Connecticut Is the Latest State to Make Hair Discrimination Illegal

Wearing your hair in locs, braids, or its natural texture to work will now be legally protected in the state of Connecticut. Governor Ned Lamont, who confirmed his support of the Crown Act after it was unanimously passed by the state Senate earlier this week, officially signed the bill into law on Thursday night.

Connecticut is the latest state to make hair discrimination in schools and the workplace illegal. States that have already enacted the historic legislation include California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Colorado, Washington, and Virginia. 

Established by the Crown Coalition, a group of brands and nonprofits including Dove, the National Urban League, and Color of Change, the Crown Act ensures that a person who chooses to wear their hair natural or in protective styles, such as braids, locs, and twists, will not be penalized. For centuries, Black women in America have been made to feel as if their natural hair is ugly, “unprofessional,” and a burden. The stigma still remains with children being taken out of classrooms and sent home for simply wearing their hair out, while workers in a wide range of industries can lose their jobs due to a supposed lack of professionalism. 

These aggressions are deeply rooted in a racist system that is built to exclude and oppress. Adapting measures to protect the right to wear one’s hair natural goes beyond vanity—it is legally binding the right to celebrate Black identity and Black bodies that have long been dissected and oppressed throughout this nation’s history. 

Last fall, the Crown Act was passed on a federal level by the U.S. House of Representatives, but its progress has been stalled as currently awaits review by the Senate. If approved, hair discrimination will be made illegal across all 50 states. Until then, you can sign the official petition to request lawmakers in your state support the bill. 

Michella Oré is the beauty assistant at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @michellaor.

Just 21 Incredibly Comfortable Wireless Bras

One thing we’ve learned from a year of WFH life: While there’s no real reason to wear a bra, we definitely feel like getting more done once something structured is on. The best wireless bras have the same effect as wearing pants with buttons or properly brushing our teeth in the morning, our productivity levels bump right up. Take it from writers who’ve plumbed the depths of the remote-work lifestyle—once the bra comes off and the elastic waist goes on, there is nothing getting done.

Luckily, a great wireless bra and bralette means you can completely avoid “bra” bras and still feel put together. We’re not the only ones who’ve adopted the no-wire life—and you don’t have to be a B-cup to live it, either. Lyst, which bills itself as a fashion search engine, has reported global searches for “bra tops” and “bralettes” are up by 114% this year—and a ton of brands are designing cute, comfortable, and supportive options for large breasts, so anyone can feel like their best self in a wire-free style. 

Most of us are still opting for maximum chill while Zooming into meetings and Slacking with colleagues—and even when things feel more normal again, we don’t see ourselves immediately returning to prodding underwires or push-up bras. So if you’re still looking to live your best WFH life, we’ve rounded up the 21 best wireless bras and bralettes to buy right now.

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Temporary Wallpaper Is the Easiest Way to Update Your Space

There’s nothing quite like recurring stay-at-home orders to spark interest in an interior design trend like temporary wallpaper. From home office makeovers to bedroom refreshes, making your space as comfortable, cozy, and personalized as possible has never felt more necessary—but if you’re a renter or simply a commitment-phobe, your home makeover likely stopped at new throw pillows and a quarantine candle. There might even be a home improvement project (or three) that proved too involved for you to actually finish over the last year. So if you’re looking for a way to add more color and personality to your space without putting forth much time or effort, humble peel-and-stick wallpaper might be the answer. 

This modern design miracle looks and feels exactly like old-school wallpaper, but comes right off when you’re moving out or simply *over* your oversized crane phase. Installation is surprisingly simple—just remove any outlet covers, cut the temporary wallpaper to scale, peel off the protective layer, stick it to your wall, and smooth it over with a squeegee. It’s basically the textbook definition of high-impact, low-effort design.

Below, find the stylish and affordable temporary wallpaper companies that have perfected this low-lift art form, and decal your way to a fresh new space with our favorite prints. 

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Gigi Hadid Has Ginger Red Hair Now

Gigi Hadid is just as obsessed with The Queen’s Gambit as everyone else. 

On March 5, Hadid walked in the Versace fashion show—her first runway appearance since becoming a mom. And while the clothes were stunning, what really grabbed my attention was Hadid’s gorgeous new ginger hair, which reminded me a lot of Elizabeth Olsen’s red hair in WandaVision

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But it was another TV character who inspired this look for Hadid. “She is dedicated to everyone responsible for The Queen’s Gambit,” Hadid shared on Instagram Stories, while her stylist, Panos Papandrianos, shared more angles on his own feed. “Ginger for Gigi 🧡🔥🧡,” he captioned the video and photos. 

