Wear black so that you appear smaller. White just makes you look bigger. Anything fitted makes you look wider. And stripes, and polka dots, and prints are definitely a no-no. If you are a plus size woman, you know all those stale fashion rules. Break them, and live your life in living color.
Curves In Color: Closet Assessment
Indulge me for a moment by following these very simple steps:
- Go open your closet.
- Take a quick look around.
- What percentage of your wardrobe is black, brown, navy and gray?
- What percentage of your wardrobe is bright colors, prints and stripes?
- Based on these percentages, are you hiding when you get dressed or are you living out loud?
If your closet is a literal black hole, it is time for a change. I am such a proponent of living my life in bold strokes that about 90% of my wardrobe is bright colors and beautiful prints. Both definitely reflect my personality and zest for life, and according to experts on the subject, wearing black often can have a depressive quality to it.
I haven’t always been plus, but I’ve always been very body conscious, which really isn’t a “plus” thing as much as it is a woman thing. But as I gained weight, I was determined NOT to change the way I’ve always loved to dress … out loud! However, it did become much more difficult, until maybe about 6 or 7 years ago as the availability of more fashion forward and trendy plus brands and boutiques started popping up everywhere.
Alas, I was able to find clothing that I loved and that allowed me to continue to reflect my personality into the way I dress. If more than half of your wardrobe is dull and boring because it lacks any pretty prints and cool colors, I’d like to suggest you start to make a change in small incremental steps. Buy a brightly colored tee and pair it with your favorite jeans, or a striped razorback tank and wear it with a cute flowy maxi skirt. Add a beautiful and bold colored scarf to your all black ensemble.
I promise a pop of color with brighten your mood and bring positives vibes your way all day.
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