Fringe is a fun, festive, fabulous fashion accessory to add flair and flamboyant fabulousness to any outfit. Although fringe begins with an ‘F’, the flowing fabric deserves an ‘A’.
Fringe is an ornamental textile trim applied to an edge of a textile item, such as tops, dresses, skirts, handbags, moccasins, etc. Fringe is also popular on draperies and flags.
Fringe Fun Fact: Fringe originated as a way of preventing a cut piece of fabric from unraveling when a hemming wasn’t used. Several strands of threads would be removed, and the remaining warp threads would be twisted or braided together to prevent unraveling. Think cut-off denim shorts. In modern fabrics, fringe is often made separately and sewn on to the material.
The fashionable fringe benefits of wearing fringe!
There are many types of fringe. Particularly in Western Europe, as wealth and luxury items proliferated during the Renaissance, types of fringe began to assume commonly accepted names. Styles of fringes were clearly defined in England by at least 1688.
Types of Fringe Include:
- Bullion Fringe: This is twisted yarn which generally contains threads of silver and gold.
- Campaign Fringe: From the French word campane, meaning ‘bell’. Campaign fringe consists of small, bell-like tassels on the end.
- Thread Fringe: Untwisted and unbraided loose warp threads.
Fringe Fun Fact: Modern bullion fringe varies widely in texture and width, but averages only 3 to 9 inches (7.6 to 22.9 cm) in length.
If flowing tresses of fringe are too much for you, just add a slight touch of fringe to your outfit with your accessories, most notably handbags and shoes. When wearing fringe on your feet, fringe boots and moccasins will do!
Oh how lovely. What a cool you!
To fashion divas, all clothing is fun and fabulous, but fringe adds an extra element of flair and style to your wardrobe. What would a glamour girl do and where would a glamour girl be without exciting fashionable clothing to love, feel and see?
Clothing Fun Fact: According to archaeologists and anthropologists, the earliest clothing likely consisted of fur, leather, leaves or grass that were draped, wrapped or tied around the body. Knowledge of such clothing remains inferential, since clothing materials deteriorate quickly compared to stone, bone, shell and metal artifacts. Dyed flax fibers that could have been used in clothing have been found in a prehistoric cave in the Republic of Georgia that date back to 36,000 BC.
Nancy Fashion Fun Fact: I love fashion and clothing so much that I often say if I was stranded on an island of one (me) I would still want to dress in fine clothing and apply makeup everyday. To me, fashion, makeup and beauty is an art! Creative artistic genius! Not to mention fabulous fun!
Since humans pretty much wear clothing everyday, have you ever really thought about the basic definition of clothing? Clothing is a fiber and textile material worn on the body. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies. The amount and type of clothing worn depends on physical, social and geographic considerations.
Some say clothing serves as protection from the elements, and can enhance safety during hazardous activity such as hiking and cooking. True fashion divas say clothing is a splendid form of self expression, an absolute pleasure to shop for, and so aesthetically pleasing that fashion throws practical clothing purposes out the window!
Welcome to my wonderful world of fashion! Style all the while! Sure to give you a smile!
Cultural Aspects of Clothing Include:
- Gender Differentiation
- Social Status
- Specific Dress Codes
- Special Occasions and Holidays
As you know, the world of fashion is always changing, as new cultural influences meet technological innovations. No matter the style, no matter the time period, no matter the fad…fringe clothing will always be one of the best types of clothing to be had!
Treat yourself to festive fringe: you’ll love the fantastic clothes you’re draped in!
“You look like you’re going to a party with your cool tasseled clothes.”
“You love the fringe look do you? A fashion girl always knows.”
“When you walk do your tassels swing and sway?”
“Yes. That’s part of the fun of wearing fringe both night and day.”
“From the looks of the material I’d say fringe is here to stay.”
“Yes. Now be prepared for some flaired movement when I sashay away.”
Fringe: Walk and rock away the fashionable fringe way!
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846