Style Tips: How to Wear Horizontal Stripes

This is one of the biggest myths in the world of women's fashion. Yes, there is some truth in it. Big, wide and obvious stripes can make you look fatter.Thin horizontal stripes are a fashion style that all women can wear. Many brands make plain, boring striped clothes in basic designs but good designers make them versatile and smart.

Now you need to decide on the the weight of the stripes you plan on wearing. Most fashion experts will always side with keeping the stripes on the thinnish side. Wide stripes are not fashionable and look out of date even if they are vertical or horizontal. Always wear stripes that are less than an inch in width.

Horizontal stripes are slimming. However, if you put horizontal stripes on a potato sack, it still won't be flattering. Plus size women tend to look best in garments that are structured and fitted, but not tight.

Astonishingly, his experimentation revealed that when the two females were of similar size, the one who wore the horizontal striped dress was believed to be thinner. The findings, then, were that horizontal stripes will not make women look fat. It is the opposite - it makes them look thinner. So wear your stripes this spring with confidence and boldness!

However, if you have a slightly boyish figure and want to look curvier, wearing horizontal stripes is a fantastic way to bring out those curves. The important point to remember when wearing horizontal or vertical stripes, is to ensure that your outfit matches your body shape and brings out the best use of your natural physique. 

In addition to this, horizontal stripes can make your waistline look flat which provides you with a slimmer body than your original appearance. If you have fats in your belly that needs to be hidden, a dark colored with bright horizontal striped clothes is a good match for your body structure.

The thickness of the stripe itself should be considered as well. You may not have thought of this before but the thickness really can determine where this top should be worn. For example a thin stripe is a very classy look and can easily be worn everywhere, including the office. On the other hand a thicker bolder stripe is a bit more edgy and meant for evenings out with friends, etc. 

Line and design is much more that wearing horizontal stripes, it is how the lines in the garment are formed, the shape and proportion of garments and how they are used to create the best look and how the lines of the body interact with the lines in clothes. Also, with color, it is not simply what color looks best on you (which is very important) but how color works with the lines of a garment to determine the final look. Here are some general guidelines that will create a slimming look but is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to dressing to your full potential and looking slimmer.