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The New Rules Of Plus-Size Dressing

The New Rules of Plus-Size Dressing

Wear black. Always wear only black because it’s slimming. Cover everything up, avoid patterns, avoid brightness, and avoid drawing too much attention to anything. You’re not allowed stripes, the colour white, or skinny jeans. These are just the rules and you must stick to them. Right? Hah, nope! Time to bend, break, and throw away the rules, time to get creative with our fashion! Ladies? Prepare yourselves, because we’re about to have loads and loads of fun.

Rules of Plus-size dressing

Show off those curves
Show off those curves Girl, you’ve got ‘em, so flaunt ‘em! A subtle hint of cleavage here, sexy bared shoulders there, you’ve got your lush curves and you definitely shouldn’t be afraid to show them off. The whole “no crop tops” rule? Boring nonsense! Grab yourself a high-waisted pencil skirt and pair it with some gorgeous heels and a cute little crop top, then sashay down the street, feel your curves, enjoy it! Another cool look? Switch the pencil skirt for a colourful maxi and you’ll be giving off some casual boho vibes.

Plus-size dressing - wearing stripes

Embrace horizontal stripes
Oddly enough, this is one of the most persistent rules in fashion, and yet it’s completely wrong in most cases. Sure, if you wear something with thick, chunky stripes you’ll look oddly shapeless, but this goes even for gals who are size zero. However, slim stripes? A whole different story! Find a bodycon dress with thin stripes, put a short-sleeved bolero over it, and enjoy the result.

plus-size dressing horizontal shapes

Sway your hips with sexy swimwear
No, you don’t have to stick to solid-colour one-piece suit. You’ve got plenty of sexy plus size swimwear to choose from, and you can go for any kind of coverage that you like. Something dainty and demure? Go for a dress-like swimsuit, or throw a colourful kaftan over a bikini. Looking to be a sexy goddess on the beach? Go for that retro bombshell moment and pick out a cute bikini top and a high-waisted bottom, then tie a little scarf around your head and make sure to wear bright red lipstick.

Plus-size dressing rules

A good fit is everything
No, it’s not you. It’s the garment. Here’s a good tip: find a tailor and have them make you something that fits you like a glove. Have them make the perfect wrap dress or a silk blouse, and then check yourself out in the mirror. You’ll be surprised how big of a difference it makes when you wear something that’s made specifically for you, with your measurements in mind. You don’t always have to go to a tailor, but you do always need to wear clothes that work with your body. Found something that works with your shape? Get it in every colour.

Plus-size dress

Add colour to everything
Black can be pretty drab and depressing, and while it does have some slimming qualities, it doesn’t mean it’s the only thing you should ever wear. Wear yellow, wear pink, wear white. Wear patterns and mix colours, and experiment. The colour theory is complex, and a lot of it depends on your skin undertone, your hair, and your general style. Try jewel-toned blouses with jeans, try patterned kaftans and maxi dresses, try print shirts and solid-colour skirts.

plus-size dressing

Be a trend-setter
Fashion is for everyone, but especially those who actually love it. That’s right, the most important thing you need to have is just that fabulous craving for style. You don’t have to be reed-thin or work as a model, you just need that passion and the will to get creative. Experiment with clothes and cuts, add colours, and bring new trends to the table. Don’t be afraid girl, fashion is here to be enjoyed! The only rule you really need to bear in mind is this: enjoy what you wear. Bring out your inner diva, embrace stylishness, and make your own rules. Honestly, what’s the point of fashion if you’re not having fun with it?

Written by Sophia Smith

Sophia Smith is an Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about photography, interior design and DIY projects. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is a regular contributor at High Style Life.

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