No shirt, no problem.
Photos: @nickiminaj's Isntagram/Teen Vogue/@mileycyrus's Instagram

Wanna know what your favorite pop stars WON'T be putting on their Christmas lists this year? Shirts. Why? Because they hate them. JK! Hate is a strong word. They just prefer not to wear them all the time. And based on the way some celebs have been stripping down recently, going sans shirt isn't just for the beach anymore—it's a full-blown, anytime trend.

"Once, in the long-gone Mad Men days, it was considered de rigueur for New Yorkers to wear a hat and gloves in town," wrote Guy Trebay in a New York Times column last July, commenting on widespread shirtlessness. "Now dress codes have devolved to the point where folks wear fleecy slippers on the subway, flip-flops to the ballet, running tights for every occasion, repurposed pajamas as daywear and, recently, very little at all." First of all, what's wrong with wearing running tights for every occasion? Second, people are wearing flip-flops to the ballet?! Now THAT is cray. I feel much less embarrassed about showing off my new hamburger-shaped pasties at work. KIDDING, of course. Because much like the curtain skirt, walking around without a shirt is definitely a celebrity-centric trend that's best left to the professionals. Let's take a look to see how they've tackled it this year, shall we?


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Justin Bieber at the premiere of 'Believe.'
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Last night, Justin Bieber premiered his second feature documentary, Believe, which will hit theaters on Christmas Day. The Biebs walked across a purple (duh, his #1 color) carpet and encouraged Christmas spirit with the addition of some silver tinsel trees. In fact, Bieber's entire outfit was basically a swaggier version of Santa's traditional get-up. So festive!

Justin wore a red single-button blazer, a crisp white shirt (complete with popped collar), and red leather moto pants. He accessorized with a leather-banded bracelet, a sizable gold watch, several gold chains, and some sunglasses to protect his eyes from all that bling. The only thing he needed to complete his jolly look was a sleigh with some reindeer, a bag full of toys (although there was a donation box for that), and a fluffy white beard—but that kind of facial hair can take YEARS to grow. Thankfully, the 'stache can hold it down in the meantime.


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Miley Cyrus performing at Z100's Jingle Ball.
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Today, in the BEST NEWS EVER, Miley Cyrus revealed via Twitter that design duo The Blonds will be creating the wardrobe for her upcoming Bangerz tour. YAAS! Can you handle it? We can't. This is a match made in high-cut leotard heaven. The Blonds (David and Phillipe Blond, IRL) have long been lauded for their structured, innovative bodysuits—and going sans pants is basically Miley's M.O. these days. (See also: Jingle Ball, the AMAs, the EMA, etc. etc. x a million.)


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Happy Holidays from Swagger New York.
Photo: Michele Moricci/Swagger New York

Didn't get to Olan Mills to take a traditional Christmas card photo this year? Don't worry! Swagger New York has got you covered. (And be honest: Did you really want to color-coordinate your outfit with your entire family anyway? I didn't think so.) Instead of sending out another perfectly posed pic, give your friends a holiday card they'll remember featuring a few of the year's pop culture moments we'll never forget.


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Rita Ora in Times Square.
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Word on the street is Rita Ora, sometime singer/model and newly cast actress in Fifty Shades of Grey, went and got herself yet ANOTHER gig with DKNY—this time, as the face of their brand new fragrance franchise. DANG! Is there anything this girl can't do? WWD reports that, while the company has yet to comment, Ora will be the spokeswoman for a scent that's set to launch in fall 2014. We're guessing it smells like money (on Ora, at least).

Adding fodder to the rumor mill, Rita was snapped yesterday in Times Square doing all the things we've come to associate with recent DKNY fashion ads (e.g. cheesing hard, posing in cabs, posing on cabs, looking windswept in the street), and we can't help wonder: Are they already shooting her first campaign? Sure looks like it!


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Ariana and Iggy #werq their winter whites at Wild Jam.
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If you're not familiar with the curtain skirt, that's probably because it only makes sense to wear one if you are a female pop star performing on a stage. Like, I'm pretty sure not even Miley Cyrus would wear one in public. As a matter of fact, I'd say the curtain skirt is definitely more of a costume piece than a functional garment, because IMHO, it isn't even an ~actual~ skirt—more like an unfinished peplum. The curtain skirt is usually worn with a bodysuit and can vary in length and coverage, as demonstrated by both Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea this weekend at Wild Jam in San Jose, California.


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In the past year alone, Jennifer Lawrence won an Oscar, starred in the second installment of the blockbuster Hunger Games series, and became everyone's favorite imaginary BFF. She's refreshingly candid, totally poised, and, thanks to a little help from her stylist, Rachel Zoe, one of the most style-savvy ladies in the game. "I really would not call myself a fashion icon," she told E!. "I would call myself somebody who gets dressed by professionals. [It's like], 'Dance, monkey, dance' right on the red carpet.' I would call me more of a monkey." LOL, girl, you so humble.

Even though she hasn't quite nailed down a signature look yet (unless, of course, you count her racks and racks of Dior as a face of the brand), J. Law continues to kill it with risk-taking gowns, two-pieces, and a variety of silhouettes. In honor of her MAY-JAH year in both film and fashion, we've rounded up our top 10 favorite J. Law style moments of 2013.



Jennifer Lawrence at the 13th Annual AFI Awards.
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She doesn't often do graphic prints, but when she does, she does them with really cool matching shoes. In January, back when most of us were reluctantly pulling on parkas and sweater tights, Jennifer showed up at the 2013 AFI Awards in BARE LEGS and a colorful, figure-flattering sheath dress with metallic tweed stripes by Prabal Gurung. Her coordinating cap-toe pumps, which boasted a mirrored heel, mesh straps, and neon-pink piping, came from Gurung's line with Casadei. Sidebar: Remember when her hair was SO LONG?


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Joe gets festive with a feline.
Photo: @joejonas' Instagram

We interrupt your viewing of Beyonce's self-titled visual album for a (less) important announcement: Joe Jonas posted a photo on Instagram and *GASP* he's ... BALD. And no, not like, buzz-cut bald. He's, like, the-before-shot-of-a-Hair-Club-for-Men-ad kind of bald. Has the stress of the JoBros breakup taken a drastic toll on the middle brother's follicles? Was he wearing a hairpiece all along? Is he a 40-year-old man IRL who lives at home with his mother and has fooled us all into thinking he's actually a 24-year-old pop star?! *pauses for dramatic effect* No! (PHEW.) None of the above, thankfully. Joe Jonas is just a jokester with some really great Photoshop #skillz.


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Of all the foods typically associated with Christmas, gingerbread cookies—typically made from ginger, molasses, cinnamon, and cloves—are by FAR the best. Have you ever seen a fruitcake smile? I didn't think so. Gingerbread men are (1) adorable, (2) always dressed for the occasion (typically in a three-button onesie), and (3) permanently happy. How do you deny a dessert like that? These little guys are the perfect guests to invite into your stomach this holiday season. So, in honor of these tasty Christmas cookies, we've rounded up our favorite gingerbread man sweaters for this holiday installment of Food Friday.


Photo: Nordstrom

It's raining men! HALLELUJAH! It's raining (gingerbread) men! AMEN! This sweater has it all: a flurry of cookie dudes, smiling faces, precious bow ties, AND buttons that look like berries from a holly bush. Festive.


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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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