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Fashion? There's an app for that

May 14, 2011 |  6:00 am

Fashionapp I remember sometime back in the  mid-2000s just loving the modern cellphone technology that allowed my daughter to send me a dressing room photo of herself trying on a leather jacket. "Should I get this one?" she'd text. "Looks cute. Go 4 it," I'd text back.

Oh, how times have changed. Sure we can still swap dressing room photos to get input from friends and family before making an important purchase. But today, there is so much more. Hundreds of fashion related apps are out there, but until recently many didn't amount to more than a designer's "look book," searchable by phone. But with the surging popularity of Apple's iPhone, 2011 has become the year of the actually really useful fashion app -- the kind that helps you compare prices, try on sunglasses in a virtual mirror or locate merchandise.

Writer Erin Weinger explains six of her favorite iPhone fashion apps here.

I'll be sure to take at least one of them shopping next time I hit the mall. 

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Glamour magazine's Ask a Stylist app. Credit: Glamour