Spring ’10 Trends. Nauty Nautical Stripes

March 18, 2010 • Fashion

 Nautical Stripes

I love nautical stripes. They are so Parisian, but I'm not sure they like me. While I'm glad to see them back, not many of us should wear them. They are not exactly flattering if you you are not a waif. By now everybody should know horizontal stripes are not your friend if you are looking to minimize a particular area. Back when I was 20 and spent some time in Paris I bought a navy and white striped shirt which I proceeded to wear to death (when in Rome right?). I now have to look at those pictures forever…and they are not pretty. I am busty so that was probably not the right choice. So, if you are small on top, go for a stripped sweater and plain bottoms. Conversely, if it's your bottom half that is your best feature, try a stripped skirt (#6). If you are still cautious, you may want to try the wide set thin strips shown in #3 which is a little more forgiving. Or you may just want to bypass this trend altogether.

Shopping Guide:

1. Theory Zelphia Sweater $200

2. Thread Social Boat Neck Striped Dress With Bow $294

3. Madison Marcus Infinite Striped Jacket $325

4. Markus Lupfer Breton Stripe Sequin Sailor Cardigan $475

5. Rosa Cha Strapless Striped Dress $440

6. Alice + Olivia Striped Cotton Skirt $165

7. Gryphon Striped Star Necklace Tee $195

8. See By Chloe Nautical Button Sweater $295

9. Crumpet Breton Mini Cashmere Sweater Dress $400

10. Alexander Wang Stripe Tee $115

– Lauren Dimet Waters

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3 Responses to Spring ’10 Trends. Nauty Nautical Stripes

  1. Jess Zaino says:

    Who wouldn’t want to be Yacht ready at all times??
    xxo JZ

  2. Vintage Ring says:

    I’m not sure that black-and-white is the THING for the spring, and I’m sure NOT sure that nautical stripes are suitable either.
    I feel those stuff are very “last winter”, when the stripes, especially across, do not feel good at all on clothes 🙂
    However, your choice is very interesting, and there are some pretty nice clothes which you linked in the post,then I’ll consider it:)

  3. Anonymous says:

    I love the nautical theme, it’s one that keeps returning.

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