A stripe is a long narrow band or strip, typically of the
same width throughout its length. However, they can have varying lengths,
widths, and colors. Stripes can be vertical, horizontal, and be designed in
other angles and directions as well.
A shirt is a cloth garment for the upper body.
Shirts come in many different shapes, styles, colors, and sizes.
What are striped shirts?
Shirts with striped patterns.
The stripes can be in various colors, widths, and lengths. The length, width
and direction of the stripe on the shirt can vary depending on the wishes of the fashion designer.
However, the particular method of manufacturing may create limitations to the
Fabric can be made with stripes by using various methods.
Yarn dyed stripes and printed stripes are common options. The yarn
dyed version allows the fabric mill to weave the fabric with different color
yarns. Yarn dyed means that the individual threads that form the weave of
the fabric were dyed before weaving, as opposed to after. By doing this, the
textile mill can create different effects (different appearances) such as
stripes. Printing stripes onto fabric is also possible. Printed
stripes can be put onto woven or knit fabrics. When printing stripes on
fabric, the designer has more flexibility in regard to length & width of the
stripes. An individual stripe can actually vary in width from the top portion of
the stripe to the bottom if they wish.
Some shirts will match stripes between different panels
of the garment. For example, an expensive dress shirt may match the stripe
between the chest panel, chest pocket, etc. They may also try to line up
the stripe when connecting the sleeve to the body of the shirt. The
process of matching the stripes perfectly is a more costly process.
Some stripes can be wavy by accident (errors in the
production process) or they can be wavy on purpose if this was the designers
The stripe pattern style is often
used on dress shirts
for men and women.
Which way should the stripe go?
Stripes can be vertical or horizontal. It has been
said that vertical stripes can make the wearer look a little thinner and
horizontal stripes can possibly make the wearer look a bit larger. This is
obviously just a visual effect. Sorry, wearing vertical stripes does not
help you lose weight. However, pick your stripes and your food wisely.
Is it true that people that love striped shirts don’t
enjoy polka dots?
Stripes are effortlessly chic and stylish. A good
striped shirt is a classic wardrobe staple for every man & woman.
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