It is the age-old curse of the horizontal line that strikes fear in most Fashionistas and holds us back from sporting the design time and time again. Dampened by the widening illusion of the horizontal line, many of you, I am sure, have held back from using the design to accent your edgy, mod and nautical looks. Fortunately for us all, the roles have been reversed. I present to you vertical stripes, a game-changer in the world of flattering fashion.
The vertical lines on this darling Fashionista’s pants are extremely flattering. Printed down the leg, the design steers the eye downward, creating the illusion of longer legs. For us vertically challenged people (shorties), this can be a beneficial little trick for maximum elongation.
While her outfit is casual, this trend can be dressed up or down. A versatile design, the lines can be worn in edgy, chic bottoms like these pants featured on the NASTY GAL website or in a more bohemian matter like in this dress by Free People.
With this trend, however, balance is key. Use the bold print as your statement piece and pair it with a neutralizing counterpart like a plain shirt or solid pants. If you paired vertical stripes with another print, the two designs could compete with each other. While practicing discretion, have fun with this trend! Walk the streets in this fierce print and make those one-ways your runways. Confidence is key. With the power of vertical stripes, you can break the curse of lines and rock this trend hard.