There are a few reasons I love ModCloth. First, women-owned businesses will always have my heart (and my dollars). And second, their commitment to representing all body types, and making cute dresses for every size, is basically unparalleled in this industry. But this week I discovered a whole new reason to get on board the ModCloth bandwagon: retail therapy.
Because you know what? Sometimes the best way to emotionally recharge after an exhausting month, and prep for the insanity of the holidays is to throw on a frilly dress, try out that lipstick you’ve been working up the courage to wear, and dance around in the mirror until you are ready to face the world. (Just me?) So, do you need a frivolous pick me up? Just realized you have that office holiday party and whoops, have nothing to wear? Looking for extended sizes and want to shop somewhere that will make you feel awesome and accepted? ModCloth has you covered. And bonus: their dresses are the kind that make people go, “OMG WHERE DID YOU GET THAT IS IT VINTAGE YOU LOOK FANTASTIC.” Which is scientifically proven to make you feel like a badass.
And just because we care about you, we made sure to test out our ModCloth party outfits against a variety of scenarios one might find themselves in this season: on roller skates, in manufactured snow, with a giant candy cane, surrounded by vast swaths of disco balls, etc. Because you never know what December might bring, and we’d hate to send you out into the world unprepared.
And if you’re headed somewhere fancy this season and want to get your #lazygirl hair and makeup on, we’ve got you covered there too. Check out this great vintage hairstyle, this amazing gold leaf idea for short hair, plus tips on how to copy Meg’s cat eye and everything you wanted to know about red lipstick.
If your holiday plans involve any sort of physical movement, be it getting down at your company party, or just getting up to get another plate of mashed potatoes, do yourself a favor and get your fringe on. Bonus: you can totally re-wear this dress in non-holiday seasons. Hello next year’s winning wedding guest outfit! (Greatest Glitz Sheath Dress, $159.99)
For all ample-chested humans who are sad that they can’t wear deep-cut dresses, let me introduce you to my new best friend. It even has sequins. Swoon. (Center Stage Courageous Sequin Dress, $89.99)
Did you ever have one of those dresses that you put on and it just works? This is that. Pairs well with baked goods and sparkly fascinators, in that order. (Evenings Overseas A-Line Dress in Ruby, $119.99)
It goes without saying that a party dress need not be a dress. Particularly when you have a super hot jumpsuit at your disposal. Giant candy cane not included. (Flirty Festivities Jumpsuit, $89.99)
Gold is a neutral, which means this dress can officially be your go-to fancy frock throughout the whole year. Plus, in the event of an impromptu dance party, you know you’ll look fly. See: above. (On Meg: Glam Tidings Sheath Dress, $129.99; On Jasmine: Center Stage Courageous Sequin Dress, $89.99)
Need one of those staple dresses that works for every occasion (even the slightly more conservative work function you have next month), but still has your signature sass? Got you covered. Comically large ornaments sold separately. (Captain’s Dinner and a Movie Sheath Dress, $89.99)
Just in case you needed to see what your holiday outfit could look like with roller skates. Because, obviously. (Greatest Glitz Sheath Dress, $159.99)
This post was sponsored by ModCloth. ModCloth’s holiday boutique has all the sequins, sparkles and party attire you could hope for. And ModCloth’s commitment to body diversity means you don’t have to settle for something boring just because you’re not a sample size. P.S. Getting married? Click here to browse all of the amazing wedding dresses ModCloth has to offer too.