Printed Knits for 2015
Knit fabrics are incredibly comfortable, breathable and super flexible due to their loose and stretchy knot construction. Making their debut in undergarments and leisurewear, the unstructured nature and soft feel of knit fabrics made them perfect for clothing that sat close to the skin and was first categorized as strictly casualwear. Modern day fashions, however, (with many thanks to Coco Chanel for incorporating jersey knit into her couture collections and thereby revolutionizing the way people looked at the fabric) are rife with knit fabrics in all categories from casualwear to formalwear. For 2015, we are seeing a variety of printed knit fabrics being incorporated into all types of clothing, from geometric designs to natural floral patterns to animal prints. Here are a few of Fashion Fabrics Club’s favorites, with links to buy similar fabrics on our site.
Striped long sleeved shirt
A lightweight sage green stripe jersey knit long sleeved t-shirt with a scoop neck and single breast pocket is an easy-to-wear top that pairs well with jeans or leggings for casual days out.
Continuing the maxi length skirt trend from seasons past, we are seeing a lot of medallion printed stretch jersey knits like taupe/ivory jersey knit being used to create an earthy yet elegant boho chic look.
Long sleeved skater dress
A feminine floral printed, medium weight knit like tan floral jersey knit makes a fun and sassy skater dress that is incredibly comfortable to wear, and provides just the right amount of flirty movement.
A cute, small print black and white butterfly jersey knit fabric made into a wrap dress is a killer combination of pattern and silhouette that flatters nearly every body type. A sporadic looking pattern from afar, the tiny butterflies can only be seen upon close speculation, making the fabric not only flattering but also fun to wear.
Even though raglan tees are usually associated with baseball and casual contexts, the addition of an exotic print like this smoke grey snakeskin knit turns the garment into a stylish and chic piece that can be dressed up with a skirt and heels.
Slinky leopard print dress
The ever-popular leopard print is continuing it’s strong trend through 2015, especially as a pattern on knitted fabrics. A sophisticated grey leopard print jersey knit in a form fitting dress makes for an elegant yet fierce look especially when paired with a gorgeous pair of heels.