You don't have to look like a jailbird when wearing stripes. The key to this trend is understanding which stripes flatter your figure best. Thin, vertical stripes on dress shirts and pants will give you length. Horizontal stripes can be a little trickier, though. Many will say that horizontal stripes will make you look wider, but this is not always the case. And the thickness of the stripe may counter this effect. Be strategic with stripes. Mix them with other prints for a funkier look, or pair them with solids for a safer approach. Striped tanks and tees make great layering pieces for the less daring.