How to wear a horizontal stripe dress and not look like an Oompa Loompa


I personally love stripes, I’m a huge lover of the classic French sailor tee but I think a lot of women are afraid to wear stripes as they can sometimes be too loud and even unflattering - especially if they are vertical and wide apart! This horizontal stripe dress I’m wearing today is loud and the split also makes it a little sexy, but what is most flattering about it is the way that it is cut and sewn; the seams down the front create a slimming effect and ensure the dress hugs in just the right places, which is a major factor when looking to add stripes to your wardrobe. Stripes can really enhance your figure when worn right so here are a few tips:

6 quick horizontal stripes fashion tips to keep in mind

  1. Horizontal stripes are the more stylish of the stripe duo but can sometimes make you look a little more fuller figured
  2. Vertical stripes make you look taller, but if you are already tall they can be quite overpowering
  3. Keep them thin; whether horizontal or vertical, wide stripes can be really unflattering, this of course depends on the item of clothing but as a general rule, go thin.
  4. Avoid contrasting colours like red/green, yellow/purple and blue/orange
  5. You can mix different stripe patterns, this used to be a big no-no but I am all for it, contrasting patterns are becoming more popular but if you like to play it safe then stick to teaming your stripes with solid colours
  6. Stripes can make or break an outfit, so take a chance, the worst thing you can do is look in the mirror and decide to get changed

And remember, you don’t need to be a model to look like you’ve stepped off the runway - you just need a killer wardrobe.

Big love,
xox Marina