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Prints have made a great comeback in 2013. I literally see them everywhere. Here’s a guide to the various kinds of prints that have in past and in the current year appeared in fashion.
1. Aloha Print
Aloha print is what you see on Hawaiian shirts. However, Aloha prints aren’t just restricted to those. They’re very lively, colorful and can be commonly found in a lot of summer wear.
2. Animal Prints
Animal prints have been majorly iconic in recent fashion. Loved by absolutely everyone, they have been a part of high fashion since quite a while now allowing all fashionistas to reveal their wild side.
3. Aztec Print
Aztec Prints add a hip and trendy touch to fashion. Inspired by Aztec imagery with its sharp black outlines and strong triangular shapes, these prints have been dominant in fashion since quite a while now.
4. Baroque Prints
Baroque prints made a large comeback last year. They are solely synonymous of Vintage Versace and add an elegant, bold and almost grand touch to fabrics.
5. Boho Prints
Boho prints are inspired by Bohemian art. It features strong shapes and vivid colors adding a funky touch to clothing and accessories.
6. Botanical Prints
Botanical prints add a pleasant touch of nature to fabric. They feature fields, trees, stemmed flowers and nature in its most beautiful and idealistic form.
7. Damask Prints
Damask prints originated from the Byzantine Empire where they were woven onto silk and satin. In modern fashion, damask prints add a traditional and almost stately look to fabric.
8. Ditsy Print
Ditsy print is the cutest print out there! It comprises of tiny objects scattered about asymmetrically. They generally feature flowers but other objects also appear.
9. Floral Prints
Making a larger than life comeback this summer of 2013, floral prints add a pretty and feminine touch to fabric. They’re one of my personal favourites and look good on absolutely everything.
10. Ganado Print
Often called ethnic print, or African print, Ganado prints are historical and very traditional.
11. Geometric Prints
Another print that is pretty big this summer is geometric print. Geometric prints feature various shapes, stripes and zigzags that are both bold and eye-catching.
12. Ikat Print
Ikat translates into ‘to tie’. It has Malay origins and results from a traditional dyeing technique. It features intricate and colorful prints that can brighten up any fabric.
13. Mod prints
Mod prints add a fresh, hip, funky and playful look to casual clothing.
14. Mosaic print
Another trend that is back in style, mosaic prints allow for color blocking and unique mix and match of shapes and colors that have brought this fancy trend back on the runway this year.
15. Ornate Print
Making a huge comeback in Fall/Winter 2012, Ornate prints add a bold, vibrant, Eastern-inspired, embellished touch to fabric that can make any outfit look formal and dressy.
16. Paisley Print
Coming back with a bang in 2012, Paisley print too has its origin in the East. Its characteristic droplet-shaped motif is said to have been inspired by Persian and Indian textiles. The swirling and curling designs were all over Stella McCartney, Jil Sander and Emilio Pucci runways last summer in 2012.
17. Retro Print
Back from the 1950s, retro prints can make any outfit appear hip and funky with their inherent coolness and eye catching wow-factor.
18. Static Print
19. Tribal Prints
This summer’s hottest trend, tribal prints can add an ethnic yet funky touch to not just clothing but also to footwear and accessories. Colorful and vibrant, these prints can make your wardrobe come to life!
20. Tropical Print
Tropical prints add an exotic touch to your outfits. With vivid coral colors and a hint of the jungle, tropical prints can make you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation!
21. Waverly Print
Originally appearing in drapes and bedspreads, waverly prints can also be found on clothing and accessories.