We hope that our marine selection of striped clothes will inspire you for going in a sea cruise, sailing a yacht or just spending holidays on the seaside.
Some marine style history
A marine style as a trend was born in the UK. In the end of the XIX century English queen Victoria was dressing her sons in marine suits while sailing a yacht. Then all aristocracy caught up this tendency and nautical outfit became traditional pieces of clothes for kids in rich families.
With time a marine style managed to cross the UK boarders. Famous Coco Chanel popularized a marine style in France already in the beginning of the XX century by offering women to wear a sailor’s jacket instead of a blouse. Chanel was selling sailor’s jackets and skirts made from jersey in her boutique on the Dovil sea resort, and women of fashion who arrived there to have a rest soon made this new Chanel’s feature their favorable holiday clothing.
Typical elements of a marine style
A marine style is featured with horizontal stripes in traditional white and dark blue navy colors. Such symbols as anchors, a steering wheel, corals, sea animals and string details that resemble a marine rope are also typical nautical attributes. This fashion trend is characteristic of sailcloth and braided navy rope elements. Designers apply many efforts in order to add a second wind to marine clothes by altering both classical nautical stripes and other traditional attributes.
Nautical outfit is distinguished with comfort and utility. You can rarely meet chic evening dresses or extremely costly adornments with gems in a marine style. Nautical fashion is likely to be used for daily wearing and seas travelling. Fabric choice is focused mostly on natural cloths: cotton, flax, viscose. Loose fit and simple cut prevail, embroidery and lace are not that widely used.
A dark blue nautical blouse with a square lay-down collar called sailor’s jacket has become the founder of a marine fashion style. Dresses, tops and jackets are sewn in sailor’s jacket image and likeness. White and dark blue stripes combined with classical colors and images of anchors, ships, waves and other sea attributes are featured in clothes lines most often.
Beachwear often contains marine elements. Marine swimsuits have been worn half a century earlier and are still extremely popular with girls who seek for a nice and trendy swimsuit for sea resort holidays.
Comfort is an integral feature of all pieces of marine clothes. Especially, it concerns shoes. As a rule, nautical shoes are manufactured as beach shoes. You can mostly see espadrilles on a braided sole with fabric front and open-toe sandals from leather or fabric and straw wedge heels.
As for nautical accessories, you can find purses, scarves and shawls with sea images, hats in the form of dark blue berets or caps with peaks and belts with anchor or hook clasps.
If you are fond of a marine fashion style, you can always find not only clothes and accessories but also marine adornments. Zoomed out ship images or figures of sea animals and fishes are typical elements that are applied in making adornments. If you’ve bought a pendent featured as an anchor, a steering wheel and a horsefish, choose an ordinary lace which looks like a marine rope instead of a metal chain.