Today’s dress is via sci-universe, who asked me to identify the image on a dress she bought. Luckily it was immediately familiar to me as star-forming region NGC 346 in the Small Magellanic Cloud, which we’ve posted before.

The galaxy dress is available from ROMWE, along with a bunch of other space-print stuff, including a V838 Monocerotis sweatshirt!

Mari-Liis is altering her dress, and I’m looking forward to her posting photos so we can see the results!

—Emily

Now THIS is a Solar System dress! Okay, there are still some stars, and a galaxy, but I love how the bright orbs and rings of the planets stand out on the black fabric.

This dress is also from modcloth, and it’s available in sizes up to 4X! Modcloth is known for its diversity of styles and sizes. I could do a whole week on their dresses alone, but tomorrow I’ll branch out.

Thanks to Professor Jennifer Hoffman for finding this dress!

—Emily

Today’s feature for Dress Week is the “Heart and Solar System" dress from modcloth. While I love a good pun, this one isn’t quite apt because the dress actually features entire galaxies! I recognize Messier 82 and Messier 104, also known as the Cigar Galaxy and the Sombrero Galaxy, and if I weren’t a substellar* astronomer I could probably identify that face-on spiral.

Teacher and Space Evangelist Kristen Fitz wore this dress for July 4 in Washington, D.C. (left), and astronomer Rachael Livermore wore it to the McDonald Observatory Board of Visitors Summer Meeting (right). I love it when my fellow space nerds dress the part!

—Emily

Thanks to Jeffrey Silverman for sending us Rachael’s pic (you’re next!) and Ashley Pagnotta​ for helping me hack instagram.

*Pun always intended!

I hereby declare this week Dress Week! This dress is from a few weeks ago, and I immediately thought the details were moons … upon closer inspection they’re half-circle cut-outs, but it still could be an homage.

Top: Emma Watson at Dior show during Paris Fashion Week (Getty images)

Bottom: On the runway

I have lots more saved up, including reader submissions, so watch this space!

—Emily

msjessicabee:

Next month: White hot stars for every body type and the 168 best black holes in the universe!

(via Raise Your Hand If You Would Subscribe to Cosmos-politan)

YES, YES WE WOULD! With of course several AstroFashion spreads every issue.

prohibited-affairs:

bhcosmetics:

Have you shopped our Spooktacular Steals yet? Get the Shadow Steal which includes the Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow Palette for only $11! Share before you shop here: http://bit.ly/1gfpzrx. 

startorialist

We likey! http://startorialist.tumblr.com/post/76024691585/oh-my-gosh-you-can-now-wear-the-universe-on-your

prohibited-affairs:

bhcosmetics:

Have you shopped our Spooktacular Steals yet? Get the Shadow Steal which includes the Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow Palette for only $11! Share before you shop here: http://bit.ly/1gfpzrx.

startorialist

We likey! http://startorialist.tumblr.com/post/76024691585/oh-my-gosh-you-can-now-wear-the-universe-on-your

This week’s #ThrowbackThursday is the Starry Night Jersey Dress from shadowplaynyc! The dress features a Hubble image of NGC 6397, a globular cluster in the Milky Way Galaxy that is 9,000 light years from Earth. That means we’re seeing the stars as they were 9,000 years ago - a blink of an eye in the millions or billions of years of the star’s lifetime!

I treated myself to this dress just a couple weeks ago, and I love it! The jersey material is a little heavy for the summer, but I’m going to wear it to an Astronomy on Tap event in August anyway. If you’re looking for something more seasonal, check out the swim suits!

—Emily

Today’s #WednesdayintheWild post comes from Alice via twitter. She bought this great galaxy dress from Luminia on etsy. Alice is a moderator for Galaxy Zoo forums so maybe her startorialism isn’t entirely unexpected, but it’s still fabulous!

The image is NGC 346 in the Small Magellanic Cloud imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. We’ve also seen this image on sweatshirts, leggings, and even a nightlight!

Luminia has several more galaxy dresses here.

—Emily

Mixing it up today and doing “Tie Tuesday” instead! boingboing posted about these nerdily fantastic bow ties from the Speicher Tie Company over the weekend and they were too good not to share. I’m actually trying to figure out if I could rock one…

I think I totally could.

- Summer

startorialist:

For today’s #MondayMisc I’ve found a handy way to learn the constellations: while you’re in the bathroom!

Top: Urban Outfitters
This looks the most accurate, with details like individual star names, both proper (like Polaris) and Greek letters for their Bayer designations. The markings around the outside are from a Planisphere so the map is best for a range of northern hemisphere latitudes at a certain time of year and night, but I haven’t had enough coffee to figure out exactly when & where yet.

Middle: Anthropologie
While the individual constellations looks reasonably accurate – with larger symbols for brighter stars even! – don’t use this to navigate. Somehow the northern constellations of Ursa Major and Minor ended up near the southern zodiacal constellations of Sagittarius and Scorpius. Huh. I like the aqua color, though.

Bottom: The Brain Store
This one looks decently accurate, but it suffers from the projection of a spherical 3D surface onto a square 2D surface so the constellations on the top and bottom are distorted. But you could learn astrological symbols from this if you really wanted to. Odd that this one is from the Brain Store.

Does anyone out there have a celestial-themed bathroom already? I am seriously considering it…

—Emily

The middle shower curtain is also available (and on sale!) ay modcloth!