Spring 2012 Trend: “Full ‘Stripes’ Ahead”

Another popular trend for the upcoming season is “Stripes”.  Now don’t go running away from this trend ladies. Women of all shapes and sizes can wear stripes. If you have wide hips and are afraid of a horizontal stripe in a skirt, then pair it with a longer shirt. Or if you’re petite, go for a vertical striped pattern to add an illusion of more height to yourself. Vertical stripes can also add a slimming effect if you’re self-conscious about your shape.  Black and white seems to be the most popular color scheme in the stripes trend so adding a colored belt, bag or shoes to your look can also divert away from the overall pattern if you’re new to wearing this style!

Drop Side Stripe Jumper from City Chic, $89.95, Sizes XS-XL (Plus)

AGB Sleeveless Striped Dress with Sid-Tie from Macy’s, $68, Sizes 1X-3X

Torrid’s black and white striped cropped ponte jacket, $54.50, Sizes 0-4 (Plus)

Belted Stripe Peep-Toe Pump from Charlotte Russe, $32.50, Sizes 6-10

Ashley Stewart Black & White Stripe Skirt, $29.50

City Chic’s Preppy Stripe Jacket, $99.95, Sizes XS-XXL (Plus)

Striped Bubble Tank Dress from Dots, $21.80 (Plus)

Stripe Ruffle Cardigan from Avenue, On Sale $29.99, Sizes 14/16-26/28

ING Striped Colorblocked Dress from Macy’s, $54, Sizes 1X-2X

More Spring 2012 Trends here