Dear Lucky

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

Readers Ask Dear Lucky About Red Lipstick At a Wedding

Q: I love to wear red lipstick. Is it too much for a wedding? Would it upstage the bride?

Readers Ask Dear Lucky What Length Dress to Wear to a Black-Tie Wedding

Q: What length dress are you supposed to wear for a black-tie wedding? Can you get away with something shorter? And what qualifies a short dress to be black tie?

Readers Ask Dear Lucky About Wearing Black to a Wedding

Q: Is it okay to wear black to a wedding?

Dear Lucky: The Best Mascara For the Beach

Q: I don’t go outside without mascara. What’s the best kind for the beach that doesn’t get dried up and crispy in the sun but won’t run when I go swimming?

Dear Lucky: How to Make a Tankini Flattering

Q: Tankinis: Possible to make flattering—and/or chic?

Dear Lucky: How to Wear Makeup to the Beach

Q: Can I wear makeup to the beach or the pool?

Dear Lucky: How to Wear Bikinis

Q: I have love handles but love bikinis. Do you have any tips on what would be most flattering?

Dear Lucky: How To Dress Up a Beach Cover-Up

Q: After spending a day at the beach, how do I dress up my beach cover-up for a casual dinner?

Dear Lucky: How to Make Bathing Suit Shopping Bearable

Q: I hate bathing-suit shopping. How do I make it more bearable?

Keeping Nails Healthy After Polish Changes

Q: I am a complete nail polish addict and change my polish color multiple times a week, which is making my nails very unhappy. Any recommendations for keeping nails healthy during polish changes? Can you recommend a good base coat or polish remover?

Style After Age 30

I’m about to turn 30. Are there any clothing styles, in your opinion, that I need to say a long goodbye to?

How to Mitigate Oil But Stay Moisturized

Q: So basically, my T-zone could solve the oil crisis. But oil-control products dry out the rest of my face. Is there anything to mitigate the oil but keep everywhere else moisturized?

How to Wear a Belt Over a Cardigan or Jacket

Q: I love the look of a belt over a cardigan or jacket, but how do you wear it so it looks nonchalantly cool, not contrived?

Where Should Your Pants Hem Hit Your Shoe?

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

How to Mix Up Your Makeup Routine

Q: I feel like I’ve had the same makeup routine since I was 14: foundation/tinted moisturizer, good undereye concealer and then the same muted brown eyeshadows with the expected highlighter on the inner part of the eye. Do you have ideas/tips for new ways to mix it up? I feel like I’m a paint-by-numbers...

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