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We’re Swapping Out Our Thongs For Granny Panties Because KKW Told Us To

Of all the lingerie trends dominating the market this season, we have to admit: granny panties are our favorite. Yes, thongs, boy shorts, and high waisted styles have their place, but there’s nothing more comfortable than a pair of grandma-approved briefs, and believe it or not, they’re actually seeing a style resurgence this year. We’ve spotted them on everyone from our resident fashion icon Rihanna to lingerie obsessive Kim Kardashian West who rocked them in a bathtub for KKW Beauty’ s latest campaign.

So, how do you pull them off without looking like an actual, well, grandma? Skip the allover lace, go for trendier styles (think neon or zebra print), and invest in sleek textures that feel (and look) like a second skin. Soon, you’ll be giving up your itty bitty thongs for good. Ahead, shop 15 pairs of high-waisted knickers for you to post allover Instagram this season.

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Casual Babe Clothes Tips

I Tried on One Minidress and It Changed My Mind About Short Hemlines

When it comes to dresses, the midi has seemed like the one style that women want to wear over the past few years. Whether slips, wrap dresses or button-front styles, the one thing all these trending dresses have in common is that they fall on the calf. My knees, for one, have spent the past three summers firmly hidden behind floral sundresses.

The midis are certainly not going anywhere, and trust me—I don’t want them to, as they take up half of my wardrobe. But this season, hemlines are steadily rising again, as minidresses are no longer reserved for just going out.

Brands like Rixo, Réalisation and Reformation who made floral midis an essential part of our summer wardrobe, are revisiting mini silhouettes. The dress that convinced me I could be a minidress person after years of covering my legs is the Rhode Ella. This is a belted dress which falls on the thigh and has oversized sleeves, a thick rope belt and a fluted skirt and comes in every colour and print you could hope for. It’s a dress worthy of its cult status.

After trying my first minidress since I was about 23, I’ve been tempted by a few others. There’s the Warehouse daisy print dress, a Rixo spotty dress and a green Arket fluted dress that I think I’m actually about to buy after I publish this article. Keep scrolling to see the minidresses that are changing my mind about short hemlines.

You can’t go wrong with Rixo.

So pretty.

The dress that kick-started my mini obsession.

A classic.

This has been a popular style for Topshop.

For 50% off? Yes, please!

Another Rixo beauty.

This is a lovely option for weddings.

I love the belt detail on this dress.

Emily Ratajkowski has this dress.

This icy blue colour is lovely for holidays.

This brand has been very popular with young royals.

The sleeves are my favourite part of this mini.

The type of dress you’ll wonder what you wore before you owned it.

The tie details are a lovely added touch.

Nanushka has so many beautiful satin minis.

This green colour is trending this summer.

Puffy sleeves are big news this summer. 

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring/summer 2019.

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Date Night in Venice? Amal Clooney Has THE Dress For That

Amal and George Clooney are doing date night the right way. The couple dined with friends at a waterfront restaurant in Venice, Italy, on June 26, and of course, Amal chose the ideal outfit for the evening. Her little black dress was equal parts glam and sexy, a balance she’s used to striking with her flawless fashion picks.

For the couples’ night out, Amal opted for a dress with a dramatic skirt. No, it’s not a minidress, it just looked that way from the front. From the back, Amal’s LBD quickly became a full-length gown, complete with platform peep-toe wedges. Keep reading to see more looks at Amal’s full outfit below.