Striped Clothing – Horizontal or Vertical?

Today I visited the 40 new stores at 277 Broadway in Newmarket. I saw many garments with stripes, polka dots, florals and patterns.

Do you wear stripes? Do you know if horizontal or vertical stripes suit you?

Stripes can make you look smaller or bigger. The trick is to understand how it works.
– Horizontal stripes suit people who have a smallish body shape – this will give the illusion of making their body look wider and fuller.
– Vertical stripes suit people who have a fuller figure – this will make their body look longer and leaner.

The secret is to balance out your body shape. This can be achieved once you understand how colour, pattern, texture, and the shape of the garment works for your body shape.

Happy shopping!