Spring 2011 Trend: “Curves and Stripes”
I did a post a few weeks ago on what the top trends for Spring/Summer 2011 will be. One of those top trends this year will be stripes. But as one reader brought to my attention, how does a “curvy” woman wear this trend the correct way? Firstly I would suggest not overdoing it. If you have on a stripe top then for pete’s sake please don’t wear striped bottoms at the same time. If you happen to be a “hippy” woman then camouflage that area with a long length stripe shirt and a pair of plain colored bottoms. When wearing a striped skirt go for a cami and cardigan look up top in the darkest color of the skirt. Striped jackets can also be pulled off with a curvy figure by adding a wide belt to it. Here are a few examples:
(Above) Designer stripe looks from Moschino and Prada
(Below) Plus-Size Version:
$39 each at www.ashleystewart.com
The above coat is a zig zag print but is very similar to the stripe design. I would throw on a wide black or red belt with this.
Sizes 12-24 $558 www.annascholz.com
The above dress can be viewed as plain and frumpy but by adding a belt, tights and the right accessories, a curvy chick can pull this one off. I’m thinking that yellow would really make this dress pop!
ASOS CURVE Stripe Dress $69 Sizes 16-22 http://us.asos.com
The CYNTHIA TWIST DRESS has a gathered belt to accent your waist area. The knit jersey material will flatter your curvy figure
$108 Sizes 0x-5x www.kiyonna.com
Or do a nautical look such as above by pairing a stripe shirt with a short shrug to take all the focus off of the stripes
Ivory and Red Stripe Bonjour L’Amour Top $34 www.torrid.com
JMS Stripe Scoopneck Sweater $11.99 Sizes 1X-4X www.justmysize.com