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It’s time to throw out all those old fashion myths, because you CAN wear these looks!

Stripe Myth

“HORIZONTAL STRIPES MAKE YOU LOOK WIDER.”

Believe it or not…studies have shown horizontal stripes can be flattering! They create bands that visually draw the bodyline in, creating a slimmer-looking silhouette. If you’re still a little nervous, start with a narrow stripe or a pattern with strategically varying widths, or mix up the look with a jacket or cardi.

 

Skinny Pant Myth

“ONLY MODELS AND SLIM WOMEN CAN WEAR WHITE PANTS.”

Curvaceous ladies can wear white pants – even the new slim leg style – especially when they’re denim. The key is finding a cut that flatters you (we love a crop or a bootcut leg). Then make sure you select a spandex blend that fits everywhere: nothing too loose or too tight, and pockets that lie flat.

 

Maxi Dress Myth

“MAXI DRESSES ARE FOR TALL WOMEN”

Petite ladies look lovely in floor-length frocks. The key is not to let the dress overwhelm your figure. Wear wedges for height or put your hair up to elongate your neckline. Avoid big patterns and a fit that’s too billowy or drags the floor.

 

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