When you ask me what is the best dress to wear casually, the first thing that comes to mind is the black and white striped dress. But don’t get me wrong. There are thousands of other dresses like solid color dresses and cocktail dresses that look just amazing. But you mostly wear them for semi-formal or formal occasions. The black and white striped dress looks just great as part of a beautiful girl next door. I think some of you would think it’s that easy to style. Even so, I’ve tried to put together some of my favorite styles for wearing a black and white striped dress to make you look your best. Let’s look at them now.
Black and white striped t-shirt dress with ankle boots
Wear a long-sleeved black and white striped t-shirt dress with suede boots for a chic look. Wear a necklace and bracelets to add a touch of elegance to the outfit.
Wear it with a cargo jacket over a black and plaid linen scarf
For a more complex look made up of more layers, consider this outfit. For the top, wear a striped t-shirt dress with an army green cargo jacket layered over it. Wear suede boots with a plaid linen scarf to complete the outfit.
Wear with a brown wool coat
As a refreshing business-casual outfit, you can wear the striped dress with a long brown wool coat that is only an inch shorter than the dress. Combine the pieces with black stockings and leather boots.
Wear it with a black leather jacket
To add a cool factor to the black and white striped dress, which is more known for its comfortable looks, you can wear it with a black leather jacket. Also, wear a pair of silver open toe heels and a black and white polka dot bag that goes perfectly with the striped dress.
Black and white split mini dress with strappy heel
You can also wear the dress sexy and feminine. First of all, you’ll want to choose a high split mini dress. Then combine it with strappy sandals and an elegant black handbag.
Black and white striped dress with a thin belt
Black and white striped dresses most often come in the form of a shirt dress, so most of them look pretty loose in the waist area. However, if you are one of those people who has a nice waistline, do not take the opportunity to style the dress to make you look taller and slimmer. You can do this by simply wearing a thin belt over your dress. For the shoes, nude sandals would go pretty well with the outfit.
Wide striped dress with a denim jacket
Since black and white striped dresses look best in casual outfits, I just have to mention one more important piece of the causal fashion world: the denim jacket. You can simply wear the striped dress with a figure-hugging denim jacket. Keep the outfit casual by wearing white sneakers. This outfit is a great demonstration of how to dress casually while looking beautiful at the same time. Sometimes it just takes a few simple things that you already have in your closet. You just need to have a feel for how to put them together in a way that is easy on the eye.
Tie a linen scarf around the waist
It might be fun for some of you, but this outfit just makes me think that it is one of those outfits that works so well for a beach in Nice. To achieve this look, simply tie a linen scarf around your waist over the t-shirt dress. Wear ankle boots and the felt hat that creates that beach and vacation feeling.
Wear a three-quarter sleeve dress with Just White Converse
Sometimes less is more, especially when you are in good shape. I always feel that no matter how tall or short you are, if you make an effort to stay in good shape, you will look great by putting on a simple outfit. For example, wear a striped mini dress with three-quarter sleeves and white Converse. That’s it. The fact that the dress is a bit short and the shoes are optically low-cut will make the length of your legs longer.
Wear with baseball cap & sneakers
Similar to the previous outfit, keep the outfit as simple as possible to look tall and slim. Add a touch of sportiness by wearing a baseball cap and running shoes. This can make you look so cheerful and attractive, especially in summer.
Sleeveless striped dress with open toe heel
Now that we’ve talked about some really causal outfits, let’s move on to one that’s more elegant and more suitable for work. Instead of a casual-looking t-shirt dress, you can wear a striped dress with black heels and a brown handbag. By the way, if you want to see more outfit ideas for dresses with similar necklines, check out our blog post on outfit ideas for fit and flare.
Wide striped maxi dress
So far, I’ve mentioned a few outfit ideas that involve dresses that are no longer than the knees. Now let’s talk about a maxi dress. The black and white wide striped maxi dress simply conveys a completely different feeling. Instead of looking refreshing and energetic with the short dress, the maxi dress is more elegant and mature. You can easily pair it with black heels and a black handbag.
Tie the denim jacket around your waist
Here’s an outfit idea that revolves around the classic black and white conversation. Just wear the short sleeved striped dress with a denim jacket tied around your waist. Wear a grass hat for a touch of springtime vibe.
Hope you enjoy the list of black and white striped outfit ideas I’ve put together. Given that the dress is an icon and a beautiful piece of clothing, it is incredibly easy to take off. Just give it a try if you haven’t already.