Bold New Ways to Wear Black and White Stripes

Bold black and white stripes have been around for a couple of seasons, but things get old quickly, so designers have decided to shake thing up once again, this time turning stripes every which way imaginable. This dress is a great example.


Striped Dress with Leather Jacket



wrap black and white dressHere’s a look at some of the fresh new ways that stripes have been arranged to create black and white dresses with eye-catching angles.

Wrap Up Stripes

This side tie stripe matte jersey dress wraps up your figure and gives you a slimming shape. This is a great dress for work or an evening out, and it’s the perfect length too.

knit balck and whtie dressTwo-Tone Stripes
This lovely striped fit and flare dress has a typical horizontal pattern, but the shadow stripes and knit detail make it totally fresh.  I love the fit, length and all around versatility of this dress.

Angled Stripes

Stripes turned slightly sideways gives this feminine sleeveless maxi a dramatic feel. This is a great dress for summer entertaining or for just enjoying your weekend with a coffee on the porch.
 black and white maxi
Twisty Stripes
I love an interesting spin on a classic dress and think I may have to run right out and buy this very cute striped t-shirt dress. It’s so hard to find clothes that are casual, but a tad different, but with the asymmetrical neckline and twisted hemline, this dress fits the bill.
black and white dress with a twist
Two Way Stripes

This alluring wrap front maxi is one hot dress. Love the opposing stripes; they get your attention and make the body look angular and lean. The slit ( kind of Angelina Jolie) is a nice way to look sexy without having it all hang out.


blac and white aymmetrical dress
Wavy  Stripes
Think it may be time to change your stripes? Then add some fun movement with this button front shirt dress with a funky wave. This is the type of dress that would look really fabulous with black leggings, long or capris and a pair of sandals.
black and white stripe shirtdress



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  1. Claire McNabb says:

    If you’re small in height, or perhaps pear shaped then you should go for vertical stripes as these are quite slimming, whereas horizontal stripes gives you the illusion of being bigger.

  2. I don’t much care for black ‘n’ white. I worked in a casino for a few years, and that combo always reminds me of work! Also, I find that black, white, or the combo washes me out and ages me. However, some people look great in this look. I save black for shoes, pants, and skirts, and always wear color up top.