Why are stripes so great for summer? Because they make us think of boats and beaches, of course. Lately, ladies have been hitting up the red carpet in little cotton dresses with skinny horizontal stripes that look so fresh and comfy you could probably go sailing in 'em. Kaley Cuoco wore a cap-sleeved dress with a fluttery skirt in navy and white stripes when she attended Comic Con in San Diego last week, and Katie Holmes went to the New York premiere of The Extra Man in a long-sleeved boatneck navy and red striped dress by Celine. And Stephanie Pratt looked so fresh and cute in her striped French Connection dress at the Lia Sophia jewelry collection party this month. Their dresses are so preppy and classic but also informal enough that they don't look stuffy.
You can steal their stripe-y looks for wallet-friendly prices: Get a swingy dress just like Kaley's from Rachel Roy for $79, and a red-and-white sailor shift like Katie's from DKNY for $194.70. For Stephanie's simple stripes, check out this dress from Juicy Couture ($160).
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From left: Rachel Roy dress, DKNY dress, and Juicy Couture dress.