Wearing stripes has not always been considered fashionable and chic. It was in the late 18th century, at the time of the American Revolution, that wearing stripes became socially acceptable. Before that, stripes were strongly associated with social exclusion. Stripes were a sign of sin and immortality. Stripe clothing was worn by people on the fringes of society. Vertical stripes and suits were common in the 1920s and 1930s. The suits were often associated with corrupt, dubious people such as “gangster” Al Capone.
Update Your Look With Stripes
Update your look with stripes! Fashions with stripes are going in all directions and on everything from shoes, handbags, tops, bottoms and dresses, etc. The great thing about stripes is everyone can update their look wearing stripes. Accessories like shoes, scarves, handbags, etc. or clothing that has stripes on trim or accents can give your look an instant fashion update.
Wearing Prints and Patterns
When choosing things to wear, we want to accentuate the positive. The first thing to think about when selecting prints or patterned clothing is the proportion or scale. Large prints will call attention to you and your size. Small women don’t look good in clothing with large prints or patterns. Large women are already noticeable and will just call attention to their size when wearing large prints or patterns. Scale the prints to your size and you’re “good to go.”
Fashion Tips: Fashion tips to take the guesswork out of making a positive first impression!