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If you’ve paged though a fashion magazine lately, you will have noticed one thing: stripes are back, and in a huge way.

My favorite part about this trend is how truly versatile it is. If you want a relaxed weekend look, for example, there’s the nautical, horizontal stripe (think Audrey Hepburn in her classic sailor stripes). Looking for something a little more structured and business-like? A pair of pinstriped pants perfectly fits the bill.

This season’s stripe trend switches things up ever so slightly. My best looks combine soft fabrics, feminine cuts and loose, flowing styles. Keen to give stripes a go? These are my top picks:

Show Your Femininity

How pretty are these striped fabrics from Diane von Furstenberg? I simply love the thick strips of bright colour set against a backdrop of pure white. The style is softly feminine and easy to move around in – perfect for days under the hot Dubai sun!

Keep It Muted and Understated

We’re used to seeing stripes in bold, daring patterns. What I love about Missoni’s latest designs is their collection of demure pastel colours. In the hot summer sun, a little white shift dress like this one not only hits all the style notes, but keeps you feeling cool and collected throughout the day. Plus, how cute is the matching kiddie size?

Summer Nights in Stripes

Who knew that stripes could be so chic? Miranda Kerr recently wore this Carolina Herrera striped midi dress to an evening event and had the fashion industry buzzing. But if Hollywood glamour doesn’t quite fit your budget, you can easily copy the supermodel’s striped style. Choose a fitted ankle-length dress with bright horizontal stripes and top it off with edgy black accessories. A sequined black choker plus spiky black heels could be all you need to amp up your evening ensemble.


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