One of the most fashion friendly patterns are stripes. If you want to give your figure the illusion of looking healthier or slimmer, then stripes are the way to go. Up and down stripes make you look a little bitter but horizontal stripes give you a slimmer look. The fun thing about strips is that they can be worn on any part of the body. Striped stockings go well with a solid colored shirt and a striped top. You can mix and match stripes up any way that you want and be the fashion envy of all of your friends.