Trend Report Stripes

This year’s Spring Summer is all about stripes.  Big and bold seems to be the look with patterns and placement specifically designed to flatter and shape the body.

Like animal print, I think stripes never really go out of fashion, though the look this season is a bit more about making a statement than being a classic piece.  They are definitely designed as stand out garments.

How to wear stripes

I know a lot of you shy away from horizontal lines, worried that it may make you look bigger.  It really depends on the placement and the thickness of the lines.  As a rule, thinner lines are usually more flattering than thicker, but how you style it will be the decider. ??Stripes for Spring and SummerIn the mix of new releases there are lots of vertical stripes and these will elongate whatever body part you are wearing them on. They work beautifully to extend the leg line and give a slimmer silhouette.? There surely can be no negative in that??

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Don’t be afraid to give them a go, you could be pleasantly surprised.  Expect to see a lot of stripes coming into stores over the next few months.

Images from Country Road, Witchery, Sussan, Katies & French Connection, City Chic.