Stripes are often a pattern women shy away from; we’ve all heard that horizontal stripes make you look larger, or that stripes in general aren’t attractive. Well, this article definitely proves those stereotypes wrong! Here we have five hand-picked striped dresses to suit anyone and everyone’s fashion style. From colour blocks to lace to simple styles, we have it all!
This unique dress from Very features multi coloured vertical stripes against a black background. This bodycon dress is a spin on the classic little black dress, against which it makes a bold statement twist. The form-fitting fabric will show off your curves, and the long sleeves and midi length make the dress perfect for cool-weather parties. Wear it with black heels and a matching clutch to play it safe, or choose to go the edgy route by choosing a bold colour and matching your accessories.
2. Simple Midi
This dress from Forever 21 can be described as simplicity at its finest. It’s a classic black and white striped midi dress that can be paired with various jackets and other items to produce a unique look each and every time. The dress features a bodycon fit, ribbed knit, crew neckline, and long sleeves. Wear it with ankle boots, long boots, or even heels–each of these choices will give the ensemble a completely different look!
3. Stripes and Denim
This dress from ASOS is sure to catch your eye with its unique design! The dress is mainly composed of red and white stripes with standout denim inserts throughout the skirt. Made from cotton jersey, this dress is as comfortable as it is cute. It has a crew neck, dropped shoulders, and a relaxed fit. This will be your go-to dress for casual events throughout the season!
4. Abstract Stripes
Rather than sticking to the traditional horizontal or vertical stripes, this stunning dress from John Lewis features a vibrant abstract print full of choppy striped colour blocks. The dress is form-fitting and expertly crafted in a soft cotton blend. It has a deep V-neckline and a contrasting waistband to accentuate your curves. An exposed metallic zip in the back makes it easy to change in and out of, and the above-the-knee length makes it perfect for formal events. Wear with high heels and a slim envelope clutch to look completely sophisticated.
5. Lots of Lace
Another slightly nontraditional frock when it comes to stripes, this lacy dress from House of Fraser incorporates the pattern while making it more elegant. Horizontal blocks of colour ranging from shades of pink to solid black make up the body of the dress, and the entire item has a gorgeous lace overlay. With a hem just above the knees, this dress is great for cocktails or a night on the town.