Horizontal stripes, the ones our mother told us would do no good to our figure, have become fashion’s favourite pattern this next season. Here are a few looks that might inspire you to take the plunge.

This spring designers seem set to show us there’s much more to the standard navy blue and white stripes. SS15 Runway looks displayed practically every shade of the rainbow, in a total love for patterns manifesto. 

Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2015

Stripes are a great way to go bold and stand out. We’re not sure we’d suit up in stripes from head to toes, but a jacket, a pair of shoes or an accessory might do the trick to lift up that boring office wear. Image: Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2015

Lisa Perry Spring 2015 stripe trend

If you’re going for a minimalistic look, fine lines are a good idea. You can pick a combination of colours that you like and then build the rest of your look around them. We love this one from Lisa Perry Spring 2015.

Sienna Miller stripes trend SS15

Sienna Miller stripes trend SS15

Sienna Miller is also known for her unparalleled knack for wearing stripes. Let’s face it, if someone can pull off these looks, it’s her. Images: Getty Images

Stripe-edged backless shirt stripe trend

This stripe-edged backless shirt is a great example of how stripes can add a fun edge to a tailored, stiff look. Vía The Debrief

Nicole Richie instagram stripes style

Nicole Richie has a good reason to wear these Balmain Striped Silk Georgette Pants and it’s not that she paid $1,391 for them. We think she pulls off the style quite nicely! Vía @pacificcoastnews instagram

stripe society

Cara Delevigne and Rosie Huntington-Whitely at Maserati party wearing Balmain as well. Vía instagram @stripesociety

taylor swift stripes trend

Taylor Swift always reminds us how chic a simple striped top can look. Here, in a picture from her instagram, while hanging out with Victoria Secret model Karlie Kloss over the weekend.

Stripes wins on all fronts in our book! What do you think?