The first jacquard piece of clothing I ever owned was a pink and cream brocade pencil skirt from J.Crew circa 2001. I LOVED that skirt and am still upset that for some bizarre reason, I gave it away in college. Top five worst decision ever.
To me, jacquard always feels so appropriate during the holidays. Something about how embellished and luxe it looks just seems like it pairs perfectly with a holiday cocktail party. And I love that these days, you can find it in so many different patterns, textures, and colors, and on a variety of garments too. Did you know that damask and brocade are both types of jacquard? I guess it makes sense, but I’d never really thought about it before (versus all the other fabrics I’m constantly pondering). Jacquard itself refers to a type of weaving on a loom that allows individual pieces of thread to be raised, resulting in the mix of patterns and textures. The name ‘Jacquard’ comes from Joseph Marie Jacquard, the 19th century inventor who created both the process and the necessary loom attachment. The more you know!
Below are a few holiday-worthy jacquard pieces I rounded up. But really, you could get away with wearing most of these any time of year. It’s really quite versatile!
1. Addie Jacquard skirt | 2. Lanna Dress | 3. Lurex Jacquard Top | 4. Jacquard Pants | 5. Champion Floral Dress | 6. Jacquard Cafe Capri | 7. Gold Jacquard Skirt | 8. Jacquard Collarless Jacket | 9. Jacquard Flame Floral Skirt
Do you have any jacquard pieces you love?