• Why the Funeral Episode of "The Handmaid's Tale" Has the Most Significant Costumes
    by Sarah Wasilak on September 24, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    "The Handmaid's Tale" is back for season five with an evolving plot line that coincides with a fresh approach to costume design. Since its 2017 debut, the Hulu drama series has enlisted three different lead costume designers: Ane Crabtree, who created the original Gilead look with its red caped dresses and white bonnet hats; Natalie Bronfman, who took the reins starting with season three; and, most recently, Leslie Kavanagh, who joined in season five. "I made a conscious decision that June would never willingly wear red again - a design choice that was embraced by Elisabeth Moss." Though Kavanagh has never worked with Crabtree, she tells POPSUGAR she'll still draw inspiration from her predecessor's vision and build on it as each season progresses. One way she is adding to Crabtree's sartorial legacy is by expanding the range of textures, patterns, and colors to coincide with June (played by Elisabeth Moss) embracing "freedom" in Canada. "In season five, I continued to expand on the Gilead aesthetic while also developing a clear visual contrast for the cast and characters in Toronto," Kavanagh explains to POPSUGAR. One standout moment is the funeral scene carried out in episode two, for which there were over 500 background actors to dress. Kavanagh was tasked with dreaming up a look for Serena that both highlighted her pregnancy and spoke to her character transition, and her team created a custom wardrobe that delivered. Ahead, both Bronfman and Kavanagh break down the most memorable costume adaptations through season five. - Additional reporting by Kara Kia Related: Alexis Bledel Was Written Off "The Handmaid's Tale" in Episode 1 of Season 5 - Here's What Happened

  • 9 Modern Wedding Dresses For the Contemporary Bride
    by Kyley Warren on September 23, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    Contrary to popular belief, there's so much more to a wedding ceremony than pouffy, princess-style dresses and over-the-top celebrations. In fact, many modern wedding-dress trends have shown us that these days, a large majority of today's brides are leaning into more traditional and minimalistic styles, opting for a classically muted gown that's understated yet still regal and forgoing fit-and-flair frocks and mile-long trains altogether. As with so many of the changes we've witnessed over the last few years, weddings haven't been left untouched by the cultural desire to simplify - and wedding dresses, as a result, have reverted to more simple and classically elegant styles (a trend that we can totally get on board with!). But make no mistake, a simple modern wedding dress doesn't have to be any less exquisite. From minimalist wedding dresses and modern wedding dresses with sleeves, there's a gown out there that's perfect for every bride and ceremony - especially those who gravitate more toward a contemporary aesthetic. Whether you're recently engaged, in the midst of planning your big day, or still on the hunt for the perfect dress as your ceremony nears, we've rounded up a few of the best modern wedding dresses ahead from labels like Neiman Marcus, Alice + Olivia, ASOS, Bhldn, Lulus, and more - all uniquely different and starting at just $72. Read on to shop our picks, and discover your dream wedding dress in the process. Related: 10 Backless Wedding Dresses That Are Playful Yet Elegant

  • We Found a $36 Dupe For Taylor Swift's "Evermore" Flannel at Old Navy
    by Chandler Plante on September 23, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    Taylor Swift fall is upon us, and in honor of the best season, we managed to find an Old Navy dupe of the flannel featured on the cover of "Evermore." Our editor even reviewed the Long-Sleeve Plaid Flannel Boyfriend Tunic Shirt and gave it her stamp of approval. It's a major win for sad-girl autumn and extremely timely for the kind of weather that makes you want to cup a mug with both hands, light a candle, and count down the minutes . . . or maybe the seconds . . . until "Midnights" finally drops in October. For context, Swift herself wore the iconic flannel for the visuals of the cottagecore-inspired record, which came out in December of 2020 following the release of her decidedly tranquil "Folklore" album. Although unique in their own ways, both albums marked significant departures in Swift's discography, integrating a much more indie sound into her music. "Evermore" specifically brought all the cold-weather energy with its finger-picked guitars and folksy vibe, which is what has made people so excited about this specific flannel. For fans of Swift's music (or autumn in general), the black-and-orange plaid shirt brings to mind the beginning of fall and encapsulates the music behind it as well. The flannel is already taking TikTok by storm, but if you're also interested in living your best "Evermore" fantasy, read on to shop the look and see how others are wearing it this fall. Related: 20 Old Navy New Arrivals That Will Get You Excited for Fall Fashion

