The Breton top was originally issued for the French navy in Brittany in 1858, hence the masses of Breton stripes in Brittany's shops, but following Coco Chanel's nautical collection in 1917 the striped top has become a symbol of French style for men and women, and a wardrobe staple the world over.
I have a few Breton tops, navy with white stripes, cream with navy, red with white stripes..... It is my absolute fail-safe outfit choice, worn with skinny jeans or under dungarees, with cut off denims.......A striped top is the most versatile top in your wardrobe and will work super hard for you.
For this reason I always feel there is room in my wardrobe for another Breton top, and if you haven't got a striped top hanging in your wardrobe then you definitely need one, or several!
Here are some of my favourites;
Such a classic and timeless style from Petit Bateau.
Boden do such good Breton tops, I like all the colour ways but navy is always a winner! There is discounts on Boden all week - 20% until Thursday, then 15% Friday/ Saturday, 10% Sunday.
Now I don't own a wool Breton and think this would be great for winter, La Redoute currently have 25% off new collections with the code NEW - though I'm not sure how long this offer is running.
You just knew that La Redoute would do great Breton tops at great prices, even better with the 25% discount code!
I LOVE this J Crew version. Saint James are iconic, and this modern twist on the classic striped top is so effortlessly chic.
This MiH breton top is a bargain!
Love the colour, the neckline....... it is also available in blue stripes which is also nice.
Nice slouchy, relaxed shape from Jigsaw.
And a couple of beautiful knitted Breton's from Hush and Me + Em
I hope you like my selection, I would like to add all these to my wardrobe to be honest!
Are you a Breton fan? I'd love to hear your thoughts and comments.
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