Bold, Fresh, Beautiful! With the change of seasons let’s also change our minds about horizontal stripes. These clean lines might actually make you look smaller! A New York study finds that much of the time a horizontal stripe may be more slimming than a vertical. As with all styles it’s important to know what works for your body and what doesn’t. When it comes to the stripe there are numerous factors that will determine which kind of stripe (horizontal or vertical) looks best on your shape. Of course, your body type is an important part of the equation, and there are factors about the stripe itself that can make break the look for you. Pay attention to the actual stripe: the width, color, color contrast and fabric texture. Also, try the garment on regardless of what you have been told about what looks good on you and what doesn’t. If you see an amazing piece with horizontal stripes don’t write it off until you try it! This spring season let’s squash the myth that “horizontal stripes make me look fat” and enjoy spring fashion season with crisp, vivid stripes that go in any direction you choose.
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