I was always taught that Vertical stripes are more slimming than horizontal ones! I used to often wear stripes ,of both types,and even Diagonal ones !!! But now I tend to like Bright plains and prints mixed!!
I wear stripes, both vertical and horizontal. I have come to realise that I look overweight whatever I wear, because I am overweight, not because of the direction of my stripes.... so now I just wear whatever I want to without worrying about how it makes me look. Very liberating!
No i don't wear stripes, but having said that, the last dress i bought, which i haven't worn yet, does have 1" wide horizontal stripes, (which I usually don't like, but these have large roses with pink. red, & a little white & maroon on the roses with green leaves over the b/w stripes. It doesn't 'sound' very pretty, but it is, or I wouldn't have bought it.
No I don't - just not my taste. Though it always freaks me out when large people wear horizontal stripes (especially when it's a tight-fitting top!) - don't they realise it makes them look even larger again?? So not flattering.