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Last Minute New Years Eve Outfit Ideas To Ring In 2019

Christmas is just around the corner but it won’t be long before New Year’s Eve is here and that means: PARTY, PARTY, PARTY! New Year’s is the perfect time to dress up and show off your best, most sparkly outfit. But in all of our madness to prep for Xmas every year, most of us forget our New Year’s outfit until the last minute — but that’s definitely not the case year!

If you’re ready to plan your gorgeous look for welcoming in 2019, then look no further. These 11 gorgeous New Year’s outfits are full of sparkle and glam. Whether you’re looking for a dress that’s luscious velvet, soft satin or many, many sequins, we have all of the looks you want. Here, you’ll find just the right outfit to bid goodbye to 2018 and say a big, amazing HELLO to 2019!

1. Crushed Velvet Maxi Dress, $25

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Is there anything more luxurious than a truly awesome velvet dress? No, indeed there is not. This maxi dress in gold is soft and decadent but also hella sexy thanks to the slit on your thigh as well as your cleavage. Wear this one if you want to be, ahem, a little more daring than usual.

2. Black Ponte Lace Bodycon Dress, $53

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A bodycon dress is a great way to accent your shape and this one is going to look great on anybody. The lace at the top gives the dress a little something special while still keeping the LBD aesthetic for those who want to go classic yet elegant at the same time.

3. Ace of Spades Sequin Bodycon Dress, $67

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Sequins are a classic look for New Year’s and red is a color that we can all love forever and ever. The good news is that this chic mini dress is also available in gold and gunmetal gray if you want to go for a more subtle color.

4. Satin Wrap Dress, $30

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For those that are going to a fancier party that doesn’t require sequins or who simply want a dress that they can wear after the new year, then this satin beauty is the one for you. It’s gorgeous and would be super simple to dress up with some sparkly details that make it NYE-appropriate.

5. By Invitation Only Maxi Dress, $129

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If you’re looking for a dress that brings in the WOW factor, then this one’s just what you’ll want. It has a simple black top but the maxi skirt is absolutely to-die-for. The gorgeous purple flowers would look good on anyone, just make sure you’re tall enough (or wear high enough heels).

6. Diamond Sequin Dress, $70

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Sequins are great for New Year’s Eve, but can especially be amazing when they create unique shapes that give your dress that little something extra. Sure, silver can be a simple color but these diamond shapes look even better. Definitely pair it with a red lip and black pumps, too.

7. Glittery Dress, $35

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If you’re the kind of chica who prefer to show off some of your more unexpected assets (like your nicely toned back), then this dress is for you. It’s black but not even remotely a simple dress thanks to that sexy open back and the added sparkle.

8. Long Sleeve Sequin Sheath, $150

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If you aren’t a fan of being color but still want to wow in your sparkly splendor, then may I suggest this gorgeous dress perfect for plus-size girls? It’s not only PRETTY but also comfy AF. And did I mention that those silver/gold/emerald colors are great for basically any skin tone and hair color? Yes, you’re welcome.

9. Velvet Balloon-Sleeve Dress, $78

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You can never have too many velvet dress options, which is why this balloon-sleeve dress is probably calling your name right now. Available in three different colors, this dress would be perfect over leggings or tights when you are celebrating in the cold.

10. Striped Sequin Bodycon Dress, $20 (also available in plus-size!)

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For the true adventurer, is there anything better than a dress that’s full of sparkle and color? Welcome in 2019 with all that you are and all that you have when you get this gorgeous dress that’s available for ladies of all shapes and sizes. WIN!

11. Plus Size 1920s Burgundy & Gold Sequin Pernelle Flapper Dress, $98 (also available in smaller sizes!)

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If you want to welcome the new year with old style, then look no further than this gorgeous flapper dress. It’s oh-so-pretty and great for all ladies. And don’t worry, there are different colored options available, too.


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13 Plus Size Dresses To Wear For The Holidays

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13 Plus Size Dresses To Wear For The Holidays

When it comes to dressing for the holidays, I have one word for you: Dresses! It’s all about the party dresses. Whether you’re a lover of the simple Little Black Dress, are a fan of sequins absolutely everywhere or like to add a splash of WOW color, there is nothing better than dressing up for all of the fiesta invitations that land in your mailbox this time of year.

