Rewriting The Plus-Sized Rule Book

Rule #1: Show Some Skin: If the clothing trends are going to be any similar to last Spring’s, we are going to be seeing even more crop tops rocking the streets of your town. But keep in mind that donning this trend of the classy crop tops don’t always need to be too overexposing and revealing. A nice dress with floral printed pant and hem top combination with a barring slit along the midriff gives a very nice look for any special occasion or for just going down to town to do the shopping. Whether it is plus size evening wear, you can wear your strappy sandals and oversized sunnies and rock your style anytime you want to.

Rule #2: Get Frilly: For years and years, plus size people have been warned and told to stay away from prints, colours, and embellishments that people see as either unflattering or just plain too simple. We have heard it all, avoid frills, stick with smaller prints on clothing, and bold colours, forget about it. The concern has always been too focussed on what makes you look slimmer. In recent years, big brands like Gucci have encouraged models to parade this down the catwalk and have thrown away the rule book and defied the odds to change the face of fashion in the public’s eyes.

Rule #3: Go All White: As summer roles in, so do the colourless white clothing that has been forgotten from last summer, which tends to bring a ray of sunshine and happiness in people’s lives when they feel sexy and confident in what they are wearing. The age old rule in the book is that black makes a person look more slim and white adds to making a person look wider than usual.  Emmicia Bracey says that having both tanned sandals and gold earrings strongly compliment the right balance of whites and blacks in your outfit.

Rule #4: Rock Horizontal Stripes: Contrary to the age-old belief, stripes do not make you like wide. This myth has been busted a million times now, and proved wrong by famous plus-sized models like Bree Warren, who wears these styles all the time now. These stripy designs are treated as neutral and can match so many different clothing styles, from everyday dress to formal attire. Donning a style that includes sleeves the length of your elbows and a slightly tailored waist and you are looking a million dollars. To add some flair, you can add a necklace to add some glamour.

Rule #5: Wear Clean Lines and Structured Separates: Ladies who wear plus size clothing have been constantly told that they need to purchase clothing that is stretchy to accommodate for the extra size. Well guess what, more and more people are now disagreeing with that rule these days! Today, a very nice piece of clothing is something that is held together in all the right places that really shows your curves off in the right way. So, when making your next purchase, don’t be shy to try on those extra bits of clothing that you would usually put back on the rack. You are all beautiful in your own little way!

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