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Right lines - earn your stripes this spring with the hottest trend

By Helen Carson

Stripes are ruling the fashion roost this season with graphic designs and bold colours. Get on the right lines with well-tailored jumpsuits, cool culottes and shirt dresses, all of which let you work the trend with ease.

And you don't always have to play it straight with a classic Breton top which is timeless classic teamed with cuffed up, washed out jeans and chic pumps.

It's time to move over monochrome as bright, warm colours such as orange are having a moment as the sunny weather beckons.

An off-shoulder number a la Brigitte Bardot is essential summer wear in everything from mini bodycon dresses to flouncy, frill-laden cotton tops which are perfect for showing off a sunkissed glow.

And designers who got top marks for there eye-catching striped catwalk creations included Missoni, Roksanda and Prada, who experimented with chopped, curled and scattered lines.

But if the bold banding is too edgy for you, then feel free to add an accent with striped accessories in a well-placed pair of shoes or bag so you are also bordering on cool.

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