How to Wear Stripes on a Long Body

Vertical stripes only serve to exaggerate a long body, making your legs look comparatively shorter. Here Trinny shows how she wears horizontal stripes across her upper body with plain trousers to re-proportion her silhouette and create an illusion of longer legs.

How do you wear your stripes?

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  • Reply August 2, 2013


    Hello ladies:) I love that look! I would be very grateful if you could help me. I am not sure which type of stripes – wide/narrow, horizontal/vertical – fits me . I’m quite tall (172 cm) and I have long legs . But I also have… quite big boobs , I mean the ‘F’ size! That is why I am afraid I can make them look bigger than they really are. What should I wear? I am looking forward to your answer. Kisses !

    • Reply August 4, 2013

      Trinny and Susannah

      Hi Joana, Your body shape sounds similar to Susannah’s. She always breaks up the stripes on her top half. Wearing a striped jacket open over a plain shirt is a great weay to do this. x

      • Reply August 4, 2013


        Thank you for your tips:)! It is so great you find time to answer all questions from your fans. I really aprecciate that !

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