Stripes have long been a staple in our wardrobes- thick, thin, multi-color, and clasic navy and white. I've recently found myself wearing stripes so frequently, I had to review my Instagram to make sure I wasn't doing it every day! It made me realize how many different types of stipes I own, and thus sparked a feverish bout of research trying to remember all the names for the vairous stripe patterns we see across the fashion world today.
After rummaging through my old fashion textbooks, numerous google searches, and a few scrolls through my IG feed, I put together the ultimate guide to stripes! Check out my list below, and click the photo to shop.
A straight stripe or band that is much longer that it is wide.
Colorfully striped fabric shipped to world markets from Bengal, India; used for sportshirts, pajamas, and more.
A fabric pattern with wide-spaced thin stripes
A fabric pattern with very widely-spaced thin stripes.
Equal-width stripes of a color (or colors) and white on fabrics used for shirts and sportswear.
A diagonal fabric pattern of even width stripes
Very narrow stripes, made by weaving single threads in color to contrast with the background color.
A fabric pattern with alternating colors of even-width thin stripes.
Term applied to a fabric woven or dyed in a graduation of shades.
Fine stripes resulting from the use of white, gray, or other yarns in series in the warp of a worsted fabric.
Colors identified in England with various regiments and used in ties worn by their officers in civilian dress. Similar colors and arrangements are used in neckwear in England and the U.S.
A pattern in which the stripes are white, with a colored background.
Alternating stripes of 2 or more colors, wide but of equal width.