Trend Watch: Stripes, Chevrons and Zig-Zags for Spring

Graphic striped motifs and chevrons were all over the spring catwalks.

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Stripes, chevrons, and zig-zagging patterns added a lively punch to spring 2012 collections. At Alexander Wang, a broken chevron motif was applied directly on top of preppy stripe pattern.
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At Marc by Marc Jacobs, two-tone stripes in navy and red had a sporty All-American look.
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Net-a-Porter
Haute Hippie's groovy chevron-print robe can be worn as a stylish swimsuit coverup, or belted as a dress (just remember to find the right slip). $595 at Net-a-Porter.
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Carven's youthful woven sundresses were anything but subtle, from candy-colored chevron stripes to girly Peter Pan collars.
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Tory Burch's mixed-stripe motifs featured an undulating, wave-like pattern.
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Proenza Schouler's structured striped dresses were finished with geometric, color-block bodices.
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Striped pull-overs lent a sporty touch to Burberry Prorsum's elegant pleated skirts.
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At Gucci, shimmery stripes and zig-zags came together to create a luxe, Art Deco look.
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Tucker's playful chevron sundress features fluttery lantern sleeves and a waist-cinching belt. $280 at Net-a-Porter.
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Similarly, Etro's artful zig-zag blouses had a jazzy, "Boardwalk Empire" appeal.
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Chevron stripes may seem flashy, but this black-and-white chevron coat by Dior proves the trend can feel grown-up and elegant.
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Sonia Rykiel's quirky striped wovens featured geometric panels and splashy colors.
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Celine's sophisticated take on chevron consisted of blown-up zig-zags printed on shimmery crew-cut pullovers.
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Kirna Zabete
A colorful chevron scarf by Yarnz is an easy way to incorporate the trend into any spring ensemble. $215 at Kirna Zabete.
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La Garconne
You probably already have the quintessential nautical-stripe pullover in your wardrobe. For a spring update, try mixed-stripe patterns like the ones on this cozy Thakoon sweater. $235 at La Garconne.
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