The curious case of the curvy woman's fear of horizontal stripes


As I move forward with my blog, you’ll learn something about me. I really, really love wearing horizontal stripes.

Not simply because people told me my whole life that I shouldn’t, but because I actually think they are pretty flattering on women with curves. Fashion rules have said forever that if you have big hips (which I clearly do), you should never even think to wear them.  If you agree with that, well, to each her own, but I’m very sorry for you that you will miss out on enjoying a wonderful print.




Anyway, I wore this particular dress in 2010 to FFFWeek L.A. It ended up being in a few pictures and I haven’t really worn it since because it’s quite distinct and I didn’t want it to be overkill. But I’ve been looking for a way to wear it again with a different vibe and I think I found it.



Enter polka dots. Take it one step further and put stripes and polka dots together. And then you end up with the final product which, in theory, would be an assault on your eyes. But in practice, I’d say, is one of my favorite looks so far.


DRESS: TopShop
Top: H&M
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Belt: Gap


CONVERSATION

33 comments:

Kim said...

You are so gorgeous!

Allison McGevna said...

Awwwwww thank you for making me smile on long day! xo

Bajan Beauty said...

You look fantastic! This outfit definitely stand out in a good way.

Emikos Werid Unexplained thoughts said...

ah wonderful! i am terrified of stripes! and you got it from topshop? I thought their clothing was small! oh thank you you have made my day. And you are amazing in stripes.

Allison McGevna said...

You def shouldn't be! Try out different widths of stripes to see which looks best on you. I find they look better for me on the bottom than the top, and it's best on my body when fitted. TopShop stuff goes up to a 12, which is the size of this dress, but I ALWAYS try stuff on in straight size stores and play around with it because even when it looks like it won't fit, sometimes u get lucky and it does. I could never ever buy pants there or anything, but tops and dresses can be a different story :)

Shainna Tucker said...

I adore horizontal stripes. one of my favorite skirts has horizontal stripes. and I never let that stop me. but i love the shade of blue in this outfit. I think you are brave to wear pokla dots and stripes, not letting fashion rules get in the way.

love
xoxo
Shay

KFD said...

Yessss!!! I think pears and hippy (read: bottom heavy) babes should do that more often! I have no fashion sense, especially when it comes to the opposite sex, but anything that visually exemplifies the feminine form is fine by me!

KFD

Ticka said...

VERY NICE!! Love this look. I'm not afraid of horizontals one bit. I love them on a curvy frame. It just works!!

http://ticka-spoonfullofsugar.blogspot.com/

Moe said...

I agree, you are gorgeous and dots and stripes look awesome together. I so want that top though.

Style4Curves said...

I LOVE stripes and I am curvy as well!!
www.style4curves.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

You are stunning! What a great figure you have....jealous! :)

Kelly Monroe said...

You look fab!

Pretty Dark Girl Style said...

Love this look, you are gorgeous and the stripes and polka dots a re a grea t combo!!

Toni

Jessica Kane said...

Girl, you.are.an.icon.in.the.making.
Damn!

XOXO Jessica Kane
www.skorchmag.com
www.lifeandstyleofjessica.com

Elann Zelie said...

So cute ! Loves it! stripes sand pok a dot my fav!
www.elannzelie.com

Kellie B. said...

love it!
www.fatshioninsidercom

Jarette (juh-rette) said...

Love this look....

RashaElyse said...

Fresh look and pretty!!

Ari Chartreuse said...

I am loving this look and the silhouette this ensembles creates does your curves justice. Caliente honey!

Daccessoryplace said...

love love love this look.

xcookie said...

I love Ur look :)

SJB said...

Yeah, when my waist comes in, I will wear horizontal stripes AND belts

GFS said...

I love the mixing of patterns! Superb!

Mrs C said...

Hi Allie, I have just shared a post about wearing stripes and I hope you don't mind that I added a picture of you from this gorjus post and a link to your blog. I think stripes are beautiful also, even if you have booty and boobs, in fact especially more so... I hope you get time pop over and see yourself featuring on my post... keep up the great work, you're gorjus!!!
Mrs C
xox

mommysnyadventures said...

Oh wow I love this look I will try something like this today but maybe with a maxi long dress I'm not a short dress person lol..

Ling Lokotui said...

Youre such an inspiration to curvy girls like me, Allie! xx beauts!

shakil hossain said...

Thanks for sharing such kind of nice and wonderful collection......Nice post Dude keep it up.

I have appreciate with getting lot of good and reliable and legislative information with your post......
sexy tops

basma gaber said...

شركة تنظيف بيارات بالدمام

شركة تنظيف منازل بالمدينة

شركة تنظيف منازل بالدمام

نقل عفش بجدة

شركه نقل اثاث بمكة

شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام

شركة تنظيف منازل بالمدينة المنورة

شركات عزل مائي

شركة مكافحة حشرات جدة

تنظيف فلل بالدمام

شركات مكافحة الحشرات فى الرياض

افضل شركة تنظيف بالخرج




here

here

here

here

here

here

here

here

here

basma gaber said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Linda Rose said...

It is a great article. You will surely like this also because it is a great stufff
Facebook Lite

Luna Paris said...

niche masker tomat sehat

admin s said...

تحميل تطبيقات اندرويد
فوتوشوب للاندرويد تحميل تطبيق فوتوشوب تعديل الصور للاندرويد
صانع النغمات تحميل تطبيق صانع النغمات للاندرويد
تطبيقات اندرويد تحميل افضل تطبيقات اندرويد مع تطبيقات الاندرويد المجانية تحميل تطبيقات اندرويد
فيس بوك لايت download facebook lite

admin s said...


العاب فلاش 2017 جديدة ورائعة مقدمة مجانا من موقع العاب فلاش دادي العاب بنات ويحتوي الموقع علي اكثر من 5000 لعبة اونلاين مجانية من العاب طبيب والعاب حرب والعاب تنظيف البشرة والعاب مكياج وغيرها من الالعاب المسلية
والعاب طبخ جديدة و العاب تلبيس بنات واميرات
العاب بنات
العاب طبخ
العاب تلبيس العاب تلبيس بنات اكثر من 500 لعبة تلبيس بنات جديدة اونلاين لعبة تلبيس
العاب سيارات العاب سباق سيارات
العاب بن تن العاب بن 10 كلها
العاب حرب العاب حربية اكشن
العاب فلاش العاب جديدة
play top flash games for free

Instagram

Follow Us