Styling the Risky Horizontal Stripes
Horizontal Stripes Friend or Foe
There are many debates about wearing horizontal stripes. Well, most actually say don’t by any means wear horizontal stripes because it will make you look wider than you really are. So I listened to the warning and never bought anything with horizontal stripes. But then, this summer came around and I felt as if stripes were everywhere; horizontal, vertical, diagonal, every which way they could go. So I bought some.
I bought shirts with large stripes, like in How to Wear a Lace Skirt Casually, and skinny stripes like the one I wore in Tulip Skirt and Stripes and now this post with a horizontal striped sweatshirt. I truly couldn’t get enough stripes and I hope I don’t look five times wider in the photos because I really like these striped tops.
Many scientific studies have been conducted on this matter. Yes, scientific studies, and it continues to be an ongoing debate. You can read about a recent study made by Val Watham, who won the BBC’s Amateur Scientist of the Year award for her horizontal vs. vertical study. In short, she concluded that horizontal stripes do make you look wider and vertical stripes make you look taller.
My question today is: do you wear or would you wear horizontal stripes? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.