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27 Fashion Dos And Don'ts From Milan

At Milan Fashion Week, you can usually count on the clothes to be very shiny. What's less of a guarantee is where they'll next figure out they can cut a hole in something. Here are the new rules for dressing from the spring 2013 shows.

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1. Do: Experiment with underboob and sideboob and the always tricky... undersideboob!

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J. Lo got on a plane to Milan as soon as this came down the runway so she could beat Katy Perry to borrowing it.

(Look by Frankie Morello.)


3. Don't: Wear these earrings.

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The colonial era-inspired clothes prompted Refinery29 to write, "These severed heads dangling from a pale-skinned model's ear are not fun or playful, but simply evocative of some of the darkest times in Western history."

6. Do: Run through a fire before wearing your mustard-yellow evening dress.

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Make sure to wear shoes that you can actually run in so you don't also burn your skin.

(Look by Versace.)


10. Do: Wear an embroidered cargo pocket jumpsuit robe.

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Fashion editors could make the same argument for this that they do for other one-piece outfits like dresses — "it takes the thinking out of getting dressed." It also puts the mess right back into it.

(Thank you, Pucci.)

12. Do: Wear pee-colored shades that look like they have centipedes on them.

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No better way to take your brunch companions' focus off your hungover complexion.

(By Roberto Cavalli.)

13. Do: Try garments that might be a jumpsuit, dress, and/or bathing suit.

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I have no idea what this is but it's a great cocktail party conversation starter.

(You go, Roberto Cavalli.)


23. Don't: Look at Pinterest to come up with your next braided hair look.

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You know this will never make it on there. Well, at least not for another couple of months.

(From the Studio Privato New Upcoming Designers show.)