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Date: 2/2/13 4:24 AM

I am so undecided whether this pattern will be a lovely pattern, or make me look 10x bigger than I am. What do you other plus size ladies think about this.

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Date: 2/2/13 9:44 AM

Personally, I would never wear those pants, as my thighs are probably almost as wide as the pant leg bottom. I'd look like I was standing on two logs!

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Date: 2/2/13 10:39 AM

I wonder if the top was not quite so long if it would look more balanced? On the model here, the proportions are odd, especially in two highly contrasting colors. (I personally do not like tops that have a band that falls at the hips, especially with a tie -- I'm always fussing with it and adjusting it. Not flattering on me.)
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Date: 2/2/13 10:59 AM

I think it depends a lot on your body type. For me personally, that top would not be a winner because of my very large bust -- not enough shape through the body and I personally dislike the way bias cowl necks drape over my bust. It would probably look a bit tent like on me, with my boobs playing the role of tent pole! If you're more pear shaped though, it might be a more winning look, especially if that top is supposed to skim over your hip and tie just below. I also don't like the trousers with that top. I tend to stick to the volume rule that EITHER your top is voluminous or your bottom is, not both. The loose floaty top would look cuter with a straight skirt than acres of wide-legged trousers, in my opinion.

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Date: 2/2/13 11:18 AM

Personally, I wouldn't. The top with the band and sash around the hip would accent my largest area. And the pants would make me look huge.
That said I think some of the issues are in the photo or fabric. I the pants were drapier and didn't stand out for the body they would be more flattering. And, maybe I'm dating myself, but aren't they too short for such wide pants?
In a very drapey fabric with flats and almost floor length - they might be nice.
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Date: 2/2/13 12:47 PM

I think the top is a 3 way disaster. Style Arc's Frankie or Cate top might be more attractive. Vogue has something similar. Once it is stitched into a longer length, you can play with the bottom finish. Truly, an independent sash could be tied to be more flattering than either a band or combination band/sash.

Check this out, palazzo pants. The Vogue pant is pictured and the styling is not as fluid and flattering as the others. I suspect the fabric and odd length are the problems.

The pant length is neither split skirt or true palazzo. Nor is it a gaucho length that is often worn with boots.

How about starting with the pants? Find the length/drape combination that makes you happy and then shop your closet for the most flattering top to wear with the pants. A V neckline with light shoulder draping might look very nice.
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Date: 2/2/13 4:24 PM

Its the pants that really grab me, and I like wide leg pants, but i really don't know if its worth me spending so much. we have some gorgeous linen fabric at work which would drape beautifully. but with how much you need, yikes! lol

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Date: 2/2/13 5:11 PM

I would think that suxh very wide pants ought to be longer (as mentioned above) and that linnen would be not drapey enough, but what is more important: I think that with such wide legs the top should be a lot shorter
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Date: 2/2/13 5:14 PM

IF you have lovely arms, and are tall you may look terrific in this as a plus, but if you have fat arms and are short, as am I, it wouldn't not be fitting (as Jeeves would say) to be seen in this. I can see a big beautiful woman in this!

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Date: 2/2/13 5:34 PM

My first rule: if it doesn't flatter the fashion model, it probably won't flatter me.

I don't think it flatters her and to me, it's the pants (at least I can't get past the pants).

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