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Spring 2013 Trend Flash: Bold Stripes

Spring 2013 Trend Flash: Bold Stripes


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  • Oscar de la Renta

    A ball gown gets a preppy update at Oscar de la Renta with these graphic stripes.

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  • Marc Jacobs

    Stripes meet sequins at Marc Jacobs.

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  • Tommy Hilfiger Women's - Runway - Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    A breezy, striped maxi dress at Tommy Hilfiger.

    Photo: Getty Images / Slaven Vlasic
  • MBFW Spring 2013 - Official Coverage - Best Of Runway Day 4

    A striped suit was also on the menu at Tommy Hilfiger.

    Photo: Getty Images / Slaven Vlasic
  • KAELEN Spring / Summer 2013

    A simple striped dress at Kaelen that could easily become a spring must-have.

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  • Marimekko - Runway - Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    Stripes on stripes at Marimekko's spring show.

    Photo: Getty Images / Dario Canatatore
  • FASHION-US-MICHAEL KORS

    Michael Kors took a similar stripes-on-stripes theme, but in a more figure-flattering fashion.

    Photo: Getty Images / EMMANUEL DUNAND
  • FASHION-US-MICHAEL KORS

    Another striped look at Michael Kors: a short suit.

    Photo: Getty Images / EMMANUEL DUNAND

In what might be a sign that New York is finally getting eccentric prints fatigue, a lot of the looks at New York Fashion Week for spring featured pure, saturated color or bold, graphic prints. One print we have been spotting a fair amount of: stripes.

A clean stripe can feel as palette-cleansing as a crisp, white dress, and many designers used vertically-oriented stripes in their dresses and even suited looks to give the spring outfits a preppy flair that also felt more sophisticated than your run-of-the-mill blue-and-white horizontal stripe. Long dresses in a crisp stripe felt especially refreshing, and Oscar de la Renta even used a bold stripe to keep a ball gown from seeming too fussy.

Here, we’ve rounded up a selection of our favorite striped looks from the runways. Will you be sporting the trend next season?

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