I think it is the time to start considering new-season style with super-sized stripes, whether they be vertical, horizontal, or a mix-match of both! Dip a toe in this great SS 2016 trend!

SS16-trend-spring-2016-fashion-stripesLeft to right: Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, Roksanda,  Jonathan Saunders 

steddLeft to right: Roksanda, Apiece Apart, Kolor, Gucci

As we want to follow fashion and embrace the stripe, we need to know our body shape before deciding how to wear it. See my tips below, before you invest.

BUST AND CURVY/ Horizontal lines contribute to the feeling of width as the eye is drawn across the fabric – so not ideal. Why not wear a cardigan or jacket over the striped top so you see a pop of the stripe rather than the whole expanse and team with plain bottoms?

BOYISH / With your great figure you can go horizontal or vertical. Tight horizontal lines and thin stripes across the hips and bust will create shape and give the illusion of movement, accentuating what little curves there may be. Alternate black and white blocks for instance will exaggerate where areas start and finish giving the impression of someone more voluptuous.

TRIANGLE / Hurrah you can draw attention to your top half. If you are also smaller in the bust, wear horizontal stripes on your top to draw the eye away from the challenging area of your bottom half. Choosing plain skirts and trousers will also deflect attention. Stripes will also broaden shoulders to balance out your hips.

PETITE / The size of stripe you wear should ideally work with your scale (this is decided by your shoe size). You would be known as petite scale if you have a shoe size of 4 (37) or under. You need to achieve harmony with your scale when you are wearing a stripe so don’t go too large or you will look overwhelmed and all we will see is the stripes and not you looking gorgeous.

Not sure what suits you, why not book STYLE CONSULTATION with your new Signature STYLE!

Enjoy the Stripes Season!

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