Kate Middleton Improved Her Style After Meghan Markle, Says Expert

Nothing wrong with a little healthy competition! According to royal fashion expert and author Elizabeth Holmes, Kate Middleton definitely stepped up her style game when Meghan Markle came around.

“I think Kate kicked up her fashion game in the fall of 2018, certainly after the royal wedding of Harry and Megan,” Holmes tells Us while appearing on Us Weekly’s series “Royally Us” to promote her new book HRH So Many Thoughts on Royal Style. “Kate had just had Louie and she went away on maternity leave for a couple months and came back and suddenly had a little bit more fashion in her wardrobe.”

Duchess Kate Felt Fashion Pressure When Meghan Markle Came Along
Duchess Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. Tim Rooke/Shutterstock

Though Holmes says that this change could have been due to a variety of things, it was certainly interesting timing. “It’s impossible to say what inspired that,” she explains. “It could be just sort of bouncing

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The Best Skirt Style for Your Body Type

From A-line to pencil and hourglass to pear, there quite a few skirt styles and as many body types. And while we think when it comes to fashion, the number one rule is to wear what you like best, it can never hurt to know which options work best for you when you’re getting ready in a pinch. In other words, there’s a reason we’re always seeing Kim Kardashian West in her signature pencil silhouette. So which types of skirts and body shapes match up the best? Well, we’ve got the answers.

Keep reading for our breakdown of which skirt styles look best with each body type and why. Plus, shop our on-trend skirt picks for the season ahead while you’re at it. 

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If you’re an apple (slim lower body, carry weight around your middle), you look fantastic in high-waisted flouncy skirts.

Why?
The waistband

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Balancing the Promise and Risks of Ketamine in 2020

Flam: Is taking Ketamine worth the risk? - Opinion - MetroWest Daily News,  Framingham, MA - Framingham, MA

A growing number of small but highly consistent controlled trials, case series, and anecdotal reports have demonstrated ketamine’s rapid and robust transient antidepressant properties. A meta-analysis of the published studies recently

completed by the American Psychiatric Association Council of Research Task Force on Novel Biomarkers and Treatments found the data from these studies to provide ‘compelling evidence that the antidepressant effects of ketamine infusion are both rapid and robust, albeit transient.’ (Newport et al, 2015). Although there are few reports examining the efficacy of repeated ketamine administration, those that have been published suggest the initial

the antidepressant effect can be extended over several weeks with repeated administrations (Murrough et al, 2013; Singh et al,

2016). Accounts of these findings have generated great interest in the media and optimism among patients. This has led to a growing number of clinics and practitioners who are

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Fashion New Year’s resolutions for the nation, from limiting leggings to breaking out of style ruts

Can we be honest for a minute? 2020 was not a banner year for fashion. For most of us, self-presentation was far from front of mind as we grappled with a constant stream of new jargon, statistics, restrictions and general doom.

But now we’re in a new year, with plenty of pent-up hope for what could come next. It’s telling that on the day Matt Hancock announced that vaccine approval was on the horizon, the fashion team set aside a spread about the best leggings to buy now in favour of a much more colourful feature on glamorous re-entry looks.

So let’s own up to some of the bad style habits we’ve all succumbed to at some point over the past million months. And pledge to leave them behind with 2020.

Resolution 1: We will not wear leggings for more than two days a week outside of actual exercise

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Buyers Weigh In on Paris Men’s Virtual Fashion Week

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PARIS — The biggest winner of the virtual fashion week, it seems, was the real-life fashion show. 

A handful of buyers weighed in on the virtual presentations, which were broadly appreciated — varied and lively as they were — but many opined that nothing beats being in the same room.

Loewe stood out as a favorite of buyers, both for the collection and presentation, bridging the physical-digital divide with an interactive box of goodies that included fabric swatches and pop-out glasses stamped in cardboard. Casablanca caught attention, too, for a snazzy video presentation that swept the viewer off to a tropical paradise, where men in silky white shirts grooved to jazzy music before taking off in a bright red vintage sports car.

Dior men’s figured high on the list book profits of buyer favorites, too, with particular praise for the collaboration with artist

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Brandon Maxwell Spring-Summer 2021 Review

Brandon Maxwell is a fashion outsider. Kind of. Beyond an A-list clientele that boasts every style star from Michelle Obama to Sarah Paulson, the self-proclaimed homebody grew up working in his grandmother’s clothing shop and dutifully watching his mother put on lipstick while he “sat in awe as a young gay kid from Texas who loved pageants.” He’s likable to a tee, which makes him a delight as a judge on Project Runway and beloved by aspiring students on his growing YouTube channel. His clothes speak volumes, literally—queue up Lady Gaga’s Matryoshka doll moment at the 2019 Met Gala—but also, often, in whispers.

The quiet power of his brand is bold, never gimmicky. Yes, his clothes are glamorous, but they lack the arrogance typically associated with the industry, even if his gowns explode in fuchsia satin and Bella Hadid closes the show. With a penchant for shape, form,

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