Dress Week: Totally Stripey TuesdayNot everyone loves horizontal stripes-or so I'm told. Over at StartCloseIn headquarters, I could probably go for weeks (months?) wearing nothing but stripes and not have to repeat outfits. When I bring something new home my husband often says "Oh, look, it's striped!" So today's post is in honor of all of the gorgeous striped dresses out there. Let's take a look! (And happy July!)
This dress looks like something you could just live in all summer long, doesn't it? I like the big, Mod sunglasses. This dress doesn't need a lot to make it special.
I love the short sleeves on this dress. I'd suggest you wear it to work with
a blazer and pointy flats or for play with slip on sneakers and a baseball cap. Jcrew Factory has a similar one with statement pockets.
For my friends who don't want to show their arms, LL Bean has you covered with this long sleeved number. Pun intended. I once had this in a shirt, and I wore it until it fell apart. I couldn't get over those cute shoulder buttons! Or try this shirtdress from The Loft (sizes 00-18) that has sleeves, too!
I like the idea of this in a dress, but I'd want to try it on for the pooch risk. On the other hand, it could be good for a pregnant woman, too? Try this one with slip on sneakers, too.
this dress, and it's because I love the wide stripe and the high waist. If I had a summer wedding to plan, I'd love my bridesmaids to wear something like this! It's eShakti, too, so it comes in a fabulous range of sizes and lengths. Modcloth has a slightly dressier version, too.
If you ask me, Asos nails it for maternity style. There's nothing sweeter than a round belly covered in stripes! Plus, there's no worry about too much cleavage in a dress with a high neck like this baby.
Speaking of maternity, this maxi dress could be adapted for maternity or worn by regular women, too! I'd probably just suggest you layer it over a tank top since the arm holes are low.
And no, I don't endorse those sandals. I know that Berks and other similar sandals are trendy right now. I lived in Vermont. I'm not doing it (again).
Modcloth has some gorgeous dresses, and I can't get over how adorable this one is. I love the piping and the neckline and the skinny stripes! They also have the inverse of this dress in a different color scheme here. Pair this with a bright coral lipstick.