We've all been in a situation where we need to fix a hem on the fly, but knowing what materials to use and how to actually mend your hem can be a little tricky. Luckily, we have four easy ways to help you fix it quickly and effectively. If you're out and about and need an instant fix, safety pins or tape will do the trick. In need of something a bit more permanent? No problem, hem tape and sewing a blind hem are simple, no-fuss solutions. Just watch the video to add all these great wardrobe tricks to your arsenal!
Sarah Jessica Parker showed her fashion prowess by channeling some big trends from New York Fall Fashion Week: the color royal blue and long hemlines, as seen at Rag and Bone, and '70s tie-neck blouses á la Derek Lam. This is a ladylike look with a big dose of edgy thanks to her metal-edged Louboutins and metallic blouse. It's the perfect balance of vintage and modern thanks to the color and textures. Love it as much as we do? Just click on the items to buy.
We've seen the collections, picked up the trends, and now it's time to decide just what we'll be wearing from the runways. There were major themes — layering, minimalism, and modern tribal among them — but how do those big ideas apply to you? We've sifted through all the looks, and here are our top 15 most chic and wearable trends coming from New York Fashion Week.
With all of the creativity — the diverse ingenuity of designers at Fashion Week — there is at least one common denominator among the collections. For Fall 2011, designers across the board are embracing a definitively longer hemline in the form of calf-length dresses and skirts. We've seen printed versions at ADAM, pencil silhouettes at Michael Kors, and the same, longer hemline on leather at Altuzarra. So, whether you like yours ladylike, with pleats, or perhaps a little sheer — it's time to start perusing the trend and finding the style that suits you for Fall. Click through for a glimpse of longer hemlines on the runway.
While Carey Mulligan is the epitome of ladylike chic right now, other celebs are following suit and dropping their hemlines. Sexy will always be a mainstay, but at the moment, a more demure silhouette is taking the style reigns. Everyone from Michelle Williams to Minnie Driver to Kate Bosworth have recently been spotted on the red carpet in below-the-knee frocks. But don't be mistaken; just because the new hemline is long doesn't mean it's blah. No way! Step inside to see 15 celebs who have taken a liking to the longer hemline trend.