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These Prom Dresses Inspired By Latino Culture Is Giving Us So Much Pride

Prom season is officially here! So whether you are going to prom, or you’re way past your prime, these dresses inspired by Latino culture will certainly make you want to go dress shopping.

One of the reasons we love the end of the school year is that we get to see so many incredible young Latinos mark these remarkable milestones like graduation and prom by showing off their heritage and roots with so much love.

They’re incorporating lowrider prints into their looks.

@dollupbree wrote on Instagram, “So happy I was able to incorporate so many aspects of my life into one night, from the lowriders to the dress.”

Traditionally embroidered halter top with a flowy bottom is sure to turn heads.

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This is the perfect dress that would please any strict Latina mom, and yet still be very feminine.

Other mujeres are honoring their Aztec roots.

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These dresses definitely tell say “I love my indigenous roots.”

Folklorico chic makes for a show-stopping outfit.

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This honors Mexican heritage with a nod to Frida Kahlo. We also love the use of her blue belt.

These sirena silhouettes are flattering for everyone.

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If you’re looking for something modern, but still have that Latino spark, this dress is perfect. We love the hint of the bright colors.

You can depend on these designs to bring you color and comfort.

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Now we’re talking. These Mexican-inspired dresses (and vatos) are ready for a night out.

Puerto Rican blue is also the perfect hue to stun during the last dance of your high school life.

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We love the simplicity of this dress. The combo of blue and white, with a touch of red is a perfect tribute to Puerto Rico.

Who says you can wear a tropical look to prom?

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The hoop earrings make the entire look.

This is mariachi prom goals.

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If your prom date wears a mariachi suit to match your Mexican prom dress, he’s a keeper.

Which dress is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below!

READ: A Viral Prom Tweet Is Melting Hearts Across The Internet And The Story Behind The Tweet Is Very Sweet

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.