Sunday, 19 June 2011

Alternating stripes

It's not often that I venture into fashion design with me thinking, but here goes. I understand that vertical stripes decrease the perception of width, whilst horizontal stripes increase it. There is a fashionable optimum for the shape of a woman's body (the coke bottle shape), which emphasises the hips and  breasts. I wonder whether it would be possible to emphasize this with stripe: vertical around shoulders, horizontal around the breasts, vertical around the waist, horizontal around the hips and bottom. Similarly, the fashionable optimum for men is broad shoulders, but a narrow waist. Would it be possible to emphasize this with horizontal stripes for the shoulder and chest, vertical stripes for the waist.

1 comment:

adreama said...

Perhaps a service to customise the stripe design to suit body shape.