  • I Tried Old Navy's Dupe For Taylor Swift's "Evermore" Flannel
    by Marisa Petrarca on September 23, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    Taylor Swift is releasing her 10th studio album, "Midnights," in just under a month, and I'm one of the millions of people who are highly anticipating its arrival. That said, I'm wildly invested in all of the singer's recent TikTok videos in which she's announcing track names, as well as all of the fan theories and speculation surrounding the album. With all of the buzz around her upcoming album, the last thing I expected was to uncover something epic about her ninth album, "Evermore." As dutiful fans of the singer might recall, she wears an orange-and-black plaid single-breasted coat on the cover, photographed from behind with her hair in a lovely french braid. Her exact coat was a Stella McCartney design, which retailed for a whopping $2,875. Ready for your jaw to drop? Old Navy is selling a flannel that looks like an affordable dupe for Swift's plaid jacket. Dubbed the Long-Sleeve Plaid Flannel Boyfriend Tunic Shirt ($36, originally $40), it's unsurprisingly accumulated a near-perfect five-star rating, so I had to put it to the test. Check out my honest thoughts on the shirt ahead. What I Like About Old Navy's Plaid Flannel Boyfriend Tunic Shirt I'm not usually a flannel wearer, but I make exceptions for Swift. What I like about this design is, for starters, the orange-and-black plaid. It couldn't be more perfect for fall - I'm legitimately listening to "All Too Well (Sad Girl Autumn Version)" as I write this. I'm wearing it with a pair of black leggings and slippers (#WFHLife), but I can also see myself wearing it with jeans and boots this fall. Teamed with the fact that it's really soft should make it a serious contender for your next fall shopping haul. What's Worth Noting The Old Navy Plaid Flannel Boyfriend Tunic Shirt has rave reviews on the brand's website, but there are a few shoppers who noted that it runs big. I found it to be fitted in the sleeves and slightly oversize in the body, but I wasn't particularly surprised since the brand describes it as having a "relaxed fit." In my experience, it's perfect because it's not too big and not too small. Who Is Old Navy's Plaid Flannel Boyfriend Tunic Shirt Best For? This shirt is best for just about anybody who appreciates the layering benefits of a flannel, especially during the fall. It's also an obvious must have for Taylor Swift-lovers since it looks so similar to the silhouette she wears on the cover of "Evermore." Additional Details The plaid shirt comes in a total of nine different colorways. It's made of 100 percent cotton. It's available in sizes XS-2X. To keep it in tip-top shape, it's advised that you machine-wash cold on a gentle cycle and hang it to dry. Rating:

  • Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Match in Gold at the "Redeem Team" Premiere
    by Emily Oldenquist on September 23, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade hit the red carpet in coordinating gold outfits for the premiere of Netflix's "The Redeem Team" on Sept. 22. Their eye-catching color choice might be a nod to the documentary, which centers on the US men's basketball team's journey to win gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. With help from her stylist, Thomas Christos Kikis, Union took a high-glam approach to the metallic hue, wearing a Valentino scoop-neck minidress completely covered in sequins. She paired the design with a longer matching coat that hit below her knees to achieve a gorgeous high-low silhouette. The "L.A.'s Finest" actor was thoughtful yet understated with her accessories. She styled the beaded, shiny set with strapped stilettos of the same tone, while her hair sat at the top of her head in a perfectly slick ballerina bun. For jewelry, Union opted for a twist on the traditional hoop earrings with a 18k gold-link piece from Tiffany & Co. Meanwhile, Wade chose an unexpected take on gold with a yellow floral suit by Gucci. In collaboration with his stylist, Jason Bolden, Wade paired the bold set with a simple white button-down and black leather dress shoes very similar to the footwear he wore at the 2022 Met Gala. This isn't the first time we've seen coordinated outfits from Union and Wade. Over the summer, the power couple were spotted in complementary black-and-white looks at Paris Fashion Week. They've even included their children in the fun, wearing matching printed outfits with Zaya and Kaavia at the "Cheaper by the Dozen" premiere earlier this year. Take a closer look at their latest couple style moment ahead. Related: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade's Coordinated Looks Won Milan Fashion Week