How to wear a striped dress

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, How to 12 Comments

I’ve never met a stripe I haven’t loved.

Combine a stripe with an easy-wear, relaxed spring-summer dress and you’ve really got my attention.

This Bohemian Traders striped dress ticks all the boxes for a versatile summer dress that will serve you well for any number of occasions.

I love the weight of this fabric. It’s heavy enough that with nude underwear you don’t need to wear a slip underneath but it’s light enough that it won’t be too hot when we hit the warmer months.

It’s a relaxed style but not so over-sized that it feels too tent-like. Do buy down a size if you’d like more shape.

I’m wearing a size 14, am typically a size 14-16 and there is plenty of room.

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Worn on its own, this dress makes a classic style statement but add different outer layers or accessories and you can take this classic and make it suitable for most casual spring occasions.

Pop some colour

How to wear a striped dress |

1. Bohemian Traders dress $129 | 2. Read & Bell scarf  $75

A pop of raspberry with this scarf gives a gorgeous colour focus. Ground the colour with tan and nude accessories and you have a great “lunch with the girls” outfit. I love that this scarf can double as a wrap if it is cool out.

Leopard print for the win

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1. Bohemian Traders dress $129 | 2. Surafina scarf (sold out) | 3. Louenhide bag $89.95

Sadly this scarf is sold out but if you managed to nab it – or have similar in your wardrobe – then this dress is made for it. Tan accessories keep it on trend and light for spring.

Pattern clash

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1. Bohemian Traders dress $129 | 2. Bohemian Traders kimono $129

Take this classic style and romance it a little with the addition of this kimono. I cannot vouch for this kimono enough. It’s such a delight to wear and its fabrication is just stunning.

Preppy style

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1. Bohemian Traders dress $129 | 2. Everyday Cashmere knit $285

Add a pair of sneakers and sling a divine cashmere knit over your shoulders and you’re ready for the sporting sidelines this spring.

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Comments 12

  1. Love a striped dress Nikki I have bought 2 in recent weeks a black and white and a red and white one,love this dress on you Xx

  2. yes it looks so versatile and easy to wear, thankyou nikki!
    you name it I have it in stripes but not a dress!
    could be tempted though!
    especially love it with the grey cashmere!
    enjoy your day hun! love m:)X

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