A striped dress is a wardrobe staple which is a classic and versatile piece. Stripe is a popular pattern, be it any time of the year. It is something that will never go out of fashion, which makes it a staple and an essential piece in any wardrobe. Even in stripes you have a variety of choices available, from thick horizontal stripes to thin vertical ones. Vertical stripes add height and give a slimming effect whereas, horizontal stripes enhances your bust and waist.
You can easily dress up your simple striped dress for almost any occasion. Not sure how to dress up your striped dress?
If you are going for a Sunday brunch with your girl friends or just meeting up someone for coffee then a striped dress is a go to item. You can keep it simple by adding a pop of color in your accessories. Carry a bright orange or hot pink clutch and match it with your shoes and VIOLA! You have a fun yet modest outfit.
If you are looking for a more put together look then you can pair the dress with a leather or metallic belt. The belt highlights your waist, making the dress look more feminine. You can add a finishing touch by wearing a pair of peep-toe pumps or wedges.
If you feel that belts are unflattering for your body type then you can also pair a striped dress with a metallic necklace and bracelet along with some strappy sandals.
For a boho look you can pair your dress with peep toe block heels, a cap and a fringed bag or pair it up with a leather jacket and some strappy shoes.
You can also experiment by pairing up your stripped dress with other prints and patterns. You can throw on an army printed jacket, lacy vest or a denim jacket. You can even wear a belt or shoes with some animal print on it for an edgy look.
For a little sharp and formal look, you can pair your stripped dress with a blazer and some basic heels.
Now that you know that there are multiple ways in which you can style a striped dress. Check out the 3 ways I dressed up my striped dress:
I picked a black and white combination because it is something you can never be wrong about.
With a scarf: A scarf is a simple way to amp up any look. There are so many types and styles of scarves available for you to experiement. The possibilities are infinite. I added a bit of color to my outfit by throwing on a printed red scarf. I wanted a casual look so I paired up the outfit with black sneakers. With a black velvet choker: Chokers are in trend this season. Make the choker the start of the outfit and go minimal on other accessories. Instead of adding some color to my outfit I went for applying a bright shade of lipstick. Smokey eyes also look great with a choker and a striped dress.
With a bag: it is easy, minimalistic and yet stylish. Add a spin to the plain black and white dress with a bright bag like the one I have used.
Apart from this, for a casual style you can pair up the dress with sneakers. You can go for a solid shade like black or white or for printed styles. And for more formal look you can pair it up with heels, pumps or peep-toes as well.
The best part about this dress is that it is so versatile. It is something you can wear during any season, be it autumn or winter. For the cooler months you can layer it up with jacket, knitwear and scarves when you want to snuggle. Plus, it gives you protection from the cold weather. During autumn you can wear it as it is or jazz it up with a few accessories in vibrant hues which are in that season. And on rainy days you can pair up your striped dress with your rain boots. It is comfortable, classic and non fussy.
How do you like to dress up your striped dress? Share your tips in the comments below.