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Variations in women’s clothing sizes cause frustration

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop 6:47 p.m.
Edna Galioto took one look at the jackets she ordered and knew she had to send them back. “The small was so small it wouldn’t fit ...

The history behind women’s sizing ‘standards’

By The Washington Post 6:47 p.m.
Here are some numbers that illustrate the insanity of women’s clothing sizes: A size 8 dress today is nearly the equivalent of a size 16 dress in 1958. And a size 8 dress of 1958 doesn’t even have a modern-day ...

Custom Choo’s can be yours to choose

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop 6:59 p.m.
Here’s your chance to have a say in how a pair of Jimmy Choo’s look — on you. Nordstrom in Ross Park Mall is hosting ...

Fashion FYI: Rebecca Schoneveld trunk show set at Glitter & Grit in Lawrenceville

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop 7:01 p.m.
Glitter & Grit, a bridal boutique at 5300 Butler St., Lawrenceville, will have a Rebecca Schoneveld trunk show from Sept. 11 through 13 by appointment. ...

5 summer jackets that will weather transition to fall

By Wendy Donahue
A jacket is the last thing most of us want to think about in the warmer months. But how often do we find ourselves shivering in air conditioning or soaked by a sudden storm? The transition into fall rewards the pursuit ...

Fashion FYI: Nicole Miller to unveil 10th-anniversary fashion collection

By Tribune-Review
After a decade as one of J.C. Penney’s iconic design partners, renowned fashion designer Nicole Miller will unveil a limited-edition Nicole by Nicole Miller 10th ...

Dabbling in pastels: Hair color taking on brighter hues

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Forget coloring your hair blond or brunette. Go for teal, pink or purple. Pastel hues in your locks can be hair-raising in a fashion-forward way. But, it’s ...

Flashy sneakers are stepping into offices across the country

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
A dressed-down footwear trend is sneaking into offices across the country — the tennis shoe. Turns out, there’s a place for sneakers in some office settings. ...

Look good, feel good: Clothes help project confidence, intelligence, power

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
For Deana Keenan, the matching jacket and skirt really was a power suit. “Once I was dressed up, I felt confident,” says Keenan, 50, of Swissvale, ...

Fashion FYI: Handbag and accessories designer Patricia Nash to make Western Pa. stops

By Tribune-Review
Handbag and accessories designer Patricia Nash will be at Macy’s at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 29 in the Westmoreland Mall and later in the day at ...

Dick’s Sporting Goods goes upscale with Chelsea Collective

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Chelsea Collective, a women’s fitness and lifestyle boutique owned by Dick’s Sporting Goods, opened Aug. 18 in Ross Park Mall. The store is on the ...

‘Boutiques on wheels’ offer on-trend looks

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Before she puts on her colorful dress, wedge heels and accessories, Jackee Ging changes spark plugs, checks the oil and fires up the generator in ...

Fashion FYI: Pittsburgh online boutique Modcloth to open store in San Francisco

By Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh’s own Modcloth launched its own in-house label collection that will be available online and in a new store in San Francisco. The collection was designed ...

Pittsburgh’s third annual Style Week focuses on diverse fashions

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Wadria Taylor brings a little bit of chic wherever she goes. Founder of Style Week Pittsburgh, Taylor fashions runway shows and swanky events throughout the city. “We ...

Fashionable flats: Footwear lets women walk in comfort from office to dinner

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Luxury shoe designer Emy Mack Jamison has a go-to footwear choice when she will be on her feet all day. “Flats are all about comfort,” says ...

Fashion FYI: South Side designer chosen for online fashion site

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Terry Jolo Brand, designed by Terry Jolo Coulter at her boutique and studio on the South Side, has been selected by Nineteenth Amendment, a Brooklyn, ...

‘Hunger Games’ actress eager to meet Pittsburgh fans

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Willow Shields has received tweets from fans at  7 a.m. on the day of a 2 p.m. appearance. “They would be lined up that early waiting ...

Round up a bit of fun, shimmer with an ankle bracelet

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Ankle bracelets can help you put your best foot forward. “Ankle bracelets are ... truly a unique and fun piece of jewelry,” says Paul Michael ...

Fashion FYI: RAW: Pittsburgh showcase features over 40 artists

By Tribune-Review
RAW: Pittsburgh presents Paramount from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Mr. Smalls, 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. The showcase will feature more than 40 ...

The useful button can fasten clothing, open relationships

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Buttons have a life beyond utility. “They are works of art, and when you see them, you will see what I mean,” says Gina Powers ...