7 Fashion Myths Every Curvy Girl Should Ignore ...

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Last week, the media hit back at fashion myths that have blighted us for years.2

After a press release claiming to contain dressing advice for “bigger” girls was circulated, containing a large number of these myths, we decided to take back dressing for everyone.

The fashion myths were quickly torn apart, and the PR agency received a few choice words, too.

Interested in the myths?

Here are the top fashion myths when it comes to dressing curves, and what to do instead.

1. Horizontal Hell…

Horizontal Hell…

Everyone has heard that curvy girls shouldn’t wear horizontal stripes – it's one of the most quoted fashion myths.

It’s thought that they make an area look wider, and enlarge your frame – which obviously most people don’t want.

It’s not quite as simple as that in fashion, though.

While you might find that horizontally striped wallpaper makes your room look wider, it probably won’t do the same for your body.

Instead of avoiding them, try teaming them with a blazer or bright-colored pants, and adding a statement necklace.

It’s chic, suits everyone, and breaks up the pattern, meaning the effect is no more.

Win.

2. Boobs and Knits = No…

Boobs and Knits = No…

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told to avoid knits on account of having boobs.

I’m often directed to blazers or cardigans instead, accompanied with a sad look and the advice to see what looks good.

Top-heavy women CAN wear knits, though.

Okay, so it takes a little more effort than grabbing the first warm item that you see, but most people don’t do that anyway.

Find fitted knits that create a body-skimming silhouette, and avoid anything too big or heavy to avoid swamping your figure.

I’ve had a ton of compliments on my metallic knits this year!

3. Black is Best…

Black is Best…

It’s another interior design message that made its way into fashion – black is best.2

Anything in black looks smaller, therefore slimmer.

It’s no wonder that it became the prominent color to those lacking self confidence, or desperate to look a little smaller.2

Your wardrobe doesn’t need to be dark, though.

Any solid, bold color will have the same effect, but without looking like you are ready for a funeral.

So ditch that dark first-date outfit and go for something in azure or orange instead.

You’ll shine for all the right reasons.

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