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20 Pieces of Striped Clothing to Shop Ahead of Summer

It’s long been understood that summer style is defined by nautical striped clothing, from dresses to sweaters. But the classic pattern is getting a 2022 makeover, thanks to new bold, exaggerated lines and a mixture of unexpected colorways.

Gone are the days when stripes were only reserved for casual daytime dressing. At her Spring 2022 runway collection, Tory Burch took the pattern from boating basic to exhilarating sartorial staple with super-sized striped dresses. Several other designers are also proving how stripes can be an eveningwear hero—see Harris Reed’s expertly tailored suits and Carolina Herrera’s dramatic gowns. And it’s not just the neutral black-and-white motifs that are having a moment. Prismatic stripes were major parts of Studio 189, Kenneth Ize, and Colville’s presentations.

If you’re looking for ways to hit refresh on your traditional summer stripes, you’re in the right place. You can go big with a head-to-toe matching set or take the effortless approach with a one-and-done dress. Either way, you’ll find the best striped clothing just ahead.

Dresses

Tory Burch silk shantung Claire McCardell dress

Ralph Lauren striped waffle-knit henley dress

Staud Seashore striped knitted cotton-blend dress

Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini abstract long fringe tunic

Pants

Khaite Phoebe striped silk pants

Dodo Bar Or Marvin striped jacquard-knit track pants

Midheaven Denim Stella striped flare pants

Marni striped cotton wide-leg pants

Tops

La Ligne Marin striped wool and cashmere-blend sweater

Bode crochet four-stripe sweater

Alex Mill Lee ruffle cuff shirt

Patou appliquéd striped cotton-jersey top

Skirts

Johanna Ortiz striped pointelle-knit Pima cotton midi skirt

Baum Und Pferdgarten Ciel crochet stripe midi skirt

Totême striped silk-crepe wrap skirt

Outerwear

Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza belted striped cotton-blend boucle cardigan

La Ligne mini Marin striped wool and cashmere-blend cardigan

See by Chloé wool cardigan

Everlane The Oversized Shirt jacket