Wide horizontal stripes
The only thing worse than horizontal stripes on clothing is wide and bright horizontal stripes. The kind of skirt seen in the left-hand picture is the best outfit…if your goal is to turn an elegant figure into a shapeless sack. A dress with a single color, a tiny print, and a wide black belt at the waist, on the other hand, will emphasize your best features and make you look much slimmer.
Bright colors make you look larger to a much greater extent than more subtle tones do. Take a look at these images of two identical striped tops — the only difference between them is their color. On the left, the girl’s waist and shoulders appear much fuller than on the right, where the stripes of her top are much paler. The lower halves of the two outfits also differ — black usually makes someone look slimmer, but the design can ruin the effect. The wide, dress-like pants on the left make the girl look much larger compared to the effect of her outfit on the right.