Do you believe in fashion rules? Here we think that the term itself sounds very strange, because something that should be fun and liberating does not fit much with right and wrong, limiting choices or anything that make us insecure in relation to the way we dress, right?
The Refinery 29 site also believes that fashion is made to celebrate the individuality and personal choices and has just released – not by accident while the fashion weeks are happening around the world – the F*uck The Fashion Rules, an overview of fashion rules they believe doesn’t make sense anymore. We loved the selection and we took 15 of the 29 rules to share our opinion here:
1. BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND TAKE OFF ONE THING
That was a rule that always appeared in magazines and styling tips, but now it’s totally outdated if you create the outfit thinking that everything has its purpose and more elaborate productions tend to reflect personality and creativity.
2. DON’T MIX PRINTS
If in the past printed clothes could only be combined with basic or one color pieces, today stripes are mixed with floral, floral join stripes and out of these nothing obvious mixtures comes more and more incredible looks.
3. WOMEN SHOULD WEAR WOMEN’S CLOTHES
What would women’s clothes be? Dresses, skirts? Clothes are clothes! Thankfully we have evolved and we can use all kind of pieces and trends as boyish outfits help spread the experimentation.
4. DON’T SHOW YOUR BRA STRAPS
Nowadays there is nothing that can not be shown, it all depends. The bra gained modern versions to be shown and even to be a stylish item in the production.
5. DRESS ACCORDING TO YOUR BODY
Until recently the rule was to enhance the good and hide the bad. But who defines what to show or not is just one person … you!
6. HIGHLIGHT YOUR WAIST
If before women had to be female by simply being a woman, today we have a lot of options and shapes to choose and wear what we feel better with. A Thanks to the oversized and comfort too!
7. DON’T WEAR HORIZONTAL STRIPES
Makes you fat! Ok, they can even create the illusion of perspective, but don’t stop trying, use stripe in the direction you want if you feel good! We have written about it in the post Stripes beyond the basic.
8. MOMS SHOULD BE MODEST
Since when basic looks reflect if you are a good mother or not? This rule is one of the most outdated, moms should not let the style and the way they like to dress in the arrival of the new phase. Fashion is self-esteem!
9. DON’T MIX GOLD AND SILVER JEWELRY
Another old known rule that fell to the ground. Today it is not difficult to find the proper accessories coming alreay with this mixture.
10. YOU CAN’T WEAR HEELS IF YOU ARE TALL
Unless it bother you exclusively, the heels should be used by anyone who likes to. Feel beautiful and happy with your choices is the only rule here!
11. SHORT WOMAN SHOULD WEAR HEELS
Not for someone that doesn’t like heels. Comfort has never been so valued and fashion has kept an eye on this with more and more cool options including the sneakers as shown in the post How to wear sneakers with style.
12. T-SHIRTS CAN’T BE DRESSY
It’s over! The t-shirts are all-in productions for all styles and occasions. Want a outfit to the night with t-shirt or a modern, stylish outfit with t-shirt? Yes, it is very possible!
13. LEGGINGS SHOULD ONLY BE WORN TO THE GYM
Sport trend also remains strong in fashion, it is not hard to find someone using a super modern legging with heels!
14. SHORT WOMEN SHOULDN’T WEAR LONG LENGHTS
The rule says that it shortens and can give the impression that you were lower than you actually are. Again, it is up to you whether you like or not what you see.
15. IT’S BAD LUCK TO WEAR A RING ON YOUR LEFT RING FINGER BEFORE YOU’RE ENGAGED
The craziest rule I’ve ever heard! Does anyone really believe this kind of thing? If it depends on this kind of bad luck, Flávia would be single forever. 🙂
Leave in the comments other fashion rules you consider outdated!