Do vertical or horizontal stripes make you look thinner?
Just so, are vertical or horizontal stripes slimming?
The wider the stripe, the more it widens and draws your eye outwards, more narrow stripes draw the eye upwards and are more slimming. Whether horizontal or vertical, wide stripes makes us wider, narrow stripes are more slimming. But if there are only one or two stripes, verticals are more slimming than horizontals.
Keeping this in view, what kind of stripes make you look thinner?
It's a commonly held belief that wearing clothes with horizontal stripes will make you look fatter. However, adding horizontal stripes to shapes like rectangles makes them look thinner, a phenomenon known as the Helmholtz illusion.
While we love the classic look of stripes, the fact is that horizontal design lines can make the area they sit on look shorter and wider. Here is the skinny: Avoid putting horizontal stripes across the larger parts of your body. The wider the stripe, the wider and shorter the area will appear.