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Ameliora Makes Black And Red The New Black

Photo: Ameliora (Patrick Randak Photography)

Made in NYC and run by women, all of Ameliora’s pieces are made from a “patented, colorfast, Italian-milled fabric” and are built to last.

Ameliora is basically the definition of a staple wardrobe, tailored to fit any style. The sizes only go up to 16 (which is a bummer, but not all that unexpected for a smaller brandas) but hopefully that changes, because this is the type of brand that would be an easy recommendation to splurge on for any classic, worthwhile basic in any wardrobe.

Photo: Ameliora (Patrick Randak Photography)

The Rachel Dress is the quintessential LBD, but the red silk lining, the barely-there cap sleeves and the thick band at the waist keep it from feeling stuffy or frumpy. Meanwhile, pieces like the Carmen Jacket keep you from purchasing another boring blazer that’ll rotated out of a wardrobe after a season.

Buying staple pieces is a rite of passage when you star finding your style, and Ameliora understands that. Their collection is timeless, which allows you to get multiple years of wear, easing the pressure of buying the pricier garment.

While the prices are high, especially for pieces as simple and basic as Ameliora makes, it’s the quality, versatility, and ease-of-wear that make them worth it. You don’t need a million-and-one blazers clogging your closet if the Carmen fits you perfectly. You don’t need to buy four pairs of H&M pants that disintegrate in the wash when the Kelly Pant is the pair that you keep reaching for.


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