The "breton" is a navy and white striped shirt, similar in appearance to a sailor/ nautical shirt. It first became apparent in fashion when Coco Chanel was seen wearing the breton. Since then, designers have been showing varieties of it on the runway, celebrities have been seen wearing it and clothing stores have been stocking it.
One particular trendy celebrity, Alexa Chung, is one who loves to add a breton to most of her outfits.
Newer reinvented versions of the breton were seen on the runway at the Spring/ Summer 2013 fashion shows.