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Monday, June 28, 2010

EARNING MY STRIPES!

                  
Hey curvy girls,
One of the myths that stylists or fashion insiders will have you believe is that curvy girls or large chested women can't wear stripes. I have always refused to believe that and have been a stripe lover for years. No matter the size, curvy girls can wear stripes. Its all about finding what works best for your body and what makes you feel and look your best.
 I bought this striped dress from Faith 21 last year, but, I had to get it taken in at the top because it was a little too big. A tailor works wonders for us curvy girls (I will talk more about this in a later post). I was drawn to this dress not just because of the stripes but because of the mixture of bold colors. I wanted to keep the integrity of the dress by not adding too many accessories.because the dress stands out on its own. I chose to focus on the shoes and earrings to make the look more interesting. I was going to wear red shoes with this and a red belt, but,I decided against it and went for these super cute fuchsia gladiator style heels to make the pink in the dress standout more. I found these silver leaf earrings at Forever 21 when I was in Baltimore.
When the Fall comes, I will add a little cropped leather jacket to toughen up the look, but, since it's warm and sunny, I thought I would keep things girlie.
If I, a curvy, large chested woman can rock stripes, so can you.
Since the dress was a popular item. Faith 21 brought it back for the Spring season on their website.

All pictures taken by Deirdre Simon

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15 comments:

mrs. halimah. said...

agree! that stripe rule is so outdated. fashion rules are made to be broken. like you said, wear what works for you.

Franceta said...

PSHT, your rocking these stripes, screw what the world says! LOVEEE this look and everything about it, you look super cute and classy :)

asha said...

love the dress on you. i bought it too but ehh, i don't know how i feel about it on me. i need to try it on again. i also bought the color painted woven dress with that e-certificate that i won a while back. i love that one! i'll post pix later this week after my hair gets done, lol.

Chastity Garner said...

Love the shoes! And Ill be back in NYC for fashion week --- Hope to see you then

C. Garner
The Curvy Girl's Guide to Style

Jennifer aka. Jasifer said...

YOU LOOK AMAZING IN STRIPES HUN!!!!

anishea said...

I love your style and look Alissa. Don't forget me when your this major stylist at one of theses know brands. everything you are wearing gets a A+++++

Savonne said...

@Asha- I know what you mean. When I first tried it on. I was a little turned off too, but, after I got it slightly tailored I decided to give it a chance.

@Chastity-I will be at Fashion week this Sept. Hopefully we can meet up.

Thanks for all the nice compliments.

BBM said...

u are so fierce girl! u really know how to dress ure beautyful curves so well! love ya babe! and those shoes ... umm yeah ... imma steal that later ...

Anika said...

HOT! I totally love this look, of course you can rock stripes!

congrats on the blogaward :D

xx Anika
sweetfacedstyle.blogspot.com

monica said...

I never knew that that curvy women should stay away from stripes. If that is true you surely prove them wrong. I love the color combination and the shoes are great. You always know how to make a statement with your clothing.

solesister said...

YAY for the dress! Its really cute! The shoes are FAB!

Les Pitreries de Vanoue said...

You look adoreable!!!! I love this dress and those shoes!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think this dress is very inviting. The bright coloring allows for a distraction that they doing double-duty as stripes. A 'style hint' I pick up from this look: If you wear stripes, be sure to distract from the obvious black and white. Like, be daring with color and people won't even notice you're wearing stripes!

-Fatima

viagra online said...

I think this dress so lovely! And the model isn't ugly I think she has a big and sweet heart.

Generic Cialis said...

Awesome dress sweetheart! where did you get it ? I love it! please post more photos soon!

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