New Ways to Wear Stripes

Woman in striped dress

Stripes are classic and can be seen just about everywhere this season. For those of you who need some inspiration when it comes to wearing stripes in new and exciting ways, here are a few looks that you can try.

A Horizontally Striped Dress
Many would say that horizontal stripes are extremely unflattering, but this all depends on where the stripes are placed, as well as the colors that are used. If you have a black background, with thoughtfully placed stripes, this will beautifully accentuate your figure. A knee length, knit dress is perfect for this, but make sure that you try it on beforehand, so as to make sure that the stripes really do flatter your own individual figure.

Double Up
While wearing a top and bottom that both feature stripes can be difficult to pull off, you will have an incredible look if you manage to do so. To make the task easier, make sure that the stripes in both of your garments are similar in size, but that the colors differ. Mixing stripes is already quite experimental, so do not be afraid to go bold and bright, even if the colors seem to initially clash.

Fashionable woman in striped skirt

A Vertically Striped Skirt
Vertical stripes are great for elongating the body, but they do not often feature in skirts, which is why, if you find one that works for you, this item is a keeper. The great thing about a striped skirt is that it is so versatile, and can be dressed up with a pretty blouse and some heels, or dressed down with a pair of sneakers and a t-shirt.

Striped Heels
Shoes tend to come in single colors, but having a striped pair of heels can really add a whole new dimension to your outfit. This is also a great way to bring stripes into your look subtly, without having to invest in striped clothing. Striped heels can be worn in so many different ways, whether paired with jeans for a classy casual look or worn to add some interest to an LBD.

Woman with colorful bold striped skirt

Big, Bold and Diagonal
The majority of stripes that you will see in stores are quite classic, but big, bold and diagonal is a fun way to wear them, and will definitely have you standing out of the crowd. Jonathan Saunders is a great designer to look to when it comes to inspiration for this, as his graphic striped slip dress flows perfectly over the body. Since you are already making quite a statement with this style of stripe, do not be afraid to be loud with colors.

Each and every year, stripes always seem to make it on the list of seasonal trends, and this is because they can be worn in so many different ways, resulting in looks that appear completely different year upon year. Whether you decide to double up and wear a striped skirt with a striped top or go for a simple dress that features big, bold and graphic stripes, these looks will no doubt add some extra fun to your wardrobe.

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