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Why Most Men Still Don’t Casually Wear Dresses

In the mainstream, gender bending still only goes one way.

When Nice Nails Could Change Lives

For immigrants and black women in turn-of-the-century America, well-manicured nails were make or break.

Department Stores Are Basically the Reason Women Were Allowed in Public

A woman alone in public was taboo, and then came Macy’s.

Why Makeup Matters to Women in Prison

"We struggle to just stay human and maintain whatever kind of dignity we can there."

What the Civil Rights Movement Has to Do With Denim

The history of blue jeans has been whitewashed.

In the Cold War, Makeup Was a Weapon

How red lipstick was part of the US’s arsenal.