Snappy and stylish, dizzying patterns dazzle passers-by as the sun dances along your silhouette. Draped in moire, you march down the sidewalk as if it were a runway, upstaging those who stop and stare. Dramatic and well-dressed, you step into your destination with confidence and charisma, ready to charm all those who come across you. Whether you’re heading to an interview at a top fashion house, or marching through Mood Fabrics to plan your latest collection, who could say no to the wit and wonder you provide in your twinkling designs? Catching your reflection in the window, you admire the strength and sophistication you embody, ready to take on the world.
Moire is a common pattern in mathematics, physics, and art that has transferred to the runway beautifully. Dazzling and decadent, moire presents a mesmerizing effect reminiscent of waves lapping at sandy shores. The unique design is made when two pieces of fabric are pressed together when wet, giving it a watered appearance and incredibly luminous sheen. Eye-catching and couture, moire has been seen fashioned as everything from A-line dresses and skirts to suits and trousers. Whether you’re aiming for a twist on the classic suit, or just trying to dress up your wardrobe, moire is an excellent choice for all your endeavors.
The Nasrin Pants
Emily sports The Nasrin Pants in a gorgeous hunter green, adorned at each hem with ribbon detailing.
Tailored and trendy, The Nasrin Pants can do it all, especially when made of moire! Whether you need to go from the office to ladies night, or from running errands to cocktail hour, these comfy and cute trousers will travel the world with you. Pair with The Onella Blouse for work-ready attire, or The Davallia Bodysuit for something striking and sophisticated. Adorn the waistline and hems with ikat trim to tackle the geometric trend, or add a contrast seam up the sides for a pop of pastel pink!
The Douglas Pants & Nepeta Blazer
Jess sports a combination of The Douglas Pants and Nepeta Blazer in black, slimming and sensational!
Slightly slouchy, but stylish, the androgynous trend is topping the charts! A masculine edge imbibes this beautiful suit, ideal for the professional fashionista. Add a feminine touch by pairing this ensemble with a ruffled blouse, or forgo the blouse and simply sport a brazier under The Nepeta Blazer! Dress up your Douglas Pants by adding some golden trim a la the original worn by Shavonne, or adorn your lapels with chain trim for tackling that tough-girl trend.
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The Kalmia Jacket
Tracey sports the gorgeous and gilted Kalmia Coat in soft gold.
Fluid and fashionable, the coat dress is a top tier trend on the runway. A silhouette made for twirling, throw it on over The Cosmos Dress when heading to a cocktail party, or use it to dress up your jeans and basic blouse. Utilize leather to fashion the belt for a nice contrast, or adorn the lapels with Swarovski crystals! Line with a funky print for a nice pop, or utilize shearling for some extra warmth as the winter starts to thaw.
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Do you want more of these patterns but believe that when it comes to moire, less is moire? Fashion The Nasrin Pants in faux leather for something striking, or ponte for that cozy and professional style. Create The Douglas Pants and Nepeta Blazer in velvet a la The Velvet Collection, or utilize wool coating to create The Kalmia Jacket for colder climates. Looking for more moire but leaving these looks behind? Utilize moire to create The Rowan Dress for something simple and stylish, or go wild with a moire Iris Skirt!
Whether you’re making it with moire or simply suiting up this season, tag your designs with #MadeWithMood on Instagram so we can check out your style, and remember to take a look at the Mood Sewciety blog regularly for patterns, sewing tips, trend reporting, and more, all totally free!