Big girls are forever being told what not to wear, that everything from stripes to pleats to booties (even ponytails!) are off-limits to us. Is it any wonder that so many full-figured women cling to their boring black separates-the "safest" things in their wardrobes?
Thankfully, my years working in fashion have taught me some invaluable lessons about how to pull off pieces traditionally thought of as no-no's for anyone beyond a size 6. Follow these foolproof tips and brace yourself for some serious style points.
1. MYTH Horizontal stripes enlarge a big frame.
TRUTH Break up the pattern with a blazer or colored pants. Très chic-for all figures.
2. MYTH Top-heavy women can't wear knits.
TRUTH Look for body-skimming silhouettes in metallic for a pulled-together take.
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3. MYTH Peplums add volume.
TRUTH A streamlined pencil skirt with a peplum creates an hourglass shape.
4. MYTH Black is the most flattering color for fuller Read More »from 6 Curvy Girl Fashion Myths