One of my favorite fabrics is the homely ticking stripe.
Although I did wear a proper ballgown in my last musical, my favorite costume was a long white flouncy petticoat, a ruffly white overshirt, and a corset (worn over the white garments) in blue ticking stripe.
Below is a (regrettably tiny) green version that is very close to my blue.
I felt like one of the actresses in Picnic at Hanging Rock as I tightened the corset (after lacing it with a needle) and though I temporarily enjoyed the nineteenth-century feel, realized that I could not sing, let alone breathe very well with the laces sotight, and loosened them accordingly.
This spring I've been noticing some shoes that riff on this ticking stripe.
Take these three from Christian Louboutin, for instance:
And these two from Tabitha Simmons:
Gentle readers, are you tickled pink by these stripes?