Fashion of Monday, 3 December 2012

Source: Geraldine Akutu

Classic Stripes

Stripe, a textile pattern of parallel lines on a contrasting background, adds colours and taste to any outfit.

Appearing in different forms such as vertical, diagonal and horizontal, these structured lines draw attention to the wearer.

Care must be taken when choosing striped clothes, so that one can pick the one that best suits your body structure.

Horizontal stripes are ideal for ladies with slimmer features, who want to look curvy. It makes you look heavier below and dames with tall and slender frame are keying into this.

Diagonal stripes are good for the plus size or fuller ladies, who want to look slim. Fuller ladies should go for thicker stripes as this could hide any bumps while vertical stripes make short ladies look taller.

Among these stripes is the thin one, which most ladies use to flatter their figure.

Stripes are not limited to ladies, as men have been seen donning suits, skirts, shirts, pants, denim and even undergarments made of them.

Other fashion items such as bags, shoes and jewelleries also come in striped materials.

Embrace stripes this season to give you that bold, edgy and stylish look!