Women’s Apparel

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Business casual attire just stepped up to the plate and is prepared for battle. This sleek and stylish turtleneck from Akira is 3/4 serious and 1/4 badass. The right neck to the end of the right sleeve is covered in a scale pattern that makes it look like armor; the scales are fashioned from pleather and chiffon. To say I’m in love with this piece is an understatement. I’d love to see an entire line of tops and dresses with a similar faux armor feature.

See more photos of this awesome shirt after the break.

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One of the best things about superhero comics (and the old Batman series) is all of the CRASH! BANG! POW! that goes on in bright primary colors.

If you’re a fan of the KABOOM!, you can wear these DC Heroines Crash Bam Women’s Leggings and walk down the street confident in the knowledge that you’re just as kick ass as they are.

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This may well be one of the best examples of fashionably geek that we’ve ever seen.

Betabrand recently put out a casting call for new models and looked for a very specific type of woman to model their new Spring clothing line; women who have doctorates or are doctoral candidates. Bravo, Betabrand.

See more pictures after the break.

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Etsy store Rusty Cuts has a magical power that will force you to throw money at the screen.

At least, that’s what happened to me when I saw the pictures of this X-Files inspired “I Want To Believe” crop top.

Check out more pictures after the break.

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These dinosaur leggings are the next best thing to travelling back to prehistoric times. Also, there will be no worries about becoming a light snack for a T-Rex. They feature an all over print with a dinosaur scene and come in a polyester lycra blend for a nice snug fit.

See more pictures after the break…

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Che Saunders of Auckland, New Zealand and her new husband Ford are both animators and they wanted a super low-key picnic wedding that was all about fun, family and geeking out.

One of the ways they accomplished it was by taking the strain out of the dress code and having each of their bridesmaids pick out their own Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors fit ‘n’ flare dresses from WeLoveFine.

That’s one way to make sure everyone has a dress they like (that they’ll wear again). Hats off to Che and Ford.

Check out some pictures after the break.

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Browncoats get a lot of different Firefly apparel, but usually dresses tend to fall into the Kaylee Shindig dress category.

That sort of frilliness is great for cosplay, but not so much for daily wear or any kind of activity, which is why we like this Gorram Skater Dress by Complicated Spoon Clothing.

The dress has a Firefly quote pattern with many favorite sayings from our Big Damn Heroes and it looks really comfortable.

See more after the break, including a close up of the pattern.

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Thank to comic book artist Stjepan Sejic, we finally have an explanation as to why female superheroes dress the way they do.

Thanks for exposing the secret of female super powers, jerk.

Head after the break to learn the secret women have been keeping for centuries.

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Black Milk Clothing gave us a taste of their upcoming Game of Thrones release last week, and now you can drool over everything in the collection. They’ve shared more pictures of leggings, dresses, and shirts and posted the list of all the articles of clothing in the release. I like the variety of different styles – body dresses, skater dresses, etc. – but I’m surprised they don’t feature more prints. I love the Westeros map dress and even the leggings covered in Littlefinger’s best lines, but many of the items feature the house sigils and it’s very Targaryen heavy.

Still, my wallet is still going to hurt when the collection is released on March 11.

See more photos and the release list after the break.

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Photo by Donna Granata. Model: Kristen Dalton.

From intricate chainmail dresses to armor-like leggings, it’s hard not to be amazed when we see fashion designers inspired by unique materials like chainmail and plate armor. Each style might conjure images of a medieval age when knights would have been more likely to be seen sporting these materials, but instead contemporary designers make us see how they can work and be extremely stylish in the present day.

It’s not easy creating elegant designs from metal materials or printed patterns that look so much like the real thing. So how do designers actually do it? We spoke with Elaine Unzicker of Unzicker Designs and Holly Renee of Shenova to find out.

Discover more amazing fashions—along with some behind-the-scenes peeks at their creation—and learn how these designers work after the break.

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