Raspberry Cap Sleeves Are A ‘Do’


photos: J. King

Cap sleeves on a plus-size woman? They’re supposed to be a no-no, right?

In fact, I think I may have mentioned this “rule” before, and I certainly have abided by this rule for most of my life. For some reason, cap sleeves are deemed unflattering — a sin against fashion for anyone with larger arms.


To that I say, in the words of Beyoncé, “Twirl on them haters.”



It’s time to break fashion rules for plus-size women. I’ve been inspired by many fashion bloggers to shed those so-called rules, such as Jeniese of The Jenesaisquoi, who adores stripes and wrote earlier this week about embracing shapeless styles, no matter what “they” say.

Because who are “they” anyway? All I know is I used to shy away from cap sleeves because of what I was told, or what I read in magazines. But since then I’ve learned that the right shirt, the right dress, can look good on me, no matter the rules the garment may technically be breaking.

Pair it with the right shoes and accessories, and rock your look with confidence.


Dress: Lane Bryant, $90 | Necklace: Charming Charlie, $14 | Shoes: Macy’s Franco Sarto Brixie Lace-up, $70 | Bag: Nine West (similar)

When it comes to fashion, we need to trust our instincts and how we feel in clothes, more than what others have defined as rules.

I will probably always prescribe to certain guidelines that I have created for myself when it comes to fashion — but those parameters are flexible, and most importantly, they are defined by me.

So this gorgeous raspberry crochet dress is a keeper — cap sleeves and all!


2 Comments on Raspberry Cap Sleeves Are A ‘Do’

  1. Redhotwritinghood
    May 27, 2016 at 10:58 am (6 months ago)

    Embrace those cap sleeves! Rules were only ever made to be broken 🙂

  2. Summer
    August 17, 2016 at 3:48 pm (3 months ago)

    You look so gorgeous in all these photos, especially the second one! I envy your confidence (and beauty)! 😉


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