Thursday, February 11, 2010

Get Vertical!

From pinstripe pants to flirty frocks, vertical stripes are super sexy and slimming, darlings!
Runway photos courtesy style.com except where noted.
Alberta Ferretti
Balenciaga
Behnaz Sarafpour
Bottega Veneta
DKNY pre-fall, via nymag.com
Dries Van Noten
Duro Olowu
Emporio Armani
Jean Paul Gaultier
Kinder Aggugini
Lacoste, via nymag.com
Limi Feu













Malandrino
Marni
Nicole Farhi
Paul Costelloe, via nymag.com
Pringle of Scotland
Ralph Lauren; this and next two via nymag.com
Sophie Theallet
Thuy
Tibi
Tommy Hilfiger

Vivienne Westwood Red Label
Anna Sui striped jersey tank; this and next two at net-a-porter.com.
Mike & Chris Olyn striped jersey tank top.
Emanuel Ungaro striped cotton-blend blazer.
Just Female silk stripe jacket, at asos.com.
Juicy Couture raglan sleeve top, at shopbop.com.
Whistles and Bells mini skirt, at lulus.com.
Dolores Dress; this and next at ModCloth.com.
Candy Shoppe dress.
Acne Extreme Stripe cotton-jersey dress; this and next three at net-a-porter.com.
Alice + Olivia Sahara striped jersey dress.
Chloe Shantung-sillk bow dress.
RM by Roland Mouret Phoebe striped silk-blend dress.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Lauren pinstripe dress; this and next three at shopbop.com.
Gryphon The Sequin Stripe mini dress.
Madison Marcus Infinite striped dress.
Kimberly Ovitz Samuel dress.
Get vertical, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

70 comments:

inspiration exists said...

Love vertical stripes especially in balenciaga's top and Westwood one sleeve shirt. Stripes seem like are always trendy.

Jacqueline said...

I love vertical stripes and horizontal ones too. I think they are always chic. Great post CC! xo

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SaraJ said...

http://www.rodeo.net/uploads/images/42469.jpg

thank you dear. you should feature this Acne striped dress!

pretty*pink*rat said...

Vertical stripes = instant slimming = I need a wardrobe full.

PS did you hear that Alexander McQueen committed suicide? So sad, I loved his crazy designs. :(

Iva said...

I love this look!!! Such a great way to have fun with a fairly simple pattern! ;) I love the Balenciaga top!! Beautiful post CC!!

kpeach said...

oh that Balenciaga makes me swoon-love the alternative to the ubiq nautical xo

Style (R)evolution said...

Love the picks...Brilliant as always Carrie :)

S.Elisabeth said...

Gorgeous! Gotta love vertical stripes, always adorable

nuheila said...

Love Emporio Armani,blazer,skirt and sunnies!!!Great post!


Nuheila

Sir Thomas AKA (Winters Reaper) said...

thats first yellow dress....

*sighs*

Jaime said...

So slimming! I love the Sophie Theallet runway look and the Madison Marcus Infinite dress.

MrJeffery said...

love the yellows!

Averill said...

I love vertical stripes -- they're almost always flattering, though I'm still suspicious of stripes on pants (unless they're a narrow pin stripe) -- nothing's worse than stripes looking not-so-straight because the pants aren't cut perfectly!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Personally I'm not a fan of too many stripes, but I like a nice striped tank top and subtly striped pieces like this dress in teh first pic... But I do like those Behnaz Sarafpour booties :) I still remember them from oen of your posts a while ago! Also, you got me totally hooked on Miu Miu Forma cut out seude sandals!! I find myself daydreaming about them at work lol First spotted them in some mag here and thought they were pretty, then you posted them too and I thought they were beutiful... The they were present in your yesterday's cropped pants post too and I am sold!!!! They're 50% more expensive here in Moscow than in Europe (I checked today) but I'm going to try to find them and try them on tomorrow... Damn CC!!! :) xoxo

Erika said...

DKNY pre-fall and Lacoste are my absolute favorites! I love the nautical vibe of red, white, and blue stripes!! :)

SogniSorrisi said...

Vertical stripes are great but I think the thicker they are the harder they are to wear.

stilettolover91 said...

Stunning post!!!! I love vertical stripes!! These are all gorgeous!!

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janettaylor said...

Amazing!

laurel.bis said...

Me encantan las rayas...y esa imagen de Armani combinadas con blazer negra!!Bss

Laura Trevey said...

