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<p>Current Hair Trends</p>
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Did you procrastinate on the whole “new year, new hair” movement back in January? Great news—we did, too. Luckily, the past few awards show-filled months have offered up no shortage of inspiration ripe for your next salon visit. From Kim Kardashian’s bright platinum, to Ruby Rose’s long pixie, scroll down to see the 10 hottest haircut and color looks we’re loving right now.

<p>The Tousled Lob</p>

The Tousled Lob

Let it be known—the lob is going absolutely nowhere. Grazing the clavicle, it’s one of the most flattering hair lengths of all time, and the first (and easiest) step in going short. While sleek, blunt styles are finally getting their playtime, the tousled lob of undone waves and loose curls is one look that stands the test of time. Parting your hair on the side, like Margot Robbie did, gives it a completely different vibe.

<p>The Long Pixie</p>

The Long Pixie

In the beginning of 2017, it seemed like every single celebrity was shaving their head, debuting edgy buzz cuts, or just chopping off their strands for a super short pixie. But what a difference a year makes, especially when it comes to how hair grows. Expect to see pixie cuts with more length or layers on top—think Ruby Rose or Katy Perry—which lend themselves well to a variety of different styles.

<p>Platinum Blonde</p>

Platinum Blonde

The saying goes, “blonde hair, don’t care,” but actually, you kind of have to care a lot. This is a high-maintenance hairstyle. To give you some perspective, it famously took Kim Kardashian 17 hours (!!!) to go fully blonde. And that isn’t including the 13 hours it takes her to touch-up the roots. Still, the hard work isn’t stopping anyone from adopting the icy hue. Case in point: Her mom, Kris Jenner, is now a blonde, too.

<p>Curtain Bangs</p>

Curtain Bangs

Social media can tell you when a trend is about to explode—that’s how we learned how popular curtain bangs have become in the last year. According to Pinterest data, this feathered, ’70s fringe style, which features longer bangs being separated in the center and slightly flipped, has increased by 600 percent in search. For inspiration, look at Kristen Dunst, Georgia May Jagger, and even J.Lo.

<p>Bangs and Bobs</p>

Bangs and Bobs

Adding fringe to chin-length styles is one way to give your bob a new vibe for 2018. Look to celebrities like Nina Dobrev and opt for a set of bangs that hit right above your brows, allowing you to sweep them to the side, where them blunt, or curtain them open. Your saving grace? Dry shampoo. It’ll soak up any oils and give them a little grit for styling.

<p>Subtle Caramel Highlights</p>

Subtle Caramel Highlights

Long gone are the days of extreme gradients of balayage. Natural-looking caramel ribbon highlights and babylights placed gently around the face (and where the sun naturally hits) are trending hard. Take this picture of Kerry Washington to your salon as an example.

<p>Cher Hair</p>

According to celebrity stylist Bridget Brager, super long hair, reminiscent of Cher’s gorgeous locks, will continue to reign in 2018. “I think people really want their hair long and beautiful. I know a lot of my clients do,” she told us. Current adopters? Khloe Kardashian and Demi Lovato.

<p>Center Parts</p>

Center Parts

It’s not necessarily a haircut, but it’s proof that you don’t have to lose inches to completely transform your hairstyle or update it for the new year. It’s ultra-flattering and demands attention, no matter what your length or texture.

<p>Auburn Tints</p>

Auburn Tints

If you’re not quite ready to be a redhead, ease into the territory with warm auburn highlights or a full color like Olivia Palermo. The rich hue couldn’t be more seasonally appropriate.

<p>Face-Framing Angles</p>

Face-Framing Angles

If you’re scared that face-framing angles will make you look like Rachel from Friends, it’s time to put that ’90s fear to rest. While we loved the haircut then, it needed a modern makeover. Go for a very fine and delicate gradient in length like Meghan Markle—you should still be able to pull all your hair up in a pony.

The Only 8 Pieces You Need This Season, According To R29 Editors

“This season, more than any other season, I channel my personal style through dresses — from feminine silhouettes with bold patterns to adorable denim frocks (like this Givenchy one) — that make me feel like I’m taken back to the summer of ’69.” —Alyssa Coscarelli, senior fashion market editor.

