Macrame is mostly used for accessories and objects; because it’s constructed of knots it can be bulky and have little stretch to it. Nevertheless, 2011 sees it used on clothing and accessories alike. Because it can often have a very open weave, macrame is 2011′s perfect accompaniment to beachwear. Just have a look at the examples from Gucci and Christian Dior below – an open-weave macrame dress is ideal for layering over a bikini, monokini or bodysuit.
Macrame is made by knotting the main fabric to great visual affect. It’s a craft most often associated with 19th century sailors, who made all kinds of macrame objects in their spare time – with shipping rope, or from leather, yarn, twine or other sturdy materials. Macrame in particular also heralds in a subtle nautical revival, seen as well in the naval-inspired stripes and numerous pairs of wide-leg sailor pants gracing the runways.
The beginning of the year in the open with the spring and begins with a fashion that makes us in 2011 is seen easy but perfect for travel. fashion striped shirts that made us look trendy in 2011.Note that I didn’t say bold stripes, but dominant stripes. While navy and white stripes are a must for the look (though black and white can also work in 2011), the real key to Summer’s take on nautical stripes is that they dominate the outfit. While they do so in the below look easily (though the plum Doc Martens still seem somewhat heavy), in other outfits it’s about drawing attention to the stripes above all else in the outfit.
As an illustration of the point be sure to look at the inspiration pictures below; while most looks rely on bold stripes, you’ll see that the trend is just as effective when the stripes are thin. Hence for Summer 2010 look for dominant stripes, not necessarily bold ones.
2011′s return of bell bottoms – a style which originated with the sailor pants of the US navy – also presents the perfect opportunity for creating nautical ensembles. And of course a striped top with flares is a combination that also lends itself to a perfectly 70s inspired look.