the fashion industry thrives on the finite memory of consumers: every spring the same trends appear and without hesitation people seem astonished to find sailor stripes, safari looks, ethnic influence and light flowing fabrics. quite honestly i find it hilarious.
nevertheless, true to my monochrome ways i welcome the yearly spring trend of stripey garments with pleasure. yes, i've worn mine for years and will probably continue to do so till i am forcefully separated from my jailbird looks. for me horizontal stripes spell rock chic á la patti smith and classic french tongue-in-cheek of jean-paul gaultier. they are such an easy way to freshen up any look.
this spring the return of the maxidress is obvious enough and impossible to miss. the past three years there have been signs of length making a comeback, but now it is actually very easy to find amazing sweeping hems everywhere. thus, maxidress seemed like the perfect addition to my stripe pile of favorites.
since i do not have the flawlessly gamine figure of petra, i cannot pull the diy nightgown turned into a dress -look off that easily. my stripes need to distract and, therefore, my choice was acne. also spotted on kamicha, i love the way the cut of the dress flatters even my body for which even a thought of the term 'figure-hugging' creates instant hesitation and slight stuttering laughter. the dress is loose around the midriff which is the perfect addition to comfort; yup, i have a waist although there isn't any noticeable curve in the pic, and it suits me just fine... the exaggerated length of the hem and sleeves can be trimmed down, but i may just keep them as they are...
dress by acne, necklace by myomy, boots by dr martens.
are you stripe lovers planning on stocking up this season or are you good to go as you were?