Plus Size Fashion Myths Busted!




You’ve heard the saying, “Rules are made to be broken” and that old chestnut is true for many of the plus-size fashion rules that we’ve heard throughout the years.

Instead of dressing my default, dress for yourself and bust a few of these old-fashioned plus-size myths:


Myth: Avoid wearing a belt if you have a thick waist

Fact:  The best belt for your shape can help define your waistline, accenting your curves in the most flattering way.  Position a high-waisted belt just beneath your rib cage to accentuate the smallest part of your waist.

Myth: Prints and patterns will make you look heavier

Fact: Pick the right size prints and color combos.  Stick to three colors or less.  Stick to small or medium patterns.  Spring styles are blossoming with the perfect prints like this printed double pocket shirt or feminine floral tie waist dress.

Myth: Baggy clothes hide your figure flaws

Fact:  Wearing baggy and loose clothing actually makes you look bigger.  To accentuate your curves with form-fitting fabrics, try our Lane Collection Embellished Pleated Dress. You’ll turn heads – we promise!

Myth: The more covered up, the better

Fact: If you’re comfortable with your upper arms don’t be shy – reach for those tank tops and sleeveless pieces. Don’t let anyone tell you differently! If you feel self-conscious, top off with a moto jacket or cardigan.

Myth: Pencil skirts are for skinny girls

Fact: The narrow silhouette of a pencil skirt can accent your curves – the key finding the right hemline.  Slightly above or below the knee is often the most flattering.

Myth: Only skinny girls can get away with skinny jeans

Fact: You can make skinny jeans work if you keep an eye on balance and proportion. Always finish with heeled boots or wedges that give a leg-lengthening illusion.

Myth:  Curvy short girls can’t wear long dresses

Fact: Bring on the maxi dresses! Pair the super-popular maxi with some trendy wedge heels to create a long, lean line. Pay attention to fit so not to overpower your frame.

Myth: Bottom heavy girls shouldn’t wear white pants

Fact:  Repeat after me:  “I will pick my pants by cut. NOT color!”


Share!  Which plus-size fashion myths do you like to bust?