Sunday, May 12, 2013

Latest Discovery: Chevron Print

I always find it interesting the random little facts we learn every day. The other night my husband asked me what the word chevron meant. I told him not to be so ridiculous, surely chevron isn't a word; it must be yet another word which he has made up. Still not entirely convinced, we decided to Google the word chevron and, to my surprise (and delight!) we found that chevron, among other meanings, is actually a really pretty amazing print. As someone who claims to know a lot about fashion, it is quite terrible that I didn't know this! Now there is a whole new realm of patterns I could incorporate into my wardrobe. I totally want a chevron dress now, it is such a fun print and a great variation on stripes.I could totally DIY a pair of shoes with a chevron heel; there are so many possibilities. While creating these sets I enjoy discovering new designers and online stores. Unfortunately I think the Matthew Williamson items will be out of my price range forever but there are a whole range of much cheaper alternative chevron printed items. As usual my favourite place for chevron printed dresses is Modcloth; I could easily have filled this set with Modcloth dresses alone but I thought I should implement some variety. While browsing the Internet I also came across many chevron printed home wares; I have become much more excited about pretty items for the apartment in recent times.Another aspect I adore about chevron print is that it is somewhat versatile; I believe a classy sophisticated look could be created from black and white, while the more colourful designs are extremely fun and playful.


Photos from Modcloth, Chiara Fashion, Matthew Williamson, Sincerely Sweet Boutique, Bionda Castana, Missoni, Amrita Singh, Joss and Main

I was looking through my wardrobe during the week; since I really shouldn't be spending on clothes at the moment and I realised that this dress which I posted here in January 2012 would probably constitute chevron print. So maybe my dreams of owning a chevron print dress are much closer than I thought; literally in my wardrobe right this moment. Don't you just love it when that happens? The exact same thing happened to me a few years ago when I desperately wanted a polka dot skirt. Now I feel inspired to wear this dress again and I'll pair it with one of my Alannah Hill cardigans to create a different look. The discovery of the word chevron has opened up a myriad of opportunities and provided me with many ideas for blog posts!

So tell me, are you a fan of chevron print? Am I really the only person in the world who didn't know the name of this print?


Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous selections and look!
Love that clutch!


Shybiker said...

Go to my blog! Right now! Yesterday, I wrote about Ottavio Missoni's death on Thursday. Missoni was responsible for popularizing this type of print, to the extent that clothes containing it are always associated with him. Missoni created a line for Target in 2011 which my friend Ashley wrote about (linked to in my blog). Isn't it an interesting design?

Sherin said...

Chevron print is one of my favourites. You look gorgeous in your dress.

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

I like the prints, i have to buy something like that skirt!
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Adina N. said...

Thank you for ypur comment! I love your dress, is so so pretty!
Of course I would like to follow each others blogs! I'm following you now via GFC, I hope you'll follow me back! kisses


allison d said...

Hi :) You recently visited my blog and asked to follow each other. I would absolutely love that now having looked at your blog, which I find impressive :)
hope to hear from you

ANITA said...

Ohhh good gracious you look goood:-) :-) :-) :-)
Love your style:-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
Greetings from Norway:-) :-) :-)

Sacramento Amate said...

Enjoy your weekend.

Nery Hdez said...

Nice selection! :)

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Sam said...

Adore chevron print too, just purchased a B&W dress in it. Love your picks!

Arrow said...

I love this print!
This dress looks really good on you!

daggistr said...

love this print's trend and Your dress is perfect <3 !

Maddie said...

That's a really, really lovely list! the print is very pretty! And you look adorable! :)


Kim Alston said...

I love Chevron prints! Your dress is so cute! I love your shoes and purse. They both compliment it. HaHa, I love your story. I'm always learning something new too. Blogging has taught me so much. Missoni unfortunately has recently died. He was the epitome of the Chevron print.

MateaTPol said...

great stuff and prints!

the chilicool said...

need a skirt like that !

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Coco said...

I love chevron print, which is Missoni' signature print. Your dress is definitely a lovely example of chevron print. Thank you for your lovely comment Imogen :-)
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zaza said...

I love this print :)



Panty Buns said...

I do like zig-zag and similar designs, Navajo in particular, but don't think it matters whether the print is called "chevron" or not. To me it's more important whether I find the print aesthetically, artistically pleasing. That Modcloth Steal the Game Show Dress from your New Years Day post is beautiful! I think the colour and design of the print is prettier than the other chevron patterns you looked at and think that dress would coordinate beautifully with a great number of other colours and outfit pieces.

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

I love chevron but sadly don't have any of the print in my closet! You look great in that dress!
Sincerely, Sara

Tanja S. said...

Didn't know how this print is called, but thanks to you I know now! Love the wishlist you've made :)

Elekon said...

To be honest I`ve always called this print Missoni print never thought about it as a chevron:)great selection of items too!

Louisa Moje said...

Lovely!!! Thank you for your comment. Following you now (#290).


Patrycja Photography said...

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Harija said...

Great trend and awesome post!
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The white cabbage said...

no I don't know the name of this print ....but I like it !!

nice selection ...hard choice

have a great Sunday


monicaharmony said...

absolutely stunning!

