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:




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


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, Southern Living Magazine, 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.


  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!