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Nautical Stripes With A Twist

Nautical Stripes With A Twist

Dress & Flip-flops from Burberry, Sunglasses Tom Ford

Dress & Flip-flops from Burberry, Sunglasses Tom Ford

Nautical stripes also known as the Breton stripes, were introduced in 1858 as uniform for the French navy seamen. Inspired by the sailors, Coco Chanel introduced the nautical stripes to the fashion world through her collection in 1917. The uniform soon became casual wear for women setting off to the French Riviera and has been reinterpreted in fashion ever since. 

So while packing for the beach it was a must to include a dress that carried that nautical feel, so I opted for this Burberry block stripe dress in daffodil. 

It is true that stripes such as these may make you appear wider. However, with this dress in particular, while the stripes are big and bold, the yellow and white combination is soft making this a day dress that is flattering to wear. The rounded shoulders, oversized sleeves and belted waist are all suited to my body type. 

Wore this dress with matching yellow jelly flats also from Burberry. The sandals are made entirely of PVC so are ideal to wear on the beach. Also, decided to wear stripes with a floral print and opted for a Dolce & Gabbana printed tote. I am also wearing pink Tom Ford sunglasses and an Isharya hathphool (hand-harness).  

Dolce & Gabbana Floral 'Escape' Tote and Isharya Hand-Harness. 

Dolce & Gabbana Floral 'Escape' Tote and Isharya Hand-Harness. 

Burberry Dress, Isharya Hathphool (Hand-harness) and Tom Ford sunglasses

Burberry Dress, Isharya Hathphool (Hand-harness) and Tom Ford sunglasses

Dress & Flip-flops from Burberry, Sunglasses Tom Ford

Dress & Flip-flops from Burberry, Sunglasses Tom Ford

Yes, I am horribly tanned... lol... :-) Dress & Flip-flops from Burberry, Sunglasses Tom Ford, Hathphool Isharya, Tote Dolce & Gabbana

Yes, I am horribly tanned... lol... :-)

Dress & Flip-flops from Burberry, Sunglasses Tom Ford, Hathphool Isharya, Tote Dolce & Gabbana

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Style Makers at Farah Khan's 50th Birthday Bash

Style Makers at Farah Khan's 50th Birthday Bash