How to Wear Stripes if You’re Not Skinny

There are some really cute stripes out there. Sweaters, dresses, t-shirts. Bold, bright, zig-zags. Have you seen the celebrities?

No, no, not him!

That’s more like it!

And against my better judgment, I’ve tried some on. If you’re not tall and/or skinny, it’s pretty hard to pull off. And you’ve gathered that I am not tall and/or skinny by now, right? But I learned that I can wear stripes. Here’s how:

ANGLED STRIPES: MITRED, CHEVRON or DIAGONALS:Angled Stripes

 

SUBTLE STRIPES:Stripes Subtle

The cocktail dresses are a little bit out of the “styles for real life” range, but you get the idea, right?

STRIPED ACCESSORIES:

Stripe Accessories

 

Just LOOK at all the great options!

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Written by Jo-Lynne Shane, a professional lifestyle blogger, brand advocate and community manager. Named one of Nielsen’s 50 Most Influential Women in Social Media, Jo-Lynne is best known for her award-winning lifestyle blog, Musings of a Housewife, where she dishes up an assortment of food, fashion, fitness and family travel. She has been featured on Mothering.com, Southern Living Magazine, CNN.com and in Cosmopolitan Magazine. In the local sphere, Jo-Lynne facilitates the vibrant networking group Philly Social Media Moms, providing community, support and education for 200 area bloggers. Jo-Lynne lives and works from home in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband of 17 years, three lively children and one extremely spoiled shih tzu named Savannah.

Comments

  1. I think if you love it you should wear it. I love stripes in every which direction. LOL
    But that Rachel Covey top in the bottom left is awesome — it doesn’t even look like stripes.

  2. I totally bucked the rules and rocked horizontal stripes today…in spite of my baby bump. Ha! Love those scarves!