If ever there were a fashion misconception, the idea that horizontal stripes are unflattering to wear could be in the top three. The most important elements to pulling off this look are a flattering shape and interesting pattern. This BCBG dress has both in spades: the boning accentuates an hourglass figure and the mixed widths provide unique focal points. Finding a piece like this makes it an easy go-to for multiple occassions and can be tweaked with a colorful sweater or strappy heels (and offsets the fact that the spend was above what I would normally make on a single item). To date, it's been debuted at baby showers, brunch and the office - the possibilities are endless.