This $45 white dress is a dead ringer for Meghan Markle’s reception gown

November 06, 2018 at 02:30PM If you instantly had Harry-level googly eyes the second you saw the custom reception gown Stella McCartney made for Meghan Markle to wear after the royal wedding, you’re not alone. The entire world wanted to get their hands on it—and, unfortunately, that’s kind of impossible considering the designer is only making 46 … Continue reading This $45 white dress is a dead ringer for Meghan Markle’s reception gown

Washing your hands sounds trivial—here’s the science behind why it works

March 04, 2020 at 04:00PM by CWC As COVID-19 and influenza continue to spread across the country, everyone from coworkers to the CDC wants you to wash your hands. Using a face masks is ineffective (and makes it harder for heath care workers to buy masks), and while hand sanitizer is a good option, it’s … Continue reading Washing your hands sounds trivial—here’s the science behind why it works

The Oscars proved that recycled fashion is *the* sustainable trend of red carpet style

February 10, 2020 at 07:31PM by CWC “Shopping your stash”—aka making use out of things you already own in an effort to buy less—has become a stronghold of sustainability. We’ve seen it happening in our beauty cabinets, in our closets, and in our refrigerators. But the most recent place the trend has popped up, and … Continue reading The Oscars proved that recycled fashion is *the* sustainable trend of red carpet style

This Is Why Jane Fonda Carried Her Red Coat To Present At The Oscars

February 10, 2020 at 06:22PM At last night’s 92nd Academy Awards we saw Brad Pitt win his first Oscar for acting, Renée Zellweger’s triumphant return to the spotlight, and a historic Best Picture win for the South Korean film, Parasite. But what might’ve caught your eye during the Best Picture category was presenter Jane Fonda, with a red … Continue reading This Is Why Jane Fonda Carried Her Red Coat To Present At The Oscars

Choosing to go to my high school reunion taught me the biggest lesson of my decade

December 27, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC We rolled up in Sonia’s mom’s minivan, driven by Sonia’s little sister, which simultaneously made me feel teenage and ancient. In reality, I am 28. The Romy and Michelle year. The Grosse Pointe Blank year. The year pop culture declares you show up to your high school reunion Full Adult and … Continue reading Choosing to go to my high school reunion taught me the biggest lesson of my decade

Everything you need to know about getting a colposcopy—the 5-minute procedure that could detect cervical cancer

December 18, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC Like most women, I don’t exactly look forward to gyno appointments. It’s nothing against my doctor—she is lovely, really—the whole experience just isn’t my idea of fun. I spend way too much time worrying about things that don’t actually matter, like if she’ll think I’m not being totally … Continue reading Everything you need to know about getting a colposcopy—the 5-minute procedure that could detect cervical cancer

‘I was diagnosed with PCOS in my twenties. IVF made it possible to have a baby’

November 20, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC  In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the most common medical procedure for infertility, which affects one in twelve women of childbearing age, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even if you’ve done your research and know what it entails—a series of procedures where eggs are removed … Continue reading ‘I was diagnosed with PCOS in my twenties. IVF made it possible to have a baby’

‘Inside Out’ inspired me to anthropomorphize my sadness to regain self-control

October 23, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC I’ve been feeding the void the past few months. Though I’m aware that reads as equal parts scary and sexual, it really just means I’ve using retail therapy to get me through a rough time. And while I’m a big advocate of the “treat yo’self” way of living, … Continue reading ‘Inside Out’ inspired me to anthropomorphize my sadness to regain self-control

This science-y new skin-care subscription can predict what your skin needs

September 02, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC In the world of skin care,  it often feels like we’re playing catch-up. We only hydrate our skin after it starts to feel dry, or treat our pimples after they’ve popped their pesky little heads above the surface. In other words, we wait for our skin to tell … Continue reading This science-y new skin-care subscription can predict what your skin needs

How many times can I wear the same PJs before it’s, well, gross?

August 23, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC I’ve always lived my life by the Two Night Pajama Rule—the unofficial (and unscientific) belief that sporting the same PJs for consecutive sleeps is fine. Just fine. But now that curiosity has led me to consult the experts, I’ve discovered that every two-night stand I’ve had with my … Continue reading How many times can I wear the same PJs before it’s, well, gross?

