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46 Stylish Sunglasses for the Summer—Under $100

46 Stylish Sunglasses for the Summer—Under $100

Beyond swimsuits, sandals, and summer dresses, there’s one crucial accessory for warm weather: a stylish pair of sunnies. Like a tree topper or cherry, the best sunglasses for women finish an outfit with flair while more practically providing sun protection on bright days. Finding the right new pair of sunglasses for you, however, can be a tricky task. Let’s deep-dive into the best sunglasses for your face shape, explain polarized sunglasses, and break down the best sunglasses you can shop now—all under $100.Jump to:What is your face shape?When it comes to face shapes, yours likely falls into one of these types: round, oval, heart, square, triangle, or diamond. You can determine yours by considering your forehead, cheekbones, and jaw and where they’re widest and narrowest. Most brands and retailers, such as Warby Parker, Nordstrom, and EyeBuyDirect have breakdowns and quizzes to help you determine your face shape.What are the best sunglasses for your face shape?The best sunglasses for round faces add angles to the softness of your shape—so look out for rectangle, square, geometric, cat-eye, browline, and D-shaped glasses. Oval faces (widest at the cheekbones with slight narrowing at the forehead and jaw) and rectangular faces (a similar shape with more square or angular jaw), on the other hand, can pretty much wear any frame that’s on the wider side to add balance to your face length.True to their name, square face shapes are fairly evenly balanced in cheek, forehead, and jaw width and are often more angular. You may want to balance out the strength of this shape with round, oval, and oversized glasses.Like hearts, those with heart-shaped faces are wider on the top and pointier on the bottom, so opt for sunglasses that are wider than your forehead and are perhaps rounded or curved on the bottom for softness. Round, oval, aviator and some cat-eye sunglasses work well for you.If you have a triangular face shape (broad jawline with a narrower forehead), look for wider frames that balance out your broad jawline and perhaps have fun detailing, including rectangle, D-shaped, browline, and cat-eye shapes. Those with diamond face shapes (wider across cheekbones, narrower in your forehead and jaw) are complemented by rounder, more even frames. Some options include cat-eye, browline, round, and oval.Ultimately, the best sunglasses for your face are the ones you feel good wearing (and there’s often overlap in styles). Many retailers offer at-home try-on sunglasses or have generous return policies, so don’t be afraid of trying a few pairs to find your favorites.What are polarized sunglasses?Polarized sunglasses (aka anti-glare sunglasses) have a special chemical in the lenses that cut down on glare reflected from roads, cars, snow, water, and more, allowing for less eyestrain and distraction. This is especially helpful if you’re looking for driving, beach, or running sunglasses. “Polarized lenses will give you the best quality vision by filtering out a lot of bright lights that can be annoying for your vision,” Tina Douroudian, O.D., a doctor of optometry in Sterling, Virginia, previously told SELF. 

Experts Say ‘Dopamine Dressing’ Can Legitimately Boost Your Mood

Experts Say ‘Dopamine Dressing’ Can Legitimately Boost Your Mood

The “journal” doesn’t have to be anything fancy—a paper notebook, an app, or the notes feature on your phone will do. Think about how you feel while wearing a particular outfit, noting specific emotions that come up or your overall mood for the day. Did that blazer make you feel like a powerful force during your work presentation? Did that flowy dress you wore to the beach bring out your free-spirited nature? On the flipside, did a pair of jeans make you feel uncomfortable and kind of insecure? These are all valid feelings to tap into. Additionally, jot down any positive feedback you received from others about your clothes—and how that made you feel. Reviewing your notes can help you spot trends in the type of clothes that bring you pleasure (and help you figure out what you should probably donate).2. Choose colors that excite you.Consider the colors you’re drawn to if you don’t know where to start. “Everyone has a color or two they like,” Dr. Johnson says. If you’re stumped, you can look to the psychology of color, which is somewhat universal, according to Dr. Johnson. For example, the color “Baker-Miller Pink”, which has a bubble gum hue, can have a calming effect6. Want to feel a little more vibrant? Try orange hues, which research shows are stimulating and playful7. For a happy vibe, try yellow7, which is associated with warmth and cheer.All of that said, context is important when it comes to color, Dr. Benkendorf says. In addition to current trends, your memories, family traditions, and personal beliefs can influence how you perceive color8. So even though research says some shades of pink may be calming, you may find the hue repulsive if you associate it with a bad memory. In that case, avoid it!3. Experiment with textures.Wearing your favorite, worn-in cotton T-shirt can feel as inviting as a hug—and there’s a reason for that. The tactile effects of clothing texture can make you feel a particular way. For example, soft fabrics like flannel can put you in a cozy mood,9 while silk can make you feel sensual9. Try wearing clothes made of different materials and pay attention to how you feel in them. Doing so can help you pick the right texture to match the mood you desire.The visual and audible effects of material can affect how you feel, too. For instance, research suggests that visually, satin gives a sophisticated vibe. In contrast, opaque fabrics tend to look sporty. Clothes that make a faint rustling sound, like taffeta, can make a person feel elegant9.Regardless of the fabric you choose, it’s important to feel comfortable. If a particular item feels scratchy or stiff against your skin, then you probably won’t feel very good in it, Dr. Benkendorf says.4. Capture your personality with accessories or undergarments.Research10 shows that you likely try to balance two competing forces when deciding on how you want to present yourself: the desire to fit into a social group and the need to be recognized as an individual, Dr. Johnson explains. You may grapple with balancing the two, for instance, if you wear a uniform or suit to work. Outfits devoid of your personality may not foster any strong positive emotions, but you can inject pizazz with accessories, like a colorful handkerchief or a bold necklace.

