Jersey fabric is lightweight and known for its comfort-offering properties, sometimes making it prone to no-frills designs. Looking from another vantage point, the versatility of jersey becomes more appealing when blended with other fibers to create figure flattering, drapey designs that have more va-va-voom than you might typically expect from jersey.
Printed jersey fabric is a quick way to take a design from plain and more casual to a little more elevated. Imagine a jersey cotton blend dress with a cinched waist complete with a gorgeous tropical print design or a body-hugging midi dress with a high split in daisy print for a tantalizing look that is far from dull and plain.
In life and fashion, the details always matter. Add details to a jersey-made garment. Right now cinching, cutouts, and twisting details are trending. They are a perfect pairing with a bodycon silhouette. A tie-up feature or some cinching are details to add to a more flowy, less body-hugging style.
Mix up the jersey blend for a ton of options that affect the texture, stretch, and so much more. Jersey is an excellent summer option used commonly for a tank top and base layers. It is easy to adjust the design to include sleeves or tiered layers, elevating a base layer to the main attraction. A jersey blend takes an easy tee from bland to special by adding a slightly different drape as opposed to the one that jersey offers on its own.
Let’s talk loungewear. It might surprise you, but loungewear is easier than ever to style up. Jersey and loungewear are a perfect pair (and you know what they say about fixing things that aren’t broken)! Don’t be afraid to embrace the soft and stretchy properties of jersey. Add some heels and a nice handbag to a matching jersey set with details like a slit leg or a collared style top, and you’re good to go.
Jersey’s versatile nature is underappreciated, especially if you love a bodycon dress for a night out. When shopping, I expect to see jersey tees and sweatpants used for cozy nights on the couch, and I challenge myself to think beyond simple garments and lackluster designs.
Check out the patterns below for some must-have jersey inspiration.
Silly as it may seem, jersey is a faithful fabric that wears many hats, and I felt inclined to bring awareness to the possibilities. What are some of your favorite jersey-made garments? Leave a comment below!