In a world that often insists on following fashion norms, breaking the rules can be a liberating experience. As a fashion designer dedicated to celebrating the beauty of curvy women, I understand the importance of embracing individuality and defying stereotypes. In this blog, we'll explore five unconventional fashion tips that challenge the traditional norms and empower you to express your style with confidence.
Hi there! My name is Sandra and welcome to the next installment of my blog Solve My Life! If you are here for the very first time, I hope you will stay to the end.
1. Horizontal Stripes: Dare to be Bold
Conventional wisdom dictates that curvy individuals should avoid horizontal stripes, but let's flip the script. Embrace the boldness of horizontal stripes, as they can create an eye-catching, statement look. Choose stripes in varying widths and colors to add a playful touch to your outfit. Horizontal stripes not only break the rules but also celebrate your curves in a visually stunning way.
Try Anthropologie’s plus size line of gorgeous sweaters like this Bell Sleeve Henley . I love bell sleeves because they balance arms and give the arm a more graceful shape.
Be sure to accessorize! Maybe a large chunky necklace, multiple skinny bracelets, a scarf, or a belt if you have a waistline (I don’t anymore!) This always pulls any look together and looks well thought out!
2. Mixing Patterns: A Print Extravaganza
Gone are the days when mixing patterns was a fashion faux pas. Break free from the mold by experimenting with different prints and patterns. Combine florals with stripes or polka dots with animal prints—let your creativity run wild. The key is to find a common color palette that ties the patterns together, creating a harmonious and eclectic ensemble.
I LOVE this blouse by Maeve from Anthropologie! Venture out and see the great reactions you will get from your friends!
3. Body-Hugging Silhouettes: Flaunt Your Curves
Forget about hiding behind loose and shapeless clothing. Embrace your curves with body-hugging silhouettes that accentuate your natural shape. A well-tailored pencil skirt or a form-fitting dress can enhance your confidence and make you feel empowered in your own skin.
There is a big difference between wearing something that is too small and wearing something that accentuates the positives. You want to be comfortable and not wear something that no longer fits!
4. Bold Colors: Illuminate Your Wardrobe
The misconception that dark colors are slimming has led many to avoid bright and bold hues. Break this rule by infusing your wardrobe with vibrant colors that reflect your personality. Whether it's a fiery red, electric blue, or sunny yellow, bold colors can uplift your mood and make a powerful fashion statement. Don't be afraid to shine bright and stand out.
Even if you love wearing black, adding bold colors will make a statement!
5. Printed Leggings: Fun and Functional
Leggings are a staple in many wardrobes, but why settle for plain when you can embrace printed leggings? Break away from the monotony and choose leggings with unique patterns and designs. Whether it's geometric shapes, abstract art, or playful motifs, printed leggings add a touch of fun to your outfit while offering comfort and versatility.
Again, wearing something that is too small or you don’t feel comfortable in your clothes then ease into change. Leggings shouldn’t always be worn with a long tunic. Try a shorter skirt or a longer skirt with a slit in the side. Here is a link to a FABULOUS line of tights called Snag Tights and leggings specifically created for the plus size figure. (I am NOT an affiliate). I promise they will fit!
Fashion rules are meant to be broken, especially when it comes to celebrating the beauty of curvy women. Embrace your individuality, experiment with unconventional choices, and let your style speak volumes. Remember, fashion is a form of self-expression, and there's no better canvas than your own body. So, go ahead, break the rules, and show the world the confident, stylish, and beautiful curvy queen that you are!
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