Happy New Year to all you Curvy.Confident.Chic Fashionistas. My last post highlighted Spring’s trends that will work with for all you plus size divas, but before you go out and experiment with what will work for you, there are certain commandments that you must be familiar with.
Thanks to Clutch Magazine, they have put together a fabulously wicked list for all Fashionistas to adhere to. I feature these commandments to ensure the Curvy.Confident.Chic. fashionista looks and feels her best! As I read the list, I must admit, that there were a few dont’s that I have encountered- some falling victim to and some I have contemplated.
With the assistance of Clutch, they hope that by following the commandments, you will be a step closer to becoming the most fabulous Curvy.Confident.Chic. Fashionista out there! As you read the list, please feel free to add your own recommendation!
The Ten Fashion Commandments as shared by Clutch
Thou shalt not wear leggings as pants, baring your backsides for the whole world to see! Instead, pair leggings with casual dresses, or tunic-length shirts and sweaters. Enjoy the trend, but tastefully and in moderation. (It is all about what works with your curves not against your curves)
Thou shalt not show panty line, thongs, bra straps, or any other undergarments for that matter. Be a lady, and keep such personal information to yourself. (Always make sure you lay the right foundation!)
Thou shalt not buy clothing that is too small, under the pretense of losing weight to fit into it. Money spent today should be able to be used today. Besides, it’s not about the number or size on the garment, but rather the way it fits your body and makes you feel. A comfy 14 beats a too-tight 10 any day! (Size ain’t nothing but a number)
Thou shalt not spend beyond your fashionable means. Purchasing the hottest new “it” bag means nothing if you can’t afford to go out and be seen in it, or if it will make the rent or car note past due. A Birkin bag may be fly, but you sure can’t live in it! (Hahahaha- so true!)
Thou shalt experiment fearlessly with bright colors and bold accessories. Spice up a simple black ensemble with a pair of turquoise flats, for example, or a stack of beaded bangles. (I think this is one of my rules!)
Thou shalt not fall victim to the trends, allowing the magazines and designers to dictate everything you wear and every piece you buy. Be yourself and wear what makes you feel most comfortable. Embrace your individuality!
Thou shalt not wear shoes and boots with leaned heels. Walking sideways is not sexy!
Thou shalt not assume that we all are “Sasha Fierce.” Yes we all have fierce alter egos within us, but that doesn’t mean that we should show up at the club in a leotard or one piece with some pumps on! (Listen, if you like it, I love it!)
Thou shalt understand the importance of appearance and how everything from your hair, makeup and the wrong accessories can destroy a great look. Make sure everything ties together PLEASE!
Thou shalt always take one good look at themselves in the mirror from head to toe before heading out the door. Whether it’s off to work, a date with a boobie, the club, school, etc., for the next 365 days make sure it’s a look that isn’t going to garner you those side-eye stares. The goal is to be you!
What do you think? Do you agree? Do you disagree? Please share your thoughts and cares! I would love to hear from you!
Keep it curvy!
I am the Editor in Chic of The Curvy Fashionista. Often goofy. Forever emo. Always a Virgo. You can find me somewhere grooving to 90s R&B.