It seems like everyone is "walking the line" these days. By that I mean I've noticed that stripes seemingly get more popular every year. Whether it's thick or skinny, horizontal or vertical there is almost always a stripe pattern that will work for anybody. While there is some truth to the idea that big stripes can make you look bigger and small stripes can make you look smaller the most important factor to consider is the actual fit. Anything too tight or too big can create the will result in your clothes doing your body a huge disservice. The best thing to do while shopping is to choose the right illusion for your body type. As a rule of thumb a good equation to follow for stripe placement is 10 percent of the darker color and 90 percent of the lighter color.
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