60 Great Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Clothing Deals You Should Add to Cart

60 Great Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Clothing Deals You Should Add to Cart

Though you may still be recovering from Amazon Prime Day, the sale season marches on, and you won’t want to miss the best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale clothing deals. Starting today, July 15, you’ll find some of the most sought-after sales on gorgeous dresses, loungewear, activewear, shoes, handbags, and much more at Nordstrom’s annual sale. Whether you’re on the hunt for a summer dress, a cozy pair of leggings, supportive sports bra, or a go-to crossbody bag, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is known for its rare markdowns on best-selling, higher-end brands such as Good American, Free People, Madewell, Natori, Skims, Ugg, Kate Spade New York, Rag & Bone, Allsaints, and Coach. There are also unbeatable deals on Nordstrom’s in-house brands such as Zella and BP. (Not to mention sizable sales on luxe home goods, bedding, beauty, tech devices, and cookware—all of which we are covering.)When is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2022?The Nordstrom sale opened to the general public at 12:01 a.m. ET today, July 15, and officially ends at 12:01 am August 1. Over the past few weeks, Nordy Club members (aka Nordstrom cardholders) have all had tiered levels of Early Access to these deals depending on the amount they spend at the retailer per year—which means that sizes and colorways of certain popular products may already be running low or gone. There are still plenty of awesome fashion deals to shop, but we recommend moving ASAP to check out. You might consider signing up for a Nordy Club card yourself for next year’s sale, too.What are the best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale women’s clothing deals?Below, we’ve assembled the best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale deals for women’s clothing that we’re seeing now. We’ll continue updating this story (plus other Nordstrom Anniversary Sale pages) before the sale ends on August 1.Jump to these deals:Nordstrom Deals on DressesThe Nordstrom sale is an excellent time to scoop up a beautiful formal dress for a special occasion, whether you need a wedding guest dress or cocktail dress. There are also deep discounts on many casual floral dresses as well as knit dresses for cooler weather that would be lovely for lunch with friends, work, and wherever else the day takes you. From midi to maxi, here are some of our favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale dress deals.NordstromFloret Studios Floral Print Empire Waist Maxi DressNordstromSam Edleman Matisse Floral Faux Wrap Midi DressNordstromJulia Jordan Floral Print Flutter Sleeve Midi DressNordstromAllsaints Gia Ribbed Handerchief Hem Stretch Cotton Midi DressNordstromWayf Remember Me Twist Detail Long Sleeve Cutout Midi DressNordstromMadewell Smocked Square Neck Cotton Blend DressNordstromJulia Jordan Floral Bell Sleeve Midi DressDeals on TopsDon’t underestimate the power of a pretty top to complete your ‘fit—whether you’re wearing it to work, for date night, a concert, or just to run errands. Nordstrom’s bevy of on-sale blouses is far-ranging, including fluttery, floral numbers, delicate mesh blouses, structured button-ups, form-fitting bodysuits, cashmere crewneck sweaters, and oversized cardigans. These are a few deals on tops that we think are, well, top-notch.NordstromWayf Dreamer Dolman Sleeve Off the Shoulder SweaterNordstromGood American Cotton Blend Button-Down ShirtNordstromFrench Connection Eloise Sheer BlouseNordstromCece Lace Sleeve Stretch Crepe BlouseNordstromMadewell Zira Shirred Puff Sleeve BlouseNordstromGood American U-Ring Long Sleeve BodysuitDeals on BottomsA good pair of pants is a notoriously fickle item of clothing to find, especially as your body, the weather, and styles change. Take this shopping event as an opportunity to add a new pair to your wardrobe. From stylish Spanx faux leather leggings to classic Good American and Levi’s jeans, take a look at these sales on bottoms.NordstromGood American Good Classic Distressed Raw Hem Skinny JeansNordstromLevi’s 501 High Rise Raw Crop Straight Leg JeansNordstromOpen Edit Abstract Print Satin TrousersNordstromSpanx The Perfect Pant Back Seam Skinny Ankle PantsNordstromMadewell The Perfect Vintage High Waist Straight Leg JeansDeals on ActivewearNot to be overlooked are Nordstrom’s great activewear deals from best-selling sports brands like Nike, Adidas, Sweaty Betty, Outdoor Voices, and Alo Yoga. We’re wish-listing the massively popular Zella leggings (which are some of the best workout leggings we’ve worn), a chill hoodie from Nike, and an exercise dress that could be thrown on for a round of tennis or to run errands.NordstromNatori Dynamic Contour Underwire Sports BraNordstromNike Sportswear Essential Fleece PantsNordstromSweaty Betty Power Pocket Workout LeggingsNordstromZella Studio Light Court Tennis DressNordstromNike Sportswear Collection Essentials Oversize HoodieNordstromAlo Airlift High Waist Midi LeggingsDeals on BrasHere at SELF, we love a comfy bra—the kind that either feels like you’re wearing nothing at all or that adds a decorative touch under a see-through top. Right now, you can save on Natori’s top-selling T-shirt bras, bandeaus, bralettes, underwire bras, and more from brands like True & Co, Wacoal, and Skims. NordstromNatori Feathers Underwire Contour BraNordstromSkims Fits Everybody Bandeau BraletteNordstromSkims Fits Everybody Crossover BraletteNordstromFree People Intimately FP Adella Longline BraletteNordstromWacoal How Perfect Wire Free T-Shirt BraNordstromTrue & Co. True Body Triangle Convertible Strap BraletteDeals on SleepwearNordstrom’s Moonlight pajamas have something of a cult following with good reason. Made of a ridiculously soft, stretchy material and available in a variety of styles, we love to see a deal on these already affordable sets. Of course, there’s all sorts of sleepwear on sale and worth shopping, including snuggly Barefoot Dreams and Skims robes, jersey-knit joggers, and lacy lingerie.NordstromNordstrom Moonlight Eco Long Sleeve Short PajamasNordstromBarefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Circle CardiganDeals on Jewelry, Bags, and Accessories“Accessories” encompasses so many things, but we’ve narrowed down the field to bring you the best Nordstrom Anniversary sales on jewelry, handbags, sunglasses, and more. From Madewell statement earrings to Kate Spade leather crossbody bags and Longchamp tote bags to Ray-Ban sunglasses, these are some of the standouts.NordstromTreasure & Bond Mixed Stitch Packable Panama HatNordstromDagne Dover Ace Water Resistant Neoprene Belt BagMadewellMadewell Wavy Line Drop EarringsNordstromKate Spade New York Run Around Pebbled Leather Crossbody BagNordstromRay-Ban 53mm Polarized Phantos SunglassesDeals on ShoesIf you’ve worn down your favorite Chelsea boots, want a pair of versatile white sneakers, running shoes, or wedding sandals, these are some of the best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale deals on shoes. Psst: If those Ugg genuine shearling slippers are on your wish list, act now, as sizes will definitely go fast.NordstromVince Elizabeth Block Heel Mule SandalNordstromCaslon Miller Water Resistant Chelsea BootNordstromUgg Scuffita Genuine Shearling Slide SlipperRelated:

