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18 pictures that prove Breton stripes are always chic

A little bit French and a whole lot cool.

In 1917, Coco Chanel released a nautical collection inspired by the uniforms of the French Navy. The uniform features a knitted white shirt featuring 21 navy stripes, one for each of Napoleon's victories. Chanel took this idea and transformed it into the Breton top which very quickly became a symbol of class and style.

Today, Breton stripes are everywhere - striped shirts are plastered along the high-streets and almost every designer has included this style in one of their collections. Nearly 100 years on, this classic style has certainly stood the test of time and is still an iconic symbol of style.

Scroll through these 18 pictures that prove Breton stripes will always be effortlessly chic.


Breton stripes to shop now

Stripe Slouch Tee $48
Sabo Skirt
ASOS Sleeveless V Neck Body In Stripe
ASOS
Scotch & Soda Signature Breton Stripe Top
THE ICONIC
Ruby Monochrome Stripe Mini Skirt
Boohoo
Amber Lace Up Rope Stripe Bodysuit
Boohoo
Vero Moda Yenge Off-Shoulder 3/4 Striped Top
THE ICONIC
Bardot Stripe Skivvy Top
THE ICONIC
The Fifth City Safari Long Sleeve Top
Beginning Boutique
Daisy Street Stripe T-Shirt with Contrast Trim
ASOS
ASOS Crop Top In Stripe Mesh
ASOS
Atmos&Here Dean Stripe Dress
THE ICONIC
Atmos&Here Izzy Crop Top
THE ICONIC

Mia Steiber

Mia Steiber is a journalist at finder.com.au with a serious shopping habit and an addiction to gold jewellery. Her talents include tracking down one-off or almost sold out pieces and knowing the sizing charts for just about every brand.

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