Standing out on the red carpet during Awards season isn’t always a good thing (remember Björk’s swan dress that she wore to the Oscars in 2001?), but when it’s done right, it gets filed under #stylegoals.
Michelle Dockery hit the sartorial jackpot at last night’s Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards in a colourful striped Elie Saab gown. The minimalist silhouette paired with an unexpected red carpet print (bright stripes for evening? Gasp!) looked fresh and modern in the sea of yawn-worthy safe bets, like black and metallics.
Blackish star and former Teen Vogue cover girl Yara Shahidi brought the cool, too, in her cacophony of stripes. With its shimmering rainbow-striped sequins, the floor-length Naeem Khan gown gave a youthful new spin to power dressing. Technicolour stripes are made for smart, cool girls, like Shahidi, who want to march forward in style.
Why not give your own LBD the night off? Whether vertical, horizontal or angled, a bright striped dress (maxi or mini) is a sure fire way to shake up your look for a night on the town—bonus points for candy-coloured versions. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to add a sexy/sweet number to your closet. We’ve rounded up five must-have striped dresses to get you started—check out the gallery below.