Bra shopping ranks up there with visiting the dentist or waxing your bikini line. We get it. The sizing is tricky. Bras fit differently from one brand to the next. You never quite know how comfortable a certain bra will feel until you wear it. Some materials feel like sandpaper under your shirt. Others don’t let you breathe. Bras are a necessary evil in the world of beauty.
Taking the mystery out of bra shopping makes it a lot easier to find the right fit in a comfortable brand. And we’re about to do just that for the Maidenform brand. When you’re done reading our frequently asked questions about Maidenform bras, you’ll know just how to order your next bra. Maidenform offers a wide range of comfortable, supportive bras, whether you’re slipping into that little black dress or lounging in your favorite t-shirt.
If you’re unsure about sizing, curious about coverage or want to know more about the construction, these Maidenform FAQs will give you the information you need. We curated all the best answers from a variety of sources, including the official Maidenform website and reviews from real Maidenform customers. Make sure to check back regularly as this list will be updated as new questions come through!Read more
2015-2016 Outerwear Styles That Will Actually Keep You Warm!
For many people, finding the perfect fall or winter jackets that will actually keep you warm can be a difficult task. We may find ourselves becoming distracted by the latest trends and unique details. While these are all nice to have, it’s important not to ignore the fundamentals for finding the right winter jacket for your lifestyle and your location.Read more
Women of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds have looked to past fashion trends and icons for inspiration. Emulating looks of previous decades is part of what keeps fashion — and our own personal styles — interesting and true to ourselves.
Though one could argue we’re better off today in our evolved way of life, you can’t deny that the fashion trends of decades past should still be honored today, even if we put a modern spin on them. That’s all part of the fun of developing a personal style: drawing inspiration from the fashion pioneers that have solidified certain looks into classic staples of any modern working woman’s (or man’s!) wardrobe. Many women throughout history have become fashion icons inadvertently and represent a particular decade simply because of their fame and recognition at the time.Read more
For many of us, shopping for clothing can be a daunting experience. Shopping for, or with, a teenage daughter who has the added pressure of back-to-school shopping can feel even more challenging. Their bodies are changing from one day to the next, and finding clothes that fit properly and feel comfortable, while also satisfying a constantly evolving sense of style, can definitely be a challenge.Read more
Leaves are beginning to change color. The air is turning crisp and cool. We are packing our summer shorts and t-shirts away and beginning the hunt for clothes that are more suited to chillier temperatures. Cozy cable knit sweaters, wool skirts, turtlenecks, blazers and tights are just a few of the items women wear during the colder months.
But for many ladies, fall is also the time when they begin their quest for the perfect pair of blue jeans. It’s no secret denim jeans are the perfect clothing when you want to look in style. Why? They’re so versatile!
Dress them up. Dress them down. Wear them to work. Rock them when you go out for drinks with friends, or wear them on the weekends for casual comfort and style. No matter what the occasion is, a great pair of jeans can make you look and feel fabulous.Read more
For many women, there is nothing sexier than a well-dressed man.
A man who is well-dressed often exudes confidence, power and ambition. The definition of well-dressed can vary: A great pair of jeans may pass the test, while others may say nothing says well-dressed like pair of well-fitting pants.Read more
If you’ve been giving your newly organized spring wardrobe the road test, you may have noticed certain gaps in your closet. This is good news: You know what your closet is lacking, and you just have to find it. By removing the pieces that were just okay or were taking up space in your closet, you’ve created space for things you will truly enjoy wearing in the future.
As you build your wardrobe, you may need some pieces sooner than later. Summer is just around the corner, and you need the right clothes for the warm weather. If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to buy your swimwear for 2015! Not sure what you want, or are you nervous at the thought of trying on a bathing suit after being holed away all winter? It’s easy if you have the right plus-size swimwear guide! Once you know your shape, what you like and what you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find the right bathing suit, at any size.Read more
Pantone, the authority on colors that reflect today’s hottest fashion and culture trends, have announced the 2016 color of the year. What makes this year’s selection so unique is that for the first time in the color expert’s 16 year history for making this annual announcement, Pantone has selected the combination of two lighter-toned colors together. This delightful and delicate mix makes for a relaxing and satisfying palette to wear.
Rose Quartz and Serenity are this year’s choices: a nude pink and a soft blue. These are two pastel colors that represent a much-needed calming attitude to balance our stressful, hectic and sometimes overwhelming lives. The pace at which we move today can sometimes take its toll on our sanity and our health, especially when we find ourselves with a moment to look back and absorb it all.
