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With everyone from Alexander Wang to Stella McCartney making athletic-inspired undies these days, it's easy to forget that the idea of sporty lingerie used to be sort of a mind-blower. Luckily, stylist Victoria Bartlett changed all that when she launched VPL in 2003. With the tagline “underwear, outerwear, anywhere,” VPL's become the gold standard in cheeky, color-blocked jersey underthings that double as sporty layering pieces (seriously — chicest yoga bra, ever).
You won't find push-ups, molded lace cups, or sickly-sweet florals here: these delicates are strictly for the fashion-forward. This is lingerie that you truly wear for yourself — the fact that it's effortlessly sexy is a just a nice little bonus.
Straight ahead, 10 chic second skins (we slipped in some of VPL's architectural, lingerie-inspired dresses, too). Click on to find underwear so comfy and chic, it's enough to make a girl swear off Angels forever.
Oscar de la Renta, fashion designer and entrepreneur, has died at the age of 82 after a long battle with cancer, ABC News and WWD report.
The designer was born in the Dominican Republic in 1932 and rose to fame in the 1960s when he dressed Jacqueline Kennedy. He went on to outfit several other first ladies, including read
Halloween is ultimately what you make of it. Some spare no expense crafting the perfect couple's costume while others play the holiday on the cheap — embracing their thrifty side with drugstore buys and repurposed clothing that they already own. If you're in the former category, Charlotte Olympia's limited edition "Trick read