Houndstooth pattern party dresses are a favorite among celebrities
The houndstooth pattern is one of the most popular fashion trends this season, and for many decades, has been somewhat of a fashion classic. Featuring on shoes, bags, belts and other accessories, the unique duotone pattern is bold and classy. Variations of the pattern are known as classic houndstooth, houndstooth check, dogtooth and even puppytooth! The origin of this pattern lies in the Scottish Lowland area, where they are generally made out of woven wool cloth. In modern times however, other fabrics have been used in order to suit warmer climates. The pattern is popular among celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, One Tree Hill actress, Sophie Bush, and music and fashion legend, Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga has even pioneered a unique pair of houndstooth spectacle lenses, while Kardashian prefers to match her houndstooth stilettos with her matching dress!
Houndstooth pattern party dresses therefore, should come as no surprise. Fashionable and classy with just the right element of modern quirkiness, the patterns are instant statement makers, and require little or no accessorizing. Houndstooth pattern party dresses are popular with high-end fashion designers such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Armani, and Moschino. One of the most popular dress patterns for a quintessential houndstooth party dress is the simple A-line dress and a scoop neck. This dress is suitable for those who are on the slimmer and taller side. Shorter ladies might prefer an asymmetrical dress with a v-neck.
As with wearing patterns and prints, the best practice policy pertaining to wearing figure-flattering dresses applies for houndstooth pattern dresses as well. Larger patterns suit smaller figures as they make them appear fuller, while smaller patterns provide a slimming effect to someone who is generously proportioned. It is also a good idea to mix and match different variations of the original houndstooth pattern in order for an avant-garde look.
Accessorizing a classic houndstooth pattern dress can be a lot of fun, as one can either wear minimal Jewellery in order to highlight the pattern, or go what is commonly known as the “Lady Gaga way” and opt for a loud, over the top look which has become quite the runway rage. A minimalist look can be achieved by wearing a classic string of pearls or a gold cuff bracelet, while the over the top look will borrow heavily from Houndstooth fans, Kardashian and Gaga. Be prepared to accessorize your classic pattern dress with a thick gold chain, chunky statement necklaces and oversized cocktail rings. Not to be forgotten, are the wildly popular matching houndstooth pattern box clutch bags, and shoes!
It is advisable to invest in one or more of these classic houndstooth pattern party dresses, as they will never fail to make a comeback on the fashion runway, and are one of those wardrobe must-haves which can be worn to any occasion. Apart from being the center of attention at your social events, you will also have the satisfaction of being both, fashion forward as well as tuned into your old school classic fashion styles!