Or, a reason to actually skip your standard sailor-striped tee — if you can handle the separation anxiety, that is.
The Lanvin show was last on yesterday's Paris Fashion Week lineup, and it took a strong second wind for us to strut our jet-lagged selves up to the venue (in the dark, in heels, on cobblestone). We could see the crowd forming from down the block, and it was mostly lookers on attempting to glimpse the front row read
Here's a shopping truth: Finding bras that are both supportive and stylish is trickier when your breasts are a DD cup or higher. Seeing that as a challenge rather than a sad fact of life, we went straight to the bra-fit experts at Panache, ThirdLove, Wacoal, and Eveden to find the most comfortable, flattering, and read