Aussie Curves: Breaking the Rules

Top: Portmans

Pants: asos

Shoes: Wittner

The very lovely Danimezza’s been running a great bloghop weekly challenge list for some time now entitled “Aussie Curves”, and it’s proving to be a spectacular success and an excellent way to discover some new plus-size bloggers on the interwebs at the moment.

This week’s challenge was “Breaking The Rules” which is a particular soft spot topic for me. Plus size “fashion” is ALL about rules. No horizontal stripes, no form fitting silhouettes, and definitely no colour for God’s sake.

Oh course, I abide by only one plus size fashion rule: Thou shalt not follow plus size fashion rules.

Which is why today you’ll find me in pale pink trousers (do not wear light colours below) that are cropped (a no-no for short individuals) and a bold horizontally striped top (the cardinal rule) with a high neck (definitely not for big boobs). And I feel pretty good, too.

Click through below to check out the other blogs involved in Aussie Curves, and consider joining up yourself. Don’t have a blog? You can also post pictures on the Aussie Curves Facebook Page.

Next week they’re doing skirts. Looking forward to it.

Necklace: Lovisa


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Top: Portmans

Skirt: Asos

Petticoat: Domino Dollhouse

Shoes: Wittner

If imitation if the sincerest form of flattery, then you should probably just consider me flattering the hell out of the lovely Tanesha from Girl With Curves here.

See? Isn’t she gorgeous?

I fell in love with this outfit last year, and have off-and-on tried to replicate it with little success.

First, the sequin top (thrifted) was impossible to find… at least until someone on twitter pointed me towards the Portmans clearance store where I found a pretty passable imitation for just $20.

Secondly, the skirt. Tanesha’s is from Modcloth, but my far more substantial waist doesn’t fit much at Modcloth, so I turned elsewhere. I finally found this one on Asos, and when it arrived this afternoon I discovered to my delight that it’s pretty much perfect.

It’s called the Fit & Flare Midi skirt, and it’s made of a heavy drill cotton. I’m wearing it fresh out of the box and with a petticoat underneath (I was that excited to receive it) so it’s ┬ábit smooshed. I need to get it hemmed and pressed and then convince The Sophisticate to take me out somewhere swanky that’s sequin-worthy and then I can finally wear the Tanesha-wannabe outfit of my dreams!