Hadid is far from the only one who’s been sucked into the riveting world of chess over the last few months. According to Netflix, 62 million households viewed The Queen’s Gambit in its first 28 days, making it the “biggest scripted limited series on Netflix ever.”

In fact, star Anya Taylor-Joy just took home the Best Actress in a Limited Series award at the Golden Globes for her layered performance as orphan-turned-chess champion Beth. Taylor-Joy even sported chess nail art for the occasion, though she traded in Beth Harmon’s strawberry bob for platinum mermaid locks that would make Rapunzel jealous.

Given the national obsession with The Queen’s Gambit, will Netflix rethink its miniseries status and give us a second season? Unlikely. “The last scene feels like a beautiful note to end the show on, so I’m not sure if we want to go on and answer that question. Maybe we can just let the audience imagine what comes next,” Taylor-Joy told Town & Country in February, though she told Deadline, “never say ‘never’ in Hollywood.”

While the chances of seeing Beth Harmon on-screen again are slim, at least we all have access to hair dye and a killer idea for this year’s Halloween costume. 

13 Shows and Movies To Watch After You Finish WandaVision

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So you finished WandaVision and aren’t quite sure what to do with life? Yeah, me too. All the fan theories and speculation about how the series would end has been all-consuming. And now that we know the fate of Wanda, Vision, and Agatha (for now), it’s understandable to feel like you just need more.

The good news: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, another series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will hit Disney+ later this month. Until then, let’s look at some other movies and shows you can watch to fill your time. 

Whether you’re wanting more MCU fare, looking to revisit all the classic sitcoms referenced throughout WandaVision, or just in the mood for similar ~vibes~, we’ve got you covered. 

See all the TV shows and movies like WandaVision, below. 

If You Want to Stay in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Avengers: Age of Ultron 

Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Makimoff officially joins the MCU—alongside twin brother Pietro (Aaron Taylor-Johnson)—during a post-credits scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But Age of Ultron is when we really learn about the twin’s background. More important, you can see why Pietro’s death is such a major source of Wanda’s grief during the events of WandaVision. Available to stream on Disney+

Doctor Strange

It’s been confirmed that more of Wanda’s story will be told in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the sequel to the 2016 film starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the surgeon turned sorcerer. Might as well catch up on Strange’s whole deal before the new movie premieres in 2022. Available to stream on Disney+

Spider-Man: Far From Home

The Westview Anomaly, as the events of WandaVision have come to be known, occur just a few weeks after half of humanity returns from the Snap in Avengers: Endgame. Interestingly, Spider-Man: Far From Home takes place eight months later, meaning it’s further in the MCU timeline. It gives Mr. Dell’s obsession with “witchcraft” a whole new meaning. Available to stream on Hulu

If You Want to See All the Sitcoms WandaVision References

The Dick Van Dyke Show

The first episode of WandaVision contains a lot of references to classic married-couple sitcoms like I Love Lucy and The Donna Reed Show, but the most influential of all is The Dick Van Dyke show. Director Matt Shakman talked with the show’s namesake over lunch to pick his brain before starting WandaVision. The scene where Vision almost trips over a chair? That’s a nod to the opening credits of The Dick Van Dyke Show. Not a coincidence: Later, in a flashback scene, we learn the ‘60s sitcom was Wanda’s favorite as a child. Available to watch for free on Pluto TV

Bewitched

A witch marries an ordinary man and tries her best to keep her suburban neighbors from finding out her magical secret in this classic ‘60s sitcom. Need I say more? It was a huge touchstone for the first two episodes of WandaVision, most obviously in the second episode’s opening credits.  Available to stream on Crackle

The Brady Bunch

Episode four, “Now in Color,” nods to the aesthetics of blended-family comedy The Brady Bunch. The opening credits in WandaVision include the famous tile format of the OG sitcom, and you’ll notice that Wanda and Vision’s house in this episode looks awfully similar to the one designed by architect Mike Brady. Available to stream on Paramount Plus

Full House

WandaVision episode five includes a few references to Full House—a fun touch, considering star Elizabeth Olsen grew up watching her older sisters, Ashley and Mary Kate, on the ’90s sitcom. Available to stream on Hulu