With a determined upward trend of professional women seeking to bring more wellness and mindfulness to their daily lives, the professionals at Pantone have encouraged us to continue this lifestyle shift by presenting us with a color combination that echoes this conscious choice. This year’s Pantone color choice is distinctly happier and livelier than last year’s disputed choice of Marsala, a dark reddish brown.
The perils of an ill-fitting bra are many. You can likely relate to removing your bra at the end of a long day, only to find red marks along your shoulder or under your breasts. Stiff underwires and pinching elastic can be uncomfortable – and sometimes painful.
Or maybe you spent the better part of a party pulling up your strapless bra and readjusting it, or perhaps you discovered a loose bra strap hanging down your arm while in a business meeting.
Most women can relate to the dreaded feeling that comes with catching a glimpse of your back in a mirror and realizing your outfit doesn’t look as great as you thought it did. Skin spilling over your bra straps can create a lumpy, unflattering look.Read more
The winter is fast approaching so it’s only appropriate to acknowledge our favorite cold-weather accessory, the scarf. Not only do they keep you warm but they are also a great outfit addition to looking stylish during freezing months ahead. Add it to the top of your jacket, jumper or coat for extra warmth when the winds are particularly strong and cold. From chunky knits to light weights, the options are endless.
For a casual look, you can pair a matching beanie or beret with your scarf. Another option is leaving the ends free or tucking them into your coat. Try tucking them in so that just the turtleneck illusion peeks out of the top or show off the whole length of a beautiful scarf by leaving them free. Allowing the ends to stay inside the coat may give you a bit more warmth due to the closer fit. As for attire, you can wear a scarf with almost anything. Choose a nice knit scarf in non-scratchy wool to wear with your casual clothes. This is the time to play up patterns and colors. For dressier clothes or work clothes, play up the texture of a scarf more than patterns or colors. Check out all of our winter wear at a VF Outlet near you or at www.vfoutlet.com.Read more
Need help on picking out the perfect flannel or plaid shirt? We are here to help! Plaid button down shirts can be worn a number of different ways. A great way to wear your plaid is pairing it with causal denim jeans. If you plaid is on the light color spectrum, add a nice pair of dark jeans to your look. If you’re rocking a dark plaid try a lighter wash or even khakis. Another great look is adding a lightweight sweater to your button up. If you choose a plaid with a busy print then layer it with a solid color. Lastly, the next best look is mixing your plaids with a graphic tee. Try getting creative in pairing colors and patterns within your ensemble.
-Slimmer fits helps transition from day to night, office to happy hour.
-Try avoiding wearing plaid with other busy prints (stripes and more plaid)
- Wear a solid colored T-shirt inside your plaid shirt and pair it with denims for a basic casual day look.
- Go for darker shades of plaid for the winters and pastels for the summers.Read more
A coat will go through tons of use this coming season so it’s worth investing in a piece that can be paired with so many different looks. Even though I’m not a person who enjoys the cold weather, I do love when there are many coat options to choose from. From fur to leather, bright reds to darks or neutrals, simple to eccentric, oversized to slim cut, long to short, clean or patterned there are endless possibilities to look stylish while staying warm.
A big trend this season is the oversized coat. This shapeless yet structured jacket usually comes to mid length with one button. Try belting the voluminous coat and adding simple accessories. For a simplier attire, try the classic knee legnth belted jacket. It’s a classic coat that looks great with pumps, trousers, and a colorful scarf.
The real key to keeping warm and glamourous is all about layering. Follow the basic steps below:
Start with a basic, lightweight top. I encourage a solid, neutral, or striped.
Add in another layer such as a cardigan or sweater. This is a great way to add alittle pop of color into your wardrobe.
Then add a jacket or coat. Try choosing a basic color: camel, black, navy, or even olive green.
Next, add a chunky knit scarf.
Add in a dash of your accessories (bracelets, rings, watches).
Browse our coat selection now and pick up all of your winter wear for this season at a VF Outlet near you or at www.vfoutlet.com!Read more
For more than 100 years, Vanity Fair Lingerie has been providing women with high quality, intimate apparel. By using top-of-the-line materials and listening to the needs of their customers, Vanity Fair has developed a long-lasting reputation and is a leader in women’s lingerie. In 2007, Vanity Fair Intimates was purchased by Fruit of Loom, which combined the two well-known companies into one corporation with a history of producing undergarments that are durable, comfortable and inexpensive at the same time.
