For those that like to stay on top of the fashion world, the following ten websites will prove most enlightening. They are full of commentaries, breaking fashion news, reviews, designer trends and much more. These ten websites rank among the highest in terms of traffic count numbers as evidenced by their Alexa ratings showing them to be trusted for up-to-date information about the world of fashion and style. Whether you like to read up on fashion news on a regular basis or just drop in when trying to decide what to add to your wardrobe, these sites should be perfect!
1. The NY Times Fashion & Style Section: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/fashion/index.html
Global Alexa Rating: 116
The New York Times has a wonderful Fashion & Style section on their website with articles galore and sections on the news you want most – Red Carpet, Scene City, Fashion Week, Street Style, Happenings & Nightlife, Beauty and Editors’ Picks. Find topics for a specific fashion designer easily with their drop-down menu search. The videos section has some great offerings by Bill Cunningham with his On the Street commentaries of New York City. As always, their website is easy to navigate and fun to meander through.
Global Alexa Rating: 5,467
It is always a pleasure to thumb through a copy of Elle and their website is equally as enjoyable. The site is organized into several categories for easy navigation: Fashion, Hair & Beauty, Street Chic, Life & Love, Accessories, Runway, News, Pop Culture and Horoscopes. The Fashion section includes subcategories of Fashion Week, Fashion Spotlight, Trend Reports, Celebrity Style, Designer Files, Fashion Videos, Fashion Next and ELLE’s Guide to Weddings. There is also a photo gallery each week about a relevant topic which usually includes links for purchasing the items that have been showcased.
3. Style.com: http://www.style.com/
Global Alexa Rating: 6,352
If you missed a fashion show, this is going to be your favorite site as they have a ton of them going all the way back to 2000 for some shows. The shows are well organized in the following categories: ready-to-wear, menswear, resort, pre-fall and couture. Another nice feature is their Parties section where you can do a model search, celebrity search, Cida awards and much more. One really fun area is the InCloud which is the fashion universe ranked in real time so you can see the ranking of designers, models, professionals and front row. Check out the Look of the Day where you get to pick your favorite fashion moment and see the voting results.
Global Alexa Rating: 6,948
Glam’s fashion section includes Looks We Love, What’s Hot, Trend Report, Style Counsel, Celeb Style and Editors’ Blog. Although there are a number of Glam blogger articles on the site there are quite a few links to other blogger pages thus readers are able to get a wide variety of opinions and fashion insights. Readers can also sign up for their weekly email to get information on fashion, beauty, entertainment or any of the other topics on the website. An especially fun section of the site is the Jet Set section under Luxury.
5. InStyle: http://www.instyle.com/instyle/
Global Alexa Rating: 9,508
Ever changing and always entertaining, the InStyle site is full of fashion tips, beauty tips and shopping advice. The top tabs for the site include Celebrity, Fashion, Shopping, Hair, Makeup and Hollywood Makeover. To get into the subcategories would not be helpful because they change pretty often to keep up with the changing world of fashion, style and beauty. The Hollywood Makeover section can be a lot of fun because you can apply top celebrity hairstyles and other selections onto your own image to see how you’d look. Don’t forget to check out the “What’s Right Now” and “Look of the Day” sections regularly!
6. WWD: http://www.wwd.com/fashion-news
Global Alexa Rating: 10,109
This site has over 110,000 articles which can easily be searched by topic, region or year besides keyword. They also have a huge photo section that can also be searched. Readers can also subscribe to WWD’s print and/or digital magazine from the website. The website is well organized making it easy to read about trends, fashion features, fashion scoops, designers and ready-to-wear fashion. The “They are Wearing” area has a number of interesting articles on what people are wearing throughout the world as well as trends that crop up everywhere.
7. Vogue: http://www.vogue.com/
Global Alexa Rating: 10,220
Vogue is a worldwide sensation when it comes to the fashion world and their website is no different with the ability to bring up sites for countries such as the UK, Italy, Australia, France, Taiwan, China, India, Mexico, Germany, Portugal and more (the links are at the bottom of the page). The site has various categories including fashion, beauty, parties, culture, fashion shows, videos and voguepedia. Readers can also sign up to receive email Vogue updates. The video section should not be missed.
8. Lucky Magazine: http://www.luckymag.com/
Global Alexa Rating: 11,778
Lucky Magazine is part of the Condé Nast family. The site not only includes information on fashion & style, beauty and accessories it also helps readers find great deals so they can look great and in fashion. Readers can sign up for their free newsletters and get a daily digest of Lucky Finds! They also run some wonderful contests to win great products, shopping sprees, trips and more. Their “Dear Lucky” advice column is a great way to find answers to those burning fashion questions.
9. Harpers Bazaar: http://www.harpersbazaar.com/
Global Alexa Rating: 14,250
This website is well organized with drop-down menus under Fashion, Beauty, Celebrity, Culture, #TheLIST and Shop. The fashion area includes fashion shows, street style, this season’s collections, trending & shopping guides, fashion photography, fashion designers, fashion models, fashion videos and Mr. Blasberg’s Best Dressed in which Derek Blasberg chooses each week’s most chic. Readers can sign up for their weekly emails so they can stay in the know about style. Check out their Latest on the Hour and Bazaar Daily sections on the main page!
10. TFS – The Fashion Spot: http://www.thefashionspot.com/
Global Alexa Rating: 14,923
TFS is also a nicely organized website for those interested in the world of fashion. The news section includes all the latest news and news on designers as listed in their designer directory. An interesting feature of this website is Buzz which includes the Forum Buzz (the TFS blog), latest news and gossip. The Community section is their forum section and it is quite entertaining and informative as well. Readers can also sign up for TFS news.
Fashion and style advice on what to wear and how to look one’s best is always appreciated and these ten websites should go far in helping anyone find the perfect inspiration. Most of the sites have a newsletter so that is a great way to keep on top of the fashion world. Just always remember, however, the best look in the world is the one that looks good on you and makes you feel great!