Fashion Trends – Stripes

Stripes, the most classical and timeless trend and style in fashion for the past years.  Whether horizontal, vertical, diagonal, thin, thick, black and white or in beautiful colors, stripes make a graphic statement, day or night.  Every year of course the use of the stripes is different. For this Spring and Summer chose them in red and black for a nautical style or in white and black but with different accessories depending on the occasion.  You will see showing up in dresses, skirts, blouses, cropped pants, oversized high waist trousers, knit casual tops... and of course in handbags and  shoes!

Use your imagination and create a stripped appearance with beautiful accessories and you will always be in fashion! Unfortunately stripes can look disastrous if not worn in the right way. So who and how can wear stripes?

-  Horizontal stripes
Perfect for the slim woman that would like to look a bit heavier or more curvy, especially the bold stripes. Horizontal are perfect to add tension to your smallest parts of your body. For example a woman smaller on the bottom can  use a horizontal striped skirt with a monochrome shirt. if you’re heavier on the hips, wear stripes on tops.

Vertical stripes
 The petite woman can elongate her figure with vertical stripes. If you are petite in height, but on the heavier keep the stripe vertical, and choose a smaller stripe, don't use bold stripes. If your petite and on the thin side a bolder stripe will make you look a bit bigger. 

 - Diagonal stripes
Perfect for all 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. Use clothes with diagonal stripes and “transform” your thin parts to look more curvy. Because of their schema they create an illusion, think of the direction of the stripe as arrow to your best assets.  emphasize  the best!

And now that we have chosen the correct stripes for our figure, let’s see how can we combine them with accessories or colors.

For a day casual but still unobserved appearance use stripes on shirts with monocrhome pants or skirts or shorts and  chain accessories.

A beautiful 60’s fashion midi dress with horizontal bold stripes combined with pastel shoes and topcoat will be just adorable for your cocktail appearance, for a coffee or a short walk in the afternoon.  Put the finishing touch with minimal girly accessories in pastel colors , while a floral handbag will make your appearance more girly, romantic and unique! 

And for the night… just use a stretched  dress in black and white and use accessories in deep colors like passion red or cobalt blue. You will be definitely the  focal point!

Stripes are forever... 


  1. Wonderful style!
    Thank you so much for featuring my ring ^_^


  2. Wonderful tips!! Great combo!

    Thank you so much for featuring my butterfly ring

  3. Gorgeous collections!
    Thank you so much Zina!

  4. wow... great post and wonderful picks!!!
    Thanks a bunch for having me here :)))


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