"I say there are no rules for plus-size dressing,” [said Gabi Gregg (gabifresh.com)]
A previous generation’s rules (no horizontal stripes, bright colors, fitted shapes or bold prints) have been tossed away by these bloggers, who embrace miniskirts, jeggings, peplum tops and sheer blouses.
“I tell my readers to throw the rules out the window,” said Alissa Wilson, 30, who blogs at Stylish Curves from Bayside, Brooklyn. “The goal is not to look smaller; the goal is to find clothes that make you look good.”
Most plus-size designers still haven’t gotten the memo, it seems.
“Retailers seem to think that once you are over a certain size, you don’t care about fashion and want nothing more fashionable than yet another midlength mock wrap-front jersey dress in an ugly print,” wrote Diane Dennis, 37, who blogs at Fat Girls Like Nice Clothes Too and lives in the West Midlands region of England. “Give us something new already and, God forbid, on trend.”A-FREAKING-MEN! No more all black, stretch jersey shapeless tents! Time to embrace our bodies and let them shine in great clothes! And cheers to all the great fashion bloggers abroad and in the Philippines - like PlumPinay, Feastful Life and more - for leading that charge.
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