Stripe Pattern
I’m trying to figure out when stripes starting becoming such a fashion icon. What I know is that stripes used to be worn by prisoners and of course from the uniform used in Nazi concentration camps (the saddest history on the planet).

It’s funny how fashion trends change from year to year. I did a little research on the background of stripes and found this book offers a great explanation/opinion about the subject. The book title is entitled “The Devil’s Cloth: A History of Stripes” by By Michel Pastoureau. It seems like an interesting book.

I wore:
Forever 21 Top, Ann Taylor Skirt (thrifted), Stuart Weitzman Shoes (thrifted), Clutch (thrifted)

Stripe Pattern

The book describes The Devil’s Cloth as beginning with a medieval scandal (I love history, next time we’ll talk about the medieval age). In medieval times striped clothing was for those on the outer fringes of society such as jugglers and prostitutes. The West adapted the idea and continued to dress its slaves and servants, its crewmen and convicts in stripes.

Stripe Pattern

The book also said that later in the last 2 centuries, striped patterns have changed from being negative to positive in meaning. In the modern era, striped patterns mean freedom, youthfulness, and pleasure.

Striped patterns have also changed since classic stripes. It used to be only horizontal stripes with consistent sizes. Now you see striped patterns in different shapes, sizes and colors. From horizontal, vertical even mixed and matched. Classic stripes use to be just black over white , now you can find stripes from all over the color wheel.

Isn’t that interesting to see how the fashion trends evolve?

Stripe Pattern