Fashions for Proms

Stripes 6 ways: Spring 2014 Dresses

When striped dresses strolled down the runway last year, I loved not only the power that black and white brought to the catwalk, but the creative ways designers used lines to make a statement. The trend is still going strong, with great choices for spring 2014.
Take a peek at these six dresses that use stripes stylishly.

Betsy and Adamstrategically place white stripes on a sheer black over dressto create a modern hourglass figure for everyone! Details like the striped cap sleeves and an A line skirt add a touch of whimsy to the crisp white strokes.

While they may not be parallel stripes, you can't deny the power of line with this scoop neck frock.Comfortable knitfabric gives even the most straight figure an hourglass shape. I've shown the salmon pink version here, but if you're looking for more drama, the black and white color way won't let you down.

Using stripes sparingly, two horizontal stripes keepthis taupe bloussant dressin line. This dress is a versatile addition to your closet. Wear it out on the weekend or pair it with a jacket for the work week. Versatile and budget friendly, this bargain costs less than $50!

Catch thissheath dress that's flying off the rack! The broken black and white lines remind me of Martha Diamond's paintings I just saw at the Museum of Fine Arts. This knit dress could be a base piece for your whole spring and summer look.

Mixing horizontal and vertical stripes alters proportions in this strapless dress. I love the styling opportunities that the black and white gives you. Whether you want a playful modern look or and elite focus, you'll catch their eye when you style these broad stripes.

Finally, I bring you orange! Narrow black stripes are positioned strategically to create a figure flattering sheath dress.With the touch of spandex, here's another knit dressthat takes you from day to night.

So there's my 6 different ways to wear striped dresses. Do you have a favorite?

dresses with stripes, Betsy and Adam