Unless one has been asleep or simply just not paying attention at all this season, it has been impossible not to notice the re-emergence of the old-time, luxe favorite, hound’s tooth. For those who aren’t familiar with this pattern, hound’s tooth is a duotone textile pattern characterized by broken checks or abstract four-pointed shapes, often in black and white, although other colors are used. It was originally called the Shepard’s Check and is made commonly with wool or tweed. Hound’s tooth can be seen in designs by Calvin Klein, Christian Dior and Chanel.
This two hundred year old pattern comes and goes, and is now making its comeback in a fabulous way this fall and holiday season. Here are a few suggestions when wearing this tessellated pattern.
Add a break in color when wearing black and white hound’s tooth as bold color is on trend this year. Adding a Kelly green cardigan or belt can modernize a hound’s tooth dress, and relieve the eye of its entrancing pattern.
Simplicity is key when sporting this pattern. Try to avoid wearing hound’s tooth with other patterns as this may clash and create a tacky situation.
When pairing accessories with hound’s tooth, pile it on. Layering gold or silver with this high end fabric just adds to the luxurious look.
Lastly, fur and hound’s tooth form a glamorous couple.