Malcolm in the Middle

Malcolm in the Middle—a critically acclaimed, award-winning comedy about a dysfunctional working class family—dominated TV in the early aughts. WandaVision‘s episode six clearly draws inspiration from the show’s groundbreaking style. Talking directly to the camera, giving the kids in the family as much agency (if not more) than the parents, even the home decor—all touchstones included in “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!” Available to stream on Amazon Prime Video

Modern Family

In episode seven of WandaVision, the show starts breaking the fourth wall and follows the single-camera format that became popular in the 2010s and is still seen in most sitcoms today. Think: The Office, Parks and Recreation, and Modern Family. The latter seems to be the biggest inspiration for Wanda, whose mannerisms throughout the episode echo Modern Family star Julie Bowen. Available to stream on Peacock

If You Just Want Something That Feels Like WandaVision

The Truman Show

This 1998 psychological drama starring Jim Carrey came up often in discussions and think pieces about WandaVision, and for good reason. The film follows a man who thinks he lives a normal life—until he discovers he’s really been living on a large television set and everyone around him are actors. Not unlike Vision’s experience, eh? Available to stream on Hulu

Sucker Punch 

While Sucker Punch is far from a perfect movie, or even a good one, it does feel worthy of mention here given its story: A young woman, enormously consumed with trauma and grief, builds an elaborate fantasy world around her as a form of protection. Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video

Stay Tuned

Like The Truman Show and WandaVision, Stay Tuned explores just how far one can “escape” into TV. John Ritter, Eugene Levy, and others star in this 1992 fantasy comedy about a couple who find themselves captured inside a hellish television set and must survive the various challenging and nightmarish TV shows they encounter in order to return to reality. Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video

Pleasantville

Pleasantville is another project that came up a lot during the analysis of WandaVision. In it, two modern teens are transported into the black-and-white world of a 1950s sitcom. Remember when Wanda and Vision’s world is suddenly full of color? Pretty sure this is where the Disney+ series got the concept. Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video

Anna Moeslein is the senior entertainment editor at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @annamoeslein for more recs.

The Best Period Underwear for Leakproof Cycles

Whether you are tired of ruining your bedding, are dealing with unpredictable spotting, or just want added protection, the best period underwear could be the solution you’re looking for. With a range of absorbent underwear on the market, there’s a number of factors to consider before choosing the right style for you, from the heaviness of your flow to your plans for the day (or night). 

When shopping for something so personal, testimonials from happy customers can offer added trust in the product’s efficacy, so we did a deep dive to find out which period underwear is worth writing home about. These are the period panties women are logging on to sing the praises of—the undies that changed their lives for the better, from comfy, size-inclusive briefs to barely-there thongs

Before you shop for the best period underwear, there are some things you should know about wearing them. Read up on the information to know now, from an ob-gyn and period underwear manufacturers, ahead.

How period underwear works

In essence, period undies work the same way as regular underwear does—but with the added absorption setting them apart. Expertly designed menstrual underwear shouldn’t feel different to the touch or on the body, but they should include an added layer of fabric that can either work in lieu of a pad or tampon or provide extra protection to avoid leakage. 

“Just like each woman, period underwear types are unique and serve different purposes,” says ob-gyn and pH-D Feminine Health adviser Ruth Arumala, D.O. Some create an extra barrier of protection from leakage; others take the place of other feminine hygiene products.” Different brands use various patented technology to ensure optimal absorption, and every company in this roundup is backed by real women who swear by the products.

How to use period underwear 

First step: Put them on. Second step: Breathe easy and forget about ’em. But in all seriousness, the most important factor of period underwear is convenience, and how you choose to use them will depend on your personal needs and preferences. While some women seek added protection to avoid disaster stains during busy days when their menstrual flow is extra heavy, others are looking for worry-free REM cycles and workouts, and period undies can help provide peace of mind (even if you choose to wear a tampon with them).

How to wash period underwear

The first thing to do once you take off your period underwear (never wear them for more than 24 hours) is run them under cold water until the water runs clear. Once most of the blood is removed from the gusset, you can throw them in with a regular load of laundry on a delicate, cold-wash cycle (be sure not to use hot water to avoid setting any remaining blood into the underwear). You can also put them in a delicates bag to keep them extra safe in the washer. Due to the high-tech nature of the fabric, you’ll want to hang-dry rather tumble. Once the underwear is nice and dry, fold them up and bring them out on your next moon cycle.

