17 Comfy And Cute Dresses To Wear During The Holidays, Especially If You Plan To Go HAM On The Tamale

With all of the upcoming holiday parties and family functions, you’ll want to look like a certified dime. But just because you want to look cute, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort. This is 2018, people. And thankfully, there are plenty of comfy and cute dresses out there. From affordable brands like Fashion Nova and Forever 21, to higher-end ones like Topshop and Zara, there’s a little something for everyone at every price point.

Don’t worry, we got you. Because we know you need to look good for the ‘gram while also saving room for your abuela’s homemade cookin’. So get ready to sleigh the holidays (see what we did there?!), because we found over 15 dresses that are both cozy and chic.

1. Forever 21 Embroidered Velvet Peasant Dress ($38)

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This dress hits all the marks: it’s on-trend, it’s cozy AF, and it’s affordable. Plus, the floral embroidery and v-cut neckline make it look more upscale.

2. ASOS Curve Rokoko Plus Smock Dress in Leopard Print ($45)

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Dress it up with platforms and pantyhose or keep it casual with some sneakers. Either way, you’re still going to be comfy in this leopard-print dress.

3. Fashion Nova Terran Pullover Hoodie Dress ($19.99)

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Even though you really want to show up to your family’s parties in sweats, this hoodie dress is the next best thing. Throw on some gold hoops and booties to elevate your look.

4. Modcloth Splendorous Spree Velvet Dress ($79)

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Get old-Hollywood glam with this gorgeous LBD. Best of all? The pleated bottom and velvet material will give you all-day comfort.

5. Topshop Cut and Sew Belted Mini Dress ($48)

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A snappy, casual dress that will take you from day-to-night. To give it more pizzazz, have fun with your accessories by adding a statement necklace, colorful scarf, and/or faux fur vest.

6. Valfré Estrella Dress ($84)

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When you need to look cute just to sit with your fam en la sala. (Just be sure to order a size up as Valfré runs a bit small—after all, the goal is to have some extra room for all the homemade food we’re going to eat.)

7. Lulus Shifting Dears Forest Green Long Sleeve Dress ($46)

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The sleeve cut-outs, scoop neckline, and emerald shade will have you looking like money. If anything, this fabulous piece will have you saying, “thank you, next” to uncomfortable dresses.

8. Forever 21 Feather-Trim Swing Dress ($27.90)

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Mariah Carey vibes, but a comfy version. The deep red dress is super simple (and, thankfully, flowy), but the feather trim gives it a stylish twist.

9. ASOS Design Curve High-Neck Twist Front Maxi Dress ($67)

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Give your tias somethin’ to talk about when you show up in this stunner. Plus, we love a classy dress that’s actually comfortable to wear.

10. Boohoo Snake Print Button Midi Dress ($25)

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A chic dress that leaves room for your abuelita’s dessert. We’re talking all the buñuelos, pan dulce, and arroz con leche. Because let’s be real: we all know that we aren’t going to eat just one round of dessert.

11. Eye Candy Boutique Fiesta Wildflower Dress ($30.50)

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Get fiesta-ready with this red hot red dress. The embroidery, bell sleeves, flowy bottom, and the cut-out in the back make it one-of-a-kind. Plus, this is a Latinx-owned shop, so you’ll look cute while also supporting your gente.

12. Forever 21 Knit Sweater Dress ($22.90)

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If you want to spice up this cozy dress, pair it with knee-high boots or velvet pumps. Want to make it even more stylish? Add a scarf and beret to complete your look. This sweater dress comes in grey, too (if this rust shade isn’t your thing).

13. H&M Patterned Dress ($24.99)

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This dress is so pretty that no one will know you secretly bought it because it was hella comfy. The ruffled bottom and roomy sleeves will give you extra room in case you get seconds (who are we kidding, you’re gonna get seconds).

14. Modcloth Verves of Wisdom Velvet Dress ($59.99)

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Spruce up this floral velvet number with a beret and faux fur jacket, or keep it simple with a few jewelry pieces. Either way, this dress is a total head-turner and it looks good on everyone.

15. Zara Striped Sequin Dress ($49.90)

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Oh yes, hunny. Who says a sparkly dress can’t be cozy? This one is oversized in all the right places, so go HAM on all the tamales you want.

16. Fashion Nova No More Excuses Flannel Shirt Dress ($44.99)

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Flannel is a classic fall/winter print, and this high-low dress takes it to the next level. Plus, the added belt and cuffed-sleeves make it easy to adjust when you need a little more room for enchiladas.

17. Torrid Black Star Ponte Chiffon Midi Dress ($78.90)

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Let this dazzling star-printed dress do all the talking during all of your holiday festivities. The chiffon material adds movement to this piece, making it oh-so-comfy.

