Thursday, June 2, 2011

Stripes: A Star-Studded History

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The history of the nautical striped shirt dates back to the early 1900s. The Breton striped shirt first made its debut on a French fisherman sailing off the coast of Brittany. Years later the style rose to fame on the backs of fashion icons like Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn and Jean Seberg.

Today the marine-inspired shirt continues to make waves. Stylish celebrities--from Kate Moss to Alexa Chung--have been seen rocking this trend season after season.

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This spring Qi offers several striped styles. If you want to join the ranks of fashion icons both past and present, try Qi's Bay Breeze Tank, Whispering Wave V-Neck or Rip Tide Cardigan.

The Bay Breeze Tank has a fresh take on an old classic with its centered zipper pull and diagonal and horizontal stripe pattern. Meanwhile, the Whispering Wave V-Neck will have you lost at sea with its relaxed fit and navy diagonal stripes. Of course, you can always layer on your stripes with Qi's Rip Tide Cardigan, featuring horizontal stripes and a draped open placket.

Loved by some of the biggest superstars of this century, stripes are making a comeback. Get yours now at!

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