The pretty and colourful zig zag lines you see on this Fashionista's dress have often been called “African prints”or “tribal prints” by the media and other Fashionistas. This often causes a lot of misconceptions about the heritage of the print, since many will believe that the print was designed in Africa. What many are unaware of, is that the print actually originated from Indonesia's Javanese traditional clothing — the Batik.
However, regardless of where the print is from, it is still a revolutionary design that remains in fashion up until today. Admittedly, it has been out of the spotlight for quite sometime, but it is certainly making its comeback. A new trend has arisen (again) with sightings of actors, models and singers like Beyoncé, Heidi Klum and Jessica Szohr, donning the print.
This Fashionista paired her gorgeous ethnic dress with a boyfriend tee and black sneakers. A great combination for the cool weather we've been having. She also highlights something I like doing myself, using the boyfriend tee like a cardigan. The print can overdo an outfit though, so if you are going to be pairing it with something else, be sure to do so with plainer clothing.
The great thing about trends is that sales will eventually follow. Check out ASOS's Vero Moda Techno Tribal Bandeau dress, one look and I am sold. Another stunner is Nasty Gal's Neomi Stripe high-waist skirt. For something a little more formal, this Misumi Black Mesh Panel Jaquard Peplum dress from New Look will probably be just what you are looking for, plus an extra side of “edge.”