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This is certainly a piece that can go WAY over the top. When you wear a Breton top, make sure you pair everything else way down, like the lovely Parisians in the photos above. Be aware that horizontal stripes make you look wider. Is this a cruel trick by skinny French girls to keep normal sized gals out of the cool kids club? But you can still wear a Breton stripe as long as you pay attention to your figure. Form fitting horizontal stripes often make you look wider than something a bit more loose at the waist, so avoid the stuffed sausage look and go for comfort like Coco Chanel in that first picture.
Tucking the shirt in a bit in the front can also help eliminate horizontal lines across the tummy. Camouflage is not your end-goal. Wear navy and cream or gray stripes instead of straight black and white stripes. What are your thoughts on Breton stripes? Let me know how you keep French stripes chic in the comments! Love that Breton stripes are already part of your signature style! In either case, way awesome! What a great idea for a blog post! I never knew about the Breton stripes and connection to Napoleon.
I am a sucker for stripes and recently found that I have quite a few skirts with the horizontal pattern on them. Although I have yet to buy a t-shirt — may have to go shopping! It makes you think about the sailors every time you pull out a striped garment.
Happy shopping and thanks so much for stopping by! One of my favorites is Jean Seberg in Breathless http: Love this, esp the comment about berets. I once saw a couple in Paris, aged about 30 and obviously tourists, each wearing identical brand-new navy blue berets. That is a hilarious story! They actually do look like things that French girls would wear — nothing like the traditional, stereotypically French béret. Thanks for sharing — you may see it in a post soon, too!
This is actually pretty interesting and i really did not know about the number of stripes in the Breton sweater. I also just wanted to let you know that I have used some of the historical information that you have posted about the Breton top on my blog.
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