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Fashion: Stripes Take Over: How to Style the Season’s Biggest Print Trend

By Katie Wright, PA Fashion and Beauty Editor

August 15, 2022 03:00

DESIGNERS went wild for stripes on the Spring/Summer 2022 catwalks, with everything from monochrome to multi-coloured – in understated striped shirts and bold, disco-tastic dresses.

With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time to try out the trend, whether you’re looking for vacation wear, weekend outfits or the perfect party dress.

Here’s how to incorporate stripes into your summer wardrobe…

NAUTICAL

As seen at Wales Bonner and JW Anderson, navy blue and white nautical stripes never go out of style.

This season, the classic Breton long-sleeved top gives way to cute, summery tank tops, tees and co-ords. Pair with white jeans and espadrilles for a chic seaside look.

Tu Nautical Stripe Drop Shoulder Coord T-Shirt, £6.40 (was £16); Nautical Stripe Coord Shorts, £5.60 (was £14), Sainsbury’s

M&Co Striped Woven Sleeveless T-Shirt, £26

Oliver Bonas Mono Striped Ivory Knit Top, £39.50

VERTICAL STRIPES

The seaside inspiration continues with vertical deckchair-style stripes. Flowing dresses caused a stir at Schiaparelli and Tory Burch, while striped separates were layered at Jil Sander and Kenneth Ize.

Embrace the contrasting runway look by pairing contrasting tops and bottoms, or keep it simple with a striped midi dress and tonal accessories.

Lyle and Scott women’s striped cardigan, ecru, £36 (was £90)

Crew Clothing Red and Pink Striped Sundress, £69

monochrome

Albaray linen striped dress, £75 (was £130)

Always a stylish combination, black and white stripes were seen on everything from sassy mini dresses (Balmain and Courrèges) to sweeping dresses (Erdem and Tory Burch).

Take your pick from bodycon dresses (for work or play) to casual linen day dresses.

Lascana Long Sleeve Striped Cardigan, £38; Lascana striped t-shirt dress, £38, Freemans

Karen Millen Compact Stripe Pencil Midi Dress, £117 (was £195)

SECOND-HAND CLOTHING

Going the retro route for Spring/Summer 22, Fendi models Brandon Maxwell and Jil Sander walked the runway in bright, dramatic dresses.

The coolest way to wear formal wear this summer, a striped maxi dress in bright or pastel hues is perfect for weddings and garden parties.

Play up the 70s disco vibe with metallic platform heels and a pair of hoop earrings.

Chi Chi London Striped One Shoulder Long Sleeve Midi Dress in Pink, £40 (was £65)

White Roman Stripe Ruffle Maxi Dress, £40 (was £48)

Love Mark Heyes Stripe Ruffle Midi Dress, £49; Kaleidoscope Rose Gold Tone Metallic Wedge Sandals, £45, Freemans

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