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Stripes can be a girl’s best friend, as long as you wear them right. When you know which stripes deliver dazzling results, as well as which stripes to avoid, you’ll be able to rock stripes with style. Thick vertical stripes and thin vertical stripes can create vastly different results, so use the right ones and make your stripes stunning.
Thick Vertical Stripes
Not all vertical stripes have the same winning result. While they’re traveling in the right direction, wide vertical stripes produce the wrong effect. Instead of trimming your form, the wide stripes pull attention from side to side. The result? You’re going to look heavier and wider than you really are.
Thin Vertical Stripes
When you’re going for a slimming effect, thin vertical stripes will produce the illusion you want. These are the stripes that will pull attention up and down to add inches and subtract pounds. Whenever you want to create an immediate svelte effect, pull on anything with narrow vertical stripes. The instant elongating and statuesque appearance may amaze you. By the way -- thin horizontal stripes aren’t the no-no you always thought they are, as long as you don’t overdo them. Choose just one separate -- a blouse or sweater -- and pair it with other solids for a trendy effect.
Similar to thin vertical stripes, wearing diagonal stripes that resemble chevrons is another fierce wardrobe trick that will slim you effectively. Especially if the diagonals meet at the center of your body, the eye immediately travels up and down to create a super-long appearance.
Try chevron or thin vertical stripes in a long pencil skirt or a fitted sundress for an eye-catching outfit. A tank or camisole with vertical stripes, paired with a cardi overtop, can win every time. Another suggestion -- opt for a knee-length pencil skirt with a combination of vertical and chevron stripes for a trendy separate that will fetch some attention. Carry the stripes over into some accessories for even more striped fun. A striped tote, striped bangles or even striped wedges on your feet will add to your sexy striped attire.