A fine line
I’m throwing out that old belief that horizontal stripes make you look wider. The key is to look for finer lines, which are slimming. Every wardrobe needs a Breton-style knit and I love the peachy pink finish on this one. Wear with jeans for a chic weekend get-up. Top, £20, sizes 10-28, Bonmarché Charlie
If you’re petite, you’ll love this striped two-piece. The mix of vertical stripes from top to toe will elongate your figure and the pieces can be just as effective worn separately as worn together. Blazer, £29.99, trousers, £25.99, both sizes 6-18, New Look Joely
When shopping for striped dresses look for classic silhouettes, such as this wrap design. The stripes flatter your figure, going diagonally across the bust to highlight the waist and vertically on the skirt for a leglengthening effect. The monochrome colour palette makes it easy to work with other items in your wardrobe too. Dress, £24.99, xs-xxl, H&M Becky
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