Ever heard the word jacquard before? If you’re lucky, the answer is yes, but if not listen up. Jacquard is a fabulously complex type of woven fabric that, when used correctly in apparel, creates a look befitting of royalty. It is not uncommon while wearing a lovely jacquard piece to find yourself feeling a breath of confidence, as though you’re walking down the hallowed halls of some famed locale, such as the Louvre, 5th Avenue, or Hogwarts, in the best outfit around. The density of the fabric tends to lead to a more luxurious feeling–it’s usually thicker and often has a palpable raised embroidery, indicating a richness and beauty other fabrics don’t always provide. No offense to cotton, but we’d choose a killer patterned jacquard skirt over a plain white tee any day.
It may sound like jacquard is something only left for fancier times, but that’s not entirely the case. In our search for the best jacquard pieces online we found looks to take you from your office to a lunch date to a cocktail party. Try pairing a comfy sweater with a standout jacquard mini skirt or jacquard shorts and tights for work; for date night rock a cotton-blend jacquard shift in a simple pattern with booties; and for a glam event look to a silk jacquard party dress with a strong structure and eye-catching color. Jacquard gets noticed, and you will, too.
Click through for six jacquard pieces a working girl can save up for and six pieces to dream about for your next super fabulous lifetime.