I had some lovely comments to my last post “What to wear to a summer barbecue” so thank you to all my lovely readers. One particular comment caught my eye as I had not really noted that I was wearing horizontal stripes on my bottom half. As I have a pear shape figure I guess I was breaking the rules.
Thank you Jan for bringing it to my attention. Comment below:-
The first word I thought of was *statuesque* … you manage to look tall and elegant in horizontal stripes. On your bottom half, yet! Sigh. Never happening for me … but nice to know that it can be done, and done beautifully.
Lovely, the whole thing!
This got me thinking so I decided to do some research and came up with the following:-
Visual illusion. Horizontal or vertical stripes? Which make you look taller and slimmer and which fatter and shorter? The common thinking is that vertical stripes give the illusion of height. This apparently is not how it really is. In 1867 women knew that horizontal stripes made them look taller, according to Hermann Von Helmholtz, a physicist. who first experimented with the ideas of visual perception of space.
Do you favour stripes. If so do you prefer vertical or horizontal and how do you wear them?
Finally the winner of “She landed by Moonlight” by Carole Seymour-Jones is Crisp. Congratulations and apologies for the delay it seems to have taken Amazon a while to deliver a copy to me. Please contact me at Chicatanyage(at)btinternet.com with your address and I will send you a copy.