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The dress on you is so lovely! I've always been a fan of chevron, and definitely love that it's versatile. We saw chevron pillows recently and loved them, but they were the wrong colour so might just end up making my own. Have a great week! xx/Madison

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

I love chevron print it is so bright and fun!!!

Wynne Prasetyo said...

i adore this print but never knew it's called chevron print so thanks for that!


kissandmakeupsbeautyblog said...

Love the collage, and you look lovely :-)

Harriet said...

Haha, that's such a funny story! It reminds me of a male friend of mine who thought that sheer meant 'extreme' as in 'that's sheer brilliance' and had no idea what people were talking about when they mentioned 'sheer tights' or a 'sheer blouse'!

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Your dress is really lovely ;) x


Mica said...

I'm sure they make up new terms in fashion just to confuse us sometimes - like when they suddenly decided to call burgundy "oxblood" instead. Silly really!

I really like chevron print, the pieces you picked are beautiful, especially those earrings! And your chevron dress is lovely :) It's like when I found peplum items in my wardrobe before I knew what the word peplum meant, hehe! :)

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Jane said...

I didn't know that print was called chevron either! I love that dress you found, especially how you styled it with the red bag and shoes.

xStroutx said...

I am certainly a fan of the print, didn't realise it was called chevron though...

Coco said...

Thanks honey, I appreciated your comment very much!
Your outfit is a nice one as well!
Would love to see you back on my blog soon!
xx, Coco.

Jocelyn Leow said...

you are really fair! Love your dress! and it goes well with the red bag! nice outfit indeed!

Gabriele said...

I think this print is really cute!

Beauty said...

That beautiful dress was my first pick and the black and white chevron top, then the shoes. You look beautiful.

bridechic said...

For me, chevrons are a real hark back to the 1970s and 30s--lookin' good!

maria said...

I didn't know that it was a pattern... but actually i knew the word =)
thank you for your coment!
really interesting blog ^^

Laura said...

Wow, that print is amazing. :)
I love the blue skirt and
the cute dress that you're wearing. ;)


Dressed with soul said...

Super look again <3

Thanks for following - it´s a pleasure for me that I already followed you back on gfc <3

xx from Bavaria, Rena


Claudia P. said...

What a beautiful look. Love that dress on you. That red purse is really pretty too.
Hugs from Canada
Claudia P.

Sam said...

I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment. May your week be a great & productive one! I already have followed you :) Thanks so much

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

obsessed with chevron
Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

I could wear chevron print everything :). I think this dress looks wonderful on you too!



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Joyce said...

I love chevon print! Your dress is so cute and I love the shoes in that college:)

victoria said...

Lovely dress!!
Thanks for your comment on my blog. Followed you back!:)

janettaylor said...

Beautiful Zara heels!

Miss Twiggy said...

oh those awesome stripes :D

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

You look super, love the dress & this design, so pretty xx

Fabrizia said...

And I adore this print so much!
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Tulip Love said...

I didn't know chevron was the name of a pattern either 0.0
It's such a cute print :)

michelle said...

amazing post :)

new follower <3

xx Michelle


Nicole Perez ♕ said...

love the dashing chevron prints on your dress <3


Caitie Schlisserman said...

I'm obsessed with chevron stripes - so much so, that I had my bf paint our hallway walls in some :) they are the best!

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Sandra Leiva said...

Love that print!!


Always Maylee said...

I love chevron, I think it's such a fun print. You look so pretty in that dress!

xo, Yi-chia
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Kati said...

Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!

You are so gorgeous and your dress so absolutely stunning! Love the print chevron!

Have the best week ever,

Lala H said...

i love the chevron print. you look amazing in this dress and i really love it. red and bright colors looks great on you!

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Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I am definitely a fan of the chevron print! I just recently bought a pair of black and white chevron loafers and I totally love them. That dress looks stunning on you btw!


Isa Machado said...

Lovely dress dear! ;)
Thank you for your comment! I am following you, hope you follow back! *

Emmy said...

LOL on you and ur hubby:) I love this pattern.

Winnie said...

I love Chevron print and that skirt is totally me! I love your picks.

Rebecca said...

I have always loved the print of chevron! The graphic pattern looks gorgeous especially on your dress! Sometimes I learn a new fashion term and wonder why I never knew about it before too! LOL!


Velvet Bloom said...

love that print!

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

I love chevron, for ages I just referred to it as "the zigzag print" until I discovered the official name on a blog.


Linda Greaves said...

What adorable chevron print items! I love that top :)

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Rainbow Gatherer said...

I loved those prints :) I'll be happy if you check out my blog too:)

Charlotte said...

adore the black n white zig zag top

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Ester Durães said...

wow I love your dress, it's so pretty! amazing outfit, love the choice of colours! :)

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Sean Valjean said...

Where did you get the fabric? My wife has been looking all of for something like that since she really wants to make a chevron print dress.

Jamie Rose said...

Yay! I love that dress and I love that we're both on Modcloth wearing the same dress. I would definitely agree that it counts as a chevron print.