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Why vertical stripes are a classic must-have?

There’s nothing more classic than stripes. Ever since Coco Chanel popularised the Breton stripe jumper by adopting it from the fisherman of the time, stripes have gone from strength to strength. But now, it’s time to turn that horizontal classic on the side and start to focus on something a little more vertical.

This is a polemic topic for fashionistas, are vertical stripes actually flattering? The answer -even confirmed by professional researches- is YES! In fact, a number of studies have tested this effect and have found conflicting results. Why would fashion work differently than this famous optical illusion?

Vertical stripes create an illusion on your body; because the eye is focused on the detail of the shirt, it naturally wanders up and down, giving off the illusion that you’re taller and slimmer than you actually are. Horizontal, however, does the opposite, it creates the illusion that you’re wider and shorter, so I know which one I prefer wearing.

I got this two-piece set from Asos and I wore it during my trip to Vegas. Something that I like to do when packing to a trip, is to make sure I take clothes that can work for every occasion, not too casual, not too formal. That’s why this was the perfect combo to wear during the day-event since vertical stripes work perfectly for basically every occasion!

In conclusion, striped clothes in general, are here to stay since way back in the time. Their flattering pattern and ease-of-wear are what make them a wardrobe staple. The trick with this trend is to really push the boat out, don’t be afraid to really experiment with colors and thickness as this is what’s key to the trend.

Thanks for reading loves!!





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