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Hey, Curvnistas!

What’s timeless and classic and never seems to go out of style? The nautical trend of stripes. Today is the Fourth of July and you’re probably looking for ways to style up this print in a slimming fashion. Here are a few tips for a feminine and patriotic take that will slenderize your curves!

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1. Vertical Versus Horizontal?
Whether they are vertical or horizontal, the key is to have a slim stripes placed less than 2 inches from each other.

2. The New Stripe Trend?
The “mismatched” mix of slanted and angular stripes create a contrasting silhouette that can contour and reduce your curves.

3. Black and White
This color combo is a key tailored runway trend—but don’t forget to incorporate some color in your wardrobe, too!

4. Pick Up the Pattern in Separates
Re-invent this timeless pattern by working them in with separates. It will modernize your look! Try them with dresses, jackets, or subtle accessories.

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My Stripes Shopping List:
Place Lace Striped Pencil Skirt, $68, eloquii.com

Twisted Stripe Maxi Dress, $60, avenue.com

Multi-Stripe Charming Cardigan, $99, talbots.com

Striped Jeggings, $20, rainbow.com

Get the scoop on these curve-worthy brands and more by following me on Instagram and Twitter @DCFashionista1.

See you next Friday my Curvnistas…or in a fitting room near YOU!

Curvy Note: Here are a few cool accessories that will complement your new style!

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Red Beaded Necklace, $16, lulus.com 

Sperry Top-Sider Blue and Red Stripe Nylon Strap Watch, $140, macys.com

Striped Fold-Over Clutch, $89.50, talbots.com

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What do you think of Denise’s picks? Tweet @OKMagazine and leave a comment below!

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