Horizontal and Vertical Lines – what’s right for you?

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A statement I often hear is “I can’t wear stripes” or “Which way should I wear lines”

Here’s some tips on horizontal and vertical lines so you can choose what’s right for You.

  • Lines are more than just simple patterns; they possess a fascinating ability to transform our appearance and elevate our style. Whether it’s the classic sophistication of vertical lines or the playful charm of horizontal lines, incorporating them into your wardrobe can create an element of flair and show confidence.

Let’s dive into the world of lines and explore how they can enhance your fashion choices.  Firstly horizontal lines;

  • Horizontal lines have a remarkable knack for adding width and a relaxed vibe to your overall look. Imagine a striped maxi dress, gracefully accentuating your silhouette while showing a carefree elegance.
  • Horizontal lines also lend themselves well to casual ensembles, like cozy knit sweaters or relaxed t-shirts, providing an effortlessly stylish touch to your everyday attire.

Secondly vertical lines;

  • Vertical lines are the epitome of timeless grace. They create an illusion of length, making you appear taller and more statuesque. Picture yourself in a tailored pinstripe suit, exuding confidence and authority. Vertical lines are incredibly versatile, whether it’s a chic pair of trousers, a sleek button-down shirt, or a sophisticated pencil skirt.
  • They are the go-to choice for those seeking an elongated, slimming effect while maintaining an air of sophistication.


But why limit yourself to just one type of line? Embrace the power of mixing and matching! Experiment with incorporating both horizontal and vertical lines into your outfits;

  • Pair a striped blouse with tailored trousers for a unique balance of playfulness and professionalism. Combine a vertically striped blazer with a horizontally patterned skirt for a fashion-forward and eye-catching ensemble. The possibilities are endless, and the results are sure to turn heads.

Remember, fashion is all about expressing your individuality and having fun. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different line patterns, colours, and textures. Embrace the transformative power of lines and let your personal style shine!

So, whether you’re aiming for a relaxed and carefree look or a sophisticated and statuesque aura, horizontal and vertical lines are here to help you make a fashion statement.

Step into the realm of lines and unlock the magic they hold. Your wardrobe will thank you, and you’ll be the epitome of style and confidence!

Discover the allure of Style Mastery in our upcoming in-person mini-group workshop on May 17th.  Take note :  Early bird pricing ends Monday May 6th.

If you’re intrigued and eager to delve deeper into the world of fashion, there’s still an opportunity to join us.  Our exclusive event focuses on refining your personal style, equipping you with invaluable techniques to accentuate your best features while artfully downplaying others.

Learn the art of pattern selection tailored to your unique persona and master the skill of effortlessly mixing and matching patterns.  Don’t miss out on this enriching experience packed with insights and practical tips to elevate your style game.

Here’s the link to guide you

I hope to see some of you there.


Yours in style,

Johanna-May x