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 right belt can help define your waistline, accenting your curves in the most flattering way. Position a high-waited belt just under your rib cage to accentuates the smallest part of your waist.
Myth: Prints and patterns will make you look heavier
Truth: Pick the right size prints and color combos. Stick to three colors or less. Stick to small or medium patterns.
Myth: Baggy clothes hide your figure flaws
Truth: Wearing baggy and loose clothing actually makes you look bigger. Accentuate your curves with form fitting fabrics.
Myth: The more covered up, the better
Truth: If you’re comfortable with your upper arms don’t be shy – reach for those tanks tops and sleeveless pieces. Don’t let anyone tell you differently! If you feel self-conscious, top off with a cropped jacket or cardigan.
Myth: Pencil skirts are for skinny girls
Truth: The narrow silhouette of a pencil skirt can make accent your curves. The key is to find the right hemline. Slightly above or below the knee is often the most flattering.
Myth: Only skinny girls can get away with skinny jeans
Truth: 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 No. 3: Curvy short girls can’t wear long dresses
Myth No. 5: Bottom heavy girls shouldn’t wear white pants
Truth: Repeat after me: “I will pick my pants by cut. NOT color!”
Share! What plus-size fashion myth do you like to bust?