over50feeling40: Spring Trend 2013: Stripes...Figure Flattering Ways!!
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Apr 7, 2013

Spring Trend 2013: Stripes...Figure Flattering Ways!!



Many people come to reinvention when life changes around them, but people come in all different stripes. I'm oriented to change.
Unlike Jane,I am into reinvention, but I definitely like my stripes a different way.  I realize horizontal stripes are big on the trend scene...it is one of those trends which goes in and out on a regular basis.

But, for a curvy lady as I am, the horizontal stripe is not a figure flattering look.  I bought this Daisy Fuentes top at Kohl's last year.  I love the diagonals of the top and how slender I feel in it.  This is how to make a trend work for your body type...maybe go in a different direction!!

I have studied fashion rules for years (which I will discuss on Tuesday), but it does make a difference to learn what will flatter your body type.  I also like the vertical stripes and find them to be flattering as well.  Here are a couple of looks, first from Foxcroft Contrast Stripe; second from Talbots...both more figure flattering than horizontal.

Monday, I am participating in a few link ups...beginning, as always, with Visible MondayMonday Bloom and Monday Mingle!

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 some great blogs from the link
 ups,go out and have a 
fabulous Monday!!


32 comments:

  1. You were your stripes with much panache my dear!

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  2. Love the stripes - you have some gorgeous accessories on here!

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  3. Yes, your stripes are *very* flattering, Pam - you wear them so well! Thanks for sharing the look with Visible Monday xoxoxo

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  4. I love your version of the striped top!

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  5. Hi...very stylish, lovely bracelet in first picture too! xx

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  6. You know how to make the stripe trend work for you by tweaking it into a diagonal look. I really like the top on you! I only do vertical or chevron stripes myself. I'll skip the horizontals, thank you LOL!

    Spashionista (Alicia)

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  7. Very flattering way to wear stripes, and I too agree, what fab accessories you chose.

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  8. That top you have with stripes is indeed figure flattering. GREAT earthy colors too.

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  9. i think with age comes wisdom and confidence and allows us to see the trends and make them our own... Great interpretation of the trend for your real life!

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  10. I love stripe tops in general, but I especially like the design of the one you're wearing. Very nice! I could see wearing this over and over. Nice look. Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

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  11. Lovely. The necklaces with this look is so pretty.

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  12. You look great--You styled stripes in such a becoming way!

    Blue Hue Wonderland

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  13. Great post and accessories :). Thank you for visiting pret-a-vivre.com.

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  14. What a great striped top. I like the darker colors and the diagonal stripes.

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  15. Absolutely GORGEOUS! These stripes really are great on you!!! Hugs! Serene

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  16. Hi Pam, so nice to see your smiling face! I actually bought a vertical striped shirt tonight on eBay for $15.99. :-)

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  17. Your stripes go everywhere, all directions so the top is definitely flattering.I have a question is this the teachers office you are posing frequently ?

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  18. Pam, you look absolutely fantastic in this. I like the philosophy that goes with it too! Of course I have always been a fan of your jewellery stylings.

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  19. Always glorious, dear Pam.
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  20. I love it when a blazer doesn't look too squared, rigid and office like! Thanks for visiting me, truly appreciate it!

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  21. That is a figure-flattering stripe!

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  22. Love the shoes too. Looking forward to Tuesday's article.

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  23. Your outfit is calling my name today! Neutral chic! Love it!

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  24. What a great outfit! You look fabulous.

    -Jenny
    http://www.babblingsofamommy.com/2013/04/ootd-swak-vienna-maxi.html

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  25. Love this whole outfit! I am big on stripes too! You found a great style! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style Delights Blog

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  26. Love the stripes shirt on you!
    Please stop by my site at http://mamainheels.com/2013/04/08/giveaway-signature-henri-bracelet-seen-on-celebrities/ when you have some time. I'm giving away a signature bracelet seen on celebrities by Henri Lou.

    xo,
    Janise
    http://MamaInHeels.com

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  27. great top and oh so figure flattering
    brett

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  28. Perfect way to wear stripes lovely Pam!
    I went to my mom last week and i styled her red stripes skirt, she looked lovely, i'm going to her place tomorrow i will ask her if i could photograph her in her red skirt -

    Ariane xxx

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  29. You wear these stripes with confidence, which shows on your face and in your pose. Whatever you're doing, you're going in the right direction and it radiates from the screen!

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  30. This is a beautiful look, Pam. I really like the jacket and you are perfectly accessorized. You have such a vibrant smile, which is your best accessory.

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  31. I'm a total stripes addict and believe there's a version fore everyone! Great advice!

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