If I've heard it once, I've heard it a thousand times - 'fat girls can't wear skinny jeans'. In actual fact, they can. Despite all the 'rules' about plus size fashion and what curvy/larger/fat/plus size ladies should wear, the bottom line is that you can wear whatever you like. Sometimes I am guilty of playing it safe and worrying about whether I am able to pull off certain items of clothing, so when I was contacted by Marisota* to take part in their style barriers chance I thought it would be a great way to help break the barriers!
There were 5 barriers in the Marisota style barrier challenge, all of which are classic " don'ts " for plus size women. They were:
'Horizontal stripes are unflattering'
'You can't clash colours'
'Pastel colours are difficult to wear in winter'
'Prints shouldn't be mixed'
'Skinny jeans are unflattering'
I was chosen for the skinny jeans barrier, which I was pleased about as I am more of a trousers/leggings kinda gal than a skirts and dresses type. I chose the Jeffery and Paula skinny jeans in black and decided to go for a smart/casual look which I would feel great wearing! So here's my outfit and attempt at breaking the classic plus size rule of not wearing skinny jeans!
*Black peplum vest - £9 (Absolute bargain!)
*Black tassel pumps - £25
Tassel clutch bag - Primark (£8)
Necklace - gift
Overall I am really happy with this outfit! This would be a great option for a works lunch or party this christmas and a great choice for a casual night out. I love the skinny jeans, they are very comfortable and stretchy and have a zip detailing at the ankles which add a bit to the look! They aren't uber skinny, but they are flattering, fitting and comfortable (comfort is key for me when it comes to fashion!) I am in love with this party knit from Joe browns too! So ladies - when it comes to skinny jeans, just WEAR THEM! Try a few different pairs, find a pair you feel comfortable in and rock them!
*gifted by marisota, as always -views are my own!