STRIPES: Walking the line is the way to go this Spring. Stripes, which are not necessarily the newest idea around, do make perfect sense as an extension of color blocking. They have also been the pattern of choice for those of us that are not enamored with wearing bold prints and find stripes to be a great fashion choice for the season. Thick, skinny, vertical, horizontal or a combination of all of the above, STRIPES, particularly in a color favorite of the season, Black & White, are a bold entry into Spring.
There are such variations to consider as there has never been such a selection as there was this season, on all of the runways. Many fashion folks have been quoted as saying the combination of Bold Stripes with Black & White are the #1 trend from the Spring runways. Designer favorite of this look was Marc Jacobs where it was dominant, however many designers featured striping within their collections.
Choices: Vertical: always slimming to the body; long lines elongate the figure and follow the vertical curves of the body.
Horizontal: often shied away from by many as thought of to make the body appear wide, actually if used as a single bold wide stripe or strategically placed wide stripes can actually be slimming. Read the rest of this entry »