Fashion ‘Rules’ That Plus Size People Need To Break

Fashion has no rules. I just want to put that out there right away.

I’ve never been adventurous with my style. I have always stuck to black, loose fitted clothing. It’s the safe option for me.

As a plus size girl, it can be easy to fall into the trap of wearing certain clothing items that larger people are told to wear so we look thinner. Society tells us that fat is bad and thin is good. Fat people are told we need to cover up and conform to societies fat fashion rules.

Well f*ck that!

No matter what size you are, you have the right to wear whatever makes you happy. If you want to wear something that shows more skin then do it. We are here and we are fabulous!

Rule #1: Don’t wear tight fitted clothing.

This rule is a load of bogus. I am definitely a plus size lady but I live in skinny jeans and tight fitted tops. They make me happier and I feel that I can show off my curves more. If anything, baggy clothes make me look all frumpy and gross so I’m definitely going to keep wearing my tight fitted clothing.

Rule #2: Lose the stripes.

There’s some weird thing that people love to tell fat people all about how horizontal stripes make you look wider. I think it’s a load of rubbish! Stripes can look clean which makes an outfit have a little extra something. It’s a classic pattern that can look great on any body type.

Rule #3: Crop tops are not for fat people.

This should silly when you think about it. Fat people have stomachs and so do thinner people. Surely if we want to wear a crop top then we can no matter what size we are. Just because your tummy isn’t flat, doesn’t mean it can’t be flaunted.

Rule #4: Hide your bingo wings.

The phrase bingo wings always makes me laugh. It’s just so silly! Those saggy bits on your arms really don’t need to be hidden. Ignore people who say that they do. When it’s warm, you should wear that sleeveless outfit instead of hiding everything.

Rule #5: Never wear white jeans.

This rule is so dumb that I don’t even know where to start. Why would anyone think that white jeans are only for thinner people?! According to the idiots, white jeans can show your cellulite but surely that’s a silly way to think? I’ve never seen a plus size person in white jeans and thought about their cellulite. If that’s something you do then thats much more of a reflection of you, not that. Rock those white jeans. And if you do happen to feel a bit nervous, wear some control pants underneath for some reassurance.

What plus size fashion rules are you going to break? Let’s all work together to break the rules of how fatter people can dress..

10 thoughts on “Fashion ‘Rules’ That Plus Size People Need To Break

  1. I love this post! I used to be really overweight or what my doctor would term obese and I spent my whole teen years and some adult life in that state. I felt so bad half the time wanting to hide away my body, but you are so right, we need to be able to show ourselves off and stripes do actually look good on plenty of people 🙂 I completely agree with wearing fitting and tight clothes too. They make us have an amazing shape and look good, baggy just looks horrible and makes you look bigger than you are!


  2. This is such a wonderful post – it really is just about finding what you’re comfortable in and what makes you feel confident in your own body.

    I feel differently about stripes because I like that they emphasise my figure rather than my problem areas but obviously style and comfort are subjective anyway. 😊

    Hayley x


  3. I am so glad you are embracing the wobble! I can honestly say I now feel more womanly than I ever have, I wobble in all the “wrong” places (apparently) and I always I wear whatever I want.

    I think women, especially younger women (I am an old baggage) need to read positive posts like yours…thank you for sharing xx


  4. Fashion rules were meant to be followed by squares. Plus size women can wear whatever they want and still look good in it. Trends are created by those who dare to be different and aren’t afraid to step outside the box. Why be a follower when you can be a leader instead?

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