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30 Seconds of Style: Stars in Stripes — Which Celebs Nailed This Classic Pattern?

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Today marks America’s 238’th birthday (she doesn’t look a day over 100 to us!) and what better way to celebrate this great country we live in than by wearing some truly patriotic patterns? America’s flag is decked out in bold stripes and stars, so why not turn to some stars (of the celeb variety) to get the pro tips on how to rock stripes this holiday weekend?

In the video above we offer several helpful hints on how to wear stripes like a pro — black and white is always a good combo a la actress Ashley Madekwe’s contrasting ensemble — as well as quite a few pitfalls of the popular pattern to avoid. For example, us gals know that stripes aren’t the most forgiving pattern, so it’s always best to make sure that all of your stripped garments fit well and aren’t too tight. There’s a fine line between sporting chic stripes and looking like an extra in Orange Is the New Black!

But don’t get discouraged, because as you see in the video, sometimes even the most stylish of stars have strip-related faux pas. We weren’t feeling Olivia Wilde’s big green and navy stripes, which seemed better suited for a rugby match, and Marion Cotillard was practically drowning her striped dress.

Still, there are other celebs who have managed to effortlessly nail this trend. Watch the video above to see how stars like Rihanna and Jamie Chung pulled off the daring look and tell us how you feel about stripes below!

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