25 Guest Dresses for Every Type of Wedding

25 Guest Dresses for Every Type of Wedding

The summertime always comes with the promise of the wedding season. If you’ve RSVP’d to weddings this year and are searching for the best wedding guest dresses, your options will vary on the ceremony, style, and budget. Whether you’re attending your best friend’s, family member’s, or even a co-worker’s special day, you’ll want to dress to impress—without breaking the bank. We’re big believers in maximizing the most out of our closets, so if you’re going to splurge on a nice dress for the occasion, you might as well pick one out you’d see yourself actually wearing again.So, how and where can you find fashionable wedding guest dresses? There are a few crucial things you’ll want to consider when shopping for the nuptials. The dress code for a casual wedding can drastically differ from that of a more formal wedding. If you’re going to an outdoor wedding such as a beach or garden wedding, you might want to reconsider wearing a maxi-dress that will be dragged through dirt at the bottom. From semi-formal to black-tie, we’ve picked out the best wedding guest dresses for every occasion that will no doubt make you want to say ‘yes’ to the dress. Below we’ve picked the best wedding guest dresses from Amazon, Nordstrom, Target, Anthropologie, and more. Be sure to also check out our wedding survival kit to bring with you for the summer wedding season. Best Maxi DressesAnthropologie The Somerset Maxi DressAvailable in petite, standard, and plus-size options, this Anthropologie dress caught our attention. The button-down collar makes it so you can show off as much or as little as you want with every wear.Torrid Tiered Maxi DressThis sleeveless dress with a v-shaped neckline can easily be dressed up or down depending on the wedding dress code. Bonus: it has pockets.TorridTorrid Tiered Maxi DressEloquii Cutout Detail Tie Front DressPretty in pink? Yes, indeed. This cutout dress from Eloquii is available at Nordstrom for your next wedding venture. The bows along the cut-outs of the dress give it an added flirty vibe.NordstromEloquii Cutout Detail Tie Front DressPretty Little Thing Olive Satin Layered DressWe’re obsessed with this olive plus-size layered dress. It’s giving all the frills and has a side slit that makes it just the right amount of extra. You’ll want to go simple with the accessories for this one, the dress is the main character of your outfit.ASTR The Label Eartha Floral Maxi DressAnother floral winner, this flowy dress is light and airy. It’s perfectly designed for those outside summer weddings. The plunging neckline, back twist straps, and gorgeous tie in the front means you can keep your accessories chill for the day and let the dress do the talking on its own.Alice and Olivia Valli Cutout Maxi DressThe long cutout Alice and Olivia dress just so happens to come in the unofficial color of the season: green. It’s a sexy bodycon option you’ll be dancing all night in. Feel free to pair with a bold purse and heels or keep casual depending on the theme of the big day.Hill House Nap DressThe Hill House Nap Dress is a legendary classic. You simply can never go wrong with this stunning maxi dress. Have your pick of tulle, satin, or silk, whichever you choose, this sheer dress with a smocked bodice will be one you’ll want to wear over and over again.Hill HouseHill House The Collector’s Edition Ellie Nap DressRotate Birger Christensen Thora Dress We told you green was the it-color of the season. This Rotate Birger Christensen dress is available at Net-A-Porter. It’s made from a jacquard that gathers lightly along the bust before undergoing a transformation and dropping to a layered maxi hem.Best Midi DressesA New Day Women’s Flutter Short Sleeve Tie-Back DressThis tie-back dress comes in a lightweight fabric that will make it comfortable to wear all day. Nicely, it has a gorgeous flutter sleeve. “Love this dress… very elegant but still flirty with the open back,” reads one review.TargetA New Day Women’s Flutter Short Sleeve Tie-Back DressLulus Regal Romance Lavender Midi DressThis lavender dress has a subtly sweet floral print that gives it a festive touch. A happy reviewer wrote, “This dress was super comfortable and cute. I really am happy with this purchase.”LulusLulus Regal