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Readers Respond: Do You Follow Fashion Rules?

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From the article: Style Basics
Do you follow fashion rules, or are they of no interest to you? Share your reasons here!

Do you always follow fashion rule?

Yes sometimes i do, But i love to make my own Fashion statement!
—Guest laurieann

A Good Guideline

I think "rules" are meant to be used as guidelines and are not carved in stone. Different personalities and tastes transform every rule to interpretation.
—Guest Moe

I have never followed fashion

i never have followed fashion if I like it, if it looks good, is well made and flatters me I wear it.
—Guest Alison

Rules Are Meant to be BROKEN!

I wear what makes me feel and look fabulous! There are NO rules when it comes to fashion. Do you and forget "them".
—Guest Sebastian

Rules Are Meant to be BROKEN!

I wear what makes me feel and look fabulous! There are NO rules when it comes to fashion. Do you and forget "them".
—Guest Sebastian

Follow some, break some ...

Fashion is fickle, and the rules change all the time. So it's up to you to decide what rules work for you and which ones don't, and which rules you should break. The rule about plus-size women not wearing horizontal stripes is meant to be broken. I saw some blogs early in the spring where they broke that rule, and it inspired me to buy an LL Bean striped French Sailor's shirt, which looks pretty good. Also, one of my friends who is plus-size wears a lot of pattern, and on her it looks really good ... it suits her personality. I'm learning to wear patterns, so that's one personal rule I had that I've broken. I think I've successfully gotten out of my fashion rut this spring and summer. It will be interesting to see what fall brings!
—Guest Edie

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