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Guest Blogger: Plus Size Holiday Party Essentials

November 17, 2010 at 11:18 am , by

Today’s guest blog comes courtesy of Sarah Conley of StyleITonline.com and On The Plus Side – a great blog about plus size fashion. Thanks, Sarah!

Lane Bryant JacquardHoliday party season is right around the corner, which leads to the seemingly never-ending stream of one singular question – what are you going to wear? Finding fuller-figured options for any celebration may seem daunting, but don’t stress: Here are a few fail-proof options to take you from the office to the gala and right under the mistletoe – without missing a beat.

For low-key events, mix quintessential holiday elements, like sequins and velvet, with slim black trousers and pumps. Check out Just My Size’s Velvet Boyfriend Shirt ($16), a surprisingly chic & casual piece at an incredibly affordable price point. Lane Bryant’s Cropped Sequin Cardigan ($59.50) keeps the holiday spirit alive with an office-appropriate twist. Spice up your look after hours with Torrid’s Black Sequin Tank ($38). By far the most versatile piece, this tank looks great with a skirt, denim or a blazer. Consider it your wardrobe’s new evening workhorse!

Dresses instantly add an air of sophistication and in the holiday season, it’s easy to go overboard on the sparkle. Choose pieces that are figure-flattering and special, like updated little black dresses. If your style is a little more rock & roll, try Old Navy’s Metal-Studded Sweater Dress ($59.50). The shape is forgiving and the studs add an element of personality into your look. For a more classic piece, Lane Bryant’s Monochromatic Jacquard Dress ($89.50) can be translated for nearly every occasion. Feeling daring? Check out Monif C’s Marilyn Convertible Dresses ($195-$235), a chameleon-like piece that is only limited by your imagination. Tie the Convertible Dress into strapless, halter, sleeveless, one shoulder, off shoulder styles and more.

The key holiday party essential? Confidence! When you feel great, you look great and there’s no better way (or reason) to celebrate! Happy holidays!

Photo courtesy of Lane Bryant.