Offering a taste of both nautical and Parisian chic, they invoke images of style icons like Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel and Brigette Bardot. Stripes are versatile, elegant and affordable.
And guess what? They work for EVERYONE. Curvy? Short? Tall? There is an option for you!
Designers are reimagining classic stripes in bold new ways this spring. So let’s put the old fashion myth deeming stripes a “no-no” to rest, once and for all! There are fantastic choices for ALL body types. The trick is identifying how the lines work with your figure.
I cannot wait to pull out this maxi dress when warmer temperatures become the norm. Being vertically challenged (under 5′), most maxi dresses overwhelm my frame and look costume-like. These spring stripes did the opposite! The vertical stripes are incredibly elongating. I felt tall wearing this (and that is saying something!).
Ever find yourself saying, “This is so cute, but I’m too (insert adjective here) to pull it off?” I hate this way of thinking, but that was my take on jumpsuits. I thought I was far too short to wear them. This one changed my mind! It’s a great example of how a mix of stripes can really work for petites, by giving loose-fitting garments a sense of shape and definition. I fell in love with this jumpsuit because it has pockets. It’s easy-breezy and incredibly comfortable. As with a lot of my clothing, I hemmed it up 2″ to show more leg. However, it still looks quite nice in the standard length.
Do you have a favorite striped look or styling tip? I’d love to hear about it! Please comment below.