Stars In Stripes
Stripes are back ladies, and no you don't have to look like a zebra when wearing them. Ok so we haven't all got the figure of a Cheryl Cole and co but I don't think that's any reason for us not to look like stars in stripes. Its all about how you wear them.
Of course there are perks to wearing the right kind of stripes, for instance diagonal stripes can create a slimming effect and add curves where before there were only straight lines. Diagonal stripes, are the most universally flattering bringing the eye into the center of the body and then downward, creating a leaner look, giving shape to the waist and creating more of an hourglass figure. Where as vertical stripes automatically add length to the body and therefore add height to you ladies with a shorter figure. For more slimming illusions, find items that have smaller stripes in the center and gradually increase in size outward.
Are Horizontal Stripes Slimming and Flattering?
The one we all fear will make us look sooooo much bigger is the horizontal stripe, and yes they can generally look better on women who are slimmer and taller because the lines draw the eye lengthwise; however, there are still options for the rest of us. The wider the stripe the smaller you will appear, so to create shape on the body, choose pieces that have wide stripes at the waistline and gradually increase in size up and downward. So you see stripes can be very useful in diverting the eye take this Lucinde cardigan from Jackpot Clothing. The wide stripe around the tummy with the thinner stripes further up and the one vertical one can actually make you appear smaller drawing the eye to the centre of the body. You can also mix stripes with cross over detail as in this navy stripe tunic dress, this hides those problem tummy areas and looks fab on any figure.
So you can look good in stripes it's just a matter of knowing how to wear them and having a go, so go on treat yourself and stay on trend this spring and look like a star in stripes.
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