THE CHIC STRIPED DRESS
Walk the line with Autograph’s flattering summer dress. It will see you through the season’s smartest events in effortless style, says womenswear editor Charlene Barton
Ask any fashion editor and they will probably tell you that an ever-expanding section of their wardrobe is dedicated to the humble Breton stripe. Tops, T-shirts, blouses, dresses, even trousers – it’s a timeless trend. Designers continue to be inspired by the look too with Chanel, Armani and Louis Vuitton lining up with their own take for spring/summer 2015. This lightweight dress has the potential to become a hero in your own striped wardrobe. Why? It’s packed with design tricks that flatter most shapes: an elegant loose fit through the mid-section, an asymmetric hem that flares just so, and a gentle V-shaped neckline. White sandals and a red lip are its perfect partners, while a jewelled necklace and tuxedo-style blazer will take it from day to night.