The versatile stripe dress is a wardrobe staple, but many women shy away from wearing stripes (especially horizontal ones!) because they are afraid it won't flatter their form. But that's simply not true! We think every woman can and should wear stripes – and have a go-to striped dress in her closet. The trick is finding the right stripe for your body type. Check out our striped picks below to learn how to rock the stripe on your shape.
This fit and flare style will emphasize your waist and flow over areas (hips, thighs, and butt) that you may want to downplay. Beyond that, the geometry of the pattern will draw attention to your top and create a look of beautiful proportion.
The best idea for the apple body type to emphasize the waist and conceal problem areas – and a wrap dress is perfect for that! This timeless piece will never expire in your wardrobe and might be one of your most comfortable items. If you have a shorter stature, horizontal stripes and the typical v-neck style of these dresses will do magic in elongating your body.
The best thing for an hourglass is to show off your curves, and the dress below will certainly do just that. The alternating and contrasting stripes will emphasize the best assets you have and the ever-so-slight peplum waist will make you look lean and mean!
Be a bit daring with your stripe – and show off your statuesque body with a bold and fitted style. Add in the mini hem to show off your long stems, and you'll definitely be turning heads.
Adding balance to your top half is the name of game for your body type. Try something with a bit of volume on the bottom to balance you out. This dress, with the widening horizontal stripes on the bottom will do that just perfectly.
This style will emphasize your waist, which is the most important aspect when finding flattering silhouettes for your body type. The colored strips and pleated structure further create the illusion of curves, leaving you looking like a perfect hourglass.