I got this dress at the Gap a couple years ago (also seen in an old blog post here) and it is one of those pieces I’ll probably hang onto forever. The fabric is extra thick and I love the zipper details at the neck. I reach for again and again because I know it will always look good. Sidenote: I find that the most flattering striped dresses are the ones that are slightly structured or made from a thicker fabric… you want the stripes to hold their shape and not stretch out. Also, you don’t want it too tight. Size up when in doubt! I topped off my stripes with layered necklaces… an old favorite from BaubleBar + this beauty from Lulu Frost x J.Crew.

The dress is old but I rounded up some other good striped dress picks below. They all fall under my criteria for being flattering! My favorite is this one… the solid side panels lengthen your silhouette – making you appear long + lean. I also really like this one, from Rebecca Taylor – and it just went on sale!

Shop the Post: Gap Dress (old) // Gucci Soho Disco Bag {also here, and here in a nice neutral} // J.Crew Heels {from last year, but this year’s version is nearly identical and these are cute too} // BaubleBar Necklace (old) // Lulu Frost x J.Crew Necklace (c/o)







photography by Lydia Hudgens.

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  1. Striped dresses are like jeans- it’s hard to find a good one, but when they’re good, they’re great! Love the pop of red with the bag!

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  2. You look so pretty in these pictures! I’m convinced now I also need a navy striped dress (and the answer is no, it didn’t take much convincing!)

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  3. The dress and the shoes….PERFECTION! Love the pop of color with that neon necklace!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  4. It makes perfect sense that you work at Bauble Bar because you know how to layer necklaces and bracelets like no other! Love that necklace mix!

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  5. Can’t go wrong with stripes 🙂

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  6. jillian:

    love that dress! so classic. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

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  7. Love that dress and it’s something that will never go out of style. Definitely agree to go thicker to hold its shape better – thrown away so many!

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  8. Ahh love this dress! You look so great x

    Julia in Disguise

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  9. A classic 🙂 love the dress. It will be in style for ever!
    Xo, Belen
    A Hint of Life

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  10. Perfect stripes indeed! Love this.

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  11. I love the look! So classic, but with a little edge with the necklace. You look great, Grace!

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  12. So pretty on you Grace! Love stripes in the summer!

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  13. This look is SO SO cute–especially styled with those awesome silver sandals and the necklace! And amen to the thick fabric/structuring trick. Such a good point to keep in mind! I’ve fallen victim to too many striped clothing items in a thinner fabric and they always stretch out and look terrible after a wear or two. Love this look on you!! XX

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  14. I’m obsessed with this look!! The stripes and the necklace are great.

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  15. Striped dresses are to die for! I love yours and I love how you styled it with the red bag and those great heels. You’re amazing 🙂


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  16. Cathleen:

    Hi. Do you know if they are going to bring back that triangle necklace again soon?
    I love this dress!

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  17. I LOVE this dress, maybe it’s just me but I feel like the quality at GAP was so much better a few years ago. I’ve been looking for a nice thick knit striped dress all summer. I’m definitely checking out your recommendations. Have a great weekend Grace. xoxo

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