TRACING THE LEGACY OF STRIPES

   2018-10-11       22        Fashion
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Styling is an art and there is no denying for that. But styling is as much science as art and you master it right if you understand the psychology behind styling.
Styling is an art and there is no denying for that. But styling is as much science as art and you master it right if you understand the psychology behind styling.

Stripes have always been an indispensable part of design and have been carrying their legacy throughout the history of fashion.

Simply put, STRIPES ARE CLASSICS.

The fact that they have outlived all the fashion evolutions and revolutions through these centuries is quite astounding. Their simplicity, all-age appropriate nature , versatility and extreme adaptability to all fashion trends is one of the sole reasons. Psychologically, stripes represent boldness, glamour and unconventional style. Also everyone’s go-to and safe play has always been striped dresses. Be it formal, casual or classic collection, stripes are always the redeemers when in doubt.

These vertical and horizontal stripes create illusions and remain striking and unleash positive energy. These are also the simplest form of creating geometry in clothing. Be it monochrome, black and white or a splash of colors, they never seem to lose their awe factor.

Talking about all these, there has also been a misconception about horizontal stripes creating a flattening and bulkier effect. “Don’t wear horizontal striped dress, you’ll look fat” is the most commonly speculated phrase even by fashion designers.

However there is a totally diagonal approach that denies ‘the’ fact that is being believed till date.

Do horizontal stripes really widen the silhouette?

HELMHOLTZ ILLUSION

The basic concept is that, filled out area looks longer than the unfilled area of the same size.

If we compare 2 squares of same size one with horizontal and one with vertical, the square with horizontal looks longer.

The age old myth that the horizontal stripes make you look bulkier does not apply to human proportions in the first place.

The illusion that your create through your outfit lies in the most minute details from the neck line , sleeve length , base color , the thickness and the spacing of the stripes.

Horizontal stripes in frocks make you look taller.

Dark base colors and thin stripes with spacing not more than 2 inches will hide a lot of fat and make you look thinner.

Check out our striped dresses at Jigno. Pick yours from our range of collections from black and white stripes to colors and solid print and stripes combo.

INDIAN CONTEXT

It’s important to discuss about fashion in the Indian context because of our wide social spread beliefs, living conditions and above all, our body type. Indian women are naturally blessed with a curvy body which makes it difficult for us to relate with the fashion trends in western countries. We tend to give up on many trends keeping in mind our body shape while we oversee the mystique that we could create if we know how to embrace what we are blessed with.

Stripes work out great for pear shaped body and creates an illusion of height while you can still flaunt your curves.Also, stripes give a feeling of global trend in indo-western outfits. The major population that still prefers to stick to the “modest” dressing ideology find these patterns unleashing the sense of international fashion because of the classic look that you get in spite of getting draped completely.

Break the rules and own your collection of striped clothing. If you haven’t tried one yet, check out our amazing collection of Indo-western collection of striped prom dresses. Let’s love and embrace our body just the way it is!


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