Khloe Kardashian Achieves the Impossible With Stripes & So Can You (PHOTO)

Khloe Kardashian OMG. Does Khloe Kardashian's striped dress show off just how amazing her slimmed down figure is, or what? She stepped out on the blue carpet in this white and orange striped little number at Hpnotiq's Glam Louder event in Beverly Hills -- and I think it's safe to say that she turned more than a few heads.

Stripes, and in particular horizontal stripes, have such a bad rap, and many women avoid them altogether for fear of looking much bigger than they actually are.

But in Khloe's case, the stripes only make her recent 25-pound weight loss even more noticeable, and they show off her curves perfectly. (I SO want this dress.)

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Seriously, who started the whole rumor about stripes making you look fat in the first place? It must have been someone who either had a major stripe mishap at one point or another -- or someone who is trying to hang onto the best kept secret in dressing to look thinner.

I, too, was always under the impression that stripes were a huge fashion no-no, until I threw on this striped crossover dress from Ann Taylor for a dinner I attended at Epcot last week.

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Usually when I have my picture taken, I immediately blurt out, "Ugh. Take it again ... I look so fat," or something along those lines. But in this dress, I actually thought I looked pretty slim -- and so did a few of my friends who commented on this pic after I posted it to Facebook and Twitter.

One of them even asked how much weight I've recently lost -- because based on how I looked in the dress, she thought I'd dropped at least 10 pounds or so.

And while I have been working out like crazy and eating well and have shed 5 pounds thanks to a 10-day detox I completed -- I'm giving all the credit to the dress for making me look smaller. It's something about the combination of the cut and the stripes. My actual body has nothing to do with it. In fact, I love this dress so much that I even ordered another one as a backup. It's not every day that I find something I feel that confident in, so I figured having two in my closet couldn't hurt.

Based on my experience and how great Khloe looks in her stripes, I think it's time we get rid of the stereotype of them being a bad thing and start embracing them as something that can help us flaunt what we've got and be proud of the way we look. On that note, I'm off to go scour the Internet looking for Khloe's dress. (Or something similar.)

Do you tend to avoid stripes at all costs?

 

Images via Splash/Mary Fischer

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