It’s a sneaker world, we’re all just living in it

July 26, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC When Serena Williams stepped onto the red carpet at the 2019 Met Gala, it wasn’t her tennis-ball yellow Atelier Versace gown that got people talking. Rather, the most buzz-worthy part of her outfit was the pair of matching Off-White x Nike sneakers peeping out from her dress’ cascading … Continue reading It’s a sneaker world, we’re all just living in it

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How to decline being a bridesmaid without losing your friend in the process

June 27, 2019 at 05:00PM by CWC To this day, my mom and her residual resentment like to recount how her friend Amy refused to be a bridesmaid at my parents’ wedding. My parents got married in 1987, so it’s amazing that this tidbit still gets referenced. Sure, it was a pretty bold move on … Continue reading How to decline being a bridesmaid without losing your friend in the process

Neon shoes will light the way forward this summer

May 07, 2019 at 11:18AM by CWC As a kid, neon-themed school dances were my jam. Who can forget the American Apparel acid pink tights that made girls look like they were walking on highlighters? At Monday’s Met Gala, Serena Williams cast a shadow on the looks of electric-sliding middle schoolers everywhere with a pair … Continue reading Neon shoes will light the way forward this summer

Walk down the aisle with confidence in one of these size-inclusive wedding dresses under $700

April 15, 2019 at 09:03AM by CWC The extended-sized fashion movement is well on its way to getting the kudos it deserves. Activewear companies like Nike, Beyond Yoga, and Girlfriend Collective have taken steps toward inclusivity. Now wedding attire, too, is increasingly comprehensive with its sizing. Leading the charge is Torrid, a cult-favorite fashion brand … Continue reading Walk down the aisle with confidence in one of these size-inclusive wedding dresses under $700

Spring’s 8 biggest sneaker trends (and how to get the look at every budget)

March 23, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC Sneakers are always in style. Pair your low-tops with sundresses and high tops with skinny jeans; style metallic kicks with denim and tees, and save your neon pink platforms for that ultra-feminine midi skirt that needs a little something extra. No matter how you style them, you can’t … Continue reading Spring’s 8 biggest sneaker trends (and how to get the look at every budget)

We asked 6 women to share their thoughts about body positivity. They didn’t hold back.

March 11, 2019 at 06:52AM by CWC If you ever want to witness the phenomenon of gassing up—where friends boost each others’ confidence with effusive praise and appreciation—just gather together a bunch of smart, funny, interesting women who have never met each other before. That’s just what happened when Well+Good invited six New York women … Continue reading We asked 6 women to share their thoughts about body positivity. They didn’t hold back.

5 ways to pull off the Oscar’s pink fashion trend IRL—from feminine to sporty styles

February 25, 2019 at 09:20AM by CWC Without a doubt, pink was one of the standout trends of the evening at the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday. In all tones, silhouettes, trends, and styles, celebrities hit the red carpet in pink looks that wowed. While you might not exactly be in the market for a … Continue reading 5 ways to pull off the Oscar’s pink fashion trend IRL—from feminine to sporty styles

Break out the Polaroids, because accessing happy memories could help stave off depression

January 17, 2019 at 02:33PM by CWC I have a pile of Instax snapshots I pull out when I’m down—little reference cards to remind me, “You are loved.” When you’re depressed, it’s a message that can easily get muffled in the mental din of unbearable negativity. So color me intrigued by a new study from … Continue reading Break out the Polaroids, because accessing happy memories could help stave off depression

Every guy I date dresses worse than the last—and TBH, it feels disrespectful

January 11, 2019 at 05:30AM by CWC I once went on a date with a guy who showed up wearing jeans and a T-shirt. Totally normal outfit, except the tee was actually just functional workout gear being taken on a fun night out, and the slip-on Vans rounding out his #lewk were threadbare at best. … Continue reading Every guy I date dresses worse than the last—and TBH, it feels disrespectful

Forget birthstones—picking gems based on our dosha is way more personal

January 08, 2019 at 04:54AM How great would it be if doctors actually prescribed retail therapy when something’s ailing us? Alas, Western medicine doesn’t consider fashion to be a valid form of treatment. (For proof, just look at the potato sack that is a hospital gown.) But when it comes to Ayurveda—a 5,000-year-old holistic healing … Continue reading Forget birthstones—picking gems based on our dosha is way more personal

The hygge lounge staple that doubles as the ideal party outfit

December 23, 2018 at 09:02AM Any social outing that requires changing out of my cozy loungewear is a chore during the winter. It’s so cold and I find it hard to look cute or even just presentable when all I want to do is swathe myself in layers of chenille. But this year I’ve found a … Continue reading The hygge lounge staple that doubles as the ideal party outfit