Dear Lucky

Answers to your pressing fashion and beauty questions from resident know-it-all Jean Godfrey-June.

Dear Lucky: What Do I Wear To A Day Wedding In Fall?

Dressing for a wedding, unlike many other fashion situations, involves following rules. “I’m sorry, but no white, no black, no sexy,” pronounced executive fashion director Alexis Bryan Morgan. “And no boring! It’s hard!”

Dear Lucky: What’s The New Cool-Girl Haircut After The Long Bob?

Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby—a.k.a. super-short—is just IT right now. It says, I like how my face looks, don’t you?

Dear Lucky: How Can I Wear Western Without Looking Costumey?

The look for fall is more about a relaxed feeling—think Ali MacGraw in her Santa Fe phase—than a day at the rodeo.

Dear Lucky: Sheer, Long Skirts Are So Romantic—But How On Earth Do I Wear Them In Real Life?

It’s a bold move, the sheer skirt for fall. But you can totally pull it off!

Dear Lucky: How Do I Pull Off Socks With Heels Without Looking Like A Schlump?

From the glamorous shoes-and-socks at Chanel to the midcalf black nylons with pointy black pumps at Rodarte, this is what a trend should be: fun, fun, fun. You’re not going to be wearing it at your next job interview—so relax and enjoy! And it’s easier than it looks.

Dear Lucky: How Can I Avoid Runny Makeup During My Summer Morning Commute?

Every morning, I walk 10 minutes from my apartment to the subway, and my mascara is completely all over my face by the time I get to the train. I also end up with little tear tracks through my blush or bronzer on my cheeks. How do I avoid this?

Dear Lucky: What’s A Good Cardigan/Jacket/Sleeping Bag To Wear On A Plane?

The best advice for staying stylishly cozy when traveling this summer.

Dear Lucky: What’s The Ultimate Must-Buy Trend For Summer?

If you could only buy one on-trend item this summer, it would have to be this.

Dear Lucky: Are Three Masks Too Much For Acne-Prone Skin?

Our executive beauty director cautions against breaking your skincare routine—even if you don't have any blemishes in sight.

Readers Ask: Dear Lucky About Short Dresses and Shorts When You're Over 40

Q: When you're over 40, how short can dresses and shorts be? A: What you can wear—despite the 700,000 magazine articles that insist otherwise—depends only on your body and your mind.

Dear Lucky: 'What are the most flattering spring trends for people who are short and curvy but not plus-size?'

Focus on basics, not trends. “Petites really have a challenge,” blogger Wendy Nguyen explains. “I’m five feet tall, and I think the key to a workable, buildable wardrobe is classics that really, truly fit. You need a great tailor.”

Dear Lucky: How Do I Make My Red Lipstick Last?

"My favorite red-lipstick look is a summery, otherwise-casual offhanded flick of full-on red—think Kate Moss with cutoffs and a tan. The full Marilyn gets a little costumey, no?"

Dear Lucky: How Do I Wear My Festive Metallic Favorites For Spring?

How to wear your most exuberantly party-appropriate items in broad daylight.

Dear Lucky: 'Tevas? Really?!'

“Flatforms!” exclaimed accessories director Julia Kalachnikoff. “Yes! They go with everything.”

Dear Lucky: 'I Love the Way the New Slit Wrap Skirts Look. But What do I Wear on Top?'

The sexiness of this look—I adore it too, in that rabid, must-have way—was something that oddly never occurred to me. But the fashion department is looking out for all of us. “Think of it like wearing a miniskirt,” said fashion director Anne Keane. “I mean, those skirts are totally sexy!

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