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13 Size-Inclusive Holiday Outfits To Keep You Both Stylish and Comfortable

Everyone deserves the right to feel proud, comfortable, and sexy in their clothes–and especially around the holidays. With all the stress of buying gifts, planning the perfect get-togethers and handling hectic family schedules, it can be easy to get overwhelmed and down on yourself during the holiday season. If there’s one thing you should have a say over during the most wonderful time of the year, it should be what clothes you put on your body. That means you should have the luxury of dressing yourself in stylish clothes that flatter your body, no matter what shape your body is. 

Unfortunately, there are quite a few retailers out there who haven’t gotten with the size-inclusive program yet and still cater their lines to their smaller-sized clientele. Luckily, we’ve combed through the fashion blogs to scout out brands who offer stylish holiday outfits to a range of bodies. Check out our picks below!

1. Embellished Smock Mini Dress in Cream, Asos

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This dress sells for $119 and goes up to US size 28. Buy here.

2. Charity Christmas Tree Sweater, ASOS

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During the holidays, sometimes there best way to put together an outfit is by starting with a classic Christmas sweater. ASOS has got you covered on that front. Plus £5 from every full-priced sweater is donated to the ASOS Foundation, which provides “infrastructure, training and support” to young people throughout the UK, India, and Kenya. This sweater goes for $49.50 and goes up to US size 24. Buy here.

3. Velvet Long Sleeve Bardot Pleated Mini Dress in Oxblood, ASOS

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Feel like the bell of the ball in the classic, flattering a-line dress from ASOS. This dress sells for $79.50 and goes up to US size 26. Buy here.

4. Sage Dress in Cherry, Reformation

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Reformation is famous for its beautifully structured dresses that have become the staple of so many cool girls’ closets. If your mood is more “Santa Baby” than “Oh Holy Night”, then head on over to Reformation to buy their classic sexy “Sage” dress in Cherry. This dress sells for $148 and goes up to 3X. Buy here

5. Starlight Dress in Emerald, Reformation

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If you’re not a fan of stuffy turtlenecks and a-line skirts, try the sexy, slinky “Starlight” satin wrap dress from Reformation. “Starlight” sells for $248 and sizes go up to 3X. Buy here.

6.  I’m Ready Tulle A-Line Skirt, ModCloth x Collectif

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If you’re one of those people that likes to celebrate the holidays with a statement outfit, than this tulle-based skirt from ModCloth is directly up your alley. This skirt sells for $99 and goes up to UK size 30. Buy here.

7. Fabulous Fit and Flare Dress in Red Plaid, ModCloth

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The holidays are all about traditions, and what could be more traditional than a gorgeous plaid a-line dress from ModCloth? Eat your heart out, Betty Draper. This dress sells for $149 and goes up to UK size 28. Buy here.

8. Bianca Velvet Maxi Dress in Navy, Anthropologie

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If your style is more bohemian-chic, than tulle and sequins might not necessarily be your thing. Luckily, Anthropologie offers its famous hippie-ish clothing in a spectrum of sizes. This gorgeous navy maxi dress sells for $158 and sizes range from XXS to 3X. Buy here.

9. Starling Sequined Tunic in Champagne, Anthropologie

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If you want to add a little glitter to your holiday season, try this stunning sequined tunic from Anthropologie. Sizes range from XS to 3X. Buy here for $170.

10. Velvet Knot Dress in Plum Preserve, LOFT

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Loft is no longer your madre’s fancy store. The retail stalwart has a variety of holiday-appropriate dresses for all the ladies in the place with style and grace. This dress sells for $89.50 and goes up to size 26. Buy here.

11. Cowl Neck Tie Waist Midi Dress, LOFT

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This cowl-kneck, tie-waist dress is for the girl who wants comfort and sophistication. This dress sells for $89.50 and goes up to size 26. Buy here.

12. Velvet V-Neck Flutter-Sleeve Dress, Madewell

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Who knew Madewell was so size-inclusive? Luckily, the trendy store that specializes in quality wardrobe staples know that size-inclusivity is where the money is. This cute velvet dress sells for $88 and goes up to size 2X. Buy here.

13. Satin Midi Slip Skirt in Bright Garnet, Madewell

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If you’re not a huge fan of dresses (and not all of us are), think about opting for a skirt for your family get together. Madewell sells this swishy satin slip skirt in Bright Garnett–a color perfect for the holiday season. This midi slip skirt sells for $98 and goes up to size 24. Buy here.