Romance Lavender Floral Jacquard Pleated Satin Midi DressLovers And Friends Lazo Midi Dress This blood orange asymmetric midi dress from Lovers and Friends looks gorgeous while still being very minimalist. The cocktail dress has a one-shoulder style and leg slit that will give the illusion of an elongated frame.RevolveLovers And Friends Lazo Midi DressAbercrombie & Fitch Ruched Midi DressThis ruched satin midi dress comes with a gorgeous lace-up back. The side-slit detail is equally breathtaking. Moreover, it’s the perfect length for that beach, barn, or garden wedding you’ll be attending.Cult Gaia Grace Halter Midi Knit DressCult Gaia knows how to make elegance fun. This midi knit dress comes in a beautiful pink color and is just about backless.  The tie in the back is unique and will keep you cool throughout the evening ahead.Reformation Lore DressThis kelly green strapless midi-length dress is fitted while still serving up some major class. It has a ruched bodice, a side slit, and a smocked back, all the makings of a dress you’ll want to buy ASAP.Best Mini DressesBanana Republic Linen Ruffle DressHave some fun with zebra print. Ruffles are the name of the game with this one-shoulder mini dress. The exaggerated ruffles truly transform this pick and the optional belt tie will naturally accentuate your waist.& Other Stories Smocked Mini DressThis long-sleeve mini dress from & Other Stories is great for any indoor wedding. It features a puff sleeve with frilled cuffs and a square neckline. Wear it on or off-the-shoulder.Cynthia Rowley Little Bow DressWho needs a bow tie when you have a bow pattern dress? This mini dress from New York-based designer Cynthia Rowley is a dream. With a lovely bow print along the front, this light pink satin dress is a winner for every kind of wedding.Amanda Uprichard Samba Dress  Fiery red hot, this crimson halter dress from Amanda Uprichard will drape across your body with a high-low ruched detailing. “The most flattering dress, and most beautiful color! The colors Amanda Uprichard comes out with are so original. LOVE this dress. So many compliments! So comfortable,” read one review.RevolveAmanda Uprichard Samba DressAsos Edition Paillette Sequin Mini DressSequin and feathers, can you say match made in heaven?! For weddings that require you to pull out a bit more of a party dress than others, this pick is ideal.ASOSAsos Edition Paillette Sequin Mini DressBest Satin DressesAsos Design Bandeau Drape Back Satin Midi DressBusiness in the front and party in the back. This bandeau dress has a clasp closure and draped back detailing. The lime green color makes it a gorgeous pick for the summer.ASOSAsos Design Bandeau Drape Back Satin Midi DressH&M Tie-Belt Satin Slip DressIs there anything breezier than a slip dress? This satin option from H&M has a halter high neck scoop neck that looks elegant and chic. And can we hear some commotion for the back detailing? The crossover straps with a slit at the bottom make it an excellent slip dress for any occasion.H&MH&M Tie-Belt Satin Slip DressBest Floral DressesReformation Yasmina DressFloral dresses actually can be groundbreaking when done the right way. This Reformation dress is another take on floral without being too extra. There are flowers along the neckline that give it a subtle feminine touch. You can find it in two colors, trust us, you’ll look great either way.Fanm Mon Minera DressIf you’re loving the floral print but don’t want to do anything too overwhelming, we have the perfect, subtle option for you. This Fanm Mon one-shoulder dress will fulfill your needs with a red rose detailing along the shoulder strap. Plus, it comes in eight colors.Best Wrap DressesPrettygarden Floral Summer DressIf you need something a little more casual then might we suggest this wrap dress? You can wear it, again and again, this summer by accessorizing it with sneakers, cowboy boots, and sandals.AmazonPrettygarden Floral Summer DressRomwe Plus-Size Mini Bodycon DressLittle black dresses are always appropriate if you ask us. This plus-size mini wrap dress from Amazon has a v-neck and self-tie waist that elevates it while hugging your figure. The LBD IS made with high stretchy material so while it’s bodycon, you won’t have to sacrifice your comfort.AmazonRomwe Plus-Size Mini Bodycon DressRelated Reading:

