Seriously. I *love* stripes. Especially ones done like these, on this dress from Anthropologie. ( sent me the link.) Click on the image to get a bigger picture; it's absolutely worth your time.
Don't you just love how the chevrons really accent the waist? I might even violate my own "no sleeveless" rule to wear this …
Of course, the best thing about this dress?
Look how nicely the pocket welts are set into the stripe. Just wonderful. I would have been lazy and done side-panel pockets, myself.
It's $168 at Anthropologie, and this is one of those times that I think that more than $100 for a dress is probably worth it. I know I'd spend more than $100 in aggravation trying to get this made so nicely!
And after about how I want to concentrate on yellow, gray, green, and baby blue for this spring/summer, red keeps sneaking into my sewing plans. I really love the red & light blue combo here, and I'm now obsessed with making a deep teal and black Duro with red piping … watch this space!