Six of the best stripes

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1 French Connection. pounds 30. Sleeveless, brown tank top with orange, buttermilk and blue stripes. A matching cardigan is also available. A neat shape that can be dressed up or down. From branches of French Connection nationwide.

Enquiries: 0171-580 2507.

3TSE. pounds 139. Chocolate and ecru stripe, short-sleeved polo-style knit, with collar and buttons. Very simple and relaxed, a good classic look. Available from TSE cashmere at Harvey Nichols, Brompton Road, London SW1 and Liberty, Regent Street, London W1. Enquiries: 0171-235 5000.

5 Oasis. pounds 24.99. Crew neck, sleeveless tank top in white, lime green and orange. Has a Lycra content to retain its shape. Would look great teamed with white jeans and sandals. Available from branches of Oasis nationwide.

Enquiries: 0171-377 5335.

2Clements Ribeiro. pounds 247. 100 per cent cashmere top in red, brown, turquoise, black and white stripes. A cardigan is also available to make up a twinset. This has been a popular look among the fashion cognoscenti and is sure to fly out of the shops. From Liberty, Regent Street, London W1 and Matches, Richmond and Wimbledon.

4. The Scotch House. pounds 140. Mint and black sleeveless sweater in 100 per cent cashmere. A great buy for all seasons, wear with bare arms in summer and under a jacket in winter. Available from The Scotch House, Brompton Road, London SW1 and Regent Street, London W1. Enquiries and mail order: 0171-581 2151. 6 John Smedley. pounds 67. Long-sleeved striped top in buttermilk, pistachio and blue in 100 per cent sea-island cotton. A very thin knit of beautiful quality. From S Fisher, 22-23 Burlington Arcade, London W1.

Enquiries and mail order: 0171-580 5075.