The French Navy’s standard uniform back in the 19th century was Breton stripes.

Today we see stripes as being remarkably refreshing.

Maybe it’s because it evokes images of sailing on a yacht wearing nautical stripes, or maybe it’s always a clear signal that summer is here.

In the past 2 weeks celebs have been seen wearing blue and white stripes dresses and tops.

Sporting a Birkin and shades, Alex Curran wore her shoulder embellished Markus Lupfer striped Allegra dress with thonged sandals.

Miranda Cosgrove was spotted leaving a concert in LA sporting a fresh Alice + Olivia Samantha sequin stripe tee with grungy pants and biker boots.

Sienna Miller was spotted with fresh bangs whilst leaving a Mayfair hair salon wearing a cheap but chic Topshop stripe dress.

Like Miranda, Miley also took a relaxed approach to her striped top, pairing them with jeans.

How do you like to wear stripes?

Topshop striped jersey maxi dress Topshop £35
DKNY strapless stripe-bodice dress Net-A-Porter International £240

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