For years we’ve heard “stay away from those unflattering stripes” because they will make you look like you overdosed on last night’s dessert. We’ve been discriminating horizontal stripes for way too long and we’re giving them a chance this summer. It’s less about the stripes and all about the silhouette. Here three easy tips on choosing a winning stripe!
Go For A Narrow Stripe: the thinner the stripe, the more flattering it will be. Stay away from thick stripes and you’ll be happy with the results.
Think About the Silhouette
Be mindful when choosing the shape and opt for pieces that are more structured. A blazer or a dress like this one (TopShop, $95)will give you a shaped waist, which is always welcome!
Stick to Light Backgrounds
They say that a narrow stripe against a light color like white or cream tends to be more flattering no matter the body shape. Thin black stripes on white are one of our favorites combos. For summer we’re loving this play of colorful thin stripes on off white.
High Heel It
High sandals will help elongate your entire look, especially in a mini dress. This chunky heel sandal (ShoeDazzle, $14.95) with tassel is the uber complement to this horizontal number.