Spring 2013 Trend Flash: Bold Stripes

Laurel Pinson

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?