Double denim, mixing different prints, wearing black and navy together – these are only a few of the most common fashion faux pas you’ll probably have heard at some point in your lifetime.
However, when it comes to plus size ladies, they seem to have to battle an extra set of fashion ‘rules,’ giving them even less freedom about what they can wear and feel good in. Thankfully, the majority of clothing brands have started to embrace plus size fashion, breaking all of the sartorial rules one garment at a time.
“Horizontal stripes make you look bigger”
We’ve consulted the scientific facts, and the truth is, horizontal stripes don’t make you look larger at all. Anyway, what you wear shouldn’t be a way to hide your body; it should be about expressing your style. So, whether you want to wear thick stripes, wide stripes, rainbow stripes or monochrome, embrace the pattern this summer season in dresses, skirts, and even swimsuits.
“Crop tops are only to show off abs”
Crop tops are chic, regardless of how hard or soft your tummy may be. It’s not the 90’s anymore; so don’t feel pressured into wearing your crop with a pair of low-rise jeans. Today’s modern style calls for high-rise skirts and trousers, allowing you to show only a small amount of skin. Sites like Ashleigh Plus Size allow you to stay on top of your trend game, so you’ll never struggle for outfit inspiration.
“Patterned pants highlight your thighs”
To this rule we’re saying – so what? Patterned pants are the ultimate summer wardrobe staple so why would you hide away in boring colours? If you’re not feeling as confident, try choosing a pair that has a smaller print and match them with a plain tee. Staying low-key with your print means that you can wear them for a formal event, or an important interview, teamed with a pair of sleek heels.
“Bodycon shows off your flaws”
There’s a trick to picking the perfect bodycon dress. You want one that hugs to your figure in all of the right places, showing off your best assets but what you don’t want is a dress tight enough to feel like a second skin. Try a midi dress in a bold colour that will show off your pins perfectly, no matter what type of footwear you choose.
“Bikinis are only for swimsuit models”
These days, plus size swimwear isn’t all tankinis and skirts. There are plenty of designers, both luxury and on the high street, with plus size swimwear on offer in a whole range of styles. Of course, you can still choose a classic one piece that will help to highlight your hourglass figure or high waisted bottoms that will tame your tummy, but nothing is stopping you from baring all in a bikini the next time you hit the pool.