Vertical stripes, horizontal stripes, multi-colored stripes, they are all majorly on trend for spring. I recently ordered this cute stripe midi dress online (it’s under $50!), but I really doubted it would work on me. See, I generally avoid horizontal stripes at all costs. They tend to make me look wider. However, this dress totally worked!
I’m fairly confident it worked for two reasons. First, it has this button detail down the side that adds length. Second, it is very form fitting, so it shows off my hourglass shape. I’m so in love with this dress because it really is so versatile. This stripe midi dress will work well for weekends, paired with flat sandals and a sun hat. This also works for a dressier look by throwing on heels and a leather or dark denim jacket.
I’ve been trying to wear more form fitting clothing the last year or so because I realize that I’ve often been hiding my better features – namely my hourglass shape. Rather than hide what I consider too big of hips, I’m learning to embrace them.
So if you’re like me and didn’t think you could wear horizontal stripes, I’m here to tell you that you need to give them a try. If you don’t like horizontal stripes, then maybe you would like vertical stripes, which tend to be very elongating.
If you are willing to give stripes a try, here are 9 of my favorite stripe midi dresses you should try.