It’s not enough to just know the trends in fashion. We need to know how to make them work for our shape and our personal style. There is something unique about curvy style and the special way we can wear the trends to look our best. Looking back, I realized I was interpreting the fashion trends for myself, when the words fashion and trend had yet to appear together in the same sentence for plus sizes. My body has changed over the years, but I’ve always had style. I’ve gone from a size 28 to a size 18 and I learned how to dress my curves all along the way. Coco Chanel said, “Fashion is made to become unfashionable.” Style, on the other hand, tells a story.
Personal style is distinctive to you, like the way you walk or talk. Your style is how you have navigated the world of fashion: your likes, dislikes, and what you feel works or doesn't work for your form. Striking the right balance between form and fashion is key. However, often there is a disconnection. We either don't think fashion is important, or worse we are so focused on our flaws we can't even embrace fashion. A great example of this disconnect is always wearing clothes that are too big and baggy because you think you are hiding something under there. Whatever the case, the result is often unflattering fashion choices that hurt more than they help hide our so called flaws.
The reality is that what you wear is an outward expression of your personal brand. It can absolutely make all the difference in business, life, and love too. I've always heard the saying that you should dress for the position you want, not the one you have. It really is the #truth. Your style can tell others that you are smart, confident and creative or it can shout that you are lazy and uninspired. The question is, “Are you as confident as you look?” Do a little test of your own. Up your style game and see how people react to you differently.
Depending on where you are in your personal style journey, it may feel challenging to take it to the next level. I believe every woman with curves can have great personal style! Some of us just need a little help to uncover it.
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