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Horizontal Stripes: Flattering or Fattening?

casual maternity style

Whomever said horizontal stripes make the wearer look larger is no friend of mine. Stripes have proven to be a perennial favorite among practically everybody, myself included. I think of stripes, like animal print, as a wardrobe neutral and am happy to work them in to my wardrobe when I’m a bit larger.  At 37 weeks preggo, there’s no looking tiny, but with smaller stripes there’s no reason to eschew the beloved print. All horizontal stripes are not created equal, and narrow stripes tend to be more flattering which is why I fell in love with this dress! …Oh, and the side pockets. More dresses need side pockets!

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Wearing: Envie de Fraises dress c/o (similar stripe maternity dress & this striped non-matenrity dress) / Chuck Taylors / Clare V clutch (also love this white clutch for less than $50)/ DSTLD Jeans sunnies / Bite lip crayon in Fraise

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  • honestly, b.

    I love this shoot!! You look absolutely amazing. I agree—I never understood the whole “laws of stripes” thing. This is obviously extremely flattering on you! Love the red lips, too!

    • Bethann

      Thank you so much Brooke!

  • Elise

    I have a love/hate relationship with horizontal stripes. Sometimes they work on me, sometimes they don’t. But something about your cute bump making the horizontal lines curve a touch is really cute and flattering!


  • Brittany (@workitberk)

    Horizontal stripes are essential to my wardrobe. Haters be wearin’ solids.

  • Caity (@MoiContreLaVie)

    You look amazing – I vote flattering! <3

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