One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of material or a garment) patterned with alternating stripes of white and another colour, typically pink.
- ‘More conventional, but with a fair share of siren sexiness, were candy-striped Capri pant suits or a 1950s-style ruched jacket printed with little blue mermaids.’
- ‘She had a short black shirt on, with candy-striped sleeves.’
- ‘I saw Sienna Miller wearing a candy-striped dress by him earlier this year, which I loved - if I hadn't already bought my wedding dress, I would have tried to get something similar.’
- ‘In the bouts which used regularly to be on television on Saturday afternoons Jackie Pallo was immediately recognisable for his peroxided hair, candy-striped Y-fronts and gold-spangled boots.’
- ‘Senior girls will now wear white shirts instead of candy-striped ones while junior girls have the option to wear shorts.’
- ‘Finally, how gorgeous do little girls look in candy-striped socks or tights?’
- ‘A little showman in a candy-striped jacket and straw hat is dancing before an audience composed entirely of shrouded skeletons.’
- ‘McCluskey is dressed in her usual eccentric and contrasting layers: a khaki combat jacket over a floaty, Hare Krishna-orange top and candy-striped pedal pushers.’
- ‘More colour was on offer at the ever-adventurous Japanese house Issey Miyake, which ended its carefully choreographed show with grass green, turquoise and fluorescent orange either in blocks or in candy-striped suits.’
- ‘Before 10 am a steady stream of cars carrying cardinals from around the globe arrived at the Vatican gates to be waved in by Swiss guards in their distinctive candy-striped uniforms.’
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