20 Best Fashion Apps

Having an iPhone means you can always be in touch with the latest fashion happenings. Whether you’re looking to shop or find sales, watch runway videos or check in with a virtual stylist, we can decidedly say there is most certainly a stylish app for that. Here are 20 of our faves.

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DVF – Diane von Furstenberg

Fans of this designer/fashion icon will definitely want to have her app on hand. See the latest runway collections, find the closest stores where DVF is sold, shop on your phone, buy exclusive products like a DVF app wrap dress or iPhone cover, link to the InsideDVF Twitter feed and so much more.

At itunes.com, iOS 3.0, free.

 

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ShopStyle

As with the ShopStyle website, this app aggregates finds from more than 300 retailers. Browse the latest trends by category (women, men, bags, shoes, furniture, kids clothing) or use a keyword search to find exactly what you’re looking for. Once you spot it, click the “buy” button and you’ll be taken the store’s site. Save items you like if you want to go back later and create your own sale alerts so you can score the best deals.

At itunes.com, iOS 3.0, free.
 

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Stylebook

Why spend big bucks to pay someone to organize your closet when this handy app can do it for less than a $5 bill? Use the built-in camera to take pictures of your clothes and accessories, or import images from your photo library and put together outfits from the stuff you already own. Hate to wear the same look too often? A calendar allows you to track your ensembles and plan new get-ups for the future. You can also make style notes to remind yourself of items you’d like to try. Smile, and say chic!

At itunes.com, iOS 3.1, $3.99.
 

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iShoes

If you don’t love shoes, you must not have feet. This app is a shoe-lover’s paradise, culling together more than 50,000 pairs for you to browse on your iPhone. Search by brand and style, get alerts when a shoe you love goes on sale, shop, create wishlists, post faves to Facebook and get ready to kill a lot of time on this fashionista must.

At itunes.com, iOS 2.2, free.
 

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iBags

Just like it’s sister app, iShoes, iBags lets you shop more than 20,000 purses and handbags by designer and style. Once you find a bag you can’t live without, the app will send you to the retailer’s site on your iPhone, or save the info in a wishlist you can email to your hubby for a not-so-subtle hint.

At itunes.com, iOS 2.2, free
 

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Chicfeed

Addicted to the street style blogs? Get the latest looks pulled together in one place with this must for trend-lovers. Blogs and sites include The Sartorialist, Face Hunter, Jak And Jill Blog, Cherry Blossom Girl, LookBook and Altamira.

At itunes.com, iOS 3.1.3, free.
 

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Love It Or Lose It

Not sure if that top goes with those pants? Crave the real answer to the question “does this make my butt look big?” With this shopping app, simply snap a photo of the clothing in question, send a message out to users, and friends and community members will rate your pic. Would a store clerk be so honest?

At itunes.com, iOS 3.0, free.
 

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FastMall

If the first thing you do when traveling to a new city is stake out the nearest mall, this app is for you. With data from a ton of malls in more than 30 countries, find out where the nearest restroom is, how to get to the fro-yo stand, what sales are going on, the best way to get from store to store –- you can even tell it where you parked. It’s the ultimate shopping buddy.

At itunes.com, iOS 3.1.3, free.

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Gilt on the Go

If you stopped scheduling lunch-time appointments because you just need to shop Gilt.com’s daily flash sales, this app will help free you up -- and keep you from starving. Shop from your iPhone, get real-time sale alerts and check what sales are coming up. You’ll be so happy you may even offer to pick up the check.

At itunes.com, iOS 3.1, free.

 

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Gap StyleMixer

Wish you had a personal stylist on hand to sort your closet and help you shop? This app from the retail giant lets you create outfits, make shopping lists and sort the clothes you already own. Shop, get coupons, find out about promotions and sales, watch videos and, of course, find stores.

At itunes.com, iOS 3.1.3, free.
 

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eBay Fashion

You never know when an amazing piece will come up for auction, and having this app means you won’t get left out. The "Fashion Vault" offers exclusive flash sales on clothing and accessories with notifications built in. "The Closet" is a place to store your faves and create looks with the outfit builder. Plus, you can search millions of items by size, brand, new, used and more.

At itunes.com, iOS 3.1, free.
 

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Net-a-Porter What’s New

This app bills itself as luxury on the go, and it’s not kidding. Find the latest fashion news and arrivals from the world’s coolest designers and get ready to shop wherever, whenever.

At itunes.com, iOS 4.0, free.
 

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Fashism Mobile

Don’t trust the mirror when you’re trying on clothes? Use this app to receive instant feedback. Friends in the community will look at the photo you post and tell you if that skirt is too short for the big meeting, the shoes are working or whether you should leave that extra accessory at home.

At itunes.com, iOS 4.0, free.
 

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Ralph Lauren Collection

If American classic is your style, you’ll want this app from Ralph Lauren. Watch video highlights from the most recent runway shows, check out the current season in the "Lookbook," get a peek at the next season with trend reports and connect to RL stores worldwide.

At itunes.com, iOS 4.0, free.
 

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Fashion News

Die-hard fashionistas need to be kept abreast of the most current goings-on in the industry, and this app puts it all in one stylish place, with RSS feeds and updated blog posts. If your go-to blogs aren’t already preloaded, just add the links to the “My News” category.

At itunes.com, iOS 2.2.1, free.
 

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Chictopia

Ever find yourself in a fashion rut? Yeah, us, too. But scroll through the images posted here, and you’ll soon be full of inspiration. Find a person with style you really admire? View her "Chic Blog" through the app and conquer that fashion ennui.

At itunes.com, iOS 3.1.2, free.




 

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Gucci

Stuck in the waiting room or bored at the airport? Who needs Angry Birds when you’ve got Gucci? Find out first about the brand’s newest collaboratons, projects and collections, get behind-the-scenes dish from Creative Director Frida Giannini and stream three hours of her favorite tunes. Traveling? The app has a “Little Black Book” section highlighting the world’s hottest clubs, restaurants, hotels and attractions. And moms will want to play with the "Gucci Children's Collection: Playground" where you can check out kiddie clothes and draw and decorate with the Gucci Bear, stars, flowers and more. Gucci-goo!

At itunes.com, iOS 3.0, free.
 

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Bra-Fitter

Figuring out your bra size can be confusing –- that’s why so many women get it wrong. But get a bra that fits you right, and you will be eternally grateful. This app offers a guide to getting there -– offering sizing possibilities based on your measurements. Don’t head to the lingerie store without it!

At itunes.com, iOS 4.0, $1.99, free.
 

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Fashion Sketchbook

Here’s one just for fun. Remember the Fashion Plates game you used to play as a kid? We often mourn the fact that ours has long gone missing, but this app brings it back in a new high-tech way. Create whatever outfits you like by mixing and matching hair styles, makeup, tops, bottoms, hats, dresses and all sorts of accessories. Perfect to pass time during commercials when you're watching Project Runway.

At itunes.com, iOS 3.0, $1.99.
 

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iStylist Makeover

We’ve all made the mistake of asking our hair stylists for the latest celebrity ‘do, only to have it turn out to be a total don’t. This app allows you to “try on” celebrity hairstyles and even email the results to your pals or post them on Facebook or Twitter. Just snap a photo, upload an existing image or use one of the app’s models. Add fashion accessories, adjust hair color and save galleries. Hint: It’s a perfect party game, too!

At itunes.com, iOS 3.0, $.99.

 

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First Published July 27, 2011

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