Rules are meant to be broken, ever heard of that? Yes! We have come up with a guideline that is all ready to thrash the old school plus size clothing rules to the bins. Have a look!
OLD RULE: YOU SHOULD NEVER WEAR WHITE
The new rule: It is not the color of the attire that makes it flattering rather than the fit that does the right job. It is certainly about the placement of the white pieces to not make you look larger, similarly a black outfit will not give a sleeker look if it does not fit appropriately.
OLD RULE: BUTTON DOWN SHIRTS ARE NOT OBSEQUIOUS
The new rule: Button down shirts tend to complement curves. You should go for the ones that have stretch or design details that create shape. Or better be paired under a blazer or a cardigan which will give you an elongated look too.
THE OLD RULE: BRIGHT COLORS & PRINTS WILL MAKE YOU LOOK BIGGER
The new rule: Gone are the days when plus size mother of the bride dresses were used to be made keeping the traditional colors in mind to look slimmer and sleek. Rather, color has nothing to do with it until and unless the fit is not right. The only aspect with respect to colors that need to be kept in mind is- it should compliment your complexion. As for the prints, they should be selected in proportion to the size of your body. For example if a bigger woman may wear tiny polka dots, it will get lost in the size of the canvas.
THE OLD RULE: STRICTLY STICK TO THE BASICS AS FOLLOWING RULES IS CRIMINAL
The new rule: How the mother of the bride dresses up, does not need to be boring and traditional anymore. If it floats your boat, just go for it. The only trick is to adapt it in a way that compliments your shape. If you wish to wear a crop top, don’t hesitate but wisely by choosing a top that is cut longer and pair it with a high waisted pencil skirt. Wish to give color blocking a go? Go ahead, just keep in mind that the darker and the vertical panels are placed on the areas which are to be downplayed.
THE OLD RULE: THE BIGGER THE BETTER
The new rule: Baggy clothes do not tend to hide a multitude of sins hidden inside that sack of cloth. If you plan on wearing something with volume, do it in moderation, whereas pair it with something slimmer. Volume on either of the garment ‘top’ or ‘bottom’ is fine as far as it is not all over.
THE OLD RULE: DO NOT RUFFLE
The new rule: Ruffles can certainly do their part if played with strategically. Vertical ruffles if placed on one side of the skirt gives quite an elongating look. If placed on the sleeves or the hemline are perfect for drawing attention.