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Thursday, 26 May 2011

Get your stripes on

Stripes are pretty damn awesome. It's important to choose how you wear them carefully though. 

Vertical if you're short, horizontal if you're tall. That's the general rule to follow. However, stripes that aren't suitable for your body shape can be worn elsewhere, like on socks! For an example, look at my 'I live for tights' post - there are some killer stripey tights and socks for your viewing pleasure.





Vertical stripes create a really slimming look. This great dress is also successful in the way that it doesn't flatten the bust, but lets the stripes bulge out, actually making it look better.

Horizontal stripes don't always have to be off limits for short people. Thin stripes are usually easier to get away with, and look super cute.




The length of this dress allows for a lot of leg, to create a longer, slimmer looking shape.
Also, stripes don't have to be white and red, or black and white. There are plenty of combinations available! If you don't mind standing out, you could even go for a rainbow look. (Extreme bravery required).

Here are some good examples of less typical stripes:

 

I really love the rainbow dress in this picture. The white does a great job of breaking it up, making it cute and fun, not an eyesore of aggressive colour.

Striped accessories are always fun. Socks, ribbons, hair accessories and handbags are a few items you can wear stripes on. Try them out!

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23 comments:

  1. I agree, stripes look very good

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  2. black white horizontal stripes ftw :o
    Also stripes help fat ppl to look less fat.

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  3. I'm not a girl, but this is still interesting, I love the asian girl picture btw

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  4. I can't do horizontal stripes, I'm too fat. Yes I'm a dude.

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  5. What makes the second photo super-cute isn't the stripes imo :P

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  6. greater appreciation for stripes

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  7. liked the stripes too !

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  8. stripes are super stylish when used right

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  9. You and your asians!

    Stripes are always awesome. Always. Also, that rainbow dress wins, hands down.

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  10. That's a lot of stripes!

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  11. I also like the asian girl :D

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  12. never knew so much about stripes, guess it's time to get my fashion game tightened up

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  13. I've seen some people wearing terrible stripes.

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  14. good pics awesome stripes

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  15. Ravishing! Absolutely inspiring!!

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  16. I love stripes but I don't wear them too often. I should try vertical stripes...

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  17. Why so long with no post?

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  18. Not a fan of stripes, I wear them on suits, but not my shirts.

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