The 26 Great Pairs of Period Underwear to Buy Now

The 26 Great Pairs of Period Underwear to Buy Now

The U.S. is experiencing a tampon shortage, as cotton and plastic are in short supply. If you haven’t considered trying out the best period underwear, well, now is a great opportunity to give ’em a shot. While many direct-to-consumer menstrual care brands still have tampons in stock, swapping out your single-use tampons and pads for washable and reusable period undies is a good choice for the planet by diverting waste from landfills. It’s also a surprisingly reasonable option for your wallet. Though the price of this type of underwear is more than you’d pay for standard pairs, it’ll likely end up saving you money in the long run, as you won’t be buying as many (or any) single-use menstrual products. What’s more, period underwear is a lot less intimidating than menstrual cups, especially for folks who are just dipping their toes into the world of reusable period products.What should you look for in period underwear?The best period underwear is stretchy, breathable, offers a sliding scale of absorbency levels, and is available in an inclusive size range. You’ll find pairs made from all of the fabrics your regular underwear is made with, like cotton, elastane, and lace. Trust us: It’s easier to swap these into your rotation than you might think.Though these kinds of underwear are often labeled as period underwear, they also work for bladder leaks and incontinence, extra sweaty days, and heavy discharge days.How does period underwear work?Similar to a pad, menstrual underwear has extra layers of absorbent fabric located in the gusset. Unlike pads, these layers are moisture-wicking, which means that as you bleed, the fabric wicks it to an inner layer so you won’t be sitting in a wet spot.The outer layer is typically made with nylon or Lycra, just like your favorite moisture-wicking workout gear, and is finished with a liquid-repellent film for extra protection. Some brands also add an antimicrobial layer to keep vaginal odors at bay. Generally you can wear these undies for up to 12 hours without needing to change, but it will depend on your period flow.How do you care for period underwear?Period underwear is machine-washable in cold water with all of your other laundry. (No, the blood will not leak into the rest of your clothes—we promise. But if you’re stressed about this, they can be easily hand-washed too.) The most important thing? Don’t toss ’em in the dryer. Thanks to quick-drying fabrics, most pairs will air-dry overnight.Now that you have the 411 on all things period undies, here’s a range of highly rated, bestselling options from brands like Knix, Proof, Thinx, Ruby Love, and more. They’re sure to help quell your worries about not being able to find tampons. Here are some other tips on how to deal with the tampon shortage.High-Waisted BriefsWhen it’s your time of the month, a pair of underwear that feels like a wearable hug is a dresser drawer necessity. High-waisted period panties are just that; with their sky-high waist and full-coverage bum, you’ll feel supported, held in, and fully protected. These babies are ideal for overnight and heavier flow days, as the pads in the gusset are long and wide. Proof’s briefs are made with a lightweight spandex blend, while Aisle’s Boost Brief has more of a cotton feel. Thinx’s have mesh panels on the sides for extra airflow and style, and Modibodi’s briefs come in a range of eclectic patterns and colors. Proof.Proof. Leakproof High Waisted BriefModibodiModibodi Recycled Seamfree Full BriefThongsFor lighter days, workouts, or tiny leaks or spotting, period-proof thongs are a suitable alternative to panty liners and tampons. There are a wide range of options available, but you’ll want to look at the size of the gusset lining before you hit checkout. Knix, Proof, and Thinx thongs are made with super-thin quick-drying fabric. For a sexier look, turn to Saalt’s thong, which has lace detailing around the waistband. KnixKnix Leakproof ThongSaaltSaalt Leak Proof ThongBoyshortsComfort is key when you’re on your period, which is why some of the best period panties are boyshorts. You don’t want to be fidgeting with your underwear or freaking out about potential leaks, because frankly, you have enough to worry about. The high-absorbency boyshorts from Bambody, Thinx, and Saalt are great for heavy days. They’re no-frills, offering full coverage in the front and back, plus a thick waistband to help you feel secure. Knix’s lace-back boyshorts are a more elegant option for the days when you need a little sartorial pick-me-up.ThinxThinx Modal Cotton BoyshortSaaltSaalt Leak Proof Comfort BoyshortKnixKnix Knixy Lace Leakproof BoyshortBoxer Briefs and ShortsFor undies that double as clothing, turn to these longer boxer briefs for ultimate period protection. (You can also find period-proof leggings and swimwear…just sayin’.) We love leakproof shorts because they’re gender neutral and supremely comfortable for lounging. Shorter options like those from Aisle and Knix work well underneath other pants, while Modibodi and Tomboyx have longer pairs that are suitable on their own. Pro tip: All of these make excellent sleep shorts.KnixKnix Super Leakproof Dream ShortTomboyxTomboyx First Line Leakproof Boxer Briefs (9 in.)BikiniGreat news for the menstruation nation: Plenty of absorbent underwear brands make leakproof options in the classic bikini silhouette. Ruby Love, Aisle, and Knix have quite a few fun patterns to choose from, plus they range from light to super absorbency. Modibodi’s adaptive Clasp Bikini is extremely helpful for folks with disabilities or just quick-change moments, as you don’t have to remove other clothing to put them on. Bikinis are often a little more cheeky than other period underwear styles.RubyRuby Love Bikini Period UnderwearAisleAisle Leakproof Boost BikiniHipsterA combo between high-waisted briefs and boyshorts, hipsters—or hiphuggers—have a low rise and wide side panels. They’re comfy, basic options for every day of your period. Since they have a fuller coverage, they don’t shift around, making them good picks for workouts or sleeping. Each of these picks has a snug fit and wide band, plus plenty of colors to choose from.Proof. Proof. Leakproof Hipster UnderwearPinkVictoria’s Secret PINK Period Panty HipsterDisposable Period UnderwearIf you’d prefer a disposable pair of undies (ideal for irregular cycles and postpartum moms), Hazel and Rael are two trusted names in the biz. Hazel’s High and Dry Briefs are designed for folks managing incontinence and periods. They’re high-waisted, snug, and seamless—and they were designed by a team of fashion designers and material scientists to be both leakproof and stylish. Rael’s undies are similar, with a shirred cotton blend to form to your body.HazelHazel High & Dry BriefsRaelRael Organic Cotton Cover Disposable Period UnderwearRelated Reading:

