Here is me wearing a t-shirt from H&M.
It makes me look all blocky, maybe a bit bottom heavy. Perhaps you think this illusion is a result of the horizontal stripes. Well, maybe. But I've been obsessing over stripes, and don't want to let them go.
The big problem here isn't really the stripes. The problem is that this t-shirt is not the right length for me.
Here's the same problem with a non-stripey shirt.
So I'm going to chop a bit off the bottom to make it look better. I like my t-shirts sitting just on the hip.
There we go!
Here's a before and after side by side:
Much better yeah? When the length is in proportion, it does my figure justice. Stripes and all!