Several people think that the paisley print is only for hippies. If you think the same then you should reconsider. This print is back again and it looks like it is stronger than ever before. Many famous designers have already adopted this pattern, such as Stella McCartney. Naturally the followers couldn’t miss either, such as the A list celebrities, like Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow.
A bit of fashion history
There is a lot more to know about the pattern. This specific curled leaf design is an ancient Eastern design. It appeared for the first time in Europe during the 17th century.
Back then the pattern was seen on cashmere and wool shawls. The same pattern became popular again during the 19th century.
Back then the weavers of the Scottish town called Paisley started to produce their own version of the eastern pattern with the help of looms.
This is why the pattern got the name of Paisley. During the 1960s, the pattern became popular again. This is mostly because different bands, such as The Beatles, embraced eastern mysticism. This period is known as the Summer of Love and this is why the pattern is considered to be Hippy.
Back in fashion
Since then the pattern pretty much disappeared from the fashion scene. However this summer it came back in force. The good news is that there are many different ways to wear the pattern. It is also interesting to know that the pattern isn’t only for women. Actually first it appeared on the catwalks of menswear.
If you would like to be trendy, make sure that you have a little dress with this pattern. The good thing about this dress is that it is flattering and it is very easy to wear. With the help of this dress you can look nice effortlessly and you can have a relaxed style.
It’s not only the little dress that looks amazing with the pattern, but also the longer dresses. Nothing beats a long dress with a Paisley pattern and a short jacket. This is just great to be worn with heels and the right accessories. You can see that the dress is really versatile and you can wear it to many different kinds of occasions.
The maxi dress was trendy last year too, but this year instead of the floral patterns it comes with the Paisley pattern. So you will have one more reason to keep on wearing flowing maxi outfits.