If you recall from the post “Animal Instinct” (published September 30, 2011). I discussed the many "DON'Ts" plus size women are faced with when selecting clothing. There are many prints, colors, and patterns that plus size women have been advised to beware. One of those being horizontal stripes because they make you appear wider. For years, I steer clear of the dreaded body widening horizontal stripe, until I found a wonderful striped sweater from Lane Bryant two winters ago. I initially purchased the sweater in orange and white. I LVoed it so much that I went back and purchased the same sweater in black and white.
Fast forward to this spring/summer, I found a cute stripped cotton dolman top from Old Navy. I initially purchased it in the green and white and recently purchased it in navy blue and white, which is currently on sale for $14.99.
This top is perfect for warm and semi-cool weather as it can be worn with either a camisole or long sleeve tee shirt underneath. Again, this top is currently on sale at Old Navy for $14.99 and comes in sizes 1x-4x.
This dress showed up on my Facebook newsfeed one day as an advertisement for Fushia Love, a plus size retailer from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I’m not too familiar with the store and haven’t purchased anything from it. I may have to make a pit stop there when I land in Fort Lauderdale next month. I found this pink and white stripped dress to be adorable and cute for the summer. You can purchase it directly from www.fushialove.com for $38.00. It comes in sizes 1x-3x.
I was thumbing through the pages of O Magazine and came across this cute little stripped canvas clutch by Sharp Hill Designs. I thought it would fit perfectly with this posts in case any of my readers are scared of horizontal stripes but not afraid to accessorize with it. This clutch is currently only available in red and white for $58.00 and can be purchased directly from Sharp Hill Designs at www.sharphilldesigns.com.
With that said, don’t be afraid of horizontal stripes. They don’t bite.Happy Shopping ~The Plus Size Shopaholic~ Muah!