Do I look fat in this? (Fashion myth uncovered)

August 21, 2009
By Lou_outside_ SILVER, Seattle, Washington
Lou_outside_ SILVER, Seattle, Washington
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How many times have we gone to the mall and stopped at Jc penny to see a woman of size sucking it in? Or have a girl walk past you in the dressing room line with a perfectly good top but she puts it back on the rack anyway? To many to count right? Well if you have a keen eye for fashion like I, you should notice that the shirts that are always on sale and unsold are striped or patterned. And if you are a master eavesdropper, once again, like I, you would see them thinking or hear them asking that famous question: Do I look fat in this?

The answer is NO! A while back some misfit who didn't look good in stripes herself told the lie, which is now a myth, that stripes make you look fat. On the contrary, dear Watson, stripes make you look slimmer, sometimes even curvy(and you know how many looks that getes you). Beware of the so called "proffesionals" or "trend-setters". They'll belittle or say something is "out" just to enhance or make they're trends "in". So before you throw out the stripes or put away those patterns please look in a mirror once more and notice the curves, not the invisible celulite!


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NinaQ GOLD said...
on May. 28 2011 at 1:04 pm
NinaQ GOLD, Seattle, Washington
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 i never heard this myth i always wear stripes :D

on Apr. 26 2011 at 6:10 pm

No, I think it's horizontal stripes that make you look "fat." But I also think it's only really wide horizontal stripes, and the "fat" effect is more pronounced when there's lots of contrast between the colours of stripes.

In conclusion, prison jumpsuits are not slimming...


on Dec. 3 2010 at 10:37 am
Alisha.Mariiex0x0 BRONZE, Gilbert, Arizona
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Wow. I thought it was only horizontal stripes that made you look fattt ?

on Nov. 13 2010 at 7:20 pm
Dragonscribe BRONZE, West Lafayette, Indiana
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Or is it the other way around? Hmmmm....I'm rethinking...

on Oct. 20 2010 at 5:30 pm
Dragonscribe BRONZE, West Lafayette, Indiana
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on Oct. 20 2010 at 5:30 pm
Dragonscribe BRONZE, West Lafayette, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"A Person's a Person no Matter how Small"
and
"A Rose by Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet"
and
"God helps those who help themselves"

This is very true, but the fact that stripes make you look fat is also true. The thing is that the stripes have to run a certain way - horizontal stripes fine, vertical stripes fat.

on Aug. 12 2010 at 12:55 am
WaterWatcher SILVER, Houston, Texas
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Good things don't just happen to those that wait but to those that do.

im a "large" grl and i luv stipes they make me feel pretty and sexy so if ur skinny and u say strips make ya look fatter u better check ur facts again

gaga-fan28 said...
on May. 31 2010 at 8:40 pm
Vertical stripes are thinning; horizontal stripes are widening; diagonal stripes draw the eye to the place the stripes are headed, and create the illusion of movement.

on Feb. 10 2010 at 10:24 pm
SarahVanS SILVER, Blakeslee, Pennsylvania
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Stripes work on people who are "thin." Stripes do, in fact, make larger people look... LARGE! Stripes (especially vertical ones) actually ACCENTUATE the fact that someone is "large" by highlighting unsightly parts of the body (i.e. tummy, chest, arms, etc.).

on Jan. 19 2010 at 7:41 pm
alwayssunshine PLATINUM, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Yeah, Who even cares what's "in" or "out"? Why does that matter?

on Dec. 16 2009 at 8:19 pm
LexieMonster SILVER, Spring, Texas
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Yepp :) I love stripes and patterns

on Oct. 23 2009 at 6:40 am
SeptemberCrew BRONZE, Washington, District Of Columbia
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on Sep. 20 2009 at 5:38 pm
SILLYKITTY BRONZE, Kjn, Other
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To be exact its only horizontal stripes that are flattering... and I agree with you. I purposely go out and buy all the striped/patterned stuff on sale because it saves me money and I like to be the one that stands out! Win/win situation!


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