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When you were growing up, your mother, grandmother, or even your friends may have given you advice about certain things you should NEVER wear – like stripes and plaids, white after Labor Day, or white stockings and black heels. But is it still a RULE? Or is it just a RUMOR?

Your skin tone, your body shape or weight, and your own personal image standards determine many things in fashion. What a model would wear on the runway may not necessarily be what a high school teacher, or lawyer would wear. More often then not when we rely on the media to rule our wardrobe, we run the risk of becoming a Fashion Victim.

I found 10 rules the fashion experts say our closets should live by – which ones do you think should still apply and which are just rumors?

    Never wear horizontal stripes or large prints

    Never mix patterns or prints.

    Full figured women should never wear animal prints.

    Never wear white shoes or linen after Labor Day.

    Never wear stockings darker than your shoes.

    Your shoes should match your purse and your belt.

    Heels with straps and open toed shoes should only be worn in the summer.

    Don’t wear a mini skirt if you’re over 30.

    Never wear a white bra with a black shirt.

    Never wear white stockings with black heels.

I still hate white shoes – period! I think they should only exist for faithful church goers and the ushers who greet you at the door. But a good pair of white distressed denim with a big beige wooly sweater screams fashion in my mind.