Striped garments have been around since the Middle Ages; except back then, they were considered “the Devil’s clothing”! Since then, stripes have come a long way, becoming an integral part of textile choices throughout the centuries.

Of course, striped garments can be found in at least a few collections every season, but what stood out to me for Spring 2013 was that a lot of designers showed striped tops and bottoms together (and not just suits!) , as well as full-length striped dresses.

This blog will track the development of the top and bottom/ head to toe stripes trend.  Will striped maxidresses and pantsuits trickle down from the runway to Athens? Only time will tell!

To explore the development of this trend, click one of the categories to the right.

Bill Blass

Backstage at Dolce & Gabbana

Julia Stegner



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