Stripes cop a bad name in fashion.
I blame whoever made the stupid rule up that all horizontal stripes make you look bigger.
It’s a myth, Stylers.
Stripes can actually have the opposite effect, so please, please do not place a blanket ban on them.
How do I know this?
Year 8 art. True story.
We had to create these patterns using parallel lines. I quickly discovered that by bringing some of the lines together you could create an illusion of shape.
And I’ve long worked that illusion of shape into my wardrobe because I love the classic style that stripes bring to an outfit.
Nautical, French, call it what you will, I’ll take my stripes served up in every colour – from black to navy, red and orange.
Rarely a fashion season goes by without an injection of stripes but this season they really are everywhere … in tops, dresses, maxi dresses, jackets.
(Click on the caption under each photo for a link to check out and buy the garment featured)
PS. A number of my fashion blogging friends are part of the a group called Aussie Curves. These women rock their personal style every day but each week they take up a particular style challenge. This week that challenge is stripes. If you’re a curvy girl and scared of stripes, can I suggest you check out all the outfit posts linked up here. You might just change your mind.
Do you love stripes? What is your favourite way to wear them?