How To Wear Pinstripes

How To Wear Pinstripes As Part Of The Current Gentlewoman Trend

When wearing pinstripes in daily life, you will want to emulate exactly that cool interplay of masculinity and femininity from the runway. Mix the sharp tailoring with something more feminine that pops, like an eye catching blouse with floral prints or a t-shirt with a striking print. If you are a little afraid of mixing prints and patterns, just stick to the styling rule of matching the tone of your top to the tone of the stripe in the suit. Then, you are safe.

Also think about your body shape. Narrow or moderately wide pinstripes are flattering on short ladies, because the vertical stripes make them look taller. Wider stripes should only be worn by tall, slim women, beause they tend to make the wearer look wider. Curvy ladies should opt for thin, subtle stripes, on pleated trousers or A-line skirts. They should avoid straight lines, flat-front trousers and slim skirts as these work better for slim silhouettes.

Best thing to do is to just try on a couple of pieces in your favourite stores. Even if an item doesn’t that great on the rack, it might be extremely flattering for your body shape.

Lastly, go for a classic, expensive-looking pinstripe item and you will be able to wear it over years. Dark colors and sleek tailoring never go out of style. Unusual cuts, unusual fabrics and too vibrant colours, however, will be found quickly in the charity bag!

Here are your 3 Ways To Wear A Pinstripe Blazer in the current gentlewomen trend. The featured one is by Stella McCartney, of course, but there are many affordable lookalikes currently available at Zara, Mango, etc. Get inspired and use your creativity to have a little feminine fun with it!

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