This houndstooth tartan kimono women’s cardigan has at first sight a very classic casual look. This is because of the classic appearance of the black and white woven fabric. The Kimono shape of this womens cardigan brings the casualness into this item. Yet this item has some quirky aspects. The houndstooth tartan (also called pied de poule) is on the left side abstractly interrupted by black strips of raw edge Tencel fabric. This give the item an asymmetrical look as the left side of this quirky womens cardigan is more accentuated. The houndstooth cardigan for women has a nice black shawl collar in contrasting fabric which turns into a black border all around the cardigan. For your comfort there are 2 side pockets in this cardigan.
How to style this houndstooth tartan kimono women’s cardigan
This classic looking cardigan is an item that almost goes perfectly with everything in monotone colors. Therefore it is a very easy to style item.
Create an eccentric look with this classic cardigan for women when you wear it over our black hydrophilic dress with satin belt. Complete this look with your black stunning killer heels and add some bright red lipstick. Your stunning chic look with casual touch is finished!
For a different look combine this cardigan over a simple black jersey dress or our bamboo dress. Finish it with your favorite sneaker for a fun but relaxed feel. For a more funky touch a fancy black shoe with track sole will do the trick. Of course this cardigan will also be stunning on your favorite pair of jeans!
History of houndstooth fabric
The black and white abstract checkerboard pattern with a vague resemblance to a chicken-foot print known in French as the pied de poule and in English as houndstooth, first appeared in the 1800s in the Scottish lowlands. Then, it was called Shepherd’s check or Dogtooth, and was mostly used on woven wool cloth outerwear for sheepherders. Today, the duo-tone pattern can be found on everything from tweed jackets to designer stiletto heels. From 1959 Christian Dior began incorporating the pattern into his designs. Rather than weaving the pattern, as was the style of the British, Dior and subsequent designers, including Louis Vuitton and Chanel, would instead print the distinctive shapes onto fabric for their women’s wear collections.