Fashion rules were invented by business marketing to make money. Why are so many of us actually following them as if they were practically the law?

“Choose one-only one-body part and show it off,” advises Jen Rade, stylist to Jenna Fischer and Angelina Jolie. “If it’s cleavage, don’t show your legs. If it’s your legs, stay covered on top.”

You do not have to follow some rule that a stylist to the stars says. That is a business to her.

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Wear what makes you feel good. It shouldn’t be about rules. We should force ourselves inside the box drawn by others who make their profit from making people go out and spend money on clothes and accessories after declaring that what you have isn’t in fashion anymore.

No white after Labour Day? First of all, the idea of wearing white in summer was to stay cool back in the day when air conditioning didn’t exist. It’s also because white gets dirty faster, but technically, that’s also true during the summer… It’s also a way to force you to change your wardrobe and accessories making more money for the fashion store. Can we drop this outdated rule already?

You shouldn’t wear bride colours unless you’re a size 8 or less? Of course, because the worst thing a woman can do is take up space so you want to wear dark colours so people don’t see your infraction. I’m sorry, but that is a terrible rule. Wear colours that you like and make you happy.

No bikini or mini-skirt after 30? I’m sorry, but bikinis, skirt, etc. can be worn at every age. There shouldn’t be a ridiculous restriction. You feel great in a two piece bathing suit, then that’s great!