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Geometric patterned fashion trends

Aly Walansky is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City. She lives with her two Shorkie-Tzus, Scarlette and Max, and a display of pink polka-dot-themed home decor -- not to mention a selection of flavored vodka. Check out he...

Don't be square this spring

Geometric prints are everywhere right now! Both funky and fresh, it's just the right pattern pop for any outfit!
Woman wearing blue and white geometric patterned dress

Don't Be Square This Spring

Geometric prints are everywhere right now! Both funky and fresh, it's just the right pattern pop for any outfit!

Tired of polka dots, floral and nautical stripes? If you're a fan of patterned prints and looking for something different, the big trend this season is geometric prints. "Think squares, combined with circles, chevron and triangle patterns," says Kristina Michniak of Spreadshirt: E-commerce platform for creating, selling and buying ideas on things consumers love to wear, use and carry.

If you're trying to minimize certain areas of your body, even geo prints can help with that. Take for example this skirt from Brooklyn Industries. The pattern creates the illusion of a smaller waistline and also brings the focus to the front of the shirt — not your hips. If you're looking for an allover print, this adorable loose fitting blouson sleeve dress by the Gap in a bold diamond pattern is right on trend for a spring look.

Find some harmony

The Labyrinth Pendant displays two powerful symbols that have been found throughout the ages in cultures all over the world. On one side is a miniature labyrinth, which symbolizes transformation, rebirth and the eternal spiritual journey. The other side features the sacred Flower of Life, an interlocking geometric pattern which represents universal wisdom and harmony.

iPhone style

Loving the geometric pattern trend? Looking for truly unique tech items? The Dear LC Bridal iPhone Collection features bold geometric designs and striking color and can be personalized to reflect the bride-to-be's future name (example "Future Mrs. Smith") or the color scheme of her upcoming wedding. Cases are $40 each in the Dear LC Etsy Shop and are available for both the iPhone 4 and the new iPhone 5. New patterns and styles coming soon!

Get out of my hair

Chevron Bobby Pins — Get into the trend with this great set of chevron bobby pins. Three different colors but one pattern. This set highlights the season's hottest colors — Monaco blue, lilac and emerald green. Beaded geometric pattern measures 3/4" by 1/2" (approximately). Bobby pins are 2" long and jet black. The tiny seed beads used are glass and colors may vary slightly.

Know your shape — and its limits

When dealing with chevron and geometric styles, the scale of the geometric pattern is extremely important. If you are petite with small features, you should wear a smaller scale pattern. But if you are curvy with larger features, you can pull off a bigger, bolder pattern. Pattern placement is a great tool to use to your advantage. Use it to draw attention to a small bust to make it appear larger, or draw attention away from a larger chest by wearing a patterned skirt.

Vertical stripes make you look long and lean and are perfect for an oval body type.

Horizontal stripes can sometimes do more harm than good. But if you add a diamond pattern at the waist, you are suddenly an hourglass! It's also perfect for hourglass body types as well as rectangles. Example: French Connection, a peplum geometric is great to give a rectangle body curves or balance an inverted triangle. Example: Alice & Olivia, an abstract geometric print is so fun, but make sure it has a defined waist. Then, it is a good option for an hourglass or rectangle body type. Example: Trina Turk.

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