Peacock Under Pressure

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If you’re looking for a spin on patriotism, ditch the stars and go head first into stripes!!! Vertical, diagonal, horizontal, zigzag, the possibilities are endless.

If stripes put the fear of God in your heart, complement with a solid counter piece. But, if you are an extremist, go for audacious and add an eastern pattern for contrasting appeal to the bars garment of your choosing.

If you find yourself with the unfortunate pleasure of being an attendee at a Spring or Summer wedding, bet on a striped gown like Oscar de la Renta and Etro.

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Mixed stripe prints? Yes, please. Take a page from the book of Michael Kors.

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Checkers and stripes? Why not? The unification of the two typically opposing designs is a chic way of adding dimension. Keep these geometric prints the same size for optimum symmetry and minimal bulk. If not careful, varying prints can be visually…

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