The 66 Best Swimsuits to Shop This Summer

The 66 Best Swimsuits to Shop This Summer

Available in sizes XS to XXXL (2 to 22).AndieAndie The Siren TankAndieAndie The Portofino BottomKnown for its wide range of sizing in bras and underwear, Cuup applies the same styles to its line of minimal bikini separates. Like its bras, the balconette, plunge, and scoop-neck bikini tops are designed with lightweight flex wire that doesn’t dig into the skin the way underwire often does—while remaining supportive enough for hours of lounging. Bottoms come in straightforward bikini, brief, and high-waist bikini cuts, as well as a high-rise, vintage-inspired cut called the Tap. All swimwear is created using Econyl, a regenerated nylon fiber made from recycled fishing nets from the ocean, discarded carpet, and pre- and post-consumer waste.Tops are available in sizes 30A to 38H; bottoms are available in sizes 1/XS to 7/XXXL.CuupCuup The BalconetteCuupCuup The HighwaistIf you already shop at Everlane for high-quality workwear, basics, and transparent pricing, consider adding its swimwear to your cart. You’ll find eco-friendly, sleek one-pieces and mix-and-matchable bikinis in jewel tones and subtle floral prints with varying necklines and cuts. Between us, almost all of it these pieces are versatile enough to be worn in your everyday life too (looking at you, V-neck swimsuit).Available in sizes XXS to XXL.EverlaneEverlane The Square-Neck Bikini TopEverlaneEverlane The Triangle Bikini TopActivewear, athleisure, and swimwear brand Girlfriend Collective earns high praise from SELF editors and readers because it embodies many qualities that we support—chiefly, sustainability and accessible sizing. The brand’s bold, bright one-pieces and bikini separates are made of 78% Econyl, spandex, and are UPF 50+ for added sun protection. Setting it apart from many brands, Girlfriend Collective sizing runs up to 6XL across the board. Owing to the brand’s efforts to limit CO2 emissions, shipping is a bit slower than some competitors (7 to 10 business days, roughly), but we think its swimsuits are worth the wait.Available in sizes XXS to 6XL.Looking for swimsuits for the whole family? J.Crew swim collection’s got you covered with an assortment of vibrant colors and classic silhouettes for women, men, and kids. There are beautiful seersucker scoop-neck and structured underwire bikini tops, sleeveless ruched one-pieces, and long-sleeve one-pieces, all made of recycled nylon.Available in sizes XXS to 3X.J.CrewJ.Crew Ruched Bandeau One-PieceJ.CrewJ.Crew Strappy Plunge One-Piece with BeadsJ.CrewJ.Crew Ruched One Shoulder One-PieceJ.CrewJ.Crew Strappy Twist Bikini Top In DotIf you’re already sold on Lululemon’s great-looking, super soft, well-made activewear and athleisure, checking out its swim collection is a no-brainer. The line includes mostly monochromatic V-neck and high-neck one-pieces, smocked swim tops, bottoms with varying bum coverage, and long-sleeve paddle suits and tights.Tops are available in sizes 2 to 14 (with varying cup sizes); bottoms are available in sizes 0 to 14.LululemonLululemon Waterside V-Neck Skimpy-Fit One-Piece SwimsuitLululemonLululemon Waterside High-Neck One-Piece SwimsuitLululemonLululemon Waterside High-Waist Swim BottomBeyond floral frocks and denim staples, turn to Madewell for pretty, printed swimwear from its in-house brand, Second Wave, or from one of its many collaborations with smaller brands like Ookioh and Jade Swim. We love Madewell’s lightweight linen cover-ups too.Available in sizes XXS to XXL.MadewellMadewell Second Wave Balconette Bikini Top in Palm LeavesMadewellMadewell x Ookioh Ipanema String Bikini Top in Floral PrintMadewellMadewell Second Wave Spaghetti-Strap One-Piece Swimsuit in Square SpotsMadewellMadewell Second Wave Ribbed-Trim Racerback Cutout One-Piece SwimsuitMaybe you’re on the hunt for a swimsuit that’s a little more special. Net-a-Porter’s your one-stop-shop for beautiful luxury designer suits from brands like Mara Hoffman, Missoni, and Gucci. But its offerings are vast enough that you’ll find lower-priced pieces with unique necklines, details, fabrics, and designs.