“My wardrobe tends to be black, black, black, but summer is the one time of year I allow myself to break out a tiny bit of color. This pink bag is the perfect way to welcome the season (and a little color).” —Rebecca Smith, managing editor

“Whether I’m snoozing on the beach or just being plain extra at bottomless brunch, you’ll never find me far from a floppy straw sun hat. Nothing reads OOO vibes more than this one — literally.” —Allie Briggs, fashion and beauty writer

“Somewhat unintentionally, it turns out all of the jeans and skirts I own are black. So really my only hope for bringing some seasonal vibes into my wardrobe is through a few bright-colored tops. Luckily, this sunny striped tee is perfect for doing just that.” —Ali Ives, fashion editor

“I love to slip into espadrille sandals. They’re that perfect mix of comfy and chic — and transition seamlessly from work to happy hour. If you don’t consider yourself a heels girl, this is the perfect closed-toe platform sandal to kick off the season in.” —Nana Agyemang, fashion and beauty content strategy editor

“Hoops are a pretty basic staple in my wardrobe. I find I reach for my thicker, bolder ones a lot in summer when temperatures dictate wearing anything that won’t stick to me. Big gold hoops are the perfect way to make a lazy outfit look intentional.” —Channing Hargrove, fashion news writer

 

“Phasing out my go-to leather shoulder bag for a straw bag is one of the most exciting parts of this season for me. It’s just the right amount of unfussy (while still feeling like I care about what I’m wearing) and works equally well at the beach and brunch. —Lucy Meilus, senior lifestyle and entertainment editor.

“I’ve always been a fan of casual, cutesy summer jumpsuits. They’re beyond easy to pull off and are the ultimate one-and-done for when you’re in a rush to get ready. Plus, who doesn’t love a little ruffle?” —Claire Fontanetta, senior beauty editor

The Most Flattering Swimsuits For Every Body Type

The pear shape: You’re curvy at the hips and thighs and smaller on top, like Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

What to look for: The key to the perfect swimsuit is balancing your proportions and getting the coverage you need for your bottom half.

Tips and tricks:

  • For a traditional fix, look for a clean-skirted bottom that falls just below the largest part of the upper leg.
  • Avoid reaching for a boy short or thick-banded bottom. The extra fabric will only call attention to the area you’re trying to mask.
  • A plunging neckline or eye-catching top draws the eye upward, minimizing the bottom.
 

Pear

All eyes will be on the strappy, deep v and bright cobalt hue.

Express Strappy One-piece Swimsuit ($70)

Pear

Put your shoulders on display with this adorable off-the-shoulder style.

Red Carter Ipanema Smocked Bikini Top ($96) and Bikini Bottoms ($86)

Pear

A cutout draws the eye upward — plus, this convertible style can be worn with or without straps.

Marysia Swim Antibes Maillot ($348)

Pear

A bright print and a tie top adds plenty of interest.

Billabong X UO Away We Go Bandeau Bikini Top ($50) and High Waist Bottoms ($50)

Pear

This standout color will get you noticed for all the right reasons.

ASOS Tie Front Cut Out Swimsuit ($34, originally $45)

Pear

This neckline was made for flattering your figure.

Forever 21 Strappy One-Piece Swimsuit ($23)

Pear

A classic white bikini with an of-the-moment twist.

Zimmermann Lumino Daisy High-rise bikini ($460)

 

Large bust: Ample cleavage; you’re chesty and require more support up top like Brooklyn Decker, Katy Perry, and Sofia Vergara.

What to look for: If you’re more well-endowed on top, then support is key. Opt for suits with underwire or molded cups to give the girls the support they need. Avoid ruffles or embellishments up top if you’re hoping to minimize the focus on your chest.

Tips and tricks:

  • Bra-style tops with underwire and adjustable straps provide extra bust support. The thicker the strap, the more support.
  • Higher backs are also a good fit for helping to keep the girls up.
  • Molded cups provide extra support and are available in many different styles.
  • Explore suits marked with sizing like your regular bra, including styles that go above a D, which are constructed to support a larger bust.

Large Bust

Get the support you need while flaunting a hint of skin via sheer cutouts.

ASOS Elastic Trim Dot Mesh Tulle Swimsuit ($56)

Large Bust

Who says you can’t wear a halter? This style offers plenty of support.

Pour Moi Boardwalk Bikini Top ($16, originally $40) and Bottom ($10)

Large Bust

This strapless style comes with a supportive top and a knockout color.

ASOS Bardot Supportive Swimsuit ($29, originally $48)

Large Bust

You’ll feel confident knowing you have the support you want in this classic style.

J.Crew D-Cup Halter Underwire One-Piece Swimsuit ($114)

Large Bust

You’ll want to keep this standout print in permanent rotation.

Topshop Fuller Bust Triangle Bikini Top ($15, originally $35) and Bottom ($10, originally $26)

Large Bust

Slip into the lace-up trend with wider straps that lend the coverage you need.

Marysia Swim Palm Springs Tie Top ($189)

Large Bust

A floral print and a bandeau top is a style we can get behind.

