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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.

15 Fashion And Beauty Trends That Should Stay In The 2010s

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15 Fashion And Beauty Trends That Should Stay In The 2010s

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2019 is coming to a close, and you know what that means—we’re about to begin a whole new decade. Each decade has its ups and downs, its memorably bright moments and its tragically bad trends. The last ten years brought us some crazes that really, truly slayed…but there are so many fashion and beauty trends that we hope will NOT return in the 2020s.

Spray Tan

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The Guardian reported that the spray tan was the fastest growing area of cosmetics in 2010. Let’s just hope. Thankfully, that statistic didn’t hold up throughout the 2010s. Let’s hope it stays that way through the 2020s.

Wedge Sneakers

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Okay, sometimes these can be pretty fly, if paired with the right outfit. And lots of celebs loved them—from Beyonce to Alicia Keys to Nicki Minaj, they were everywhere in the early-to-mid aughts. But they’re not the most functional, if you think about the fact that they’re a sneaker, and a lot of ladies complained that they (ironically) made their legs look shorter. They’re still around, though, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see them carry over into the next decade.

Couture Athleisure

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On a similar note…athleisure?! Athleisure is just glorified sweatpants. There, I said it. But much like its weird cousin, the Wedge Sneaker, it’s likely to grossly overstay its welcome.

Cold Shoulder Cut-Out Tops

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This is just a matter of logic, people. When you wear long sleeves, it’s probably kind of cold out, right? Why would you expose your innocent shoulders to the elements? It makes no sense. Put a real shirt on.

Glitter Roots

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Glitter is one of those polemic things that people either love or really, really hate. Even if you fall into the former, it’s safe to say that no one is trying to keep this trend alive…glitter is hard enough to clean up, so who wants that stuff embedded in their hair? It may look cute and whimsical, but no thanks.

Heavy Contouring

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Oh, the magic of contouring. No one can deny its wildly transformative powers. But in reality, contouring is something that works best when you’re in front of the camera—it’s not really for everyday life. Not only can it add unnecessary time to your morning routine, it can often have a masklike effect if not done well, and we ain’t got nothing to hide in 2020!

Single Earring

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The single earring trend took hold in 2017 (though it started back in the 80s), and honestly—it’s tough to say whether it should stay or go. Asymmetry can be edgy and fierce, for sure, but leaving one ear completely empty? That sounds like something only Prince could pull off. Maybe it deserves a pass IF the wearer can really rock it.

Heel-less Heels

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Heel-less heels are often used for cosplay, which makes sense—they’re cartoonish enough to work well for a costume. And if you’re dressing up as a person whose ankles may break at any moment, they are absolutely perfect!

Bubble Nails

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Bubble nails—or “hump” nails—are essentially fingernails in 3D. The sculpted acrylic takes on the appearance of (you guessed it!) a bubble, and even though it first came on the scene in 2009 and got pretty popular in 2015, 2020 just may not be ready for this jelly.

Clear Plastic Boots

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Speaking of jelly, the recent clear plastic boots trend hearkens back to the jelly sandals of the 90s. There’s definitely something nostalgic about this current iteration, but boots have a tendency to make feet hot and, well, damp. Not sure how much we want to show off our sweaty feet in the years to come.

Negative Space Eyeliner

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We all know the satisfaction of a perfect wing, but this negative space trend would be way too hard to master. Imagine all the time it would take to perfect that little triangle—and unlike a classic winged tip, it’s unlikely to flatter most eye shapes. Thank you, next.

Flared Nails

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Flared nails first emerged in the early aughts, but they regained traction in 2017. Why, though?

Real Fur

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Animal activists argue that clothing made from real fur is unethical, as it unnecessarily puts animals in harm’s way and are likely to be mistreated at every level of fur and leather production. With this in mind, fur alternatives are a much better trend to pursue in 2020 and beyond—

Fake Fur

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—Or are they? The truth is, faux furs pose a major threat to the environment, as the methods and materials used to produce it are teeming with petrochemical poisons. Up-and-coming “bioleathers,” made from biodegradable and lab-grown compounds, are likely to be the best alternative that the upcoming decade will have to offer.

