While the art of macramé has existed for centuries, it first enjoyed popularity on the fashion scene in the 1970s. Nowadays, thanks to a 70s-influenced revival of sorts, macramé is enjoying renewed popularity. From clothes and bags to shoes and jewellery, there’s a macramé item to be worn on nearly every part of the body. Below are just a few different ways to wear macramé this season.
1. ALC Macramé Satin and Cotton Dress
Price: $965.00 at net-a-porter.com
This maxi-length dress is a luxe take on the boho-inspired trend. This dress has a macramé panel around the neck that features brass bead embellishments and rope halter ties. It also has an elasticised band at the bust, pleated skirt, and unfinished asymmetric hem. Dress it up by pairing it with metallic sandals and tribal inspired jewellery.
2. Topshop Macramé Fringed Vest
Price: $95.00 at us.topshop.com
When it comes to ways to wear macramé, be prepared to indulge in a 70s style of dressing. This macramé vest is sure to be doing the rounds this summer festival season. This black macramé vest features tassel fringing at the edges. This would look great paired with a loose tank top, denim shorts, and floppy felt hat.
3. Karen Millen Tribal Macramé Gladiator Sandals
Price: $313.91 at asos.com
The straps on these gladiator-inspired sandals use twisting and knotting techniques commonly associated with macramé. These sandals have silver-tone metal detailing, wrap ankle strap, and adjustable buckle fastening. Wear these with indigo jeans, a slinky top, and drop earrings for a night out on the town.
4. Etro Macramé Cotton and Leather Clasp Belt
Price: $320.00 at net-a-porter.com
This clasp belt has a macramé cotton body, brown leather trims, and gold-tone metal fastening at the front. The belt is elasticised and would suit most sizes. Use this belt to cinch in voluminous dresses. Create a tribal-inspired look and pair this belt with a black maxi tress and burnished metal jewellery.
5. Topshop Macramé Fringed Cross Body Bag
Price: $60.00 at us.topshop.com
On your shoulder is just one of the ways to wear macramé. This cream messenger bag has a macramé body and fringe detailing. It has a magnetic button closure at the interior. It has a long shoulder strap and can be worn across the body.
6. Jensen Conroy Macramé Bangle
Price: $320.00 at lagarconne.com
This macramé bangle is an understated way to wear the trend. It has a thick macramé strand and gold brass-tube charm. The woven, knotted style means that this bangle can simply be pulled on. Wear this bangle with similar toned jewellery.
7. Rachel Comey Macrame Holdall
Price: $679.00 at lagarconne.com
The macramé detailing gives this otherwise basic black tote added an interesting texture. It features a chunky macramé knit, two leather top handles, and silver ring hardware. It also has an interior patch pocket. Use this tote daily and carry it by the handles or in the crook of your elbow.
8. Gucci Macramé Woven Leather and Silk Top
Price: $3910.00 at net-a-porter.com
Of all the ways to wear macramé, this is probably one of the most expensive. This top is made from woven leather and silk and features an intricate macramé design. It has braided shoulder straps, tassel detailing at the chest, and braided silk detailing along the hem. As there is a lot happening with this top, it would look best paired with slim trousers and neutral heels.
There are several different ways to wear macramé. If you’re not keen on macramé detailed clothes you can easily choose an accessory. It can be a quite versatile method of detailing. What are your thoughts on the macramé trend?