How to rock horizontal stripes this spring

Striped dresses that flatter

Zara dress
zara.com

A line dress
$52 – apricotonline.co.uk

It’s inescapable. Stripes are everywhere this spring!

Boat neck tops to make Coco Chanel proud. Striped canvas totes with a decidedly nautical feel. And, most prevalent… crisp, horizontally striped dresses.

Take a quick tour through your favorite boutique or online retailer. You’ll find them in every length, shape, and color combination.

Horizontal stripes, however, are generally not forgiving on even the best of figures. And these ship-shape dresses all look so adorable on the hangar. But, in the dressing room? Ahh — that’s another story. So, how can the average woman wear this trend?

The key is to choose stripes that are strategically placed. Here are three great examples of stripes that will flatter almost every figure!

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Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said What?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game!, and Success Won’t Wait!

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    Girliemom

    Being petite I normally stear clear of stripes and big prints but the ZARA dress is a gorgeous find and I think I might have to scoop that one up. Looks like it will be perfecto for the office. THANKS!

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