Wow... I love the 3rd dress by Balenciaga!!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh I absolutely love stripes. dresses, pants, tops and on interiors too! great post, darling! xo

chaoskontrolowany said...

Great post, love the clothes so much!;))

xoxo M.

Grace said...

I'm so excited to buy an overload of stripes!

Love Grace.

Iole said...

love stripes

The Seeker said...

Very nice, I think I like stripes both ways.

Great pictures.

xoxo

She's Dressing Up said...

I love vertical stripes, so much more than horizontal ones anyway! They are indeed slimming, thank goodness for me! =]

naveen said...

i like vertical stripes

white one is good

Diana said...

I love that three piece suit. Vertical stripes can be so flattering.

English Rose ♥ said...

I love stripes - the first dress is fab =]

Merci beaucoup for your wonderful comment =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x
http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

nookie said...

love vertical stripes;x

Raquel said...

great photos..i love the colors..

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Jen said...

i rarely wear vertical stripes but i think this post has officially changed my mind! these are all such great looks. :)

North West London Girl said...

So refreshing, oh please roll on spring so we can slip into some new clothes x

Juliet said...

I love the marine look!

juliet xxx

Terence Sambo said...

Yeahhhhh i certainly want to go vertical :o]....

Mimi said...

I really do like the effect vertical stripes have on the body. It makes you look longer and leaner which is what every girl wants. Gorgeous looks!!

Frenchy chick said...

Stripes are a classic......I am a designer from Paris...Looking for blog friends.Let's be blog buddies!
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Shooting Stars Mag said...

oh what lovely outfits. I really like the first yellow/silvery dress. so cute!!

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-lauren

Noémie K said...

I love vertical stripes !
nice post...as always

Christen said...

I am so drawn to the black and white stripes - so striking!

6roove said...

DKNY jacket and pants, love it!

Grace said...

I'm a sucker for seersucker =D

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Dania Padron said...

The Paul Costelloe jacket is wicked fierce!

Another fab post, CC.

♥ Cara Mia ♥ said...

the balenciaga look is my absolute fav!

Viva La Fashion said...

<3 balenciaga look. :)

E said...

I want that Acne dress, man!

Gary said...

vertical + horizontal + perpendicular
= well...
parallel!!

btw
the post
was swell!

;)

Fifi Flowers said...

ooh oui oui oui! the lines are going the right way for slimming... j'adore!!!

Cloudia said...

Going UP!



Aloha, CC


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clarewbrown said...

Vertical or horizontal... stripes are always a yes for me :)
xoxo

trishie said...

i'm a huge fan of pin stripes cos they make me look taller...!
love your selection, carrie!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Hello Balenciaga!

Stripes are just plain fun esp. if they're in interesting widths and colors.

MT Days & Nights said...

That seersucker suit is genius!

Dith said...

nice collection CC!
Lovely!

Schnappy said...

It's a very beautiful collection! My favourite clothes are coats! :)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

another stripes & graphic moment...
lurrrve it CC!
xo* via Singapore*

LENORENEVERMORE said...

I'm still shocked by the sudden death of A McQueen~RIP*

Petra Bellejambes said...

No stripes in my own closet, but as always, you give me pause.

I love the DKNY seersucker and RL mobster stripe suits though. Terrific how they poke a little fun at a menswear look and sex it up at the same time.

xoxo - Petra

alwayslistentoyourart said...

lovely!!! :)
I've always loved stripped prints, vertical are gorgeous too!
great post!
xoxo
B&C

Joanne Faith said...

Some of these are so loud and out there, especially that full length/maxi dress.

Love the body suit though.

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Audrey Allure said...

i love vertical stripes, especially since i'm a short person haha.
i really like that first dress!

kirstyb said...

love love love vertical stripes xxxx

MANNEQUIN said...

Love them. Thank God for verticals, not a fan of horizontal stripes (not flattering for me.

FashionJazz said...

Luv these!!! xxx

Danz said...

Hey CC! How's it going?
I do love all the funky striped looks you've featured here like Dries Van Noten, Jean Paul Gaultier, Kinder Aggugini, Lacoste, Marni and Sophie Theallet. Very inspiring!
Take care and have a great weekend :)

daisychain said...

I dont think I've ever worn vertical stripes, something to look out for, for sure.

alexkeller said...

definitely better than horizontal!

Susan said...

beautiful pieces!
have a fab weekend, darling Carrie.
xoxo

Serg Riva said...

fun!