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What started with reader emails has become one of the most popular topics on Wardrobe Oxygen. “Ask Allie” is a feature on Wardrobe Oxygen where popular DC style blogger, Alison Gary, answers reader questions about fashion, styling, how to wear the latest trends, and more. Use the Contact page to submit your questions and you never know, it may be the subject of the next “Ask Allie”!

The Friday Shop
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The Friday Shop

The world is still a mess, but looking at my site’s traffic, clicks, sales, and the traffic on social media, I know many of you are heading back to work and activities and shopping to dress for those situations.  And from your comments, DMs on Instagram, and discussions in the…

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The Best Clothing Retailers for Women Over 40
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The Best Clothing Retailers for Women Over 40

If you’ve found that your reliable go-to clothing retailers seem to be too matronly or too juvenile, you’re not alone. And you’re likely over 40.  There’s something about turning 40 where you change so much and your wardrobe doesn’t seem to keep up.  You have different priorities, your body changes…

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Universal Standard Sample Sale!
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Universal Standard Sample Sale!

I know I am not the only one who has fallen in love with clothing brand Universal Standard.  Offering elevated wardrobe staples and unique silhouettes in sizes 00-40, Universal Standard is striving to democratize fashion. As an influencer, I was happy to see how they have handled all that is…

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The Best Suiting for Curvy Women
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The Best Suiting for Curvy Women

A reader recently emailed me asking for work suiting advice.  She is looking for a power suit but has a curvy shape.  She wanted to know if I had any suggestions on where to find a great suit: I am an architect and work in a design field of mostly…

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IMO: The Best Bras for Large Busts
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IMO: The Best Bras for Large Busts

I recently shared a list of the best wireless bras and at the end of it, I mentioned that while I own wireless bras, I still am most comfortable in an underwire bra. I wear in general, a 36F.  Sometimes a 38, sometimes a G or a DDD, it depends…

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Ori Plus-Size Jumpsuit Review
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Ori Plus-Size Jumpsuit Review

Every time I scroll through social media it seems I see influencers wearing Ori, ads for Ori, women in Facebook groups discussing Ori.  What is Ori?  It’s a line of plus-size soft, comfy, and versatile wardrobe essentials. Each piece is thoughtfully designed and made in small batches and some are…

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What We’ve Bought from Black-Owned Businesses
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What We’ve Bought from Black-Owned Businesses

Today is Blackout Day 2020, which is being discussed and promoted on social media with the hashtag #BlackoutDay2020.  This article from Complex breaks down Blackout Day. To show the buying power of Black people, as well as other minotiries and their allies, they will not spend any money in the…

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The Best Wireless Bras for our New Normal
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The Best Wireless Bras for our New Normal

After months at home, many need to return to their places of work. It’s a switch of mindset, and a switch of wardrobe.  We can’t go to the office in pajamas (well most of us can’t), but we can find ways to change our perceptions of what is workwear, what…

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