Stripes are either loved or hated by women of all sizes and ages. A personal favorite when I don’t have time to choose the outfit of the day I go to a striped blouse and jeans. Stripes freshen you up. They give you a chic European look and make your outfit stand out, even though no effort goes into it.
The striped top makes the outfit more modern, fashionable and stylish.
If you’re afraid of looking a bit large when you wear a striped blouse you should:
- Wear a striped blouse and look at yourself in the mirror – chances are that you have not recently even dared try on a striped blouse.
- Wear a carding or a blazer over your striped blouse, so that only parts of it, a bit of the front or sleeves f.ex., are showing. That way you’ll still get the same effect.
- Don’t wear vertical stripes just because you think they will slim you up – they are confusing and dated.
- There are different types of stripes – thick and thin. Thin stripes make you look wider than thick stripes do, because the thin ones make a shape, that you will focus on, and the thick ones make a pattern that confuses the eye.