This weekend, I’m attending a little Bastille Day dinner party, in honor of France’s biggest national holiday this coming Monday. I got to thinking about ways I could celebrate it here on the blog. A recipe? Nah. France travel guides? You guys are probably sick of that. Something about the Breton stripe? Oh, perfect.
Looking around, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the classic Breton stripe shirt actually has a very rich history. Who knew that this on-trend staple would be so rich with symbolism? I loved learning all the fun facts above — and verifying that this shirt is classically French for a reason! Did you know any of these historical tidbits? Either way, next time you wear a striped tee, you can blow your friends away with your Breton fashion knowledge (aka, everyone’s goal in life). And of course, if you need your own Breton striped clothing for Bastille Day, below you can shop a bunch of options:
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