Houndstooth is a pattern that has been around for centuries, but it seems to be having a moment right now. You can see it on everything from coats and hats to skirts and blouses. What is houndstooth, where did it come from, and why is it so popular?
What Is Houndstooth?
Houndstooth is a classic pattern that has been around since the 19th century. The name comes from its resemblance to the tooth pattern of a dog, particularly of dogs with black and white hair. It’s also sometimes called “houndcheck.”
This two-toned textile pattern consists of small broken or jagged checks, which are formed by alternating bands both lengthwise and crosswise in woven patterns to create an interesting texture on clothes such as jackets (or even furniture!).
The houndstooth check is a pattern that has alternating dark and light bands, both lengthwise and crosswise. This woven pattern is often seen in fabric.
The two colors are light and dark, such as black or brown. The design forms a four-pointed star with various sizes of checks that vary from yarn to yarn – this is what gives them their unique look!
When it comes to fashion, houndstooth has been classic several times. The 1930s and 1970s were some popular periods in which this pattern appeared on clothes as well but most recently we can thank Steve Madden for bringing back its use during 2000’s decade where they featured many different types of shoes made out mostly from leather which had an obvious similarity on them being called “hounds” due both having patterns similar enough such designers might not even need wishes all over again!
This versatile fabric has been used for coats, blazers, and other outdoor wear to dresses or skirts. In the early 1800s it was found as scarves with hoop-style clothing but over time became more popular at home items such as handbags and headbands among others that are trendy today too!
It even got attention when animal lovers realized how well this material protects their pets from scratches on legs which is why so many people opt-in by using fashionable collars & bowls made out of vinyl mesh instead of metal bars anymore!
Designers love houndstooth for its chic yet classic appeal. It is traditionally a winter pattern, which makes it perfect for chilly weather. What’s more, the houndstooth looks best when it is oversized and graphic.
There are many ways to wear a houndstooth! You can pair a coat or jacket with jeans or even with a full skirt. You can also pair houndstooth with solids or patterns. One of the best things about this pattern is that it looks great with just about everything!
My favorite look for houndstooth is with an oversized jacket and skinny jeans. I love pairing the trendy print with the classic silhouette to create a casual yet cool ensemble. Houndstooth has become so popular because it is one of those prints that will never go out of style, which means you will be able to wear your coat, hat, scarf, or shirt all year long!