=ASOS Mono Rose Ruched Bandeau Bikini Top ($29) and Bottom ($23)

Small bust: Proportionally, you’re smaller on top with an A or B cup, like Kate Hudson.

What to look for:A smaller chest requires less support, so you can look for styles with more minimal coverage or embellished detailing, bows, and patterns to create the illusion of a larger chest.

Tips and tricks:

  • Triangle tops create the illusion of curves, as do tops with bold prints or embellishments with ruffles.
  • Bra tops and padded push-up tops offer extra lift and can create cleavage, as can certain halter tops.
  • A smaller bust always means you can wear tiny scoop tops or bandeaus — embrace them!

Small Bust

A minimalist style that’ll also help flaunt what you’ve got.

Express Asymmetrical Ruffle Bandeau Bikini Top ($35)

Small Bust

You can’t go wrong with a classic triangle top.

Diane von Furstenberg String Bikini Top ($98) and Bottoms ($98)

Small Bust

A deep v can be hard to pull off, but not for you. It’ll help accentuate what you do have on top.

Topshop Ribbed Plunge Swimsuit ($45)

 

Small Bust

This delicate crochet top was made for ladies with small chests.

She Made Me Bandeau Bikini Top ($110)

Small Bust

You’re not in danger of being overexposed, even in a plunging neckline and a cutout suit style — so don’t be afraid to rock it.

Forever 21 Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit ($23)

Small Bust

A little lingerie-inspired, this suit promises to be a sexy addition to your collection.

Playful Promises Lace Plunge Swimsuit ($45)

Small Bust

The hot pink shade is like an optical illusion helping to play up your assets.

Solid & Striped The Morgan Bikini Top ($88)

Small Bust

Go carefree in a sweet ribbed bandeau.

Out From Under Emika Bandeau Bikini Top ($45) and Bottoms ($39)

 

Curvy: You’re curvy throughout with a full bust, hips, thighs, and butt, like Christina Hendricks, Scarlett Johansson, and Kim Kardashian.

What to look for: For curvy frames, the key is to highlight your curves while providing enough support and coverage. If you’re not keen on exaggerating your curves, then steer clear of monokinis or string bikinis with thicker ties, which can accentuate your widest areas.

Tips and tricks:

  • Asymmetrical suits draw the eye toward the neckline, highlighting the beautiful line from a woman’s neck to her collarbone.
  • Colorblocking can help highlight your shape, as do retro suits (think high waists and boxy halter tops).

Curvy

Strategic cutouts right where you want them.

Monif C Halter Swimsuit ($188).

Curvy

Play up your waist with the high-cut bottoms and zippered details.

Proenza Schouler Striped Two-Piece Bikini Set ($325)

Curvy

This high-waisted style was made for an hourglass shape.

Lane Bryant Strapless Off-the-Shoulder Flounce Bikini Top ($61) and Strappy-Back Swim Brief($51)

Curvy

This may just be the sexy suit you’ve been looking for.

Ashley Graham x Swimsuits For All Tangier Chocolate Swimsuit ($76, originally $108)

Curvy

Flaunt your best assets without committing to a bikini.

Monif C Blush Swimsuit ($65, originally $119)

Curvy

Horizontal stripes elongate your frame, and the suit hugs your curves in all the right places.

Solid & Striped One-piece Swimsuit ($200)

 

Curvy

Say hello to the suit you’ll wear season after season.

Monif C Navy Frill Swimsuit ($148)

 

Curvy

The embroidery on this suit isn’t just eye-catching — it’s figure defining.

Mossimo Crochet Inset Bikini Top ($23) and Crochet Inset Bottom ($23)

 

Curvy

This silhouette helps slim the hips and define the waist, and happens to look endlessly cool.

Bustier Bikini Top ($49) and High-Waisted Bikini Bottom ($39)

 

Athletic: You’re more straight up and down and have fewer curves, like Cameron DiazJessica Biel, and Jennifer Aniston.

What to look for: The name of the game is playing up your curves with styles that flaunt your frame. Suits with less coverage help to create the illusion of a shapelier figure.

Tips and tricks:

  • Tops or bottoms with bold prints, ruffles, and embellishments add intrigue and feminine flair and can create the appearance of more curve at top and bottom.
  • Monokinis create fabulous curves, as do one-pieces with slashes or strategically placed cutouts.
  • The smaller the swimsuit bottom, the fuller and curvier the derrière appears.
  • Tie-side bikini bottoms enhance curves and adjust perfectly to your size.

Athletic

Frills at the top and a sweet cutout create the illusion of killer curves.

