#shapeofbeauty - Garnerstyle


This post brought to you by Curvation.  All opinions are 100% mine.

As one of the Curvation bloggers, I am totally excited to be working, reviewing some of their fabulous bras, and helping them on getting their message out.  The message is about dispelling the myth of what plus size women “should” wear.  It’s one that is very near and dear to my heart.  One of the huge purposes of this blog is to take all of those “rules,” toss them out of the window and really show that we can wear anything we want and look amazing at the same time.   I’ve felt that these rules were made to keep plus size women in a box to make others comfortable.  In the process, it dims our light and doesn’t allow us to shine quite as bright.  There is one good thing about these rules though, with one quick decision you can easily toss them aside, as I have.  I say you can have fun and wear anything as long as you wear it in a way that works for you.  You would be surprised how many of the things that you thought wouldn’t look good on you actually do.   I’m issuing you a personal challenge for those who feel like they haven’t been able to get out of that box.  Go to your favorite place to shop, pick out a few things that you wouldn’t normally wear, and try them on.  Pick up some horizontal stripes, loud colors, or something that you know is just going to grab everyone’s attention.  Regardless if you buy or not, it will really allow you to see that you too can ditch those rules.   I’d love for you to come back and tell me how it goes. 

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Peach Top - Madison Plus (similar), Dress - ASOS (sold-out), Print top - Simplybe, Print bottoms - Simplybe, Skirt - Nordstrom (similar)


  1. I love this and the message it's sending!

  2. Totally love this movement! Fashion "rules" were meant to be broken. Best of luck to you in spreading this message! :)

  3. One of my favorite rules to break as a plus sized gal is the no horizontal stripes rule. I frequently find that they are much more flattering on my figure than some solid colors! I'm so tired of plus sized clothing being made in poor fabric choices and styles that even my 97 year old grandmother would call matronly. Just because I'm a bigger girl doesn't mean that I don't love fashion or want to look cute and, gasp - even sexy! Keep up the positive work!

    1. I think that horizontal stripes rule is the hardest one to get people to be okay with. I just had to realize they are just stripes and you wont look bigger or smaller in them...you will look like you.

  4. I think these so-called rules should be demoted to "guidelines." I mean so many ladies abide by them, when they're missing out on so many fashionable items because of these notions.

    I love stripes, brights and flashy too, so I'm all for plus-size women wearing WHATEVER makes them feel fabulous (like you do)!

    aka The Belated Bloomer - Blog Giveaway Still Open!

  5. I love this and about breaking the rules, it's taken me some time to tell myself that it's ok to go outside the box and break those rules because they were meant to be broken. I think that people should be able to wear what ever makes them feel great no matter what there size! I think you look absolutely fabulous in all the outfits you showed that broke the rules! :)


  6. "We are the majority"! #realtalk
    It's time for "the majority" to have the main presence in the so-called fashion industry!

  7. Where did you get the "Flashy" dress? It's gorgeous!