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I’m Spooked By Your Bad Halloween Costume

Bad Halloween CostumesIt’s that time of year again where we all get to dress up as our alter egos or self-actualized inner beings… in lamest terms, us women get to flaunt our best assets with minimal judgement. To some, this may be the most fun part of Halloween (although, if I have a say, trick or treating still floats my boat). Currently, I’m wondering where has the creativity gone when it comes to dressing up for this magical pseudo-holiday.

As women, we grew up loving to play dress up, a pastime that started when we were old enough to attempt steps in our mother’s heels. Donning jewelry oversized for our small frames and dabbling in makeup vials provided a since of wonder. Now that we’re older and a lot of the mystery has been taken out of “dressing up,”–it may even seem like a chore to some–Halloween has become that time where we can recreate the festivity of dressing up outside of our day-to-day work uniforms or semi-causal weekend style. So let’s put some creativity into it and step away from these terribly cliché, and kind of bad halloween costumes.

1) To start, The Playboy Bunny may have been a sexy idea when The Girl Next Door was on air…in the early 2000’s, but I’m sure even Hugh is tired of this bunny business. So let’s skip past this cliché for something more fun. If the animal kingdom is your inspiration, add a bit of whimsy to your look by opting for a peacock costume.

2) We all love superheroes and we all love to kick ass! So it makes sense why we would gravitate to the sexy bustier and cape costume. But this Halloween cliché may have overstayed its welcome. Switch it up this year by going for something like a Rosie the Riveter costume or even Xena the Warrior Princess that way you can still kick ass and take names.

3) What’s new pussycat? Certainly not the idea of a “sexy” cat costume. Lose the whiskers pronto, as this option for a Halloween costume couldn’t be more of a I-ran-out-of-ideas-at-the-last-minute pick. A little bit lower on the food chain, but just as cute, a Minnie Mouse costume can set you apart from all of the animal print onesies and eyeliner drawn whiskers.

4) I think we can agree that this Halloween, your costume may need an extra pep in its step, sans the pom poms. The cheerleader costume is fun, easy, and predictable, but why not give your costume an extra bit of cool with another overlooked highschool cliché: the band geek. Plus, that one time at band camp…

Have fun with your sexy Halloween costumes and toss out those already-been-done-before looks. Bad Halloween costumes are getting The Pink Slip!

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Hi-Lo Dresses Can Hitch the Next Available Ride (Out of our Closets)

Holiday season is upon us. And though we may be stressed with decorating, gift shopping, and spending quality time with members of the family we may normally avoid, like Aunt Sally with the weird cheese breath, finding the perfect holiday dress should not be on this list of avoided activities.

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How to Holiday Style For Your Body Type: Small on Top, Big on Bottom

Pink Slip Fashion believes that every woman should look her best, especially for the holiday season. With an array of cocktail parties and events on the horizon for this season’s cheerful tidings, Pink Slip Fashion has decided to put together some looks for various body types.

Tonight we’re going to focus on silhouettes that cater to women who are smaller on top and bigger on bottom. With help from the ultimate guide to dressing, “Dress Your Best,” by Clinton Kelly and Stacy London, I’ve culminated the above looks.

Here are the basics to avoid any fashion slips:

1) For average height women, choose a halter style with an a-line skirt. Go for a waist with some sparkle to accentuate the bust line. The a-line hem in lightweight chiffon will help camouflage larger on bottom areas.

2) For petite women, Pink Slip Fashion recommends that women choose a strapless option. It emphasizes broad shoulders and your decollete. Add a brooch at the neckline to draw more attention to your bodice.

3) Lastly, for taller women who are large on bottom, go for a higher neckline with jewels or beaded detailing. Preferably a sleeveless style to once again highlight shoulders and arms. Structured seams at the bodice and an a-line, knee length hem will create a proportionate and flattering silhouette.

Top off each look with a pointed, metallic shoe, which will define a long, lean leg line, and a small textured clutch.

Don’t forget to submit your best holiday look to pinkslipfashion@gmail.com to win one of our 12 fab prizes, including a pair of Bansri earrings, NYX smokey eyeshadow set, or $25 HauteLook gift card.

How To Holiday Style for Your Body Type: De-Emphasize a Larger Chest

Pink Slip Fashion understands the dilemma of dressing for the holidays. From staying within budget to mastering the appropriate look for the right venue, styling can easily go haywire at the drop of a slip. On top of everything, there’s choosing a design that will leave an impression and is perfectly suited for your body.

That’s why Pink Slip Fashion wanted to give you daily pointers on dressing for your body type. And for the first day, as requested by a reader, I’m showing you looks that will flatter a bustier shape, especially if you’re uncertain of how to navigate that holiday party without drawing the wrong attention. Check out our top 3 key pointers for the perfect fit: 

1) First things first, remember to choose a dress design with wide straps so as to camouflage a supportive bra. You’ll be able to move comfortably the entire evening and not worry about any wardrobe slips

2) Next, go for styles that have a cinched waist silhouette to show off your oh-so-petite frame. This can be accomplished with a knotted detail, bow, surplice neck, or even just a simple belt.

3) Finally, it’s all about the flare hem. It’s easy to look too top-heavy if your hem is fitted. With a slight flare, you can help to create a proportionate body shape.

With these 3 tips from Pink Slip Fashion, you’ll be undeniably chic, while mastering standout style for your body.

Don’t forget to submit a photo of your best holiday look to enter our 12 Days of X-Mas holiday giveaway! You could even win a $25 HauteLook gift card to maintain your fab style.