We’re lining up for stripes in 2014! Designers love them because they can be re-interpreted and adapted to every passing fancy, and fashionistas are delighted to be presented with the results.
At Paris Fashion Week, Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing embellished figure-hugging dresses with trails of bling, while Riccardo Tisci’s multi-hued gowns simply sparkled with sequins. At Valentino, Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri mixed deep colours with strips of embroidery. Femininity was challenged by Givenchy’s trademark edginess, and then made fierce by battle-friendly silver helmets, multi-coloured beading and leather touches, all from Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.
Elswhere, Victoria Beckham’s knife-sharp pleats were a variation on the trend. More pleats came from Proenza Schouler’s shining metallic-fabric midis, while Céline went for monochrome. Everywhere, stripes and pleats strutted the runways in black and white, pastels, and colours , or served as trellis for blossoming flowers. Even the V & A is selling show-stopping geometric tights by Emilio Cavallini, linked to its Italian Fashion exhibition.
You’ll love the versatility of this season’s take on a perennial favourite. Dress down the classic striped blazer with ripped and distressed jeans or shorts. Dish out similar treatment to that other regular, the breton, or enliven it with flower prints, or white skinnies.
Bring monochrome to life with bright accessories, such as an oversize bag, a red scarf or a statement brooch Shake things up by mixing stripes and hoops of different thicknesses; .. Break up the association with a belt Remember to put the less dominant pattern on . the part of your body that you wish to play down At this point, it’s worth reminding you – we’re sure you already know – that verticals make you seem taller, while horizontals accentuate curves.
Small floral prints or polka dots offer a cool contrast to bold stripes, while bigger blooms flourish with any thickness. Blend large checks with pinstripes, or neat dog tooth with fat stripes. Intercept thin lines with a block or strip of the same colour (down the side of trousers, for instance).
Pinstripes bring to mind men’s suits, but we’re certainly not aiming for a traditional male look here – this time around, it’s all about wider, thicker blocks Have fun with colours and combinations -. Choose ties in contrasting shades, for example.
If you’ve ever seen a Bridget Riley painting, you’ll know how mesmerising this pattern can be, in all its variations. Join us in the line-up now!
Featured IS the photo of Fashion blogger Lace Locks And Wearing Striped Top And Skirt From Nordstrom, And Pink Leather Jacket from Zara
Julie Sarinana is wearing a crop boyfriend jeans from Citizens of Humanity, striped top from APC, clutch from ThePertext and shoes from Isabel Marant
Felicia Akerstrom is wearing a striped dress from Zara, boots from Stuart Weitzman, Bag from H&M and sunglasses from Gina Tricot
Jessie Chanes is wearing red and white striped shirt from Uniqlo, white denim skirt from Sheinside and shoes form Zara
Charlotte Hellberg is wearing a vertical striped shirt from H&M, cropped black trousers from J. Crew, shoes and bag from Zara and the sunglasses from Karen Walker
Adenorah is wearing trousers from Revolve Clothing, shoes from Whistles, bag from Saint Laurent, sunglasses from Céline and the top is from Uniqlo
Julie Sarinana is wearing a red and white red striped top from Cpmme Des Garcon, black denim boyfriend shorts from Madewell and the shoes are from Stuart Weitzman
Natalia Cabezas is wearing a striped wide neck top by Dr Denim, skirt from Chic Place and shoes from Jessica Simpson
Kenza Zouiten is wearing a striped dress and shoes from Zara and a bag from Celine
Mija is wearing a striped linen top and denim shorts from One Teaspoon, bag from Celine and boots from Isabel Marant
Charlotte Hellberg is wearing striped shorts and bag from Zara, linen shirt and sandals from & Other Stories and sunglasses from Karen Walker
Negin Mirsalehi is wearing a blue and white striped dress, shoes from from Loeffler Randall, bag from Chanel and a black hat
Katelyn Tanita is wearing blue and white striped shorts from Zara and blouse from Otte
Julia Engel is wearing a denim shirt and striped dress from Aritzia, and a clutch from Clare Vivier
Jessica R is wearing a black and white striped dress from TopShop and a bag from Express
Ellen Claesson is wearing a Top from Filippa K, leather jacket from Lxls, jeans from Dr. Denim and shoes from Alexander Wang
Kat Tanita IS wearing a Black and white striped top from Joie, DENIM Shorts from Rag & Bone, bag from Sole Society, from K. Jacques Sandals, Hat from J. Crew and Sunglasses from Celine
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Pernille Teisbaek Is Wearing Striped Trousers From Zara
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Walk In Wonderland Is Wearing A Striped Bikini Top And Patterned Bottoms From Target
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Sarah Sherman Samuel Wearing Striped Dress by Madewell And Military Style Jacket By Madewell
With Love From Kat Wearing Vince Striped Sweater, James Jeans, J.Crew Scarf, Michael Kors Watch And Fendi Bag
Sincerely Jules In Tee From GAP Skirt From Zara Isabel Marant Boots From Ray Ban Sunglasses
Vydia Rishie Wearing A Striped Dress From Cotton On, Denim Jacket From Cheap Monday, Bag From The Bag And Shoes Department From Tony Bianco
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Caroline Harper Is Wearing A Striped Top Jeans From Rag & Bone Shoes And Coat From J.Crew
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Stripes Fashion Trend 2014 Unknown Model / Photographer
Fashion Blogger Mariana Is Wearing Oversized Cardigan From Zara, Striped Top And Bag From H & M, Jeans From Bershka, Shoes From Zara