A striped dress shirt is a classic pattern and usually refers to vertical stripes as an aesthetic on a button-up or button-down collar shirt. This style has been around for ages and is likely to be commonplace for some time. It's simple, sophisticated, and great in a variety of situations and events.
In fashion, it’s known that thin vertical stripes draw the eye upwards, giving a slimming visual effect. While solid styles are more common, striped shirts are an alternative style choice that allows individuals to differentiate their own style from others. In stripes, we see a large spectrum of different styles.
From wide gaps to narrow gaps, single colored stripes to alternating colors, this simple pattern allows for a lot of flexibility. Traditionally, striped shirts are more common in long sleeve dress shirts and the stripes are usually thin which is the most popular pattern for professional dress shirts. It is sometimes available as a pattern in short sleeve or casual shirts as well, more commonly with thicker stripes with bigger gaps.