Is cut-price cashmere a CON The high street is awash with cheap knits – but are any of them value for money We test Gap, Uniqlo, Mango, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, John Lewis, La Redoute and Primark | UPDATED: 00:53 GMT, 26 November 2012 Cashmere was once a luxury item – but these days you can buy jumpers in the material in almost every High Street shop, from Primark to Tesco, John Lewis to Mango. The cheap cashmere revolution started in 2005 when import quotas were relaxed and China started exporting huge volumes of it to the EU. The lower end of the market still tends to be dominated by fibres from Chinese goats
Banish muffin tops forever! Online 'virtual tape measure' promises an end to ill-fitting clothes…and a perfect fit in EVERY shop Body Shape Recognition for Online Fashion builds on technology used in The Sims computer gameWeb-based body-scanner would operate via webcam or smartphone Advises online shoppers what size to selectCurrently, 30-60% garments bought online are returned to shop | UPDATED: 11:29 GMT, 21 November 2012 Are you a size 10 in New Look, an eight in Gap and a 14 in Top Shop Aren't we all. And are you bored of never knowing whether to plump for a small, medium or large in Zara A revolutionary 'virtual tape measure' – known as Body Shape Recognition For Online Fashion – promises to make badly fitting clothes (and even badly lit fitting rooms) a thing of the past, advising the user on which size dress, trouser or top they should buy in every retailer. Currently, between 30 and 60 per cent of all clothes bought online are returned to the shop, and the new virtual tape measure aims to reduce the amount The web-based body-scanner would take detailed measurements of the body via webcam or smartphone, create a 3D image of the user, then advise on which size garment to buy whenever they visit the website of a participating retailer
Berenice Marlohe dazzles in black feathers and gems… before changing into plunging aqua number at Tokyo premiere of Skyfall By Louise Saunders PUBLISHED: 14:14 GMT, 19 November 2012 | UPDATED: 15:00 GMT, 19 November 2012 She's already flaunted her incredible figure in more showstopping gowns than most girls could dream of at the various premieres of Skyfall around the globe. But Berenice Marlohe certainly hasn't let her style slip even though the promotional trail for the latest movie in the James Bond franchise is drawing to a close.
Fashion chain Forever 21 investigated over 'sweatshop' working conditions that break minimum wage and overtime laws Los Angeles-based chain is being investigated by The Labor Department, which has uncovered evidence of 'significant' violations of federal law | UPDATED: 16:54 GMT, 30 October 2012 They are famed for their budget yet fashionable collections, but Forever 21’s cut-price business plan has been accused of creating ‘sweatshop-like’ conditions for their workers. The Los Angeles-based fashion chain is being investigated by The Labor Department, which has so far revealed evidence of ‘significant’ violations of federal law. Violations include breaches to minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping by contractors, manufacturers and vendors supplying goods to Forever 21, The US Department of Labor said in a statement.
The 99p dress becomes this season's must-have: Online fashion store restocks three times in three days to meet demand for bargain frock | UPDATED: 15:27 GMT, 29 October 2012 Bargain-hunters crashed a fashion website in their bid to snap up a party dress for just 99p. Online store OMGfashion.co.uk said they sold 300 dresses in 15 minutes after the MailOnline reported on Friday that they were selling the cut-price frock as an early Christmas treat for their customers
Myleene Klass is a social media sell-out! Buzz on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube sees star’s hot pink dress become a Littlewoods’ bestseller Myleene’s fuchsia dress becomes Littlewoods’ first ever social media sell-out after autumn ad launch Expected to hit sales of 2,000 by Christmas Traffic to the 75 fuchsia dress page of Littlewoods.com up by more than 1,200% week on week | UPDATED: 16:38 GMT, 9 October 2012 It's been a difficult year for Myleene Klass, who was devastated when her husband Graham Quinn walked out on her after just six months of marriage, but it seems the TV presenter still has the magic touch when it comes to fashion. The 34-year-old Littlewoods brand ambassador has worked wonders for the online department store, whose embellished fuchsia pencil dress designed and worn by the star in its autumn advertising campaign as its first ever social media sell-out.
Naughty AND nice: Taylor Swift arrives at BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards in girly white dress… but vamps up her style in sexy hot pants on stage | UPDATED: 18:42 GMT, 7 October 2012 Taylor Swift is the picture of a sophisticated lady, and at the Teen Awards on Sunday it was no different – when she arrived at least. The leggy blonde stepped onto the red carpet in her signature girly style in front of hundreds of screaming teenagers at Wembley Arena
Step away from the fake tan! Michelle Keegan shows off super bronzed legs in red dress at fashion show | UPDATED: 17:02 GMT, 6 October 2012 She never seems to put a foot wrong when it comes to red carpet events, but on Saturday Michelle Keegan stood out because of her bad tan rather than her great dress sense. The 25-year-old actress arrived at the LOOK magazine fashion show at the Royal Courts of Justice wearing a bit too much fake tan.
She is the best advert! Myleene Klass models her own design as she leaves TV studio | UPDATED: 00:59 GMT, 4 October 2012 It appears that Myleene Klass isn't just a pretty face, she's on savvy businesswoman too. The 34-year-old singer was seen modelling one of her own designs again today as she left the ITV studios.
She means business! Dannii Minogue launches Project D collection sporting a killer quiff, red lipstick and a sequin dress | UPDATED: 00:05 GMT, 13 September 2012 She stepped away from the limelight for a little while earlier this year, but yesterday (Wednesday) Dannii Minogue proved she was back and that she means business.