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Brown is the New Black: Slay Shades of Melanin this Juneteenth

As we approach Juneteenth 2021, BPN celebrates not only the anniversary of emancipation, but an ode to the culture and the beauty of all hues within the African diaspora at the 5th annual Shades of Melanin event at the Soho House Friday June 18th. Bring out your best beige, taupe, bronze, or mocha fit to bedazzle at one of BPN’s most highly anticipated events of the year. Brown is the new black this season, so options are plentiful when it comes to slaying at the Soho House this Juneteenth. Check out my below color-coded Shades of Melanin dress guide for ladies of all sizes to bring the heat in their best variations of brown.

Cinch your waist with the corset trend in the above House of CB Dress or Pretty Little Thing jumpsuit. Dive into deep brown in an elegant mocha dress, giving extra oomph with touches like leather, sequins rouching, satin, or hints of sheer. The below chocolate options, from corset sets, to wrap dresses and silk jumpsuits are definite hits for the curvy girls.


Grace the scene a beige beauty in a champagne, tan, or nude gown or cocktail midi dress for an elegant entrance. Mix a suit with sexy undergarments for a sporty chic approach or go with a metallic option to illuminate the evening. The below plus-size options garner your curves in sleek silhouettes, like the cinched ruching and wrap details on the dresses on the left, and the snatched suit and sleek two-pieces set on the right.

Shades of Melanin captures the innate beauty and diversity in our hues as we connect and celebrate the spirit of Juneteenth. Whether you bring out your inner goddess in gold, or unleash mocha madness in brown, stun the scene as the melanin queen you are at Shades of Melanin. Get your tickets today before they sell out-you won’t want to miss the soiree of the season!

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