over50feeling40: Do you or don't you?
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Aug 8, 2015

Do you or don't you?


Many stylists say women 40+ should avoid wearing horizontal stripes.  They are said to not be flattering...add the appearance of weight...and make the eye look right at  the hips!
The same stylists say vertical stripes are more flattering and trick the eye to look up and down and add the appearance of height.

So, readers...what say you?  How do you feel about horizontal stripes?  I am always attracted to them and almost always regret the purchase.  But, I am also a curvy gal!

Please tell us what you think....and then


Have a beautiful Saturday!


13 comments:

  1. I love stripes! But I've always been careful to only wear vertical for the reasons you've listed. So I guess my answer is: I don't! :)

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  2. It very much depends on the style, shape, width of stripes etc of the garment to me!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  3. I think stripes are fine on many women, just not on me for some reason. Don't really know why. Maybe some subtle ones sometimes.

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  4. I'm not a big fan of stripes just because it's nit really my style. But I think any age can wear stripes stylishly! Especially that poncho you've pictured! Gorgeous!

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  5. Love stripes & do wear horizontal & they look great! Kind of tired of stylists trying to dictate to us just because we grew up,

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    1. i, too, am tired of stylists trying to put us in a box now that we're a bit older.

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    2. I LOVE stripes! I also have a full length mirror and use it. I'm quite capable of telling whether or not something looks bad on me from almost any angle. But if I like it and it looks good in my mirror, I wear! That's my style!

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  6. Stripes any which way. If one of those stylists saw me they'd need a fainting couch. Haha.

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  7. I confess to being totally uninterested in anyone who thinks that clothing choices should be made based on our age. Stripes in general don't quite fit my style aesthetic, however I do have one long sleeve striped top that I love and looks great. I think is someone likes something, likes how they look in it, and feels good in it they should wear it :)

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  8. Love stripes but I think it depends on the garment. I tone my stripes down by wearing a cardigan with my striped blouse. However, I live on the coast where it is 65 degrees year round. :)

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  9. love them, in all directions! xo

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  10. I have a couple of casual tops with horizontal stripes that I love wearing, but I'm pretty skinny.

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