Oh, yes, DV. I've heard this rule, along with rules about not wearing pockets, because they'll make my hips look bigger. Even my size 4 MIL believes this rule. I've decided that I place some value on traditional figure flattery, but my goal is not to look as small, or as skinny, as possible,
I have been working on proportion, and I do find that the scale of my body does factor into the overall proportions. On the plus side, that big tote that makes someone else look like she's run away from home with all her worldy possession looks like, well, a purse, on me! lol. I've come to realize, however, that small scale details and accessories are "close up" fashion --- pretty surprises for the people who come close enough to appreciate them. My Jerusalem cross pendant, for example, makes me happy, and I've discovered a love for small post earrings, too. I also like to layer delicate necklaces in open necklines (photo).
Your look here is gorgeous --- the small polka dot has a wonderful graphic pull in the b/w, and the layered belts are terrific. Your outfit the other day, with the soft, floaty sundress is another great example of how delicate items can sing on a curvier frame. If something attracts us, we can't let a rule keep us from the trying it in the dressing room! One of the great things about YLF is that my eye is being honed in such a positive way that I can say "this isn't for me, rather than, "I'm too big for this." I can be open to bending a rule and trust that I, perhaps with feedback from the forum, can tell what flatters and pleases me.
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