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Classic Striped Fashions Never Go out of Style

Updated on October 25, 2018

Striped Fashions Are Classic, And Never Seem To Go Out Of Style

For the past few seasons, we have seen lots of stripes on the runway. However, each season we see a bit of a twist in how the designers choose to use stripes in their fashion creations. This spring is no different. Designers used stripes in every size, color, and stylish variation. Big and bold in patriotic red, white and blue, along with some hot shocking colors. You're going to see stripes showing up in dresses, skirts, blouses, cropped pants, over-sized high waist trousers, and let's not forget knit casual tops. You will even see stripes used on handbags and shoes, you guessed it bold colorful stripes in every style imaginable. The racks will offer up horizontal stripes, vertical stripes, you name it.

Check out all the wonderful striped fashions....

What Stripe Suits Your Figure Type?

Do Striped Fashions Make One Look Heavier?

So, does a striped article of clothing make one look heavier? This theory has been around so long - it's becoming an old wives tale. Believe it or not, stripes can do just the opposit. Stripes actually can be worn to correct some of the figure problems that plague most of us. Below are a few tips on how to choose the right stripe for your figure. So why not enjoy some of the great striped fashions?

Learn to wear striped fashions that will flatter your individual figure type.

Vertical stripes - The petite woman can elongate her figure with vertical stripes. If you're petite in height, but on the heavier side keep the stripe vertical. Choose a smaller stripe, don't go with the bold wider stripe. If petite and on the thin side, opt to wear a bolder stripe. A bolder stripe will make you appear a bit bigger.

Horizontal stripes - For the slim woman that would like to look a bit curvier - wear a horizontal stripe, you can wear a bold stripe. Although some would say there's no such thing as too thin, there are women out there that feel they are too thin and would like to appear a bit heavier.

Diagonal stripes - A save stripe for all! Diagonal stripes can be worn by most figure types, but are especially wonderful for the plus size women, as well as tall women with boyish figures. The thin figured woman that loves to look even thinner than thin, the diagonal stripe will make you look even thinner than you are. Diagonal stripes that are somewhat askew can add to a curvy look.

A good example: a diagonal striped skirt or top - the diagonal stripes coming in at the middle and pointing up to the waist will work to make your waistline look smaller. In a top, the stripes should point toward your best assets. Be it your waist or pointed upward toward your bust and neckline. The key when wearing the diagonal stripe - think of the direction of the stripe as a roadmap to your best assets. Show off the best, and hide the rest.

How To Mix Stripes With Other Prints

Mixing stripes with other patterns can be tricky, although not impossible. There are a few things to keep in mind when putting together an outfit that will include strips and any other print pattern. First, keep in mind colors should complement one another. For instance, black and white striped fashions will be one of the easier stripes to deal with and put with other colors. However, let's consider a bright color striped fashion like red? Red is very complimentary to navy, white, as well as other primary colors. Next, consider which patterns look better together. Large patterns and small patterns, as a rule, can be combined without a problem. Check out the photo above, note the stripe in the skirt is a classic navy and white combination yet it looks great with a bold flowered print top. Note how the colors compliment each other the bold print has the white and navy that is present in the skirt plus a great bright color which makes the outfit very special.

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Timeless Nautical Striped Tops - Nautical Stripes are no longer just for the beach or a day on the boat.


The Nautical Stripe

My favorite stripes for spring. I love the very chic, and timeless nautical striped tops. This season my favorite chic classic striped knit tops are being worn not only in casual attire, but they are also being all dressed up for business, and evening. The stripe carries no more connotations of only being a preppie look. This season striped fashions are not only edgy but sweet and sporty. They are classically effortless and can work to dress up any wardrobe.

How to build outfits using stripes

Tips on building outfits making stripes the center of attention. Don't want to gamble with the look? A traditional way to wear stripes, pair the stripe article of clothing with a complementary color, such as the darker tone in the stripe. Layering stripes is also a fun way to go. Choose a striped knit boat neck top, add a cardigan or a solid T-shirt with a little solid cropped pant.

Pair a stripe top with a complimentary solid color for a chic look


A Few Helpful Tips

This season, as always jackets are on trend, and you're going to see many with striped patterns. Layering stripes with the jacket is a great way to make a big fashion statement. Pair a striped jacket with a pair of pencil leg ankle length trouser or with a pair of shorts... Shorts with a well-chosen jacket can produce a fun edgy look. Add your favorite style of shoe, and handbag to put your own special signature on the outfit.

For All You Business Women - Add A Wow Factor To You Your Otherwise Subdued Look... Add A bit if Stripe!


For all the business women, add a striped blouse or striped knit top under your suit jacket, dress it up with a bit of simple gold or silver jewelry, and you will be good to go. Take a generic business suit and blouse, add a color complimentary striped pump shoe, and liven up that otherwise dull business look. Try a floral scarf with that striped jacket, flowers are sweet, and the mix of prints gives a fun feminine look. Just make sure that when choosing the scarf to keep the two primary colors of the outfit present. There can be other colors in the scarf, but you will want your primary colors included in the design. On a budget, aren't we all? Still, you want to buy a few trendy fashions to usher in spring. Consider buying anything with stripes, preferably a blouse or knit top, these item's cost less than perhaps a new pair of trousers or a new dress. Plus striped blouses and tops are classical, you will be able to wear them until they are worn out. You will have no problem finding striped fashions this spring, the look is everywhere.

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      8 years ago

      Yellow...sunny, bright, etc. Nice lens. I appreciate your ideas.

      Thanks for sharing your ideas.


      white cardigan

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      9 years ago

      I like this lens and I'm not much into fashion. Good job.


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