Although the names are similar, Vanity Fair Lingerie and the VF Outlet are not run by the same company. The VF Outlet was one of the first outlet stores in the country, opening in 1970 in Reading, Pennsylvania. Originally, the outlet sold its own surplus merchandise, but it’s grown over the years to include many major clothing lines. Even today, people across the northeastern United States travel by chartered buses to VF Outlet to spend a day, or a weekend, picking up great deals. Thanks to the evolution of eCommerce solutions, you can access all of the low-priced merchandise from the comfort of your own home.
If you’re in the market for a high-quality bra at a reasonable price, using the VF Outlet website is a great way to see a wide selection of Vanity Fair bras and other clothing options for your whole family.Read more
Get ready for the summer with a pair of Cargo shorts! These rugged and airy shorts are a must have in any man’s wardrobe. They’re equipped enough for those long days doing everything and anything outside. Cargos can carry what you need and keep it all within arm’s reach. Our shorts have all the essentials like a classic flat front and zip fly with button closure, two generous wide-entry drop-in pockets, two billowed side cargo pockets and two rear-flap pockets with button closures. Try these shorts in a variety of patterns like bold plaid to seersucker. Match them with polo’s and light jackets or with graphic t-shirts and sneakers. Grab yours today at a VF Outlet near you!Read more
You either love them or hate them but women’s capris are here to stay. To begin, the length of a capri is very important. The best and easiest way to find which capri works for you is to make sure the hem hits the slimmest part of your leg. For petites, the hem should hit slightly below the knee while taller women look better in capri pants that hit below the calf, instead of right above it. If you’re on the shorter side, a heeled sandal will help elongate the leg when wearing these types of pants. Grab all your capris at www.vfoutlet.com or a store near you today!Read more
Now that summer is almost here, it’s time we start thinking about beachwear. Make a splash in our hottest suits featuring bright colors and fun prints. Shop www.vfoutlet.com or at a VF Outlet store near you for tankinis, two pieces and one-piece swimwear starting as low as $12.00! Shopping swimwear can seem like an impossible mission. Want to know what you should be looking for? Check out the swimwear guide below to help find your perfect suit. Don’t forget about our stylish cover ups to bring along on your next trip!
- Busty Chest-Try an underwire top with wide adjustable straps, seamless cups or anything that will help lift and support without the extra padding.
- Hips and Thighs-Add eye popping color or details on the top mixed with solid or darker full coverage bottoms.
- Tummy-Wear tummy-trimming suits and brightly colored prints to draw attention downward. Also built-in control panels to get your tummy looking toned.
Summer is almost here and VF Outlet has got you covered with maxi dresses and skirts. Maxis are the go-to dress length for parties, weekends and work. They are also incredibly easy to wear. Maxi dresses look great with a little layering so add a denim jacket and a belt for extra style. Pair with wedges, flats or booties but if you’re looking for a relaxed effect, flip-flops, sandals, or low-heeled platforms work best. Accessories like a bold statement necklace is key when finishing your look. Check out our wide selection of maxis at a VF Outlet store near you on www.vfoutlet.com!Read more
Lee Jeans are now available on www.vfoutlet.com! Shop new washes and styles for Men and Women with prices starting as low as $24.90. Ladies, check out our Missy's Denim Wash Guide to find the right color for you. Guys, if you're looking for a pair of classic, well-cut denim then look no further. We have Straight Fit, Relaxed Fit, Regular Fit and many more in our Men's Denim section. Grab them now before it's too late!Read more
Hey fans! Grab your favorite NFL teams’ apparel now at www.vfoutlet.com or a store near you! Stock up on the Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs and much more! We have everything from hats, sweatshirts, t-shirts and pants. We even have items for kids and pets. See store for details. Styles and prices may vary.Read more
My favorite staple piece during the winter months has to be a comfy sweater. I practically live in sweaters all season long. When I’m heading out to shop or for a bite to eat, I usually grab a sweater as my first choice and let the rest of the outfit happen on its own. Big chunky sweaters aren’t just for the 80’s anymore. More designers are bringing back the trend of roomier cable knits instead of the usual fitted sweater. I’m very versatile when choosing the appropriate bottom for my top. My choices are dark jeggins, skinny jeans or cords, a long maxi dress or cute mini skirt. Details on a sweater are a must have. I tend to look for anything with studs, gems, and animal face detailing. Check out our selections of Misses and Juniors at www.vfoutlet.com and let me know which are your favorite!Read more