Can period underwear replace pads?

Every body and flow is different, but the short answer is yes, period underwear can replace pads. Because of technology used to develop fabric that can hold multiple tampons’ worth of blood, it’s generally not recommended to wear pads with your absorbent undies. Experts at Modibodi, Thinx, and Knix agree you can nix pads altogether. Arumala cosigned this point, explaining it’s more common to pair period panties with tampons or menstrual cups. “Most period-panty users either wear them solo or use tampons or cups,” she says. “It is rare to use pads or panty liners with period panties.” 

Benefits of using period underwear 

From keeping your clothes clean to going easier on the environment and saving money, there’s a wide array of benefits to using period underwear. Knix founder Joanna Griffiths dished on a few key benefits: She says period panties “take away the worry of not knowing exactly when you might get your period throughout the day and remove the need to carry panty liners, pads, and tampons”; “positively impact our environment”; and “revolutionize menstruation worldwide, especially for those who may not have access to, or cannot afford, expensive disposable products.” Arumala adds that they’re useful for “preventing vulvar and/or vaginal irritation, as well as when culture or religion reasons preclude use of internal products.”

Where to buy period underwear

Now that we’ve covered the most common questions surrounding period underwear, it’s time to shop! Ahead, the nine best period panties online reviewers can’t imagine their life without—and that’s on period.

Suits Star Patrick J. Adams Slams the Royal Family Over ‘Obscene’ Treatment of Meghan Markle

An entire group of Meghan Markle’s best friends and former coworkers have been actively defending her from vicious attacks by the tabloids. The latest to voice their support? Her Suits costar Patrick J. Adams.

Ever since it was announced that Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, will be sitting down with Oprah Winfrey for a tell-all interview, the British press has seemingly accelerated its mission to tarnish her reputation. Even Buckingham Palace itself has launched an investigation into accusations that Markle bullied palace aides. 

Well, Adams, who played Markle’s love interest on Suits as well as attended her wedding in 2018, has shared his thoughts on the entire situation. “Meghan Markle and I spent the better part of a decade working together on Suits. From day one she was an enthusiastic, kind, cooperative, giving, joyful and supportive member of our television family,” he began. “She remained that person and colleague as fame, prestige and power accrued.”

The actor then described Markle as “a powerful woman with a deep sense of morality,” adding that he’s watched her navigate her life since marrying Prince Harry “in astonishment.”

“She fell in love, moved to a new country, became a household name across the entire globe, and began the difficult work of trying to find her place in a family dynamic that can at best be described as complicated and at worst, seemingly archaic and toxic,” he continued. “It sickened me to read the endless racist, slanderous, clickbaiting vitriol spewed in her directions from all manner of media across the UK and the world but I also knew that Meghan was stronger than people realized or understood and they would regret underestimating her.”

The actor then took aim directly at the royal family, describing their latest investigation as a “stunning example of the shamelessness of an institution that has outlived its relevance.”

“It’s OBSCENE that the Royal Family, [whose] newest member is currently GROWING INSIDE OF HER, is promoting and amplifying accusations of ‘bullying’ against a woman who herself was basically forced to [flee] the UK in order protect her family and her own mental health,” he wrote.

“Find someone else to admonish, berate and torment,” he concluded the eight-part mic drop. “My friend Meghan is way out of your league.”


Meghan Markle’s Friends Are Voicing Their Support for Her on Social Media

As Oprah Winfrey’s highly anticipated interview with Meghan Markle inches closer, attacks against the Duchess of Sussex have increased tenfold. Even the palace, whose own Prince Andrews has ties to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, has launched an investigation into claims that Markle bullied palace aides. Cool timing.

“I don’t know how they could expect that after all of this time, we would still just be silent if there is an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us,” Markle told Winfrey in one preview clip. “And if that comes with risk of losing things, there’s a lot that’s been lost already.”

Despite Prince Harry’s own involvement in the Winfrey interview and his candid words during an afternoon with James Corden, it’s interesting that online fury continues to be placed on Markle’s shoulders, alone. However, that does not mean she’s been completely abandoned. Aside from the support from her husband, many of Meghan Markle’s best friends are coming to her defense against critics on social media and within the palace walls.

