Weekend Inspiration – Plus Size Striped Dress & Boots

Happy Weekend!  I’ve put together a look that can easily go to the office or weekend brunch!

If you’re intimidated by horizontal stripes, might I recommend wearing them as a layer.  The BS “theory” behind the “no plus sized women in horizontal stripes” is that stripes make you look “wide(r).”  However, breaking up the pattern with a layer, such as an open cardigan, circumvents this “problem.”

Note my abundant use of quotation marks.  The reason is that I don’t believe in these rules regarding what is acceptable vs unacceptable for plus size women.  To me, “flattering” is relevant to everyone.  But, nothing, I repeat, nothing is off-limits because of one’s size.  The best thing I’ve read about the stripe controversy is “Are horizontal stripes REALLY making you look fat?”(a must-read), written by Melissa at Suger Coat It.  She breaks it down for us: “No, horizontal stripes won’t make you look fat. Only being fat makes you look fat. And you know what, that’s okay.”

Regardless of your comfort-level, this is a look anyone can pull off!

Plus Size Outfit Idea - Plus Size Fashion: Striped Dress and Wide Calf Boots - Alexa Webb

Plus Size Striped Dress* // Plus Size Cardigan // Long Tassel Necklace // Handbag // Wide Calf Boots // Bracelet 1 // Watch // Bracelet 2 // Sunglasses // Tory Burch Earrings

*As I went to post this look, I discovered the striped dress was out of stock in most sizes.  Sorry, folks!  But, I put together a collection of similar dresses.  Check ’em out:


So are you wearing stripes? Tell me how you feel about “the stripe controversy!”

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