Stripes were made for summer and summer was made for stripes. Especially when they’re on dresses.
Every year, without fail, I’m there in my Breton t shirt – pairing it with jeans, pretty skirts, dungarees… but stripy dresses are a new one for me. Aren’t horizontal stripes supposed to be a bad thing?
If you’re feeling scared of stripes, then the trick is to go for soft, washed out ones rather than broad, bold ones. Thin, subtle stripes are so laid back, and there’s just something about them that makes me think of ice creams in the park.
I really love this dress from Gap, with its faded, barely there stripes. It’s pretty, fresh and flattering. It’s in the sale now but it’s still available in limited sizes if you’re quick!
Here are some more of my favourite faded stripy dresses in the shops right now…