Fashion Trend: On the Fringe

What: The latest thing in fashion embellishment—fringes.

What We Say: We thought maybe it was just us, but we’ve definitely noticed a significant increase in fringing lately, on everything from shoes to handbags to dresses . . . and as long as they’re not on the sleeves of a cropped purple suede jacket with giant shoulder pads, we figure they might be okay to try out. With the Roaring 20s being touted as the next big decade for fashion inspiration (more on that later) we’re kind of partial to a fringy dress (and especially after seeing it on So You Think You Can Dance’s Cat Deeley on the show’s finale—so cute). As with all embellishment trends, moderation is key. If you love it, pick one piece to have fun with and stash the rest of your cash for a rainy day.

Some Fringe Finds We Like:

~ Silence & Noise Lace Trim Tank Dress, $98, Urban Outfitters

~ Flapper Dress by eDressme new york, $72 (comes in a host of vibrant colors plus black)

~ Tasha Fringe Hobo, $34.50, Delia’s

~ Savannah Beaded Wristlet, $23.99, eBags

And For Something More Subtle:

~ Tiered Fringe Earrings, $9.99, Urban Outfitters

~ City Style Multi-Colored Scarf, $16.95, New York & Company


Angela is a senior writer who's been hanging around TBF since way back in 2007. When she's not weighing in on the merits of, say, feathers as a fashion statement, Angela works as a bridal consultant in the St. Louis area. She also enjoys sunsets, and long walks in Target.