A model walks the runway at the Altuzarra fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at Industria Superstudio on September 7, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images)

There were a lot of trends on view at NYFW this past week: from obvious Spring choices like pastel colors and bright citrus shades to (possibly unrealistic?) all white ensembles and graphic handbags (along with much maligned trends we’d love to see go away forever like peplums and crop tops).

But the trend that landed on nearly every runway?

Can you guess?

Stripes.

Tons and tons of stripes. Candy stripes, uneven stripes, bold stripes, skinny stripes, head-to-toe stripes. It goes on like that!

Peter Som - Runway - MADE Fashion Week Spring 2014

Cathy Horyn was fond of this Peter Som dress, for one.

Peter Som - Runway - MADE Fashion Week Spring 2014

Another Som look, this time as mixed prints.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 - Official Coverage - Best Of Runway Day 2

Nicole Miller‘s prints were also mixed.

Suno - Backstage - MADE Fashion Week Spring 2014

Suno embroidered stripes (with their perfect sandals).

Jill Stuart - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

Jill Stuart did oversized stripes.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 - Official Coverage - Best Of Runway Day 3

Preppy stripes (and more perfect shoes) at Ruffian.

Altuzarra - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

Volume at Altuzarra, whose show everybody really adored.

Altuzarra - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

More Altuzarra stripes…

Tracy Reese - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

Bright Spring color at Tracy Reese.

Cynthia Rowley - Presentation - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

Brighter still at Cynthia Rowley.

TRESemme at Vivienne Tam - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

Statement stripes at Vivienne Tam.

Edun - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

Refined stripes at Edun.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 - Official Coverage - Best Of Runway Day 4

And very bold versions at Emerson.

BUT WAIT. THERE’S MORE.

We actually found an even bigger trend on the Spring 2014 runways and we’re bringing it to you as a bonus. Find out what it is after the jump!

…Sheer stripes.

Yes, like a Russian nesting doll of trends, sheer stripes were the most popular variation on the theme. How did this many designers arrive at the look independently?

Carolina Herrera - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

Carolina Herrera.

Rachel Comey - Backstage - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

At Rachel Comey.

Peter Som - Runway - MADE Fashion Week Spring 2014

A skirt at Som.

Helmut Lang - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

Helmut Lang.

Lacoste - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

Lacoste.

Cynthia Rowley - Presentation - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

Rowley.

Rebecca Taylor - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

Shorts at Rebecca Taylor.

Rebecca Taylor - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

Taylor again.

Tibi - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

Into this top at Tibi.

Tibi - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

Tibi also showed a sheer stripe skirt.

Band Of Outsiders Women's - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

Band of Outsiders did a sheer stripes dress.

Band Of Outsiders Women's - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

And top.

Badgley Mischka - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

At Badgley Mischka.

Ralph Rucci - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

Who’d have thought sheer stripes would manifest in elegant evening wear at Ralph Rucci?

That’s all for New York, folks! If you’re hungry for more sublime and ridiculous NYFW, check out the rest of our coverage here!

(All photos via Getty)