Unisex Striped Top

The Marbek striped unisex tops will flatter any man or women who desire to wear a stylish flatting pattern. The tops will come in a variety of different colours and striped patterns, horizontal and vertical, so buyers will have a more diverse option of choosing which stripe style will best suit them. One of the key features of the striped top is its simple t-top-esque appearance. It's crew neckline, and short sleeves are made of 100% cotton that combines to offer a unisex build. Thus, allowing the striped top to be dressed up or even dressed down with any outfit it’s paired with. This top can be ideal for potential loungewear and everyday casual wear, which allows for the top to be versatile.

The Marbek unisex striped top will come in a variety of sizes: extra-small, small, medium, and large. These sizes will allow any buyer to have a top that will fit and meet their standards. It is recommended that before purchasing this top, buyers refer back to the Marbek sizing guide to ensure that they have served the correct top size.

History of the Striped Top

The striped top design was first introduced to the French naval force in 1858 as a part of the official naval uniform. The patters served a purpose other than being fashionable – it aided in the recusing of potential sailors who have fallen overboard. There’s also a historical aspect to the stripes as well, seeing how each one of the 12 stripes represented one of Napoleon’s victories. At first, many designers who have seen this uniform were not inspired by the stripes and did not see the potential they had in fashion. That is, until Gabrielle Bonheur, also known as Coco Chanel, saw the French naval uniform for herself. She was so inspired by the striped design, that she even incorporated it in her famous 1917 apparel collection, which leads to the incredible change when it regarding casual wear for men and women.

Since Coco Chanel’s 1917 fashion collection, which featured the striped design, many celebrities began to purchase the new striped tops that were becoming more in style. A few of these celebrities, such as Audrey Hepburn, James Dean, and Ginger Rogers, sported the stripped look more frequently. Soon enough, dozens of men and women began flocking the stores to purchase their own striped top. This started the wheel of striped tops becoming a staple clothing piece that many wanted and needed to own.

Striped Top Features

One of the main features of the Marbek striped top is its varying designs. One version of this top will offer vertical stripes, which gives the illusion of tallness. While the other version will feature horizontal stripes that give the illusion of being slimmer in shape. The striped short will also feature a crew neckline that will allow for ease of outing on and wearing the top daily.

Materials Used

The main material used in the top is cotton. This is ideal for the production of t-tops due to its ability to take colour with ease. Cotton is an easily dyeable material that, once coloured, will not damage or comprise the durability, flexibility or comfortability of the top.

How to Care

Along with all Marbek purchases, proper care instructions will be provided with each purchase to ensure the top will have a long lifespan and prevent any early wear and tear. If machine washing is the primary option, wash the top inside out, on a normal spin cycle with a cold-water temperature. This will allow for a thorough and safe cleansing of the top. Drying of the top can be carried by hanging to dry or by using a tumble dryer on a medium heat setting. This will ensure that shrinkage won’t occur, and colours won’t fade.


The striped top has been around for centuries and is known as a classic and timeless look that can complement any outfit. If you do not have a Marbek striped top in your wardrobe, you should heavily consider adding one today.