In fashion, they say that everything comes around again and that statement is true when it comes to fringe dresses for sure. Fringe dresses were first popular in the 20s and came alive again in the 70s with the Bohemian fashion movement. Now, fringe is making another comeback. No matter your comfort level with fashion forward dressing, you can find a fringe dress that will work for you. These swingy embellishments add texture, drama, and femininity to your look. Plus, it’s fun! Your whole outfit seems to shimmy when you wear fringe.
There are many variations on how you can wear this fashion trend in dresses. First, the fringe can be located on various places on the garment. Some dresses just have a little bit of fringe at the neckline. Neck fringe makes it seem like you are wearing jewelry and can be used with short lengths or long lengths that go all the way down to your waste. Sometimes the longer neck fringe can be somewhat annoying during the day as it might get in the way. That is why you find long neck fringe mostly in overcoats and jackets. You can also find dresses with fringe in the body. Body fringe usually comes in patterns where lines of fringe make geometric patterns across the bodice. And again, it is usually shorter because otherwise it would impede normal activities. Both neckline fringe and body fringe are usually only located on the front of the garment and do not go all the way around.
Finally, and most commonly, you will find fringe at the bottom of dresses. A fringe hem dress can come with short fringe for just a little bit of movement or with long fringe that goes all the way down to the ground. Either way, the normal hemline of the dress is usually at, just above, or just below the knee and the fringe covers the bottom part of the leg. When fringe is only at the bottom of the dress, that is usually called a single layer fringe dress and the the style that is most reminiscent of the 70s fringe trend. You will also find retailers that call this a fringe maxi dress.
It is also very common to find fringe from the neckline of the dress all the way down to the hem. This arrangement is known as tiered fringe where the lines of fringe overlap each other slightly. These dresses are called fringe mini dresses or a fringed flapper dress. This is the style that is reminiscent of the 20s.
If you have decided to wear a fringe dress, then you might be looking for some tips on how to accessorize the outfit. If you have a dress with fringe only at the bottom, then you can wear a longline necklace with it. This piece of jewelry with its length goes well with long fringe. You might also be concerned about the fact that fringe will add too much texture and make our outfit look bulky. If this is a concern, then you should be sure to stick to a monochromatic pallet rather than patterns or pairing the outfit with a jacket or shoes that might be too distracting. Black is an especially good color to try a new style with because it goes with everything and tends to blend in.