Stripes, Stripes and more Stripes!

Updated: Nov 10, 2018

In this post I'll show you how to shop for striped clothing!



Tips for buying striped clothing


Horizontal or Vertical?Horizontal stripes can make you appear wider, vertical stripes can make you appear longer. Horizontal strips can work well on tops and sweaters but may not work as well on dresses/skirts. Vertical stripes can work well on dresses/skirts.


Basic colors

When buying clothing with stripes look for color combinations in basic colors. For example: black/white, red/white, navy/white etc. Basic colors help neutralize the look of the striped clothing and offer a more appealing appearance.


Wide or Narrow? Or combo

Striped clothing can be found in many different "striped" and color combinations, so try on the item before buying. When you have it on, look at how the clothing looks on you from different angles to ensure that the stripes give you the look you desire. Stripes can be tricky, trying on the item first can help ensure you purchase something you will wear and love.


My look details: The dress is from Amazon.com (link to buy below). It has the basic color pattern, narrow stripes, but it is horizontal striping which I usually don't try on dresses. But I decided to give it try because I like the tube style of the dress and sleeves. I like the length of the dress. What do you think?





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