Prison Stripe Chic

Conventional fashion wisdom warns to stay away from horizontal stripes, but with the right silhouette and tailoring you can create a casual or elegant neutral ensemble. Dresses that accentuate your natural waist or have a dropped waist will give you a long and lean look and keep you from looking boxy. Narrow stripes and cotton fabric is a great everyday look paired with a colorful scarf and riding boots. The more structured options with broad stripes are appropriate for work or even drinks when worn with bright pumps or fun statement jewelry.

striped_dresses1. Forever 21 Breton Stripe A-Line Dress – available in cream and navy (pictured) and navy and cream ($19.90)

2. Zara Striped Jersey Dress ($79.90)

3. Trina Turk Stripe Stretch Cotton Fit & Flare Dress ($118)

4. AQUA Dress – Striped Full Skirt ($88; on sale for $66!)

5. Ann Taylor Mixed Stripe Knit Dress ($129)

6. BCBG Lylah Striped Dress ($268)

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