And if you’re a curvy girl, then you know that it can sometimes be a bit of a pain to shop for just the right dress — which is where our list comes in. Looking for a dress in the perfect color? We’ve got it. Want something that will keep you warm and cozy? We got that, too. Want a dress in an impossibly bold color choice? Yes, we have that covered. Check out the list below for the most gorgeous 13 plus-size party dresses that you’ll simply adore wearing this holiday season.

1. Emily and Fin Keener Postures Midi Dress in Green Satin, $125

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Shades of green (like this emerald dress) are great on pretty much any skin tone, which is why this might just be the perfect dress for Latinas. ModCloth knows a thing or two about dressing curvy ladies, too, so you can be sure that this dress is worth the hype.

2. Stop Staring! Plus Size Metallic Silver One Shoulder Wiggle Dress, $174

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Who says that plus-size chicas can’t wear white? This silvery-white dress simply screams “holidays!” and looks fabulous hugging your curves. Unsurprisingly, Unique Vintage has the perfect form-fitting number that will be a hit at any party you go to this holiday season.

3. Black Off Shoulder Cable Knit Sweater Dress, $69

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If you’re planning to go to the kind of party where you need something super cozy yet sexy, then look no further than this Torrid dress. It’s made in classic black, which means that you can really dazzle it up with plenty of sparkly accessories.

4. Plus Size Ombre Sequin Mini Dress, $59

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You can have plenty of fun with sequins in this gorgeous ombre dress from Venus. In fact, you will probably feel like the Goddess of Love herself in this dress that hugs all the right curves and more. It’s especially great for ladies with, ahem, some chest heaviness.

5. Plaid Sequin Wrap Dress, $199

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If you’re a lover of plaid but still want to dress fancy, then this Eloquii dress might just be perfect for you. Plaid simply screams warm and cozy while the sequins bring this dress up a notch. The fact that it’s a wrap dress to boot will help it look great, no matter your size.

6. Plus Size Velvet Twist Bodycon Dress, $21

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Some ladies might like the calmer colors, like black and nudes, but some of us are made to stand out. That’s who this plus-size bodycon dress from Charlotte Russe is made for. Hot pink for the holidays? yes, please!

7. Club L Plus Christmas Fairisle Jersey Dress, $26

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Every holiday season deserves at least one holiday-themed dress, which is precisely where this ASOS beauty comes in. I’m not sure what’s better here: The reindeer, the subtle snowflakes or the fact that this dress is perfect for curvy girls.

8. Plus Size Ribbed Mini Dress, $23

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If you’re looking for an LBD that you can rock this holiday season and beyond, then this Forever21 dress is absolutely for you. The sexy cutout is absolutely perfect for showing a little skin while the long sleeves make it an ideal dress during the cold December nights.

9. Cara Velvet Wrap Dress, $148

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Kiyonna is here to provide us with gorgeous dresses and this one is definitely one that needs to go on your Shopping List STAT. Not only is the velvet a fabric that your body will adore, but the fact that this is a Maxi dress will bring that extra tough of glamour to any holiday party.

10. LUXE by Carmen Marc Valvo Plus Size Rose Pleated Fit-And-Flare Dress, $80

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Sure, you can browse through DressBarn picks for hours before finding your perfect dress but this red beauty might just be it. If you’re a fan of the color (which I totally am) or how festive it is, then you might want to get this classic, gorgeous dress.

11. Simply Be By Night Glitter Knot Wrap Dress, $47

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Glittery purple is a great color to rock for any skin tone, and this SimplyBe dress is great for any shape. It’s flattering and sexy, plus adds a little extra flair to your outfit. Wear it with gold jewelry or a simple purse, like in this picture, to really complete the outfit.

12. Animal Print Shirtwaist Maxi Dress, $46

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If animal prints are your thing, like the Thing Everyone Knows You For, then you will love this Avenue dress. It’s a maxi dress with some flair, which means that you can rock this during the holidays and well into the new year. Perhaps it’s even perfect for that New Year’s Eve kiss?

13. I’m The One Sequin Dress – Black, $75

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If you’re going to your family’s big, fancy fiesta, then you NEED a dress that will impress — and this gorgeous gown from Fashion Nova is definitely the one. Not only is it full of incredible sequins but it’s form-fitting in a way that hugs all the right spots and leaves very little to the imagination.


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The Fat Shaming Sweater Released By Revolve Has Latinas On Strike

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The Fat Shaming Sweater Released By Revolve Has Latinas On Strike

In an age of viral social media hashtags and female empowerment slogans, it’s easy to see why clothing brands latch onto a slogan and like to slap it onto their apparel. If a picture is worth a thousand words, in the fashion industry a shirt with the perfect phrase can be worth millions. Or, as billion-dollar e-commerce brand Revolve is learning, it’ll cost them as much.

In the latest controversy around the brand often criticized for it’s lack of diversity in sizes and representation, Revolve’s latest arroz con mango- style flub might not be costing them as much as a million dollars, it is causing them to fork over $20,000 to charity as well as a few mea culpas to customers, models, and influencers.

On Thursday, promo photos for a new line of sweatshirts by the brand was released to the public and featured fatphobic messages that had fans in an upset.

The sweatshirt was part of a line that was meant to “highlight quotes from prominent women who have experienced internet trolling & abuse”, with the proceeds intended to “benefit charities that help young women by empowering them to express themselves through writing and art.” The prematurely released sweater was supposed to raise money for the charity Girls Write Now and initially tapped big names like Lena Dunham, Emily Ratajkowski, Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse and Paloma Elsesser (a plus-ze model) for help on the designs.

Featuring the words “Being Fat Is Not Beautiful It’s An Excuse” with a fairly small and hard to detect line that reads to “as told to Paloma Elsesser,” the sweater was photographed on a straight sized model. Which obviously caused shoppers to take a doubletake and then head to Twitter for some ridicule.

It didn’t take long for social users to react.

Plus-size model Tess Holiday was one of the first to bash the brand for the piece and quickly set off a firestorm of comments.

Many Latinas highlighted how the sweater was triggering.

Maybe if the attribution to Paloma was bigger, it would have worked??

Revolve also collaborated with LPA on the sweaters, in response to the backlash the clothing brand released an apology.

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What was conceived as a statement on today’s internet culture and its treatment of women has gone terribly wrong.  We at LPA were so honored when Lena Dunham agreed to work with us on this capsule collection and, most importantly, thrilled at the exposure our work would give to such a serious issue.  We coordinated each aspect of the collection itself, to the chosen quotes to the design.  We were proud of our final product, the conversation it would start and – most importantly – the direct effect it would have on such an impactful charity in “Girls Write Now”. Where we faltered was not intention, sincerity or conception, but in my own lack of communication that lead to how the collection was portrayed on Revolve.com and the pre-mature release of the e-commerce imagery, a day prior to launch. We were planning to launch with an image of Lena in the sweatshirt along with our statement and explanation.  I cannot apologize enough to my good friend Lena, and others, to all of LPA’s fans.  We work hard to make the right choices every day, understanding the platform and the opportunity that we are lucky enough to have, and we are so sorry to have let you all down. We know the quotes within the collaboration were shocking, which was entirely the point. To spotlight how we've normalized the way we bully and speak negatively to one another via the internet. Given this controversy, we support Revolve.com and join them in their removal of the collection from our site.  We are also proud to make our own donation to “Girls Write Now” – in honor to their commitment to this admirable cause.

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“We know the quotes within the collaboration were shocking, which was entirely the point. To spotlight how we’ve normalized the way we bully and speak negatively to one another via the internet,” IPA wrote in a post to their Instagram page. before working with Revolve to pull the shirt.

In a separate statement about the sweater, Revolve apologized for the “The prematurely released image featured on Revolve.com” and explained that they “are proud to donate $20,000 to “Girls Write Now” in the hopes that those who need it can still benefit from what was to be a meaningful, insightful and impactful collaboration by LPA.”


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