You Said: Yes to Horizontal Stripes!

May 5th, 2008

Omiru Poll Result: Yes to Horizontal Stripes

Striped Tie Tank from GapWe asked: Would you wear Horizontal Stripes?

You said:  Yes to Horizontal Stripes, with 75% of the vote.

Style tip?  Horizontal Stripes get a bad reputation for figure flattery, since they can make you look wider than you actually are.  But it’s all in how you wear your stripes.  Small, narrow stripes are pretty easy to wear by themselves.  And you can counteract the widening effect of wide horizontal stripes by wearing them in moderation–such as under a jacket.  Plus, you can take advantage of the widening effect by wearing them on a part of your body that you’d like to widen.  If you have narrow shoulders, for instance, you can wear horizontal stripes at the shoulderline to visually balance them out.

Next question: When it comes to pants, high waisted silhouettes are growing in popularity.  But what do you think?  Tell us, would you wear High Waisted Pants?  Cast your vote on the sidebar!

Pictured:  Striped Tie Tank | $34.50 at Gap.

Entry Filed under: Men, Trend, Trend Predictives, Trendscape, Trendscape, What's In and What's Out, Women

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mimi  |  May 7th, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Hmm… two trends I think I’ll skip: stripes (”they can make you look wider than you actually are” yikes!) and high waisted pants.

    Fashion nightmare: me in horizontal strips and high waisted skinny jeans! :-P

  • 2. Trisha  |  May 7th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Haha I’m glad you know what works on you and what doesn’t :)

  • 3. robin  |  May 8th, 2008 at 12:54 am

    i’m addicted to stripes of all widths, horizontal, vertical. i love how it makes me look french, esp when i pair it with a neck scarf.

  • 4. Trisha  |  May 8th, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Stripes do make for a French-inspired look–especially on a scarf or a boatneck navy and white sweater. Love it!

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