Actress On ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ Calls Out The Fashion Industry For Using BLM As A Trend On Social Media

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Actress On ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ Calls Out The Fashion Industry For Using BLM As A Trend On Social Media

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Fashion consumers are calling out designer brands for their recent displays of Black imagery on their social media pages in light of the Black Lives Matter protests. Of course, representation is appreciated, but a recent post about “Shrill” actress Niccole Thurman is pointing out that such displays should not be treated as Fashion trends.

In a series of tweets shared with her Instagram page, Thurman held the fashion industry accountable.

Calling out the fashion industry for their past exclusion of Black people and people of color, Thurman tweeted a string of emojis, featuring white faces. Sparsely sprinkled into the white faces were a few images of Black emojis and other emojis representing people of color. Thurman captioned the image writing “every Fashion Instagram page looking like.”

Speaking about the fashion industry’s current display of Black models in their social feeds in relation to the global protests that have broken out across the country in response to the recent death of George Floyd. “Feel like this tweet will get me yelled at somehow, so let me just say I’m GLAD to see more beautiful black women in my feed,” Thurman followed up her tweet writing. “It’s just THEY’VE BEEN THERE. THEY’VE *BEEN* BEAUTIFUL. Why’re brands just now seeing them? Don’t think we’re not going to check in on you a month from now.”

Users on Twitter and Instagram were quick to applaud Thurman’s point.

Many people who saw Thurman’s emoji illustration agreed with its sentiment. “Yeees!! And every goddamn photographer (nature photographer aside) I follow probably frantically searched their picture archive for that one shot of a black model they have to post last week, like “Look! I’m good! I take pictures of black people once in a while!!” a user by the name of @LoveCrimeCat wrote in response to the tweet while another remarked that ‘It’s only a matter of time until they go back to regular programming. I hope not but for some of these brands, it’s all performance.’ 

Another user took the time to lambast the fashion industry for “It’s the truth. Half the time the clothes are cut to fit white model better. The only one who really had more models of color on their runways shows was people like Thierry Mugler before he became Manfred.”

In regards to this story, Mitú has reached out to Thurman and is waiting for a comment.

Beauty Buys That Will Help You Support Pride

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Beauty Buys That Will Help You Support Pride

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It’s Pride Month, mi gente which means that if you’ve been slacking on your support of the LGBTQ+ community its time to whip out your wallets and support! This year, we searched for beauty brands that are supporting beauty brands, not just with pretty packaging but actual action.

To celebrate Pride, check out brands that are using your buys to support Pride Month.

Marc Jacobs Beauty

Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored (with Pride) line includes six new shades of its bestselling Enamored Lip Lacquer. The new line includes fun shades like Coming Out, Dancing Sheen, Hips Don’t Lie, Pink-Kiki, and Wet Your Lips.

Each gloss is available in Marc Jacob’s limited-edition rainbow packaging. For each purchase made, proceeds will be donated to the LGBTQ organization SAGE which works to support older members of the LGBT community

Check it out here.

Glamnetic Power Lash

Glamnetic is dedicating 30% of all proceeds from its new Power Lash set donated to the Los Angeles LGBT Center. The rainbow lashes are made for easy wear and feature a magnetic band that attaches to the brand’s magnetic liner.

Check it out here.

Vaseline

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Superdrug, had pared up with Vaseline’s parent company Unilever to produce Pride versions of their beloved iconic products including your lips’ beloved Vaseline!

Check it out here.

Algenist Genius Liquid Collagen Lip

This vegan favorite comes packaged with a rainbow-decorated box to celebrate Pride. What’s more, Alegenist has pledged to support Pride by donating to organizations like The Marsha P. Johnson Institute and LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund.

Check it out here.

Bliss Makeup Melt Wipes

Stay glam while wiping off your makeup with Blizz wipes that are loaded with amazing skin products like chamomile, cucumber, and aloe. The brand is donating 100% of the proceeds of their melt wipes to The Trevor Project.

Check it out here.

Bouclème

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For every one of Bouclème’s Curl Defining Gel bottle bought, the brand is donating 10% the money to AKT, an organization that works with young people who are having to endure hostile homes.

Check it out here.