The stripe print remains popular in the new spring-summer 2016 season. However, designers have revised their vision on stripes and now they’re giving us new designs. Besides different thickness and orientation, the stripes acquire different shapes and blurred color ranges…
The stripe print is present virtually on every female garment. The color of stripes is not just black and white, or red and white, fashion shows have shown that stripes can be absolutely any color and in any combination.
In some cases, stripes “survive” perfectly with floral and plaid print. Stripes can be not only in parallel lines, but also in broken lines. On a fabric may be present stripes of different thicknesses and colors.
Prada, Elie Saab
Roccobarocco, J Mendel
It is not difficult to match one striped item with another garment. Besides convenience and fashion, you have to pay attention to the created image and its beauty.
The stripe print can be combined with other prints, but here it is important to not exaggerate. If in doubt regarding the correct choice, then respect the rule monochromatic lower part and striped upper part, or vice versa.
Elisabetta Franchi, Iceberg
Horizontal stripes are a particularly dangerous print that can give your body a significant volume. Yet, when fashion horizontal stripes proved to be very popular in 2015, most women with some extra weight wore outfits with this dangerous print, probably considering this is the way to look fashionable.
Blugirl, Tommy Hilfiger
The stripe print may reveal the beautiful body shapes, but also can “destroy” all your efforts and all funds spent.
Dolce & Gabbana
Besides what has been said, we must mention that fit stripes ladies of any age and any body shape. Although, stripes can be absolutely different in each separate case. If you are the owner of protruding thighs, horizontal stripes are contraindicated. The same can be said about bigger breasts. Horizontal stripes will give even more volume.
Such print can embellish only a supple lady. Moreover, the thicker the stripes are the greater visual effect you’ll get. You can choose horizontal stripes if you have certain disproportions (narrow shoulders, big thighs and vice versa). Wear clothing with horizontal stripes in the most narrow body parts.
Vertical stripes fit many of us on the condition that they are thin. Otherwise, on a voluptuous body shape, this option has the same effect as the horizontal. As regards tall ladies, thin, vertical stripes are contraindicated. Height is an advantage, but such stripes will only ruin the image. Such stripes are ideal only in one case: if you are a young lady with perfect body shapes.
Fausto Puglisi, Iceberg
The striped print is present on swim suits, coats, skirts, dresses, sundresses, as well as on accessories – handbags, shoes, belts, scarves and handkerchiefs.
Dolce & Gabbana
In order to see how and what to match with, let us analyze the fashionable looks designers proposed in 2016. Here are admitted various stripe prints on clothes and accessories. Many interesting outfits were presented in Dolce Gabbana , Elisabetta Franchi, Fausto Puglisi, Iceberg, Missoni, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Zuhair Murad collections.
Each separate collection is interesting and original. Prada collections, stripes are combined with plaid, on some designs stripes are placed not all over, but on any area, which gives the opportunity to make the body shape look more proportional.
An original and unusual stripes option is present on designs from J Mendel, Missoni, Delpozo, Talbot Runhof. These will help use the stripe print for various disproportionality of the body. And for example, the wonderful application on the stripe print from Dolce Gabbana is distracting the attention from the too narrow body shapes.
Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana
If you believe that the striped print does not seem acceptable to the peculiarities of your body, then draw attention to the designs where designers use only horizontal stripes, you will surely find something you’ll like.
Striped prints can be addressed differently – they can be positioned at different angles – vertically, horizontally, diagonally, and can even use a mixture of stripe prints, where all stripes differ by color and width.
The stripe print will always bring you out from the crowd, regardless of its color. Striped ccessories also look elegant. It is not mandatory to dress from head to toe in striped clothes, you can just add a few elements.
Tadashi Shoji, Giamba
The stripe print is very special, you’ll have to skillfully and carefully experiment with it. On the runways, all models are slender and tall, so it seems that any look can be tried in real life. But before doing this, think carefully and consider the above tips.