Tied Front Frill Swimsuit ($42)

Athletic

The banding here is all about playing up the hips and chest.

Same The Foxy Bikini Top ($160) and Bottom ($120)

 

Athletic

The skimpier cut will help play up your curves — the bright print ensures all eyes will be on you.

Mara Hoffman Rae Bikini Top ($135) and Lei Bikini Bottoms ($125)

 

 

Athletic

These feminine touches were made for adding romance and intrigue.

Lisa Marie Fernandez Poppy Bikini ($395)

Jade Swim Apex Swimsuit

Show off in a sleek and sexy one piece.

Jade Swim Apex Swimsuit ($198)

Athletic

Kiini’s crochet banding helps draw the eye to your waist, hips, and chest, putting the emphasis on all of your curves.

 

Athletic

A classic gingham print, plus ruffle detailing defines the waist and bust.

Loft Beach One Piece ($90)

 

 

Athletic

A monokini is perfect for adding more shape.

Solid & Striped The Bella One-Piece ($158)

Tummy concealing: You’re built a little more like an apple shape and carry your weight mostly in your middle.

What to look for: Whether you prefer to be covered up or you’re out to slim your middle, there are a number of one-piece and two-piece suits, like high-waisted or tankini styles, that help to smooth out your middle.

Tips and tricks:

  • Shirring works miracles. The gathered fabric hides bulges and creates definition in the waist.
  • A figure-flattering surplice-wrap silhouette trims the waist with its crossover fabric.
  • If you carry your weight in the lower part of your belly, try on a retro-inspired, high-waisted suit. They’re on trend and ace for covering the abdomen.

Tummy Concealing

You don’t have to wear a bikini to flaunt a slip of skin.

Mara Hoffman Adeline Striped Swimsuit ($275)

Tummy Concealing

This top features removable straps, which is ideal for flaunting your favorite assets and covering up what you’re less excited about.

Old Navy Tie-Front Tankini Top ($37) and Side-Tie Skirt ($27)

Tummy Concealing

Streamline your waist with the ruching on this tankini top.

LaBlanca La Ruched Sweetheart Swim Top ($95)

 

Tummy Concealing

A one-shoulder and a subtle cutout add sex appeal without putting everything on display.
J.Crew Playa Tilden Cutout Swimsuit ($50)

 

Tummy Concealing

A two-piece will ample coverage at the middle? It does exist.

Seaside Circumstances High-Waisted Bikini Bottom ($45)

Tummy Concealing

A tie at the waist defines your shape while still offering coverage.

Lisa Marie Fernandez Arden Flounce Maillot Swimsuit ($430)

 

What dresses looked like the year you went to prom

&gt;&gt; Prom dresses through the years. Photo: Flickr/Janice Waltzer

 

1989: Scoop-Neck Dresses Scoop-neck dresses were all the rage in '89. Bonus points if they happened to be bright pink and worn with matching shoes. Photo: Flickr/grilled Cheese

1990: Rosettes Nothing says 1990 more than satin rosettes across the neckline of a prom dress. This girl even wore opera-length gloves for added drama. Photo: Flickr/Mai Le

2006: Strapless Dresses

Behold: four strapless dress-wearing girls in the same photo. Two gowns are pink, one is white, and one is red, but what they all have is common is that they are strapless and fabulous.

2007: Rhinestone Brooches Often found on halter-neck dresses, these rhinestone brooches were always in the same place — right on the bodice. Photo: Flickr/02 Nation

2007: Rhinestone Brooches

Often found on halter-neck dresses, these rhinestone brooches were always in the same place — right on the bodice.

2008: Strapless Minis Floor-length gowns are certainly not a requirement at prom, and in 2008 mini dresses had a moment in the spotlight. Props if they featured tulle overlay. Photo: Flickr/Thirty30 Photography

2008: Strapless Minis

Floor-length gowns are certainly not a requirement at prom, and in 2008 mini dresses had a moment in the spotlight. Props if they featured tulle overlay.

2009: Animal-Print Gowns Your 2009 prom was all about taking a trip on the wild side, because anything animal print – whether it was zebra, cheetah, or leopard, as seen here – could be found on a prom dress. Photo: Flickr/The People's Tribune

2009: Animal-Print Gowns

Your 2009 prom was all about taking a trip on the wild side, because anything animal print – whether it was zebra, cheetah, or leopard, as seen here – could be found on a prom dress.

 

2010: Tiered Dresses This trend was for all the girls who wanted that classic princess moment. After all, nothing says, "I'm fancy!" like a tiered gown. Photo: Flickr/Peter Cattell

2010: Tiered Dresses

This trend was for all the girls who wanted that classic princess moment. After all, nothing says, “I’m fancy!” like a tiered gown.

