THE term striped cloth describes any textile woven, knitted or printed in such a way that brands of different colours evenly or unevenly spaced, appear on the surface of the fabric. A stripe is a tone or band that differs in colour or time from an adjacent area in nature as with the zebra, stripes may have developed through natural selection to produce motion dazzle and uniqueness.
Stripes can come in horizontal and vertical, black and white or yellow and black and is graphically expressive. Stripes are one of the most classic fabric patterns from bold, wide stripes to skinny seersucker stripes. It varies in colour and materials, from black and white to yellow and black to red and white, which comes in cotton, linen, polar fleece and jersey knit. It comes in stripe shirt, suit, skirt and tops to native wears, scarf, shoes and even on football jerseys. Frequently stripes appear in sportier and casual striped clothes and in fashion history where they have undergone dramatic turning points.
They appeared firstly in the medieval times. During that era, only prisoners, criminals, clowns, prostitutes, hangmen, and so on, were seen wearing a black and white striped garment. However, by the end of the nineteenth century, a new definition of stripes was created by Queen Victoria. The queen dressed her son in a sailor suit during a royal yacht boarding events. Stripes were no longer just associated with some evil. Stripes were then connected with words such as ‘marine’ and ‘sea’. Navy blue and stripes were adopted by swimmers on their batting suits. At the beginning of the twentieth century, the stripes fashion became mainstream again. In the 50s movie stars were seen wearing stripes shirts through the media. During the 60s and 70s, more and more people started to wear stripe shirts.
And in this dispensation , there are not many styles that a five year-old girl and a thirty-seven year old man can both wear. Stripes are perharps the only contender. Stripes have the power to make a surface highly distinguishable. The graphic and repetitive pattern, defined simply as a long narrow band or strip differing in colour or texture from the surface on either side of it is universal in its appeal. It is generally acceptable and highly fashionable in its own way as it makes you unique and to stand out in all events.