When it comes to fashion, one size does not fit all. This is especially true when you are talking about stripes. Not only does it come in different size and colours, it also comes in horizontal and vertical. How you wear stripes can greatly alter your overall appearance. We're putting together tips here on how you can wear stripes with us!
#1: Horizontal or Vertical
Generally, vertical stripes make you seem taller, while horizontal stripes can make you look wider.
Vertical stripes tricks the eye to believing that you're taller than you actually are because of the continuous lines down. Alaani Multi-Striped A-Line Dress is the winning dress that plays with the colours, while elongating your body, making you look taller.
Horizontal stripes on the other hand accentuate width and are more suited toward slender body types who want to look a little more shapely. This Calli Boatneck Striped Dress is perfect for the petite ones out there, adding a little sophistication and femininity into your wardrobe.
They are perfect for people who are conscious of their midsection as it visually distorts and reduces the prominence of the area. It's also a great way to play up your stripes game.
The Espa Asymetric Dress with the diagonal stripes and asymmetric lines flatters all shapes and sizes, definitely a head turner.
As a rule of thumb, dark colours recede and bright colours look bigger and nearer to you. Mikasa Black and White Dress in Block Stripes creates the slimming effect of black for the sections that hugs the body, hence hiding your flaws, creating the illusion of slimmer upper body and wider hips.
Last top tip on wearing stripes: always look for fabrics that follow the shape of your body structure. For instance, thick body con fabrics are great for highlighting curves and perfect with stripes too.