Real Women

Party Dresses: 15 Under $150
By Miranda Noland | 12/16/2008 - 14:10

Who has the funds to spend on a brand new dress for this party season? Save your cash for the bar and take a look at the affordable and chic options we've found. You don't have to spend a million bucks to look like it.

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Trend Alert: Sequins for Everyday
By Miranda Noland | 12/11/2008 - 10:40

We know that for some of you, the thought of wearing sequins during the day is preposterous. But wait! Now that they're showing up on everything from leggings to scarves, it's a lot easier to subtly work them into your wardrobe. Then, as you become more and more comfortable sparkling on the outside almost as much as you do on the inside, go ahead and work your way up to even shinier pieces. Embrace your inner glam goddess with these sexy looks.

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Trend Alert: Cocktail Dresses with Ruffles
By Latina Staff | 12/01/2008 - 11:16
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Celebrity Style Secret: Heavy-Duty Shapewear
By Latina Staff | 12/01/2008 - 10:29

A few weeks ago, a svelte and fashionable Eva Longoria Parker disembarked from her car wearing a striking strappy one-shouldered dress, but horrors… her Spanx shapers were showing! And though it certainly was far from being a Britney Spears moment, it was shocking to see the starlet unaware of her underwear. Yet, celebrities are only human and have to battle the bulge too.

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Trend Alert: Evening Bags
By Latina Staff | 11/26/2008 - 11:46
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The Return of Leggings
By Latina Staff | 11/18/2008 - 14:38

Doesn't it seem like just yesterday when all women wore flared pants that obscured their ankles amid ample fabric? Now, the reverse couldn't be truer. Pants have gotten so skinny and tapered, that women are now wearing straight-up leggings. Which is good news for many reasons. Leggings are comfortable and easy to wear. They tend to be flattering, because they emphasize the ankle, which for most women are slender no matter how their waists might look.

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Wardrobe Essential: Hoodies
By Latina Staff | 11/18/2008 - 12:48

Although hoodies aren’t currently being celebrated by the high priestesses of
fashion this season, this humble garment remains a functional staple of the
modern woman’s wardrobe. In fact, on a recent bus commute in Los Angeles, an
informal survey revealed that every last Latina on the jam-packed Metro was
sporting a hoodie of some sort.

Back in the 1990s, fashion
labels like Triple 5 Soul and Darryl K began making shrunken hoodies tailored to
a woman’s figure so she wouldn’t have to drown in her boyfriend’s collegiate

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Wardrobe Essential: Hoodies
By Latina Staff | 11/18/2008 - 12:46
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Trend Alert: Little Leather Jackets
By Latina Staff | 11/17/2008 - 14:32

The leather jacket is proving to be the most stylish, versatile solution to staying warm this season. Motorcycle and bomber versions are showing up all over the red carpet these days, dressed up and dressed down. Seriously, with the exception of bath time and bedtime, there is no real reason to take your little leather jacket off!

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Fabulous in Faux Fur
By Latina Staff | 11/12/2008 - 11:24
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