July 03, 2023 2 min read 1 Comment

As we celebrate the 4th of July, I can't help but be reminded of the iconic stars and stripes.  Just like the American flag, striped sweaters have a clean and bold look, but some women hesitate to embrace them. Let me assure you that stripes are a classic look and any one can wear them.  The secret is in the color, proportion, and placement.  


  • Embrace Horizontal Stripes--The notion that horizontal stripes make you look wider has been thoroughly debunked.  Horizontal stripes actually make you appear taller and slimmer, so let go of those outdated ideas.  Horizontal stripes can be incredibly flattering especially when chosen and styled thoughtfully. The key is to opt for the right width and placement for your frame. 


  • Strategic Placement--Stripes can be placed to enhance your body's proportions. If you wish to balance broader shoulders or a large bust, you can place narrower stripes on top and wider stripes on the lower half.  Or just put stripes on the top and go solid on the bottom.  Prefer to minimize your lower half, try putting wider stripes on top and narrower stripes toward the hem


  • Creative Color Play --:Colors play a significant role in the visual impact of your striped sweater. Darker-colored stripes tend to have a slimming effect, while lighter-colored stripes can highlight specific areas. Consider experimenting with different color combinations to find what flatters your unique style and body shape.


  • Proportions that suit You -- Finding the right proportion of stripes for your body type is crucial. Petite frames may prefer narrower stripes to maintain balance, while taller or Viking Goddesses can embrace wider stripes for a bold and eye-catching look. Don't be afraid to play with proportions and see what makes you feel confident and fabulous.


  • Confidence is the Key-- It's all about owning the look. If you love stripes, knit yourself beautiful striped sweaters and wear them with confidence.  Knitting a sweater is the ultimate way to express your personal style.  Be the star of your own fashion show, and let your confidence shine!


I'll be doing a video soon to share my favorite striped sweaters, so keep an eye on the YouTube channel here  https://www.youtube.com/@CrazyForEwe

1 Response


July 11, 2023

I love stripes! Would love to learn more about how to arrange and knit them.

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