tough love stripes
Published: Monday, September 30, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013 14:09
Polka dots are known for being girly, hounds tooth is more formal and argyle is knowledgeable. However one pattern fits them all: the classic stripe.
Some people may not know the “stripe” has had a hard and long life. Today they are welcomed on all clothing items, but at one time stripes were known as the “devil’s clothing.”
In 1320, a French cobbler was condemned to death because he “had been caught in striped clothes,” said an article from the New York Times. During the same time, animals with stripes were feared and hated. For example, zebras were regarded as dangerous for their stripes, although not many people had ever seen one.
Thankfully for us, stripes are now popular and loved. They can be casual, but when used correctly, are professional. However, they are to be used with caution. Stripes are fashionable, but when worn wrong they can be unflattering.
There is a science to wearing stripes, for they can create illusions on the human body. There are many websites and magazines that will help guide you toward the best way to wear stripes for your body type, and how not to.
Many people wear stripes on campus and voiced their opinions. Students on campus said they believe stripes are a classic look that adds interest to an outfit.
Stripes also go well with several patterns, colors and styles. The many ways people can wear stripes are appealing to many of the people on campus. Stripes can be alluring thanks to their nautical essence and clean appearance.
Early founders of the stripe made this fashion style possible for all and have impacted how it is worn today. Who knew that such a hated print could become such an adored style?
Keep looking good NDSU!