Reworking Trends to Fit Your Body Type Part 2

Updated on Mar 02, 2011
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catiebeatty
catiebeatty on March 07
All these tips are great except for #2. There is a common misconception that generous thighs and voluptuous figures should be covered up with lots of loose fabric. As comfortable as it is, it really only adds bulk & volume. No matter what ur size or proportion u should WEAR CLOTHES THAT FIT. Also be careful with ur wording. Wide hips do not = plus size, and plus size does not = wide hips
catiebeatty
catiebeatty on March 07
oh gotcha! that makes more sense! Yeah, there are so many stretchy fabrics that don't look good on anyone!
fashionjuice
fashionjuice on March 07
Thank you catiekat. I believe I missed pointing that out... that choosing clothes that fit your size is the most ideal. However, what I was suggesting was to go with light/airy and flowy fabrics instead of heavy fabrics - wasn't referring to the style or fit but the fabric itself. :) Thanks!
catiebeatty
catiebeatty on March 07
P.S. I really enjoy reading your articles and the comments and discussions they inspire :)
pandamarie
pandamarie on March 07
I would like this a lot more if even half of these girls looked vaguely 'plus sized'. Bigger busts, wider hips, and rounder thighs do NOT mean plus size. Curvy? Yes, I could get behind the definition of curvy with those words, but I just think the selection of photos was incredibly poor, there are plenty of actually plus size girls who are beyond stylish that could have easily been featured here.
pandamarie
pandamarie on March 07
I appreciate the gesture of making sure it reads as not simply plus size, because that was honestly my only problem with this. Was the insinuation that those things meant someone was plus size or that those girls were a representation of plus size.
fashionjuice
fashionjuice on March 07
Thanks everyone for your honesty and thanks to pandamarie, Annebeth and catiekat for pointing those things out. The ladies in the photos used here aren't necessarily Plus-Size Girls. The photos were chosen because of the OUTFITS that these stylish Chictopians were wearing. These outfits are the sample styles, cuts, fabrics and colors, etc. that were talked about in the tips. Also, note that these photos were chosen from the STYLE GALLERY at the time of publishing. We will be adding a note in here to say so and that we're not just referring to plus-size girls alone but ladies who have fuller busts or wider hips without being necessarily plus-size. We understand there are petite women with bigger busts and medium build ladies who have rounder thighs, and these tips are directed to any of those with fuller busts, hips and/or thighs or are plus-sized.
fashionjuice
fashionjuice on March 07
Hi everyone! Sorry for the misunderstanding, I used the photos here to show the types of clothing and not the size/shape of the ladies.
pandamarie
pandamarie on March 07
Honestly if I was a single girl linked to in the 'take a cue' portion of this article, I'd be livid, not a single of them are even within 15 pounds of being 'plus sized'. I'd be more pissed if I was an actual plus sized girl and THESE were my representation.
Annebeth
Annebeth on March 07
oh yeah totally, I'm always way more in awe of fuller girls rocking difficult fashion than I am of skinny, modellike types. It's way easier for slim girls to look good in weird clothes, if you catch my drift.
catiebeatty
catiebeatty on March 07
I would agree. There are a lot of "plus size" girls on here that don't get nearly enough attention for their fantastic style!
Annebeth
Annebeth on March 07
I agree. The tips are good, but the pictures should be more diverse. Maybe check other sites for pictures?
crystaldots
crystaldots on March 07
This is really great, Cris. I rally like the graphics on the first page and you provided us several different kinds of body types. Great article as always.
fashionjuice
fashionjuice on March 07
Thanks girl! :)

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