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Slimming strategies: How to use colors to appear thinner

When dressing a plus-size figure, a basic understanding of color can be a real asset.

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A guide to textures and patterns

There’s so much more to your wardrobe than color and fit. Try out some fun combinations of textures and patterns.

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Spring Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek at Monroe and Main’s new Spring fashions, including our new Lylux Collection with styles up to 5X!

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What’s your pattern personality?

The patterns you choose to add to your wardrobe should be based on your personality. Find your pattern personality!

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Fall prints and patterns

Check out the coolest fall prints and patterns you’ll be seeing during the autumn season.

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Secret Strategy #55: Animal print

To reveal your wild side, an animal print top or dress will raise the standards and lower inhibitions.

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How to wear animal prints

Get wild with animal prints this summer – and every other season.

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Wear bold prints this summer

Show off a fun, fierce style with prints. Incorporating patterns into your summer ensembles can add a lot of fun to your outfit if it’s done correctly.

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How to Dress Your Body Type Infographic Colors & Prints

How to Dress Your Body Type: Prints & Colors [Infographic]

Here’s our final infographic on dressing for your body type – this one is on how to wear prints and colors.

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Secret Strategy #40: Placement Prints

Choose outfits with a bold or graphic pattern or print to help create shape. Strategically placed geometric details will create the coveted hourglass figure.

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