2011: Neutral Colors An unexpected departure from the traditional rhinestones, bold colors, and prints, neutral colors were a way to look so chic at prom — from the dress down to the peep-toe heels. Photo: Flickr/etaito

2011: Neutral Colors

An unexpected departure from the traditional rhinestones, bold colors, and prints, neutral colors were a way to look so chic at prom — from the dress down to the peep-toe heels.

2012: Floral Shoulders If you loved florals but didn't want to wear a flower print, odds are you opted for this style instead. Photo: Flickr/StretchyBill

2012: Floral Shoulders

If you loved florals but didn’t want to wear a flower print, odds are you opted for this style instead.

2013: Side Cut-Outs Side cut-outs had a moment this year, and they showed up on every prom dress – this orange gown twinning moment is basically proof. Photo: Flickr/Robert J. Castaldi, Sr

2013: Side Cut-Outs

Side cut-outs had a moment this year, and they showed up on every prom dress – this orange gown twinning moment is basically proof.

2014: High-Low Hemlines High-low hemlines really swept prom season in 2014. These dresses provided the perfect silhouette if you wanted to show off some leg (and your shoes!) but also wanted to wear a full-length gown. Photo: Flickr/Ruth E Photos

2014: High-Low Hemlines

High-low hemlines really swept prom season in 2014. These dresses provided the perfect silhouette if you wanted to show off some leg (and your shoes!) but also wanted to wear a full-length gown.

2016: Two-Piece Matching Sets Forget a dress! This was the year of wearing a two-piece prom look, like these embellished (and gorgeous!) matching top and skirt sets. Photo: Flickr/Don Heller

2016: Two-Piece Matching Sets

Forget a dress! This was the year of wearing a two-piece prom look, like these embellished (and gorgeous!) matching top and skirt sets.

2017: Leg Slits Dresses with leg slits popped up at proms in 2017, because let's face it: They make dancing SO much easier. Photo: Flickr/Jacob Szetela

2017: Leg Slits

Dresses with leg slits popped up at proms in 2017, because let’s face it: They make dancing SO much easier.

EXCITING: MEGHAN MARKLE HAS OFFICIALLY MADE HER MAID OF HONOUR DECISION

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are due to get married later this month and while the groom has confirmed Prince William will stand beside him as Best Man the bride has decided that she’s going to forgoe a traditional Maid of Honour.

After much speculation about who would nab the coveted position (we had a few guesses ourselves) Kensington Palace has confirmed that the former actress Suits actress didn’t want to single out one bestie for the gig so, she’s just going to have bridesmaids— all of which will be children.

“Ms. Markle will not have a Maid of Honour,” a spokesperson told Cosmopolitan UK.

The palace explained: “She has a very close-knit group of friends and she did not want to choose one over the other. They have all been actively involved in helping her prepare and will be there with her to celebrate on the day.”

They added: “The bridesmaids are children.”

While this move seems to break protocol, technically tradition dictates that there is never a best man at a royal wedding, but William chucked that rule out when he asked Harry to be his Best Man at his 2011 wedding to the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton.

Names of the children serving in the bridal party will not be announced until a week before the wedding, but we have no doubt little Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be getting the call up to stand beside their aunt-to-be, much like they did at Pippa Middleton’s wedding in 2017.

Other details the palace revealed about the wedding include confirmation Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle will be the man walking her down the aisle at St George’s Chapel on May 19, and mother Doria will arrive with the bride to the church.

According to officials, both parents will jet to the UK a week in advance to get to know the Queen, as well as Prince Charles and Camilla, and William and Kate.

Princess Diana’s Cannes Dress Was Bluer Than the Sky and as Whimsical as a Dream

Princess Diana Cannes Film Festival Dresses

The Cannes Film Festival has always been one of the most glamorous events of the year, attracting Hollywood stars, models, and royalty alike. But while stars consistently shine thanks to the most incredible gowns, no one has marked the red carpet quite like Princess Diana.

Back in 1987, when she was just 26 years old, the Princess of Wales stunned everyone when she stepped out on the Croisette, wearing what has since become one of her most iconic outfits. As we watch to see what everyone wears this time around, read on to see the two Catherine Walker ensembles that Diana wore over 20 years ago.

For her first appearance on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, Diana wore a puffy Catherine Walker dress with a double-breasted white blazer.

She accessorised her outfit with black-and-white pumps.

 

For her evening look, Princess Diana opted for an incredibly glamorous gown.

 

She accessorised it with a shawl and chandelier earrings.