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Prints: learn how to use them as a styling tool

Prints: learn how to use them as a styling tool

Geometric lines for a graphic effect versus organic floral prints for a soft, feminine look. Prints can be in line with the trends, emphasize a silhouette or fabric, but also create a stylish feel of contrast; think of a flowy silk fabric combined with an angular graphic print for a fashionable effect. Prints can also flatter or accentuate which comes in handy with different body types. Quickly read on and learn more about the effects of prints. 

Geometric lines for a graphic effect versus organic floral prints for a soft, feminine look. Prints can be in line with the trends, emphasize a silhouette or fabric, but also create a stylish feel of contrast; think of a flowy silk fabric combined with an angular graphic print for a fashionable effect. Prints can also flatter or accentuate which comes in handy with different body types. Quickly read on and learn more about the effects of prints. 

A fitted dress with a romantic floral print immediately creates a soft, feminine feel - and is also the perfect choice for an hourglass body type, while a graphic print - often designed with sharper lines - has a more fashionable effect. A maxi dress with vertical stripes optically lengthens the silhouette, while a horizontal striped pattern broadens the silhouette - perfect to emphasize an oversized shape. Usually, dresses showcase an all-over print; a subtle print looks refined and a larger print is more of an eye-catcher. That can work to your advantage or disadvantage - depending on your body type. 

A fitted dress with a romantic floral print immediately creates a soft, feminine feel - and is also the perfect choice for an hourglass body type, while a graphic print - often designed with sharper lines - has a more fashionable effect. A maxi dress with vertical stripes optically lengthens the silhouette, while a horizontal striped pattern broadens the silhouette - perfect to emphasize an oversized shape. Usually, dresses showcase an all-over print; a subtle print looks refined and a larger print is more of an eye-catcher. That can work to your advantage or disadvantage - depending on your body type. 

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The most iconic print for a top or T-shirt is the Breton stripe that’s characterized by a horizontal striped pattern; a motif that can have a broadening effect. Do you want to avoid this? Pick fine stripes instead of wider stripes. Do you have an O-line body type? Avoid striped and checked prints and only wear printed styles on the top half of your body. This advice also goes for both the straight and round A-line body type - combine prints with dark, uni-colored bottom pieces. The advice for the straight A-line body type is to wear motifs from the shoulders till the waist. Create a layered look with a long uni-colored cardigan for example, to balance the look. The figure of the round A-line body type is flattered most by motifs showing soft, round lines. In search of an alternative for a printed top or T-shirt? Discover our stylish printed shirts, blouses and tunics and also apply the advice above. 

The most iconic print for a top or T-shirt is the Breton stripe that’s characterized by a horizontal striped pattern; a motif that can have a broadening effect. Do you want to avoid this? Pick fine stripes instead of wider stripes. Do you have an O-line body type? Avoid striped and checked prints and only wear printed styles on the top half of your body. This advice also goes for both the straight and round A-line body type - combine prints with dark, uni-colored bottom pieces. The advice for the straight A-line body type is to wear motifs from the shoulders till the waist. Create a layered look with a long uni-colored cardigan for example, to balance the look. The figure of the round A-line body type is flattered most by motifs showing soft, round lines. In search of an alternative for a printed top or T-shirt? Discover our stylish printed shirts, blouses and tunics and also apply the advice above. 

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A vertical stripe on pants or skirts optically lengthens the legs. A bottom piece with vertical stripes and a high-rise waist, combined with high heels emphasize this leg-lengthening effect. The advice for both the H-line and V-line body type points into the direction of geometric prints. Are you an H-line body type with a longer body length? Opt for a smaller geometric print, because large prints make you look bigger. Do you prefer pants or skirts with a striking floral print? Opt for a fashionable balance and pair with an uni-colored top. Ps. Also try combining printed pants and skirts with a printed blazer or jacket

A vertical stripe on pants or skirts optically lengthens the legs. A bottom piece with vertical stripes and a high-rise waist, combined with high heels emphasize this leg-lengthening effect. The advice for both the H-line and V-line body type points into the direction of geometric prints. Are you an H-line body type with a longer body length? Opt for a smaller geometric print, because large prints make you look bigger. Do you prefer pants or skirts with a striking floral print? Opt for a fashionable balance and pair with an uni-colored top. Ps. Also try combining printed pants and skirts with a printed blazer or jacket

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Do you want to add a bohemian vibe or want to showcase an edgy leopard print, but looking for a more subtle approach? An accessory offers the possibility to upgrade a look in a simple way; a printed scarf is a perfect choice. Wear loosely draped over the shoulders or wrap around the neck for a stylish twist. 

Do you want to add a bohemian vibe or want to showcase an edgy leopard print, but looking for a more subtle approach? An accessory offers the possibility to upgrade a look in a simple way; a printed scarf is a perfect choice. Wear loosely draped over the shoulders or wrap around the neck for a stylish twist. 

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