By now, I think that you know me well enough to know that I don’t follow rules. My belief is that rules are meant to be broken. Now before I get trolled, let me be clear that I am not talking illegal activity. I am talking about society and the idea that we must live according to the standards of some closed-minded random that we don’t know from Adam (that is a country saying, I don’t know Adam either).
When I wake up in the morning, right after I recite my affirmations, I start thinking of ways to be better than I was the day before and how I can live outside of the box. What box? That tiny pitch black area where society allows fat girls to exist freely. You know the place for fat girls that is located inside of a slightly larger box for women. Yeah… That place!
If I started counting all of the rules that society have in place for women, especially fat women; I would need at least a thousand (or more) of you to lend me your hands. Although I could care less about any of society’s rules or beauty standards, I keep track just so I can challenge them. Today, I am challenging two fashion rules that society urges plus size women not to break: showing our arms and wearing stripes.
Showing Your Arms
Our arms are too big to be seen publicly and that every shirt should have sleeves. Why on earth would we want to flaunt such a flaw? So what if it is 150 degrees outside, don’t you dare show those arms!
There isn’t one thing wrong with showing your arms! Ladies, you have to stop absorbing all of society’s negative beliefs about you. You are fabulous no matter how big your arms are and you should love and celebrate every inch of you. Oh and remember, It’s your prerogative (in my Bobby Brown voice) to do what you want.
If you are plus size, you should shy away from stripes because they distort your already flawed figure. They make you look even larger than you are and Lord know you don’t want that.
Stripes can be slayed by any body type! There is no fashion bible that forbids you to wear stripes after you reach a certain size. My size ranges from a 24 to 28 and I look fabulous in stripes and you can too. Remember that slaying the scene is about style and not fashion, find a way to make the stripes yours.
In the event that you need a little inspiration, I have created a look just for the occasion.
My Style Journal
Asymmetrical Bustier Top: Eloquii
Button Front Maxi Skirt: Eloquii
Black Strapped Wedge (similar): Sears
I live in South Georgia and while most of you are gearing up to celebrate the end of summer, I know that I have plenty of hot days remaining. Please believe I will be killin’ em with the shoulders until it is time to bundle up for Winter.
So what do you think ladies? What fashion rules are you down to break? Chime in ladies!