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Sports Clothing

Compression sales take off

Forget Spandex. The latest tight-fitting sportswear isn't just a way to decrease drag or show-off a slim physique. More and more athletes are turning to compression garments to boost performance, minimise injuries and reduce recovery time.

Friday, 13 July, 2012, 12:00am

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The curved heel

Walter Steiger does it in sexy snakeskin.

Retro swimwear styles

Channel that inner Marilyn.

A thigh-high split

Sultry on full gowns such as this one from Elie Saab.

NOT

Denim rompers

How can two rights make such a wrong?

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Limit technology's role in sport

Michael Phelps, a swimming world-record holder, will promote the latest hi-tech swimsuit in preparation for this year's London Olympics. This reminds us of the debate about the use of technology in sports.

What is sport? It is panting, it is sweating, it is unleashing the potential of human muscles.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

I've heard compression tights are a good thing, but don't know if I can face the humiliation. How am I supposed to wear them in public?

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Seventh Wonderland

Who started it? Australians Bonnie Coumbe and Carlos Aviles launched Seventh Wonderland at Miami Swim Fashion Week in 2008. Coumbe, who designed and created her first swimsuit at the age of 13, plays the creative yin to Aviles' business yang, a role it seems she was destined to take.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

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All-in-one swimsuits

Go for bright, creative options.

Haider Ackermann

Divine languid shapes (far right) from the Columbian-born designer.

Tropical prints

Go bold and colourful.

Kate Middleton

A modern-day princess.

NOT

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

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Breton tops

A foolproof fashion-editor favourite.

Belted coats

We are loving Prada's chic styles in thick wool.

Court shoes

Giving bondage shoes a run for their money thanks to their practicality.

Tracksuit bottoms

22 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Street threads

A dash of colour

3 May 2009 - 12:00am

Looking good and wearing well for my date with destiny

For eight weeks, Anneliese O'Young has been torturing her 'non-runner body' for the Standard Chartered Half Marathon on February 8. She is raising funds for the Cancer Fund in memory of her mentor, veteran reporter Kevin Sinclair, who died of cancer a year ago.

25 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

If the cap fits

New Era Cap's fitted caps, among the most knocked-off merchandise in the region, have finally found a legitimate home in the city, at specialist headwear chain Lids.

11 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

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