Depending on who you ask, some say 'yea' to the stripes while others say, 'nah'. My mom gave me this shirt from Ann Taylor and I loved it. But as you see, in the 'before' picture, it is not very flattering by itself. However, by adding a fitted blazer with a little 'puff' to the sleeve, I appear to be more 'balanced', verses 'top heavy'. I also tucked it in and added a belt to show that I have a waist. By adding a statement necklace and bigger earrings, I draw the eyes up.