The Rise of The Fringe Trend

Fringe Dress
Fringe Dress

In early civilization fringes were used as some sort of decorative jewellery for both men and women. It was common in the areas of the Middle East and was used as deco on skits and shawls.

Fringe Dress
Fringe Dress

The trend was common in the 70s as well and back then my mum wore fringed waistcoats with bellbottoms just like the Jackson 5 did. Today we see the fringe on tassels almost everywhere.

Michael Jackson Wearing A Fringed Waistcoat
Michael Jackson Wearing A Fringed Waistcoat

First off we saw quite a number of tasseled dresses on the runway in most designers 2016 collections. Dresses that have fringes look nice when they are short and loosely fitting. They look flirty and innocent all at the same time. Ruffled micro mini shorts also look amazing especially if worn with a Victorian inspired shirt.

Tasseled Maxi Dress fashion
Tasseled Maxi Dress fashion

The fringe trend can also be found on bags. For the past few years’ designers have been designing clutches that are fringed and the lengths of the fringes vary from very short to crazy long. This year the bags can be found in all colors and shapes.

Fringe bags Handbag Trends
Fringe bags Handbag Trends

The fringe is so much fun that it can be worn in the form of jewellery as in earrings, necklaces or belts.

Fringe bags Handbag Trends
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One piece of advice though is that whenever one decides to wear the fringe it should be just one item that is fringed and the rest toned down e.g. the dress could be worn without jewellery to avoid the pieces tangling up, the bag could be the item that is fringed. Whatever fringed piece you decide to wear please do remember that less is more.