Cancel
Trends 

We Can't Get Enough Candy Stripes This Summer

Move over, gingham.

share with your friends
Image: The-atlantic-pacific.com

We hope you have a sweet tooth, because candy stripes are taking over this summer. Unlike the subtle stroke of the pinstripe, the jagged graphic of a chevron stripe or even the cheerful rainbow stripe, a candy-covered piece of clothing alternates between two unwavering tones in thick strips. 

It is the quintessential seaside print, hence it’s popularity in summer. If you’re still stuck on what defines this pattern, think of beach huts, deck chairs and swimwear from the turn-of-the-century. The classic color-combo is red and white, but you’ll also see no shortage of primary and secondary offerings, too. Being such a jolly pattern, it really lends itself to an equally bold palette, but if you’re really set on monochromes, then even a black-and-white design will have you looking as cheerful as Sweeny Todd at the beach in no time. 

Just because of their seaside connotations doesn’t mean you can’t wear candy stripes in the city, too. Try colorblocking an A-line circle skirt for a real throwback look, or pairing a wrap-around striped blouse with some high-fashion denim to bring the style up-to-date. 

Check out our selection of striped pieces that will have you smiling like a kid in a candy shop: 
1/28
Topshop Stripe Silk Satin Shirt Dress by Boutique - $300
Shop
2/28
Zara Culottes - $36
Shop
3/28
Storets Nicole Stripe cold Shoulder Top - $64
Shop
4/28
Pixie Market Striped Short Bell Sleeve tee - $64
Shop
5/28
Torrid Striped Jersey Knit Side Slit Maxi Skirt - $41
Shop
6/28
Topshop Stripe Crop Top - $16
Shop
7/28
River Island Blue Stripe Print Frill Hem Wrap Maxi Skirt - $70
Shop
8/28
Urban Outfitters BDG Twill Stripe Shirt - $54
Shop
9/28
Torrid Striped Wrap Dress - $31
Shop
10/28
Zara Off The Shoulder Striped Blouse - $40
Shop
11/28
Silence + Noise Stripe Crop Crew Sweater - $39
Shop
12/28
Pixie Market Red Stripe Choker Top - $89
Shop
13/28
Free People Bon Voyage Set - $98
Shop
14/28
Storets Victoria Stripe Set Top - $68
Shop
15/28
Eloquii Sleeveless Striped Dress - $90
Shop
16/28
River Island Navy Stripe Print Buckle Wrap Mini skirt - $60
Shop
17/28
Zara Striped Mini Skirt with Ruffle - $40
Shop
18/28
Mango Flowy Striped Blouse - $60
Shop
19/28
Storets Kally Stripe Off The Shoulder Dress - $84
Shop
20/28
Topshop Stripe Airtex Crop T Shirt - $30
Shop
21/28
Pixie Market Ruffled Sleeve Striped Top - $95
Shop
22/28
Zara Striped Shirt Style Tunic - $50
Shop
23/28
Torrid Striped Tube Dress - $41
Shop
24/28
Storets Kace Corset Stripe Top - $59
Shop
25/28
Free People Upstate Stripe Tee - $68
Shop
26/28
Eloquii Striped Midi Circle Skirt - $90
Shop
27/28
River Island Red Stripe Maxi Shirt Dress - $100
Shop
28/28
Storets Sharayne Stripe Skirt - $74
Shop
What we Recommend
More to explore
More Articles