Summer Stripes From Simple to Standout

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Stripes look good on almost anything, and they are a hot item regardless of whether they run horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. Stripes appear on all types of celebrity attire from maxi dresses to even blazers. Grab one of these striped items while it’s hot:

I like Zara’s rather conservative striped dress. Its horizontal stripes and simple shape easily inspire creativity, and I enjoy being able to play with a dress. You can pair this dress with red shoes, or bold colors such as lime green or yellow, to perfectly immerse this dress in this season’s summer colors. I love the longer, loose sleeves.

Zara Striped Dress

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I am in a major skinny jeans craze, so, naturally, I’ve become obsessed with this Bebe striped skinny jean. This will look flattering and is perfect for the gal who can wear this style. Pair it with a tank or a nice bold, flared top for the evening and you are all set.

Bebe Stripes Multi Zip Skinny Jeans

→ Buy the Bebe Stripes Multi Zip Skinny Jeans, $76.99 (was $129.00), at

I also saw a gorgeous Bebe maxi dress that really impressed me. It’s a tube maxi that’s designed to give you curves by making your waist look smaller, and most of us need a little help when it comes to creating the illusion of curves.

Bebe Rugby Strip Maxi Dress

→ Buy the Bebe Rugby Strip Maxi Dress, $TBD, at

Next up, I dig this Tadashi dress of because of its color. Tadashi offers this dress in jelly apple and navy. It is mesh and there are horizontal and vertical lines in the right places, which gives the dress some definition and spunk. This is a great alternative to the black and white features, and the flare bottom makes it perfect for a cocktail party or a night out for dancing.

Tadashi Shoji Mesh Stripe Fit and Flare Dress

→ Buy the Tadashi Shoji Mesh Stripe Fit and Flare Dress, $198.00, at; shipping and returns are free.

My last feature is a great pick for summer because of its colors and its style. The yellow and the blues seem to be as popular in dresses as in the accessories I featured recently. I like its sleek and sophisticated look. Although, I am a bit worried about how the side zippers will sit on some of us. Make sure you consider your torso before you purchase it. Besides that, this dress is a summer dream.

Tahari Stripe Sleeveless Satin Sheath Dress

→ Buy the Tahari Stripe Sleeveless Satin Sheath Dress, $128.00, at; shipping and returns are free.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.