The Best Loungewear for Men to Wear All Day, Every Day

The Best Loungewear for Men to Wear All Day, Every Day

Loungewear has gone from weekend wardrobe to way-of-life in recent years. So, guys, when was the last time you updated yours? Finding the best loungewear for men is more than just filling your drawers with a few new basics. Instead, since you’re likely spending more time in lounge and athleisure clothing, pay more attention to the details and fit so that you love your new stuff enough to basically live in it. By upgrading your loungewear situation, you might feel a little more put-together while working from home or running errands—even if that just means swapping out your permanently-stained sweats for stylish new joggers.We found the best loungewear for men by poring over reviews, perusing our favorite brands’ best-seller lists, and tapping SELF staffers for their (or their significant others’) favorites. You’ll find supremely cozy men’s loungewear at every price point, from brands and retailers like Nike, Champion, Outdoor Voices, J.Crew, Amazon, and Lululemon. We split them up by category, from shorts and lounge pants to tanks, robes, and more.ShortsWhen it comes to buying shorts, consider your length of choice. Shorter inseams (four-inch) are trending lately, but if they aren’t comfortable for you, opt for seven or nine-inch inseams. Outdoor Voices and Lululemon are known for their high-quality activewear, but they have some of the best men’s loungewear too. The All Day Shorts and At Ease Shorts are ideal for throwing on to run errands, whereas Richer Poorer’s cotton shorts and Alo Yoga’s French terry shorts are excellent for parking on the couch for the afternoon. For a more active day, Nike and Amazon’s top-rated lightweight, moisture-wicking fabric shorts are easy to throw on for running and exercising.AmazonAmazon Essentials Inseam Drawstring Walk Short (6 in.)NikeNike Sportswear Sport EssentialsT-Shirts and TanksA handful of versatile t-shirts, tanks, and long sleeve tees are a necessity in your wardrobe—especially if you’re still living in college tees that could easily classify as “vintage.” Richer Poorer and Girlfriend Collective make excellent sturdy tees that come in more colors than your basic black and white. Hanes’s reliable tanks are solid options for layering, working out, or just hanging around at home. If you want a more luxury option for tanks, look to Todd Snyder. For long sleeve tees that stand the test of time, Alo Yoga makes one in a dreamy waffle knit, and Everlane’s is made of a heavyweight cotton-blend for serious comfort.TargetHanes 1901 Garment Dyed Tank TopEverlaneEverlane The Premium-Weight Long-Sleeve CrewAlo YogaAlo Yoga Micro Waffle Fast Break HenleyJoggers and SweatpantsSliding on a pair of sweats after a long day is one of life’s simple joys. If yours have seen better days, may we persuade you into a pair or two of our favorites? Vuori’s joggers are bestselling for men and women, thanks to the buttery softness. Mack Weldon and Buck Mason’s terry sweatpants are equal parts soft and slightly scratchy. For picks that look great outside of your home, we love Lululemon’s City Sweat joggers and Prana’s Vaha E-Waist pants. And who can resist an affordable, classic pair of grey sweatpants from Champion? Nobody.REIPrana Vaha E-Waist PantsVuoriVuori Sunday Performance JoggerAmazonChampion Powerblend Retro Jogger PantsHoodies and FleecesThere are, quite literally, hundreds and hundreds of thousands of men’s hoodies to choose from. It’s kind of overwhelming, but these six are basically guaranteed optimal comfort. If you’re searching for crewnecks, turn to the classic Club Fleece from Nike, which is versatile enough for post-workout, lounge, or even work if you pair it right. For chilly, outdoor-ready jackets, we love Girlfriend Collective’s eco-conscious micro-fleece zip-up, and the half zips from Patagonia and The North Face. If you’re looking for a new heavyweight sweatshirt, Outdoor Voices’ Nimbus Hoodie is extra warm thanks to a fleece lining. Marine Layer’s color-blocked hoodie is an all-season option that’s great for layering. NikeNike Sportswear Club FleeceHHVPatagonia Retro Pile Pullover FleeceREIThe North Face Canyonlands Half-Zip Fleece PulloverRobesRobes: The single best article of clothing perhaps ever created. Your post-bath companion, binge marathon wearable blanket, and I-don’t-know-what-to-wear-yet covering. Perhaps you want something lightweight (especially if you tend to sweat after a hot bath or shower), then we’d suggest Parachute’s lightweight waffle weave robe or one made out of breathable cotton from Nautica. For something that feels more spa-like, turn to Brooklinen’s ultra-fluffy (and bestselling) Super Plush Robe, or Polo Ralph Lauren’s luxe cotton option.NordstromPolo Ralph Lauren Cotton Fleece RobeAmazonNautica Lightweight Cotton RobePajama Sets and SleepwearPajamas are a sleep essential, perfect for the days where changing out of your pajamas just isn’t going to happen. You should at least have a few luxurious sets of pajama sets. To keep you cool, opt for washable silk, gauzy cotton, or any matching set that includes a tee and shorts. For the chillier seasons, J.Crew and Uniqlo’s long sleeve sets manage to stay crisp and stylish. And for those who want PJs that stand out from the masses, SELF’s senior social media manager Javy Rodriguez recommends Patrick Church’s silky sets that come in a beautiful array of colors and patterns.J.CrewJ.Crew Pajama Set in Cotton PoplinUniqloUniqlo Airism Cotton Long-Sleeve PajamasAmazonFruit of the Loom Broadcloth Short Sleeve Pajama SetSlippersA pair of handsome, sturdy house slippers is the final item necessary for a well-rounded loungewear wardrobe—trust us. For scuffling around the house, running the dog out, or grabbing the mail, you’ll want a pair with at least a little bit of traction. For easy slip-on comfort, Ugg and Parachute might just be your new go-to’s, thanks to their ultra-soft materials and cushy footbed. For something a bit more substantial, look to Mack Weldon’s One-Mile Slipper or Shoeslocker’s anti-slip slippers, both of which keep your feet locked in without sacrificing comfort. AmazonShoeslocker Indoor and Outdoor Anti-Slip SlippersParachuteParachute Classic Turkish Cotton SlippersRelated Reading:

