There’s a pretty strong consensus around horizontal stripes: that they’re unflattering no matter the body type. But I think there are a few exceptions to that rule. For instance, the width of the pattern makes a big difference. Skinnier stripes don’t draw that same negative attention. Secondly, adding shape to the pattern. This ruffled bell sleeve shift dress is a meld of both. With dramatic sleeves and rather muted coloring, it’s a bit of nautical and modern mixed together. I love how simply it elevates with a pair of snakeskin heels or looks picnic ready with slip-on flats.