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Would You Wear… a Woodgrain Print?


Woodgrain print
Photo Credits: Clover Canyon Dress via Shopbop, Chris Benz via, Dress via BCBG

Conversational, dramatic prints seem to be the talk of the season, and woodgrain print is a prime example. True to its name, a woodgrain print mimicks the detail of tree rings and bark. When this intricate pattern is added to a dress or accessory, it’s certain to stand out.

Woodgrain prints were big on the runways last season, seen at Chris Benz and BCBG. Woodgrain print pieces can be dressed up, but personally, we love them dressed down. Like the Clover Canyon dress in the photo above-left, a casual shirtdress in this print would be perfect for a weekend look paired with boots, tights, and your favorite fall jacket.

Would you wear woodgrain print?

Or is this look too much? Which style above do you love, and which don’t you like? Would you opt for a dress or stick with this print for accessories? Leave a comment below and let us know!

Posted on on October 9, 2012 / Filed Under: Would You Wear? / Tags: , , , , ,

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27 Responses to “Would You Wear… a Woodgrain Print?”

  1. 1
    October 9th, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Seems better suited for accessories than clothing. Pass

  2. 2
    October 9th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    love the colors

  3. 3
    October 9th, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    only one i like is from the red dress in the middle

  4. 4
    October 9th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Agree with R. Maybe a scarf or shoes would be okay, but a dress…
    As long as you aren’t a stick with only 40kg it wil definitly make you look like a wine barrel. Better choose what makes healthy figures look good.

  5. 5
    October 9th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    do not like the thought of looking like a tree…maybe a purse or something, but not on my person.

  6. 6
    October 9th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    no, i’ll look like i’m goin hunting.. i dont need that

  7. 7
    October 9th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    no thankss

  8. 8
    October 9th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I like it! It’s unique and stands out. I think it just needs to be toned down with the right accessories since it’s so bold.

  9. 9
    October 9th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I could see other people pulling off this look, but on me I’ll pass.

  10. 10
    October 9th, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I’m with the rest–possibility for accessories (maybe), but not clothing. I love nature and taking inspiration from it, but I’d rather not look like I’m actually impersonating a tree.

  11. 11
    October 9th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Definitely not on clothing- and only *maybe* on accessories- seems way too uh trendy and overthetop

  12. 12
    October 9th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Amazing post, Caitlyn. That shopbop dress is beyond stunning. I would totally wear it. I hope you’re doing well, love. xo

  13. 13
    October 9th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I like the idea behind it; I’m rather fond of naturalistic clothing elements…but it’s just not for me. Some others maybe can pull it off.
    Maybe as a tote or purse with a graphic printed shirt OF a tree, rather than a fully printed tree shirt.
    ALTHOUGH! The dress on the right would go really, really well with my wood nymph costume, but that’d be the only time I’d wear it…

  14. 14
    October 9th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    pass, really not feeling this trend! xxx

  15. 15
    October 9th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    No, not on anything I’m wearing…….unless it’s actually made of wood.

  16. 16
    October 9th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    The idea is fine, but I think the execution needs to be more abstract–the red of the middle dress along with the grid cut-outs definitely made the wood pattern work. The dress on the right is just… ugly. And it’s not even an ugly pattern! It just doesn’t work the way we think it should.

    Also, accessories would be better (wedge heels, scarves, bracelets…)

  17. 17
    October 9th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    The red looks ok because it’s not all over but otherwise, nope! Maybe an accessory. Maybe.

  18. 18
    October 9th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    In my oppinion ‘style’ and ‘fashion’ is all about having fun, therefore I don’t see why those dresses would suit the idea of ‘fun’. A tree is unmoved, still, cold, isolated. That is not what fashion is about. It is realy too much for me and I would not wear it. However, some people may classify that as being original and I agree with them, but it seriously drives the idea of fashion away…

  19. 19
    October 9th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Yupp, would try accessories, not anything else! To each her own(:

  20. 20
    October 9th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I have to disagree with the majority. I like it! The dress on the right is my favorite.

  21. 21
    October 9th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    That is rad!!! Only I’d buy it in a jacket or blazer then a dress.

  22. 22
    October 9th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I agree with Ann. I think it is a unique and interesting approach to clothing. I like the first shirt because it is not so bold, and the pattern of on the red dress is fantastic, I just don’t like the cut of the dress. The last one for me is a little overkill though.

  23. 23
    October 9th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I love trying new things and this is totally my style. I love it. Especially the one on the far left.

  24. 24
    October 10th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Love the rich color, the big picture, not so much.

  25. 25
    October 10th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    I like the dress on the left.

  26. 26
    October 10th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    It would look cute on a skinny belt

  27. 27
    October 12th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I like it! very rich, abstract and artsy-looking. Like the idea of fashion from nature… the dress on the left is my favourite, it would be nice as a blouse too. It’s not something I “need” but I think it would be nice to spice up a basic outfit.

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