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How To Wear The Right Stripes For Your Body Type

Stripes are one of my all year round faves, but spring/summer is when I really go all out with my obsession. From tops, to body con dresses to bikinis and tanks tops. You name it I wear it. As a petite framed woman, I tailor my stripes to compliment my frame, not overwhelm it. This means super thin prints, and normally navy and white. With curvier and fuller frames clients, I take a different approach. Find out below how you can make stripes work for you, whatever your shape.

Petite ladies

Stripe Dress and hat

Thin stripes are your friend – two inches or thinner. The smaller the stripe, the less they overwhelm your body. I also tend to lean toward more tailored and fitted shapes when styling petite bodies. If you’re new to stripes and want to slowly ease your way in, try it as a layered piece instead of all over, although I must say, all over works great too!

Curvy Ladies

white tee shirt and stripe skirt

Your hourglass figure can rock the hell out of a thick, bold stripe. Go for a print that’s two inches or thicker, the idea is for them to be in proportion with your body size. I love seeing a statement blouse or fitted pencil skirt on a curvy lady, you have the hourglass so many women strive for, show it off and enjoy!

Fuller Figure Ladies

Chevron Stripe Dress

The chevron stripe is a match made in heaven. (A V-shaped pattern stripe, as pictured above) The shape of the stripe draws the eye to the center of your body and has slimming effect. Wrap and maxi dresses look amazing on you!

As I always say, when it comes to fashion, some rules are made to be broken. If you love it and feel like it looks great on you, then wear it. It’s all about how you wear it, not what you wear.


For more inspiration on stripes and how to wear them, check out my stripes board on Pinterest


All images via Pinterest




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