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Would You Wear… Chevron Stripes?


Photo Credit: 1, 2, 3

After being told for years that horizontal stripes widen and vertical stripes slim, I am left pondering where chevron stripes fit in! This dramatic diagonal pattern has been a hot trend lately, seen all over fashion blogs and the streets. Since chevron stripes are so eye-catching, the pattern makes for strong statement pieces.

The chevron stripe could be fun to pair with other prints like florals or wear alone as an outfit focal point. I think this fresh pattern makes for a a perfect summer vibe – so maybe try it on a swimsuit or beach bag!

Cute Chevron Striped Pieces

Product Information: 1 – Neon Tank from Delias, 2 – “Oh My Ganache” Dress from Modcloth, 3 – Aqua Bandeau Bikini from Debenhams, 4 – Tights from Urban Outfitters, 5 – Ella Moss Maxi Skirt from Nordstrom

Do you like chevron stripes?

Leave a comment and let’s talk about it!  Could you see yourself wearing this pattern?  Would you wear it on a funky bikini or a pretty dress? Do you think smaller stripes are cuter or are larger stripes more your style?

Posted on on June 14, 2011 / Filed Under: Would You Wear? / Tags: , , , ,

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20 Responses to “Would You Wear… Chevron Stripes?”

  1. 1
    June 14th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Cute! I would definitely try this trend. When it comes to the streetstyle photos I love the top in the right hand picture, I think I like the thin stripes best. But that dress on the left is also pretty. :)

  2. 2
    June 14th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Totally would wear!

  3. 3
    June 14th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    i love that trend!!!

  4. 4
    June 14th, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Absolutely love those tights!

  5. 5
    June 14th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I have a green and black chevron-striped top already and I think the print is very slimming. I love it on skirts especially!

  6. 6
    June 14th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Chevron print is legitimately one of my favorites :D

  7. 7
    June 14th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I just bought a chevron printed shirt from White House Black Market, not really in the college girl’s budget, but it was so adorable I had to get it! It’s smaller stripes though, which I think are more flattering.

  8. 8
    June 14th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I love that dress from modcloth!

  9. 9
    June 14th, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    They look cute! Much more flattering than your basic horizontal stripes, this can look good no matter what size you’re wearing.

  10. 10
    June 14th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    As much as chevrons from art class make me cringe, I love the pattern! I’d wear every piece!

  11. 11
    June 14th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    I’d def wear chevron in small doses, like the black tights or a cute graphic tank, but I think the maxi skirt looks a little overwhelming.

  12. 12
    June 14th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    I love the Chevron stripes! I would definitely wear them, though I do think the thin ones would be a lot more flattering on my body.

    @Paxton–I love WHBM! The clothes are amazing and last forever! I’ve still got items I bought there when I was 16 and they’re still in really good condition (I’m 22 now).

  13. 13
    June 15th, 2011 at 2:08 am

    Totally! Im liking the smaller stripes bc the bigger stripes just seems too bold for me. I’d wear the maxi skirt with a solid v-tank.

  14. 14
    June 15th, 2011 at 6:38 am

    i love the skirt u picked looks so adorable. tip for jenny n mia, if it seems overwhelming, jus keep the rest of ur outfit simple and w sum confidence u’ll rock it

  15. 15
    June 15th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Yes! I think they are very flattering actually :)

  16. 16
    September 4th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I would definitely wear them. I love the tights!

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