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fashion do: plus size stripes

Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Striped Maxi Outfit
Who says plus size girls can't wear stripes?
[ :: Asos striped maxi dress (similar) :: Gap denim moto jacket (similar) :: scarf c/o FRAAS :: ]
[ :: Rebecca Minkoff Ostrich Clutch (on super sale here!) :: two lips wedges :: bracelets from Forever 21 & Taiwan :: ]
Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Striped Maxi Outfit
Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Striped Maxi Outfit
Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Striped Maxi Outfit
Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Striped Maxi Outfit
Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog Striped Maxi Outfit
[ :: Asos striped maxi dress (similar) :: Gap denim moto jacket (similar) :: scarf c/o FRAAS :: ]
[ :: Rebecca Minkoff Ostrich Clutch (on super sale here!) :: two lips wedges :: bracelets from Forever 21 & Taiwan :: ]

So tired of hearing the same plus size fashion don'ts cycled around everywhere. STRIPES ARE OKAY, YA'LL. Better than okay. They're awesome. Necessary. Essential. I'm obsessed, and frankly, sick of people saying plus size girls can't wear them.

I still remember being majorly bummed out as a kid when I was out shopping during a family trip in Taiwan (where everyone is tiny), and I was wearing one of my favorite striped shirts. Out of nowhere, my mom walked up from behind and told me I really shouldn't wear striped shirts anymore because I looked fat. The rest of that day I was so self-conscious I couldn't even focus on shopping. True story. Amazing mainly because I can't remember the last time something distracted me from shopping. Anyway, I wish I'd known then what I know now, because let's set this straight--I am plus size. I will be plus in a black dress, and I will be plus in a striped one. No amount of spanx, "slimming" colors, or fat-smushing-torture devices will change that.

Moral of this story? WEAR STRIPES. because they're awesome. and so are you.

56 comments:

  1. So cute! I am so into maxi dresses right now.

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    1. Me toooo! I keep reaching for them since they're so comfortable and easy. hahaha :D Lazy dressing at its best! :D

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  2. Love this look! I have the same maxi dress and its is my absolute favorite! I completely agree with you. Wear what makes you feel wonderful no matter what people say!

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    1. It's an awesome dress, right? So comfortable! :D

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  3. Who says Plus Size girls can't wear Everything!! You wear it all so very well. Following on Bloglovin to see what you wear this summer!

    http://mykurves.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Happy to have you following! :D

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  4. I love how effortless yet cute this is!! Much love...

    Tiff
    www.lacenleopard.com

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  5. Love your outfit! I don't feel that confident in stripes and I wish I did.

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    1. Aw, give it time! It's hard to ignore all those voices telling us what we can't wear, but you should wear whatever makes you happy! Stripes or no stripes. xo!

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  6. Amen, sister! Fabulous post. You said it all. From a very short and very curvy Canadian who has been following your blog for over a year, and who admires your personal style :).

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    1. Thank you! :D You're too sweet. Love you for following for so long!! xx :)

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  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE this post!!! I've been so self conscious about wearing strips because someone told me the same thing. I have a cute striped skirt just sitting my closet and now, I'm going to pull it out and rock it this week. Thank you for sharing!
    I'm really loving this look on you, the ASOS maxi dress paired with the scarf and moto jacket is such a perfect look. I love it! And the added pop of color with the clutch is perfect! Love your style!!!!

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    1. Yes, do ittt! :D Thanks for the sweet comment! :D

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  9. I don't see this dress on ASOS. :(

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    1. Hi Tammy! Sorry, the dress is from a few seasons ago. :( There are several similar dresses though! :)

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  10. PS It's a cute look! You look super cute!!

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  11. I totally agree. I'm on the rounder side of the spectrum and I actually feel like stripes look better than most other prints. Pear shaped girls actually look better in horizontal stripes too. That's the awesome part. :)

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    1. People get so wrapped up in what "looks good" and what doesn't. Everyone should just wear whatever they want and stop caring about what other people wear! haha Thanks for commenting! :D

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  12. I am short and curvy/thick. I love stripes. There is no stripe that plus-size girls shouldn't wear. My favorite are chevron stripes, but they're all good! Love your look. I am obsessed with that jacket!

    Cassie
    http://stylecassentials.blogspot.com

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    1. I love chevron stripes, too! :D hehe Zigzags are seriously the way to my heart! :D xo!

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  13. Love how this dress looks on you and how it elongates and flatters you.


    -Ale
    http://www.fatshiondiary.com

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  14. I have this dress and I LOVE it I am short and curvy so as the rules say I really shouldn't wear stripes or a maxi dress! The rules are wrong I look great in it and have had several compliments its a great fit and the stripes work really well! You look lovely as always
    Www.theladylovesstyle.com

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  15. You pull this off so well. I feel like I really couldn't.
    The colours + the length + the accessories are just to die for. I love your blog!
    Kerri at HollyMuffin

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    1. Trust me, you definitely can! Stripes work for everyone. There are so many options you just need to find one you like! :D xx!

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  16. THANK YOU. I'm a plus size and I love stripes too.

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  17. I think you look great in the stripes and I totally agree that plus size women can totally rock stripes and look great just like you!

    Nina
    http://curvymod.blogspot.com/

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  18. Thanks for posting a pic article on plus size clothing with stripes. I love it. You make it divine! Also I am in love with the Forever 21 bracelet. Nice match.

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  19. My striped maxi and denim jacket were two of my favorite pieces last spring. I can't wait to break them out again! Stripes are for EVERYbody. :)

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    1. Yes! I can't wait to wear this more often this spring! :D

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  20. Omg you’re so cute!!
    Much love,
    Wengie
    http://www.wengie.com

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  21. I love a good maxi dress! Super cute and I love the scarf!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  22. ooo this may be my favourite look on the blogosphere atm! Loving the dress, totally gorgeous and love the scarf <3

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  23. Looks great! I need to get a denim jacket

    -Chrissy of Crashbeauty.com

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  24. very cute. i always wonder if i can pull off a maxi dress like this. i am short and plump and love maxi dresses but wont buy one for me. you look so awesome. i need to be like you :-)

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  25. love it so wish i could pull it off

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  26. aw..! jealous :D ;) i m realy !

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  27. I really love your attitude!! And personally, I think you look FANTASTIC in that striped dress.

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  28. que bonita eres,,y me encantó tu estilo,,saludos :)

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  29. que linda eres,y me encantó tu estilo,,saludos desde Mexico :)

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  30. I think the secret to making stripes work is to interrupt them with the right accessories. You've done this really well and given me an idea of how to play around with a maxi dress I bought but have found to be a bit unflattering. Thank you!

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