Types of Prints & Patterns
Being a fashion freak, you must be aware of different patterns and prints ruling the fashion industry this summer. Picking a correct pattern helps you create an unforgettable personality in your workspace and friend circle. Let’s check out the most popular prints and patterns that are still going strong from centuries to till date.
1. Gingham Checkered Pattern:
While talking about patterns you can never miss the gingham checkered pattern. The checkered patterns of this fabric are made by weaving cotton or cotton blend fabric dyed yarn. The patterns formed by weaving these blends together appear the same on both sides. Hence, it’s a reversible fabric. The Gingham checkers are available in a variety of sizes. The most popular colour combinations are formed with whites. The red, blue, and green colours may vary but the white colour is constant. Gingham’s checkered pattern is famous for its dress material, shirts and tablecloths.
2. Pinstripes Pattern:
As you can assume from its name pinstripes pattern is a series of stripes that have a denied space between them. Throughout history, these striped patterns were specifically worn with suit pants. After the 20th-century pinstripes were adopted for suit jackets also. The pattern is created by weaving different coloured warp threads at defined intervals. The pinstripes pattern is mostly horizontal with thin stripes resembling pins
3. Animal Prints:
Animal prints have returned to take on the fashion again. Instagram holds proof of this fact. You can spot your favourite celebrities wearing zebra, tiger, leopard, snakeskin and cheetah prints. The animal prints are the fabric patterns made to resemble the skin and fur of the given animals. These prints became popular in the 1980s. Animal prints are commonly seen on dresses, leggings, and accessories. Most women wear these patterns to represent their strength and independence. Earlier, some prints contained actual animal skin and fur, but now for the sake of animals and the environment, the fabric prints are created with the help of coloured threads and modern textile machinery.
4. Floral Patterns:
Floral patterns are the most commonly found pattern on the fabric. These patterns may or may not have a single coloured flower on the fabric. You can have these patterns woven or embroidered on the fabric. These patterns are often repetitive with different sizes of flowers or leaves. The patterns are mostly colourful promoting a cheerful mood. The size and particular colour may take over the trend every year but the floral pattern stays in fashion forever. The floral patterns are frequently found on the tunics, dress shirts, gowns, shirts, pants, and skirts. Women are often seen wearing floral scarves, scrunchies, belts and sometimes handbags.
5. Plaid Check Pattern:
Plaid check patterns as earlier stated are much like the gingham checks. The only difference lies in the colour scheme. The gingham checks are made with a white and one more colour check whereas plaid checks contain multiple colours for the horizontal and vertical lines. These lines form a square-shaped box pattern on the specific intervals. Plaid check patterns are popular for shirts, skirts, bedcovers, curtains, tablecloths, and handkerchiefs. Tan plaid and glen plaids are one of the most popular plaid checks. In Scotland plaid is often referred to as blankets and yes the pattern is common and is seen frequently on the blankets too.
6. Floral Prints:
Representing our love for nature, floral prints are in trend for the year 2022. The floral prints are one of the most commonly found prints on the fabric due to their accessibility. These prints may vary in colour depending upon the seasons and mood. You will find the lighter floral prints frequently during summer and spring, whereas dark floral prints are common during winter and fall. The term floral term is used interchangeably with floral patterns but actually, both these terms are far different from each other. Floral patterns are woven or embroidered, while floral prints are literally printed on the fabric.
7. Abstract Modern Pattern:
Abstract modern patterns resemble the modern art paintings found in museums. These designs do not contain any specific design. The abstract patterns are made by overlapping colours, tones and textures. The abstract patterns need to be mixed and matched with a particular colour on the fabric. The patterns may be monotonous or vary depending on the theme set by the designer. You can spot these patterns on clothes, suiting’s, furniture, quilts, blankets and other household objects. These patterns are mostly digitally printed on the fabric for an even outcome.
8. Geometric Prints:
Prints make your clothes more attractive. These add colours to your monotone fabrics. Geometric prints refer to the geometrical shapes printed on the fabric. These prints somehow resemble abstract modern art but, anyway, seem more defined and iterative. Geometric prints vary in size and colour. The commonly depicted shapes on a piece of fabric are circle, soiree, rectangle, diamond, triangle, polygon and lines. The pattern has made quite a place in the clothing sector. You can easily find geometric patterns on shirts, skirts, t-shirts, shorts, dresses, home decor, cutlery and even on the colour schemes of the walls at homes and offices.
9. Paisley Pattern:
The origin of this pattern is dated back to 2000 years. The Paisley pattern is believed to originate from Indo-European culture. This pattern resembles a buta or a teardrop-shaped curved upper end. The pattern may be colourful or monotone. This pattern was quite often seen on the Indian origin shawls. The pattern was associated with reality and high-class status. The Paisley pattern was woven on the fabric with gold and silver during the British Era. The pattern is called Palme in french, boota in India, and peizuli by Japanese people. The trend for this pattern has picked up pace during the catwalk shows in 2022 also. The pattern can be frequently seen on coats, shirts, skirts, mufflers, sarees, gowns and traditional outfits.
10. Polka Dot:
This pattern repeats the chase sized circles with even spacing. The size of the dots may be small or extra-large. Most people prefer wearing neutral size polka dots, while large-sized polka dots suit you for creating a style statement. This pattern adds an extra oomph to your personality. The origin of polka dots is dated to the middle of the 19th century. Polka dots are mostly weaved with cheerful colours. The pattern was very famous in the mid-80s and still goes strong in 2022 also. You can always invest in this pattern for the undenied x-factor.