Don't fear the horizontal stripes, let them enhance you.
Horizontal stripes are notorious for widen any figure, but pair horizontal stripes with the perfect cut and you've got a match made in heaven.
Now I'm going to admit something, when I go shopping with my mum 99% of the garments she picks out for me are a dud but the 1% she gets right, she gets them REALLY right.
She pulled out this dress a little while back and I gave her an immediate thumbs down but she insisted I try it on, which I did reluctantly.
Once I slipped it on, though, I knew she had struck gold. The way this dress hugs in just the right places gives an illusion of an hourglass figure which I fell in love with immediately (not to mention this dress also has pockets - double win!).