Man Buns

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You either love them or you hate them. Either way, it might be okay for them to stay fossilized in the 2010s, at least for a while.

Slick Woods’ Stage 3 Melanoma Diagnosis Has Sparked a Conversation About Skin Cancer Among Communities of Color

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Slick Woods’ Stage 3 Melanoma Diagnosis Has Sparked a Conversation About Skin Cancer Among Communities of Color

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Fans of fashion model Slick Woods are in shock after the edgy alternative model took to Instagram last Wednesday to announce that she was going through chemotherapy. On November 20th, The Shade Room then exclusively announced that Woods was currently battling Stage 3 Melanoma and was “fighting for her life”. “At this time, we continue to pray for Slick’s health and that she’ll beat this disease,” The Shade Room said. “Her good spirit and will to fight is a testament to her strength and she’s certainly not alone in this fight given the outpouring of love and support from friends and fans all over the world”.

Woods’ initial hint towards her health troubles came from a photo she posted on Instagram last Wednesday. The photo was of herself, decked in a neon green ensemble, surrounded by friends and throwing her head back with her tongue sticking out. She captioned the photo: “How I feel about chemotherapy, shout out to everyone that gotta go through it #atleastimalreadybald”. 

The cancer diagnosis of the model, famous for being one of the faces of Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line, has rocked the fashion world.

Friends and fans have flocked to Woods’ social media accounts to express their shock, grief, and support to Woods. No one expected a seemingly healthy woman of only 23-years-old to be faced with such a challenging health battle. On Woods’ photo, fans commented with supportive statements like “You got this Queen #wearesurvivors. You have my support” and “u got this. sending prayers & love ur way”.

The diagnosis is one in a long list of challenges that Slick Woods has had to face in her life. In the past, Woods has been upfront about her difficult past. Originally raised by a single mother, and then by her grandmother after her mother was incarcerated, Woods didn’t have a permanent home during her childhood. “I had a job, I had to do things I didn’t want to do, I saw a lot of s*** I shouldn’t have seen,” she told Evening Standard magazine. Once she was on her own, Woods revealed that she battled opiod addiction while living in a “traphouse”. She scraped together cash by running credit card scams. 

Woods’ diagnosis has sparked a conversation around the common misconception that people of African descent are somehow immune to skin cancer.

While statistics for skin cancer among people of African decent are lower with black people in the United States only making up 1-2% of skin cancer cases in comparison to white Americans who make up 35–45% of skin cancer cases, the truth is, anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of race. In fact, the survival rate of melanoma for people of color is lower, due to the fact that there is lower public awareness in communities of color and it shows up in less-likely places (like the soles of your feet).  “Melanin does confer some natural protection against the risk of skin cancers from UV, but everyone, of any complexion, is still at risk for sun-related skin cancers,” says dermatologist Dr. Andrew Alexis, the director of the Skin of Color Center in New York City. “There’s also just an overall lack of awareness that these cancers actually do occur in patients of color”.

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Slick Woods’ diagnosis and battle is a reminder to everyone why regular skin cancer screenings are so important. As for Woods, we respect her request to not be treated like a victim by her fans or the media during this time. Instead, we commend Woods for her bravery and honesty about a situation that is so personal to her. Her courage and forthrightness is inspirational.  

On Twitter, fans of Slick Woods have taken to the social media platform to process her shocking revelation. 

It’s natural that Woods’ diagnosis would spark such a large reaction on social media–the place where she largely rose to prominence.

This fan was effusive in her praise of Slick Woods as the paradigm of female power.

Woods’ battle with cancer is simply another reasons to recognize her as the icon that she is. 

This woman used Woods’ diagnosis as an opportunity to educate the public on the omnipresence of skin cancer.

Contrary to popular belief, skin cancer does not discriminate–everyone has the potential to be at risk, regardless of ethnicity.

This person is still processing the injustice of Woods’ diagnosis as a new mother.

It seems like just yesterday when Woods was sashaying down the catwalk with a full baby bump. Life is unpredictable.

This woman had nothing but good vibes and positive thoughts for the game-changing model.

The optimistic outlook is exactly the outlook that Woods is exemplifying on her own social media platforms.