Have you heard of the fashion cliché that horizontal stripes make you look fat? Well, I wanted to be a fashion "risk taker" and wear this black and white horizontal stripes maxi dress while I was on my family vacation, when we stopped at the Santa Monica Pier. I personally LOVED this dress. Ill admit, I was skeptical about wearing horizontal stripes. But, I got over it, all about HOW you style it, and WHAT you wear with it, that makes it a Fashion "No, No" to a Fashion "Go, Go." Who even came up with the ‘horizontal stripes aren’t flattering’ thing anyway?