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Answer Angel: Peeking into the mesh athletic-wear trend

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: As I was watching the Wimbledon tennis matches, the Russian player Svetlana Kuznetsova reminded me that I've been meaning to ask your opinion of a new thing I've been seeing in athletic clothing – the mesh inset. Kuznetsova had see-through short sleeves and a mesh chevron below the bosom. At my gym I saw a woman in black tights with a kind of see-through zigzag effect along the thigh and calf. I'm a fit but curvy 5-foot-5, 150-pound woman and wonder if this a good look for me?

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These new coffee table fashion books were made for Instagram

Much like investing in a matching set of towels or hanging properly-framed art on your walls, owning a solid stack of coffee-table books goes a long way toward making your apartment feel like it belongs to a grown-up (even if you are still using your oven for storage). Fashion titles are among the best of the bunch: They're naturally visual, bridge the fields of photography, pop culture and design, and, yes, look great on Instagram. Sorry, Kindle, that's one area in which you can't compete.

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The best fashion subscription boxes for every style

Two of our hands-down favorite things about living in 2017 are subscription services (Netflix, how did we survive without you?) and the ability to get just about anything delivered to our doorsteps with a few taps: tacos, transportation, and even a new outfit for the weekend. Combine the two, and you get the brilliance of fashion subscription boxes: scheduled deliveries of clothing, shoes and accessories that make it easy to refresh your wardrobe without too much commitment or time spent browsing seemingly endless e-commerce options (ideal for those disinclined – or just too damn busy – to shop).

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American-Muslim designer makes 'covered' clothing cool

A line of clothing by Sacramento fashion designer Latiya Gholar 'American Umma' aims to redefine how we look at Muslim women by making being covered cool. It infuses traditional Islamic wear for women with American style. Runway video by Shane Maus from 2017 fashion on Film event.
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American-Muslim designer makes 'covered' clothing cool 1:33

American-Muslim designer makes 'covered' clothing cool

Tour Folsom Button Up Boutique with owner Robin Bernardoni 3:04

Tour Folsom Button Up Boutique with owner Robin Bernardoni

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This belt is designed to help save your life

Watch Victoria's Secret fashion show highlights 2:39

Watch Victoria's Secret fashion show highlights