11 Comfortable and Supportive Swimsuits for Postpartum Bodies

11 Comfortable and Supportive Swimsuits for Postpartum Bodies

While pregnancy definitely comes with a host of challenges, navigating your new body postpartum has its own share of stress as well. If you’re looking for the best postpartum swimsuits this summer it might be difficult to narrow down the choices. We spoke with an ob-gyn to help guide us on what to look for in a swimsuit, tankini top, or bikini for postpartum moms.How does your body change during postpartum?“Postpartum is a massive, taxying readjustment—both physically and emotionally,” says Dr. Anna Cabeca, triple-board certified ob-gyn and author of the upcoming book MenuPause: Five Unique Eating Plans to Break Through Your Weight Loss Plateau and Improve Mood, Sleep and Hot Flashes. “Some of the physical changes a postpartum body goes through includes stretched out skin (stretch marks) around your belly, hips, and breasts. Not only will the skin around your breasts change, but the shape will change as well…and you will need more support there. Some women tend to hold on to weight around the belly, and some women also notice that even when they lose all the weight, their shape has shifted, usually in the hips.”Some other changes involve loose skin in the tummy, along with larger breasts while you’re nursing. So, it makes complete sense that putting on a swimsuit and heading to the beach this summer with a comfortable and supportive swimsuit is essential. Thankfully, you have no need to worry. These days, there are so many wonderful swimsuits designed for postpartum bodies with designs like easy access for breastfeeding or soft fabric for tender skin. What to look for in a postpartum swimsuitIdeally, you’ll want postpartum swimwear that gives you tummy support for your sensitive belly, whether that’s through a high-waisted bottom or extra compression on a one-piece. Underwire and padded cups are a huge help for your sore breasts, but you can also opt for a full-shelf bra for extra support. Dr. Cabecas suggests temporarily sizing up a size or two in order to have your bikini bottoms fit your newly curvy hips, too.“Overall, prioritize your comfort,” she adds. “Stretchy fabrics will adjust as your body changes. Some women may prefer darker, plainer colors to hide the curves, while others may prefer patterned or more colorful clothing to brighten up their days, but that’s an individual call.” From rainbows of shades to sleek, chic black, there’s a postpartum bathing suit out there for you. Below we’ve picked the best postpartum swimsuits from Amazon, Summersalt, Walmart, and more.

The 12 Best Sandals With Arch Support

The 12 Best Sandals With Arch Support

Now that summer is upon us, the crunch is on to find supportive sandals that are breathable, slip-on, and provide extra cushioning. Sandals with arch support check all those boxes. We spoke with the experts and rounded up a list of comfortable walking sandals with arch support—that you’ll actually want to wear. Why do you need arch support?You might not know it, but what you wear on your feet matters. At Dr. Amy DeGirolamo’s Miami podiatry practice, roughly 75 percent of patients who come in with foot pain just need better shoes. “Sometimes that’s my entire treatment plan,” she says. “Before we get all crazy with medical studies and diagnostic tests, why don’t we try wearing good shoes with arch support and have you come back in a month?”Physical therapist Dr. Nick Cutri, founder of Los Angeles’ MOTI Physiotherapy, often evaluates shoes for his clients. He tends to get asked some obvious questions, like when can I get back into high heels after an ankle sprain? “The answer is preferably never,” he said.When it comes to arch support, the question isn’t whether it’s important, but whether it’s important for you, experts say. If you have high arches, you’re going to want more support, Cutri says. But if you have low arches, it’s better not to change the ground beneath too much. The key is flexible support and something that’s shock-absorbing. “Is it going to move with them or is it just going to hold them in an arched position?” Cutri said. “The arch of the foot is meant to be flexible. If we have something that’s too rigid, it prevents that.”And if you think picking out comfortable sandals is only important for people with heel pain, flat feet, or bunions, think again. Wearing shoes without proper arch support can lead to plantar fasciitis, DeGirolamo says, which can cause stabbing pains in the sole of your foot. It can also set in motion hip and back pain down the line. “The majority of us feel better with arch support,” she said. “Most people, once they’ve tried arch support, they prefer it.”What to look for in sandals for arch support?When purchasing shoes, it’s important to consider your feet size and your everyday activities before you buy. If you have wide feet, make sure you pick out a pair that can accommodate wide widths. After all, a foot needs space to “splay,” Cutri said. If you’re walking 10 miles around Europe your feet will require different support than running after your kids at the playground. Either way, Cutri says one thing holds true: flip-flops are not going to provide you with enough support.You can also examine the sole a little bit closer. When DeGirolamo evaluates shoes with patients, she first grabs the sole and tries to fold it in half. “If you can fold it up or curl it up and bend it in half, it’s technically just covering your foot,” she said. “It’s not supporting it.”DeGirolamo recommends shoppers look at the American Podiatric Medical Association’s seal of approval program. This is about as close to getting a shoe handpicked by a podiatrist as you can get. If you’re ready to get the footbed support you need for all your summer walks, we sourced expert-recommended sandals from Hoka, Amazon, Keen, and more. You’ll find popular brands like Birkenstock and Crocs, along with a few others.

21 Stylish Long-Sleeve Swimsuits So You Can Be the Best Dressed Person This Summer

21 Stylish Long-Sleeve Swimsuits So You Can Be the Best Dressed Person This Summer

As we approach the beginning of summer, it’s time to gear up for swimwear season. Water sports like surfing, snorkeling, and kayaking call for long-sleeve swimsuits but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. There are plenty of great options with just the right amount of snug, coverage, and support. If you’re stocking up on your favorite two-pieces, tankinis, or one-piece swimsuits we’ve rounded up some of our favorite swimsuit brands. After all, who doesn’t want to feel prepared for an impromptu beach getaway or last-minute kayaking trip, should the opportunity arise? With Memorial Day around the corner now’s the perfect time to grab a few key pieces. We know that not everyone wants the “skin is in” look. Some of us want sun protection and a rash guard that enables us to be the surfer of our dreams while on the water. Sure, long-sleeve swimwear might not bring to mind the traditional image of an idyllic beach day. But we know how important UPF coverage (along with sunscreen) is to staying protected from long days under the sun. Long-sleeve bathing suits take that up a notch. With our suggestions for the best long-sleeve swimsuits, you’ll still be the best-dressed person by the pool or lake.All products featured on SELF are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

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