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This Woman Proves Plus-Size Fashion "Rules" Are Meant To Be Broken

Kam Franklin of The Suffers breaks plus-size fashion "rules" in striped, sleeveless, and (gasp!) sheer looks.

1. "Don't wear anything that clings."

Dress: Rue 107Jacket: ASOS CurveSunglasses: Lane BryantRings: ZariinShoes: ASOS
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Dress: Rue 107

Jacket: ASOS Curve

Sunglasses: Lane Bryant

Rings: Zariin

Shoes: ASOS

2. "Always cover your arms."

Dress: ModClothSunglasses: ASOS
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Dress: ModCloth

Sunglasses: ASOS

3. "Miniskirts? Don't even think about it."

Dress: EloquiiBag: Stylist's ownShoes: ASOSCuff: A.V. Max
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Dress: Eloquii

Bag: Stylist's own

Shoes: ASOS

Cuff: A.V. Max

4. "Solid black is best."

Top: A Leap of StyleSkirt: EloquiiShoes: ASOSSunglasses: ASOSRings: Model's own
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Top: A Leap of Style

Skirt: Eloquii

Shoes: ASOS

Sunglasses: ASOS

Rings: Model's own

5. "Steer clear of stripes (and certainly don't pair them with polka dots)."

Coat: SimplyBeJumpsuit: EloquiiShoes: ASOSSunglasses: Lane BryantRings: Zariin
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Coat: SimplyBe

Jumpsuit: Eloquii

Shoes: ASOS

Sunglasses: Lane Bryant

Rings: Zariin

6. "Keep it simple; you don't get to play with trends."

Top: Mynt 1792Skirt: Mynt 1792Shoes: ASOSNecklace and bracelet: Dara Ettinger
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Top: Mynt 1792

Skirt: Mynt 1792

Shoes: ASOS

Necklace and bracelet: Dara Ettinger

7. "Tomboy styles won't work on curves."

Dress: OneOneThreeTop: Mynt 1792Necklace: David Aubrey
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Dress: OneOneThree

Top: Mynt 1792

Necklace: David Aubrey

8. "And don't you dare try anything sexy."

Dress: Universal StandardBra: Lane BryantBriefs: Lane BryantShoes: ASOSNecklace: A.V. Max
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Dress: Universal Standard

Bra: Lane Bryant

Briefs: Lane Bryant

Shoes: ASOS

Necklace: A.V. Max

9. "Basically, just forget about having fun."

Jacket: ASOS CurveTop: City ChicBra: Lane BryantSkirt: ModClothCrinoline: Re/DressBelt: Ready to StareShoes: Sole Diva via SimplyBe
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Jacket: ASOS Curve

Top: City Chic

Bra: Lane Bryant

Skirt: ModCloth

Crinoline: Re/Dress

Belt: Ready to Stare

Shoes: Sole Diva via SimplyBe

Makeup Artist: Regan Rabanal, Senior Artist, MAC Cosmetics

Hairstylist: Mia Emilio, Senior Stylist, Devachan Salon

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