Stripes were a major trend on the Spring/Summer 2013 catwalks, from de la Renta to Dior, and now that the spring collections are in shops it’s clear the high street has followed suit. Want to try the trend without looking like Beetlejuice, or a Newcastle United supporter? If so, a vertically striped skirt is a good way to go. I’ve got a high-waisted stretchy black and white striped skirt that I got from vintage store Beyond Retro a couple of years ago and I’ve worn it to death ever since. As long as you pick a style to suit your shape (i.e. go for a mini if you’re petite and knee-length if you’re long of leg) then a striped skirt can be really flattering – they’re certainly far more forgiving than horizontal stripes. Here are five vertical stripe skirts to buy online now.