“Meg’s M.O. has always been kindness; goodwill runs in her bones,” author and TV producer Lindsay Roth, who has known Markle since college, wrote on Instagram on March 4. “If you ever have the pleasure of meeting Meg – and I hope more of you do – you will see the altruistic, magnanimous friend who I am so lucky to have in my corner.”

Roth continued, “She was this woman when we were students together at Northwestern University; she was this woman in Los Angeles when her days were spent auditioning; she was this woman living in Toronto as Rachel Zane on Suits; she was this woman before you knew she was dating Harry; she was this woman after you knew she was dating Harry; she was this woman when she became Duchess of Sussex and she is still – without a doubt – this very same woman today.”

Roth was not alone. Silver Tree, a director and producer, shared multiple images of the duchess on Twitter and Instagram March 5. “This is Meg. A real person—not a cover story,” she wrote. “She is the friend who insists on always hearing the details of your life, your day, your kid’s life, your kid’s day, before hers. Always before hers.”

Friend and actor Jameela Jamil went straight for the palace’s neck with her posts. “IF THIS IS WHAT THE ROYAL FAMILY IS COMFORTABLE DOING TO A HEAVILY PREGNANT WOMAN PUBLICLY…can we even imagine what they put her through privately?” she tweeted on March 4. “They seem terrified. Her interview hasn’t even aired yet. What are they covering up? The stench of their desperation is rotten.”

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The 10 Best New Books to Read in March

The best new books come out in March. 

There may be some bias at work here. Glamour published a book this month, titled Glamour: 30 Years of Women Who Have Reshaped the World, written by our very own Anna Moeslein, with a foreword by Yara Shahidi. 

The book presents the glossy, gorgeous, in-depth stories of the spectacular Glamour Women of the Year winners. For three decades, Glamour has honored women power brokers and superstars from the late RBG to Shonda Rhimes to Madonna to the women on the frontline of COVID healthcare. This book shares these women’s inspiring speeches, behind-the-scenes quotes, and gorgeous red carpet shots. 

And we find our book in excellent company, along with these other new titles—the best books in March are sexy, funny, and sometimes depraved. They are stories about addiction to love, mutual obsession, and sprawling, dysfunctional families. You’ll tear through these and want to make your friends read them so you can talk about them. They’re books that make you cringe in half-pleasure, half-pain, recognizing yourself and your world captured so clearly on the page. 

Here are Glamour’s picks for best new books in March: 

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So, Elizabeth Olsen Spoiled WandaVision in 2015

Who’s been messing up everything? It’s been Elizabeth Olsen all along! 

Warning: This article contains spoilers for all nine episodes of WandaVision, as well as some Marvel movies. Episode nine of WandaVision has a mid-credits scene and a post-credits scene. If you finished the episode but forgot to stick around for those, go back and watch now. 

Okay, so back to Elizabeth Olsen. She didn’t actually mess up anything, but she did kind of spoil WandaVision back in 2015 before the popular Disney+ series was even a twinkle in Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige’s eye (probably). 

An old Olsen interview has been making the rounds on TikTok and Twitter. In it, Olsen was promoting Avengers: Age of Ultron with her costar Aaron Taylor Johnson, who played Pietro Maximoff at the time. (You know, the part Marvel recast with Evan Peters, who played the X-Men version of Quicksilver. Turns out, that was just to confuse us. Peters was simply Agnes’s husband Ralph the whole time.)

Anyway, Olsen was asked by ScreenRant what she’d like to see the Scarlet Witch do next. “My favorite is a house event but that would never happen,” Olsen said around the 1:40 mark. “I mean if she could have two fake babies and everyone tell her that they don’t really exist, and then her just go nuts—that would be unbelievable but I don’t think they’re gonna do that. It might be a little too dark for the Marvel Universe. When she loses her mind, it’s my favorite thing in the comics.”

Never say never, indeed. Sure, WandaVision does not follow House of M to the letter. Instead, the event that sparks Wanda’s grief-stricken nervous breakdown is the death of Vision in Avengers: Infinity War. But it does turn out that little Billy and Tommy cannot exist outside of Westview. In order to save the townspeople and set everything back to normal, Wanda is forced to sacrifice her babies and husband in the final episode of the season. 

So yeah, it looks like Olsen pretty much got her wish, while I got to cry over two little pixel boys. Still, in the post-credits scene, it seems Wanda gets some kind of vision of Tommy and Billy screaming for help. Like my favorite straight TV couple said in the finale, “We’ve said goodbye before, it stands to reason we’ll say hello again.”