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Fashionista NOW: Harlequin Print Trend In Black & White

Harlequin print motif in black and white is classic and timeless. The repetitive diamond patterns in the conservative duotone are simply chic and wearable, suited for just about any season and occasion.

Adele Simpson was the first fashion designer to introduce the harlequin patterns in 1944. The prints came in the form of bold diamond designs on town suits she’d created in green and white.

Back in 2001, harlequin prints made a return at the Ebony Fashion Fair through the design of Oscar de la Renta, which was presented as a splash of vibrant colors decorating silk dresses that carried skirts with accordion pleats and halter tops.

Although the harlequin print isn’t exactly trending right now, there’s no rule that says you can’t bring the harlequin prints back in style this year! Check out how lookbookers are sporting the monochrome harlequin looks below:

monochrome harlequin romper – Tracyeinny

harlequin print dress – Glamorous

harlequin pants – The Editor’s Market

harlequin jumpsuit – Choies

harlequin mini dress with garter waist – ShopAkira

harlequin print mini skirt – Bebe

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PS: Did you know that the harlequin is a usually muted yet zany character in a comedy, traditionally masked and dressed in a diamond-patterned costume?

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