SS19 Trend: Seersucker
Who is ready for spring? Because it is in the 70s today (I can’t believe it), the sun is shining, and I cannot wait to start breaking out my spring wardrobe. All I want to do is wear my blue and white seersucker tank with a pair of white shorts and some Birkenstocks. Which leads me to today’s trend: Seersucker! This fabric is great; preppy and nautical without being blatantly either, fun but classy, and a woven wrinkle means you can get your clothes as wrinkly as you want without looking sloppy. Can it get any better than that?
What Exactly Am I Talking About?
Seersucker is a slack tension weave. Basically you have the warp and weft yarns (warp is vertical and weft is horizontal). The warp yarns will be set in alternating sections of high and regular tension. This creates the characteristic flat (regular tension) and wrinkled/crinkled (high tension) stripes. Typically they are made to be different colours but you can also do this type of fabric in a solid and create an interesting texture with a more subtle look.
Why am I Forecasting This Trend?
I love summer but I loathe being hot. I think, in general, humanity would agree that being comfortable is of a high importance when it comes to the hotter seasons, sometimes even more important that looking fashionable. This fabric is such a simple solution to the never ending battle of chic vs comfy. Seersucker is a stiffer and lighter fabric so it will hold its shape, won’t cling, and is extremely breathable. Generally being made of cotton, the fabric will wick and moisture away from your body to keep you cool and any wrinkling (which is caused by heat and pressure) will not show at all. It can be used in so many different styles, from a tank top to a tailored suit, yet still look so chic. Seersucker is a versatile super fabric that’ll keep you looking fabulous on even the hottest day – I think everyone agrees that we all need more of this in our lives.