Vertical stripes are the Jessica Simpson of fabric motifs. When done well, you can look lithe. When done wrong, you can look like you eat buttered poptarts.
Miss El-No was hanging out by the Armitage brown line stop. She appears to be enjoying the summer weather with some girlfriends while wearing the world's least flattering pants.
It is really a result of the fit- they are too tight! Stripes, like life, are really better when relaxed.
Maybe she can try these Striped Belted Cropped pants from Calvin Klein ($29.99) on for size? These pants would be fabulous with a tank and some cute bright sandals or flats.