Timeless Classics- The Breton Top

How can I not mention this #timeless fashion piece: The breton Top

Since this stripy top was designed for the french navy in the 19th century, little did their designers know that these iconic horizontally striped tops will become one of fashions most beloved and popular classic piece of clothing throughout the decades. It’s been worn by every celebrity and artist, re- interpreted by all fashion designers and is found in most retail shops as their “basic”.

Stripes never go out of style! And I couldn’t agree more. For me, it just has to be part of your wardrobe.

“Do you own a striped top?” Is definitely the question I will always end up asking my clients. 

Surprisingly many think that the horizontal stripes will make them look wider or isn’t flattering enough, but I always prove them wrong… whatever shape of body my clients have, it works.

In the end, its how and with what you wear or pair it with.

And again, its one of these classic pieces that you can dress up or dress down. You can wear it in different quality knits throughout the seasons and have fun layering and accessorizing it.

So, I will ask you: Where is your breton top?

I have created a Pinterest Board with a few examples of how to style this iconic piece, for some inspiration.


(Photo Jean Seberg in 1965)