stripes

trendy stripes are the equivalent to what a white t-shirt used to be back in the day.they stormed the runways in every style you can possibly imagine—some ran horizontal while others vertical; there were thick lines and super skinny ones, too.

TIME and time again they resurface on the catwalk, grace the red carpet, and permeate the street style wardrobes of the uber-fashionable. This summer has been no exception, with the likes of Olivia Palermo, Alexa Chung and Gigi Hadid hitting refresh on the time-honoured trend with an ode to colour. Take your summer dressing cues from the stars, and pack a stripy punch with akaleidoscopic palette.

It is a line or band that differs in color or tone from an adjacent area. Stripes are a group of such lines.

As a pattern it is commonly seen in nature, food, emblems, clothing, and elsewhere.

Two-toned ones inherently draw one’s attention, and as such are used to signal hazards. They are used in road signs, barricade tape, and thresholds.

In nature, as with the zebra, stripes may have developed through natural selection to produce motion dazzle.[1][not in citation given]

Stripes may give appeal to certain foods. One example is the candy cane.

For hundreds of years, stripes have been used in clothing.[2] Striped clothing has frequently had negative symbolism in Western cultures.[2] Historian Michel Pastoureau explores the cultural history of these design decisions in the book, The Devil’s Cloth.

 

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