How to wear vertical stripes


I recently posted some tips to wearing a horizontal stripe dress, and in that post I mentioned that horizontal stripes are safer and more flattering compared to vertical stripes, which got me on the hunt to find the perfect vertical stripe dress. 

I think the fashion gods were on my side last weekend, I found this dress as soon as I started shopping so I was very happy and even came home with a new pair of shoes which I am also wearing in this outfit post.

There are just too many things I am loving about this dress, as you can see in the video I couldn’t stop spinning around. I think vertical stripes within the pleats of the dress are definitely the most flattering way to wear vertical stripes, here are a few more tips:

5 style tips to wearing vertical stripes

  1. Vertical stripes create the illusion of length so are great if you want to look taller. 
  2. If you are already really tall they can be overpowering - but sometimes that can be a good thing!
  3. Vertical stripes can be slimming, but keep them thin - unless it’s pleated like I am wearing here ;)
  4. If you want to go with a big and bold vertical stripe piece of clothing then pair it with solid colours
  5. Don’t do wide vertical stripe pants. Ever. 

Leave a comment below and tell me what you love about Vertical Stripes!

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