Kate’s go-to striped top suits curvy figures too!

Who said that stripes can’t be slimming? The striped Breton top is a wardrobe staple for its comfort and versatility. Just look at the Duchess of Cambridge, who has a Breton top as one of the most worn items in her royal armoire!


Plus, with the nautical trend well and truly at the top of the fashion sets’ Autumn/Winter wish list, the Breton top is set to have yet another moment in the style spotlight.

Here’s five ways you can rock a Breton top and flatter your curves at the same time!

  1. Team your top with black skinny jeans to show-off your legs and play down your tum. Do as Kate does and wear heels or wedges with the look, as this make your legs appear even longer.
  1. Avoid Breton tops with pockets, especially if they’re around the bust area. It will make your bust appear bigger and draw attention away from your fabulous waist.
  1. Draw the eye to one of the most delicate parts of your frame, your collarbone, with nautically-inspired details like small gold buttons around the neckline. If you’re pear shaped, neck details are great as they draw the eye upwards!
  1. Show-off the slimmest part of your arm with a three-quarter-length cropped sleeve.
  1. A belt is fab for instantly creating a waist! Add one to your Breton top and pair it with a fitted jacket to really nip you in at the waist.