Read: Statement T-Shirts to Wear to Your Family Dinner This Holiday Season

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Forever 21 Debuts New Line Of Selena Merch ‘The White Rose’


Forever 21 Debuts New Line Of Selena Merch ‘The White Rose’

A brand new line of Selena Quintanilla merch has arrived at Forever 21, and we’re all feeling muy excited.

The popular clothing retail store debuted “The White Rose” collection Thursday, with T-shirts, pants, hoodies and accessories celebrating La Reina de Tejano available in its stores and online. Prices range from $3.90 to $78.

On Friday, the late icon’s sister Suzette gave a sneak peak of the collection when she shared a video of herself sporting a hoodie with the “Como La Flor’s” singer’s face on it.

“Trying super hard to look cooollll in this new Forever 21 X SELENA hoodie,” she said.

Suzette, who famously played the drums in the Quintanilla family band Selena y Los Dinos, also attended a F21 meet-and-greet event at a Cerritos, Calif. location, where fans swarmed the shop in their Selena tops excited to take pictures.

“So much love and fun meeting everyone today,” Suzette wrote on Instagram after the event. “Saying thank you just doesn’t seem to really sum up how grateful I felt to receive all this love I felt today.”

But while most people are celebrating the new Selena-inspired gear and accessories, others have expressed disappointment, both in the brand and the Quintanilla family.

As for Forever 21, most of the items in the collection aren’t available in plus-size. According to the Revelist, of the 94 pieces, just six have curvy offerings, including graphic tees, one that’s not available yet, and plus-size jeans that are web-exclusive, and anyone with meat on their hips and legs knows how difficult it is to find a pair that fits, making in-store fittings necessary. Even more, while straight-size items include several crop tops, all the plus-size tops are full-coverage.

Several women of size expressed their disappointment in the collection’s lack of plus-size offerings, and Suzette, who also identifies as plus-size, weighed in.

“Hi, I totally understand but there is a couple shirts that are come in our sizes,” Suzette responded. “I really hope I can have the opportunity again to create a collection with a [lot] more for us plus size girls.”

Neither she nor her family, however, has responded to the second critique of the collaborative collection: That the Quintanilla family decided to work with a fast-fashion brand that is famous for sweatshop-like factories and animal abuse.

On Instagram, owner of the Etsy shop Barbarawarbara, called out the Quintanilla family’s ethics and double standards. The designer, who has created pins, pouches and shirts celebrating the singer, common among Etsy shops, revealed that the Quintanilla family threatened to sue her for inexpensive merch while teaming up with a big brand that has a troubling history, particularly for exploiting workers of color.

The debut comes almost two weeks before the 24th anniversary of the Tejana icon’s death.

Read: The Best Tributes To Selena Devoted Fans Of The Reina Made This Year

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Let Us Shed A Tear For The Non-Floridians Who Have Never Experienced Publix

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Let Us Shed A Tear For The Non-Floridians Who Have Never Experienced Publix

Hi, hello, thank you for taking a moment to take a seat at my Ted Talk!

I’d like to take the time we have together today to talk about the wonder that is Publix.

As many of you fortunate enough to live in the Southeast know, Publix is a Florida-based grocery store with all of the class.

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They’re a place known for their remarkable customer service and clean aisles. At Publix, shopping is literally a pleasure.

That’s right folks, this is a place of impeccable cleanliness and organization.

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At Publix, no corner is left unswept and no aisle left without the item you needed.

And their subs have been bringing people to tears circa 1930.

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If you haven’t had an Italian sub from Publix what what WHAT are you doing?

Guys! This place is so good that schools literally send students there for field trips.

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At Publix there’s so much to learn.

And their employees actually love working there!

And it’s probably because of their amazing benefits and vacation set up.

Recently a wave of Publix enthusiasts went viral for their devotion to the store’s key lime pie.

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An article by Buzzfeed boasted about the desserts greatness. And they were right.null

But KEY to the Publix experience has been the grocery chain’s dedication to Latino satisfaction.

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They literally have a STORE that focuses on Latinos called Sabor.

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The Southeastern-based store has run a line of Publix Sabor stores for years geared toward Florida’s Cuban, Puerto Rican, and other Latino shoppers. Recently they started to expand its offerings in heavily populated Latino populations with a Publix store called Sabor.

This place is the diggs guys! And they have all kinds of amazing foods to offer.

Like their commitment to the Cubano.

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Which for real will NEVER be good as your mother’s, but will always for real do everything to be top notch.

And their Tres Leches cake which is qualiT

And this is a fact that FOR REAL any Latino in the Southeast knows to be true.

No but for real.

It’s a taste like no other.

And beyond Tres Leche you can count on Publix to STAY stocked on your mama’s favorites.

Literally feels like home at the Publix in Little Havana guys.

And they for real have the hookup.

Yes they do.

Now go forth into the world my people and enjoy your limp meals at Whole Foods and Safeway!

Read: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls The Lack Of Black And Latinx Diversity At NYC’s Specialized Schools An “Injustice”

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