Good news ladies! You can totally wear horizontal stripes without appearing fat or looking like The Cat In The Hat. Imagine that! Give me some time, I'll stop with the rhyme...my brain's on the loose, I blame Dr Seuss.
If you don't recognize the liquorice-striped Prada dress Hailee Steinfeld wore to the SAG awards which subsequently featured on the cover/in the pages of every major fashion magazine, you must've been living under a rock. Stripes were beeeg news for Spring/Summer 2011. And now that us Southern Hemisphere inhabitants finally have the sun peeking out over Table Mountain/The Durban Coastline/The, er, Jozi minedumps we can hop on that candy-cane train too! Stripes of all colours and sizes have taken over the usual spring pastels and florals and the bigger the better! Save the pinstripes for the CEO's and legal eagles and go big and bold. Below are some of my favourite looks from the international fashion scene. I've got a few stripy pieces myself that I'm going to start experimenting with now that summer's here and I've also got my eye on a dress from Sissy Boy that's a knock-off of the Prada dress I was talking about earlier. Funds may be a problem though...
Dree Hemingway all 'decked' out in head-to-toe Prada for Vogue Japan
On the catwalks for S/S 2011: