Being short and, well, curvy is a nice way to put it, I'm always a little hesitant when it comes to stripes. I have always believed the "stripes always make you wider" ish and stayed far away.
I'm here now to tell you it's all about proportion and fit.
A few years ago, a friend coaxed me into giving a striped tank a try.
I felt very Audrey Hepburn.
Since then, I've tried some hits and some misses. This dress was a big hit!
The top half hangs really well because of the elasticized waist. It camo'd my freak-show sized boobs beautifully!
Not an easy feat, btw!
The drape of the material skims over the bottom half, and doesn't cling anywhere it shouldn't.
I immediately started thinking of how this little sweetheart can be worn into fall and be fabulous! We all look for transitional pieces, don't we!
Right now, I'm wearing it with a belt, throwing on a great pendant and calling it a day.
Once fall hits, there are so many possibilities. I can wear it with camel and tan for a cute look, but I'm excited to edge it up a bit!
I've shown it below, with a black leather belt, a shawl collar cardi and a silver and black chunky pendant. Add motorcycle boots, and it's a funky little date outfit!
Ahhhhh, aren't options wonderful!
Tell me your transitional weather ideas!