Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Simple Brenton Stripe

For a while now I have been against the horizontal strip. There isn't many girls who like wearing patterns that widen their body shape. However, recently the "Breton" stripe shirt has seen a come back and I have had a change of heart; I may even own one already... 

After seeing it on sailors in the 19th century, Coco Chanel introduced the design in her collection in 1917. Some of fashion's biggest icons have been captured wearing the pattern throughout the decades. It is such a such simple design, yet almost gives yourself an automatic bold statement. So take a look at some of the pictures through the years and then try it for yourself! Pair it with a nice pair of trousers like Coco Chanel (try a tapered pant instead) or simple skinny jeans and flats like Olivia to give it a chic twist to the nautical vibe.

Coco Chanel
Marilyn Monroe

Audrey Hepburn

In more recent years...

Kirsten Dunst
Ashley Olsen
Olivia Palermo
Miranda Kerr

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