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How to Choose a Stripe Dress

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It’s no secret I love a good stripe dress.  They are timeless, and contrary to popular belief, stripes are flattering on everyone. You just need to find which stripe works best for your body type. A lot of this is figured out through trial and error. Over time, you will discover if you prefer a thick stripe, a thin stripe, horizontal or vertical. Also, colors can play a difference on how stripes will look on you.  My best advice for you is to choose something that makes you feel comfortable and makes you feel like you! Below are some of my picks based on body-type. Click on the images to find the perfect stripe dress for you! Use this information how ever you want, but, remember, what makes you feel total confidence in yourself and your image will be the BEST choice for you!

 

If you are petite…

and want to elongate your frame, look for long, vertical stripes

If you are slender…

and want to add some curves to your body, opt for a thicker stripe that draws attention to the areas of your body you want to accentuate

If you are pear-shaped…

go for horizontal or stripes on the top half of your frame and thin vertical stripes on the bottom half of your frame

If you are hourglass…

either vertical or horizontal stripes will look great on you, just be sure to stick to an all horizontal stripe dress, or all vertical stripe dress; don’t mix the two

If you are apple-shaped…

choose narrow, dark-colored vertical stripes to help elongate your frame

xo,

H

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9 Comments

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    Jessica
    July 13, 2016 at 7:00 am

    I love striped everything! It is great that you found different dresses for different body types. I have an hourglass figure and it is always hard to find dresses that are cute and flattering!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

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      Heather Zuleger
      July 13, 2016 at 9:17 am

      For the longest time, I thought I was the only one who loved stripes. Finding out that that’s not true at all! Glad you are a fellow stripe-lover! There is something so classic about them! Glad you found this useful!
      xo,
      Heather

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    Jaime
    July 13, 2016 at 7:51 am

    What a great post! Love a good striped dress and you really helped confirm what is most flattering for my body.:)

    • Reply
      Heather Zuleger
      July 13, 2016 at 9:17 am

      Thanks, Jaime! Glad you could use this info! Hope to see you in a striped dress soon!
      xo,
      Heather

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    Ruthie
    July 13, 2016 at 10:10 am

    What a great post!! Very relevant for women and just the cutest picks!! Love your style choices!!!

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    Taylor
    July 13, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Sometimes I get so confused when choosing something pattern! Sometimes I stay away from striped, but I won’t anymore! Great Post!

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      Heather Zuleger
      August 9, 2016 at 10:37 am

      Awesome! Glad I could help convince you! Stripes are like a neutral and seriously pair with just about everything! xo

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    Nicole Leffew
    July 13, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I think stripes are flattering are everyone too! Great post babe! Love all of these choices, I need to get one soon xoxo

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    Krista
    July 14, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Obsessed! I love how you did this by body type. That’s amazing. I am checking them out now but am super into the casual one that’s like a t-shirt – obvi. LOL

    xoxo
    Krista
    http://www.hundredblog.com

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