Stripes Myth Busted
Have you ever been told not to wear horizontal stripes because they supposedly make you look wider or heavier? Well, I can tell you that’s a lie! Bold stripes can actually be very flattering. In fact, they often highlight your body’s assets and hide what you feel are your flaws. Plus, bold stripes are one of the hottest trends for spring 2016.
Recently I found a dress that fits my body like a glove. Its form-fitting fabric creates an hourglass appearance, and the dark, horizontal stripes both excentuate my curves and draw attention away from all of my lumpy areas. Talk about a win-win!
Here are a few tips to consider when buying stripes:
1. Be sure to focus on quality fabric. The dress shown in the photos, for example, is made of a heavy-duty sweater material, so the horizontal lines stay where they’re supposed to when I wear it.
2. If you’re not quite ready to wear horizontal stripes, try diagonal. Diagonal stripes can be flattering, too. You can even target the diagonal stripes to areas of your body that you want to look slimmer.
3. If you still aren’t up for wearing clothes with stripes, try adding the trend to your outfits with an accessory. Shoes and scarves are fun areas to add colorful stripes.
Rachel Pella, CM Blog writer
Photography by Maria Castellon
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