As you learned from last blogpost, when it comes about print or fabric, choosing styles to suit your individual body shape is key to pulling off a winning look ! However, there’s nothing more classic than stripes. Not only they are bold or classic, wide or slim; stripes come in all shapes and sizes, and continue to pop up season after season. In short, they are versatile and timeless – Coco Chanel popularized the Breton stripe jumper by adopting it from the fisherman of the time, and since then, stripes have gone from strength to strength. Don’t rule stripes as unflattering until you’ve tried the vertical version as they are the best type of stripes to give an elongated and slimming look.
It’s then time for you to turn the horizontal classic on the side and start to focus on something a little more vertical. Forget stereotypical prison uniforms and pyjamas alike, stripes are a classic staple and the great thing about wearing vertical stripes is that you can really play around and vary up the thickness and color of the stripe that you’re wearing. As Vertical stripes do elongate the figure, go for a wide leg trouser in a wide stripe and team with heels and a v-neck maille tricot. You can also opt for diagonal lines to break all the rules ! Therefore, long lines create the illusion of length and soften curves. However, keep in mind that, the more curvier you are, the narrower stripes you go for that will make you look slimmer.
By the way, prints embedded with stripes can be figure friendly so you don’t have to worry about that.Mixing vertical design elements can minimize the stripe’s widening effect. If you aren’t a fan of color, asymmetrical stripes are definitely an option. Pick out stripes that aren’t going the same direction. In the contrary, if you’re looking for something edgy, don’t be afraid to layer-up your stripes and stick to wide bands where possible.Wearing angular, mismatched or a mixture of slanted stripes will give a streamlined silhouette. By doing so, you can create contrast, contour and reduce curves.
If you’re still not sure on how will you style the trend remember, there are lots of alternative to get a head start on the spectrum of stripes such as on accessories. With so many vertical or angular stripe options available in store and online, there’s something for everyone to wear in confidence – and the styling possibilities are endless !
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