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Erica Waldthausen
Denver/Boulder, CO

Horizontal stripes make me look fat.

I think horizontal stripes have gotten a bad rap. I can't tell you how many times I hear women say that they won't wear horizontal stripes because they will make them look fat. Horizontal stripes can be a curvy or non-curvy girl's best friend. The rules to wearing horizontal stripes:  Wear them where you want to create or highlight curve and create length. Wear stripes that are in proportion to that area of your body. Where them close to your body. And, line spacing matters... the more symmetrical the line size to the spacing between the lines the more the slimming effect is achieved. So, while not all horizontal lines are created equal they can serve as a wardrobe wonder. Don't fear the stripe!