How to wear stripes?


Do you know the basic rules of wearing stipes? It's so easy but so true!!

Use horizontal stripes if you are skinny and slim, or if you want to create a wider
upper part of your body, this works amazing if you have big hips, if you wear a striped top
you will focus the attention in your chest and belly not in your bottom part.

It also works if you have a small back, you can create the illusion that you are wider.

The contrary is for people who is not so skinny you must use vertical stripes,
because horizontal stripes will make you look longer and not so wide.

If you think you are overweight please don't use stripes because your body
will have more volume.

¿Sabían las reglas básicas para usar un estampado de líneas? ¡Es muy simple y muy cierto!

Usa líneas horizontales si eres alta y delgada, o simplemente si quieres que llame mas
la atención la parte superior de tu cuerpo, esto funciona por ejemplo cuando tienes
las caderas anchas, si usas una blusa de rayas la gente se fijará en tu pecho y abdomen
en vez de tus caderas.

También es bueno usar líneas horizontales si tienes una espalda pequeña y así
te puedes ver más ancha.

Por el contrario las personas no muy delgadas es preferible que usen líneas
horizontales para que su silueta se vea más larga y no más ancha.

Si estas con sobre peso te recomiendo mantenerte alejada de las rayas porque
te hará verte todavía más grande.


Here is an example of me wearing stipes, I'm kind of skinny and my arms are thin so is not a big
problem for me wearing stripes, it actually helps me to create a wider back, mine is
so narrow!

You can wear a striped top with accessories than can make your outfit less boring, maybe a belt
or a necklace. Also you can wear vests like me to don't make it too obvious.

Aquí les pongo un ejemplo de la vida real con mis fotos: soy algo flaca y mis brazos
también son muy delgados así que usar líneas eta bien para mi tipo de cuerpo,
de hecho me ayuda bastante porque tengo una espalda muy chiquita y crea la
ilusión de que la tengo más grande.

Para no hacer tu look muy aburrido con líneas usa también accesorios llamativos
como collares o cinturones, puedes también usar un chaleco para que las líneas no sean muy 




Isn't Coco a beautiful pug? yes it's my dog and her name comes from Coco Chanel.

My perfect striped outfit:

¿No les encanta mi perrita Coco? Le puse así por Coco Chanel.

Mi look perfecto sería así:

striped look

Ooh! and just a quick reminder:

no olviden que:



  1. stipes are one of my favorite patterns. they're classic and nautical. you look great btw. thanks for these tips. :D

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  2. HI dear, thanks for visiting and following my blog!
    Anyways, you have such a nice blog!
    I'm following you now (:

  3. hola Pau claro q te sigo me encantan todos tus tips! ;) besoss

  4. Really nice post! Thanks For the comment :)

  5. I love to wear stripes!!! And yes, Coco is absolutely adorable!!! :) Would you like to follow each other?
    xx from Vienna

  6. This is such a great post! And ur dog is beautiful :D

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  7. Such a lovely post :)
    and thank you so much for wonderful comment, that totally made my day ^^

  8. Stipes are great, love them! Anyway, you look fantastic with them.

    Follow u, i hope u follow me too :D

  9. love this post!
    i don't really like stripes that much but i had a vertical striped blouse a few years ago (before it was sold on monki! hahaha)

    And i have to add: vertical stripes are for both, skinnies and not so skinnies :)) horizontal ones should be avoided by the last group!


  10. Un post muy útil e inspirador para mi armario



  11. Great tips and coco is so cute. Thank you for the follow. I followed you back on bloglovin and google friend connect.

  12. Hola guapa, me encanta tu blog y es bastante inspirador.
    Por cierto, tu nombre me trae muy buenos recuerdos, porque en una obra de teatro hice de una chica que se llamaba Pauline jajaja. Un besote

  13. Me gusta tu look :)
    Y tu perro!! :D

    Besiitos desde amayaT.!

  14. I am a stipes addicted girl!I love them!!Great post!Happy weeekend!

  15. hi honey! i just found your blog and i really like! it's super cool :) what do you think about following each other?

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  16. COCO is beautiful! And thanks for sharing these suggestions... they are really useful

  17. Hi Pauline! Great advice on stripes! Love the look and I agree you look lovely in this type of combination outfit!
    Zoe xxx
    PS check yr post, don't you mean vertical for wider ppl?

  18. Hi Pauline! Great advice on stripes! Love the look and I agree you look lovely in this type of combination outfit!
    Zoe xxx
    PS check yr post, don't you mean vertical for wider ppl?

  19. Loa looks comn rayas son muy radicales, o quedan genial (como a ti) o son horribles.
    Pasate por mi blog

  20. Amo las rallas pero hay que tener un cuidado enorme para lucirlas en condiciones! Me encanta el jersey que propones :) Y tu perrita es preciosa!, mi yorkshire también se llama Coco Chanel jajaja.

    Un besi.

  21. Bueno bueno, me ha encantado tu blog!! Volveré sin duda!! Me gusta tu estilo!!


  22. Coco que lindo!!! un post maravilloso, mucha información, te felicito :)

    A chic kiss ;)

  23. I love how you paired your stripes with a faux fur vest! FABULOUS!!

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  24. This is a great posts! I love stripes so much! I'm not super skinny or anything, and I have big boobs but I still wear vertical stripes. Wearing them with a blazer or something, they don't have the widening effect...
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  25. I can't believe I've only just found your blog! I love it! Great images and your dog is so cute! Lets follow each other on bloglovin? Let me know when you're following me.

  26. I love the stripes! So lovely :) And a beautiful pup~


  27. I followed your blog and liked this post on Bloglovin ;)

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  28. Me gusta tu jersey y el look que has creado. Coco es una monada.

  29. Me encantan las rayas! Y que buenos consejos!! :-)

  30. Amazing style, amazing tips. I loved each and every photo!!!
    Sending you kisses and hugs.
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

  31. Me han encantado tus consejos!! me sabía algunos pero no todos!! ;)

    Un beso!!

    Boulevard ACH

  32. oh, i love the outfit items idea that you made above! i don't own many pieces with stripes, but now i want to get more!

    lindsey louise

  33. nice :)


  34. OMG I just love stripes <3 so inspirational post Dear and You look Fab ! ...would You like to folow each other ? just let me know :)

  35. He Pauline I am following now! Love your blog, the layout, the articles, everything! <3

  36. Stripes? My love! Chic and elegant, perfect for any season and style!


  37. Que bonito el chaleco! Como siempre muy buenos consejos!!

  38. I love wearing stripes and it's tricky, too.


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