Decorate Your Wardrobe the Striking Stripes

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Stripes are one of the few classic prints which is always n fashion and is loved by all the age groups. That is why it is said ‘stripes goes right with everything.‘ There are many stripes style that has always been in fashion such as- horizontal stripes, vertical stripes, diagonal stripes, thin stripes and thick stripes.

How stripes came in fashion?

For hundreds of years, stripes have been used in clothing. Striped clothing has frequently had negative symbolism in Western cultures. Historian Michel Pastoureau explores the cultural history of these design decisions in the book, The Devil’s Cloth.

Stripes on garment first appeared in the medieval times. During that era, only prisoners, criminals, clowns, prostitutes, hangmen, etc. were seen wearing a black and white striped garment. However, by the end of the nineteenth century, a new definition of stripes was created by Queen Victoria. Stripes were then connected with words such as ‘marine‘ and ‘sea‘. Navy blue and white stripes were adopted by swimmers on their bathing suits. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the stripe fashion became mainstream. Coco Chanel was inspired by the workers’ uniform during her trip to the French Rivera, and she started to apply the ‘Navy and White Stripes‘ into her designs. In the ’50s, movie stars were seen wearing striped shirts through the media. During the ’60s and ’70s, more and more people started to wear striped shirts as the garment was seen as a symbol of rebellion.

Stripes are known as one of the earliest examples of woven textiles and also of the color variability of different yarns, especially the woolen yarns. At that time, the yarns dyed in different colors were used to produce these striped clothes.

At the present time, striped clothes are popular for women and men’s outfits. For women, there is a large number of ready-to-wear dresses for women include different types of striped skirts, dresses, pin-striped trousers, jumpsuits and shirts. The striped pattern has also got an immense popularity in men. Therefore, striped clothes are used primarily for making men’s ties, shirts, and suiting materials. Besides, the association of striped clothes with sporting clothes.

Tips for styling Stripes:

There are basically two fundamental options that you can consider while it comes to selecting between the types of the stripe that you want to wear. One is vertical and horizontal.

The best thing about the vertical stripes is that it makes the wearer look taller. On the other hand, the horizontal stripe is a complete no for those, who are overweight and this style makes the appearance of the overweight people more overweight. But in case you prefer horizontal stripes a lot, then you can opt for one or two horizontal stripes over a solid background. Or you can choose to wear dresses where the stripes come with some varying weight.

There are some color combinations, also known as the complementary colors, which must be avoided. These are basically the colors, which are opposite to one another on the color wheel like as yellow/purple, orange/blue, red/green etc. These contrasting colors mostly seem loud and also look disastrous through fashion point of view.

Diagonal stripes can create illusion to the eyes and can make your body looked shaped and toned. They can also create curves as, if you have stripes going in different directions; it creates the illusion of your body going in and out.

According to the fashion psychologist Dawn Karen, people who love stripes are often good at multitasking, have a lot going on in their lives, and wear many hats. “They can get overwhelmed,” she says, “but it’s also indicative of someone who works well under pressure.”

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