Fashion Advice

The New Women’s Suit: How to Pull It Off

Updated September 10, 2020

The modern women’s suit is most certainly a new concept, as well as a sartorial farewell to the suits of old. Remember the excessively padded versions of the 1980s and the uber-masculine power suits? Today, we can happily bid good riddance to those. In this age of conventionality gone awry, many women favor something decidedly…

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24 Best Online Clothing Stores for Budget Fashionistas

Updated November 10, 2020

The amazing rise of online clothing stores selling fast fashion — you know, cheap, trendy garments made to be worn one season only — has made it tough to be a budget fashionista. I say that because a budget fashionista is not the gal who buys on price alone. A true budget fashionista shops for value. You’re more…

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Women Over 40: Best Places to Shop for Clothes

Updated May 27, 2020

There’s a story behind this post. It was originally written back in 2015 by a (younger) Budget Fashionista staffer. I gave her the topic — the best stores for women over 40 — and she came back with a list that included Talbots and Chico’s. Now I don’t know about you, but I rarely shop…

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How to Shop Modcloth

Updated September 11, 2020

If you haven’t yet joined the ModCloth ranks, be prepared to be sucked into the revolution. The e-commerce store is all about democratizing fashion, putting you in the buyer’s seat to help select some of the best indie designs around. With a focus on us, the fashionistas, ModCloth has built a cult following through their…


Five Red Dresses for Under $75 at Modcloth

Updated January 20, 2019

(Editor’s note: dress options updated 10/16 with the latest Modcloth red dress picks!) The Deal: Score a super cute red dress for less than $75 at The Lowdown: You know about the black dress — classic and simple. However, a red dress is equally as classic, but in a different way. It’s the classic night on the…

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How to Return an Item to ModCloth

Updated January 19, 2019

“TBF provides this content for informational purposes only. These policies are subject to change. Please contact the store directly for current return policies.” ModCloth: Online Return PolicyReturn must be sent by prepaid label or mail within 30 days of the initial ship date. Returns received after 30 days will be returned for store credit only,…