Know All About Patterns So That You Can Get The Mix Right

barcode stripe pattern

Should I dare to wear polka dots with checks? Is it okay for me to mix two types of prints? What is a smarter choice – to go with a plain top or bottom with a printed bottom or top? The questions around the patterns on clothing that you wear, can plague your mind and almost make you feel restless and confused. But do not worry, we will try and tell you a bit about the different kinds of patterns so that you get an idea about what they are all about. The next time you come across an outfit with original and awesome oriental prints to wear to an advantage, then all you need to figure out is the length, cut and style because this article will clear your mind on the question of patterns. The thing is that knowledge is a very valuable commodity in any walk of life but in fashion it can make the difference between being smart and confident and being confused.
Now that you will be armed with all the details, you can also take a look at trendy and obsessive geometric print outfits for any occasion. We know that there are some girls and women out there who believe that wearing plain but distinctive colored clothing can make a statement but we believe that you need to wear a mix of all types. That is why you need to know which pretty and perfect printed silk dresses look good on you and which don’t work that well.

Here is a brief on the patterns vocabulary to make things clear for you:

awning stripe dress

Awning: Wide and even stripes of a darker color on a lighter background.

pinstripe pattern

Pinstripes: A pattern with very thin stripes usually produced by using slightly thicker yarn.

balanced stripe

Balanced: A balanced in which colored stripes that are placed around a center.

regimental stripe pattern

Regimental: This stripes’ colors has their origin in British regiments and is used in neck wear.

unbalanced stripe pattern 2

Unbalanced: These unlike the balanced stripes are not in symmetry and do not have a center.

roman stripe pattern

Roman: Bright and contrasting bright colored stripes of different colors.

barcode stripe pattern

Barcode: This consists of stripes of varying thickness that resembles the pattern in a barcode.

pincheck pattern 2

Pinchecked: Small checks produced by the intersection of thin stripes.

bayadere pattern

Bayadere: Horizontal stripes of bright color stripes that are not of the same width.

graph check 2

Graph: Like the representation on the graph, thin lines on a plain background form checks.

candy stripe pattern

Candy: Similar to the awning but narrower like the stripes on many popular candy types.

tattersall pattern 2

Tattersall: A small check pattern created by using two or more colored stripes evenly spaced on a lighter background.

bengal stripe pattern

Bengal: Wide stripes evenly spaced in lighter and darker shades of the same color.

district checks pattern

District: A pattern of checks that has its origins in uniforms.

hairline stripe pattern

Hairline: The thinnest stripe possible with the lines as thin as the human hair.

gingham pattern

Gingham: Block or check effect to form solid colored checks made with stripes with overlapping patterns.

pencil stripe pattern

Pencil: The lines in this pattern look as if they have drawn by a pencil but the distance between stripes is wider than the lines drawn.

diaper pattern

Diaper: A small geometric pattern that has a set of forms that are interlocked.

We are sure that by now you are eager to go out there and make the most of the knowledge that you have gained by reading the article and looking at the images. Do tell us how you are going to use this new knowledge to add a special and more fashionable angle to your wardrobe and if possible share some images with us.


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