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Horizontal stripes have been a fashion faux-paux for as long as I can remember, and with the nautical trend going strong in its 2nd year, it’s no wonder we’re currently seeing the horizontal-stripe have its 15 minutes (or maybe even 30 min!) in the spotlight.


Although this trend is having a major moment right now, the fashion industry says that not all of us can, or should, wear horizontal stripes.  As a GWC (aka Girl With Curves), I’ve always thought fashion rules were meant to be broken, and for the record- anything that creates the illusion of making things appear larger is great for my best assets! LOL.


That said, I’ve been on the lookout for a striped-top for some time now, and this one immediately won me over with its beaded shoulder embellishments and extra-long length.


Paired with ankle jeans, a cardi and heels, I’m loving the fashionable ease of this look, and could care-or-less about the faux-paux that is the horizontal-stripe.

What are your thoughts- are horizontal stripes a do or a don’t?


Striped Top with Shoulder Embellishments/Forever 21

Cardigan/Express *Also seen here.

Necklace/Vintage, Thrifted  *Also seen here.

Gold Plated Bangles/Gifted, India 

Black Ankle Jeans/New York & Co. 

Peep-Toe Platform Heels/Glint  *Also seen here.