On the runway for Spring 2013 stripes were everywhere. Fashion designers were showing stripes in a multitude of ways that were very different from what has previously been seen. In addition to vertically and diagonally, they were combining wide stripes with thin stripes. Designers were also mixing big, bold, hot colored stripes like cherry, lime or yellow, while others paired them in unexpected ways with flowers or wild graphic prints for a modern twist.

Unfortunately many women fear stripes but they can actually enhance your figure. Vertically striped pants or skirts can actually make you look taller, diagonal, asymmetric stripes are also very flattering but as a rule striped patterns don’t mix. Wear one striped item at a time as too much different stripe being worn together can ruin an outfit.