Our Fresh Take On The Boucle Parisian Fashion Trend

Boucle Fabric Trend 2023
When we look at trends that rapidly take over our senses, we can thank social media for this. Scrolling our feeds is the new way we find out what is considered in style. Traditionally, new trends would start up and end with each passing season. Now, however, with the world at our fingertips, trends can be born quite literally overnight. All it takes is a celebrity, or influencer, to upload a photo of their latest hot new look, or purchase and you have that instant domino effect. Even with this so called, instant fathom, it takes something special that can stand the test of time to be able to withhold such a strong influence on the world. Which makes what I am going to discuss today, that much more meaningful.

The boucle trend has lasted not just a year, not just a decade, but over 60 years of changing fashion. The fabrication, woven from a specific type of looped wool yarn and derived from the French term for, “ringed” or “curled,” has become synonymous with high-end style. And though it has been used for years to create clothes and furniture for centuries, it was arguably Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel who put it on the sartorial map.

Boucle Jacket Trend 2023
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Inspired by menswear tailoring, Chanel created the first iteration of her iconic bouclé jacket-and-skirt set back in the 1950s, and it has been considered one of the chicest things you can wear ever since. There might be this alluring, wealthy air about wearing boucle, but through the years, fashionista’s have found fresh ways of integrating the fabric into their wardrobes, interpreting the trend by wearing it in most notably, a jacket with a pair of jeans and great leather loafers. And rocking it from day to evening with a simple classy aesthetic. Doing so and creating that instant style status look. 

Boucle Jacket Trend 2023
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Fashion comes back and gets interpreted for the modern stylish woman who adores retro but wants to be in a modern stance. Lately, that is the case with the boucle fabric trend. Most notably, it seems this jacket version of the fabric has been taken over in the past few weeks. And this trend is something I can get on board with. If you want to make this style all your own, start with the iconic jacket. This isn’t just a mature look, but you can add some edge with a pair of jeans, boots, and even a classy dress over it for a night-time affair. The thing that makes this fabric so amazing is the ability to have a classic and versatile factor built right in. Not many people can say this about a trending look.

Boucle Originated

Boucle has its origin in Europe, where it was a popular mid-century style. Boucle fabric was originally made from wool. However, like most fabrics, designers have found other ways of making boucle fabrics, and they incorporate materials like linen, silk, polyester, and cotton.

Who Invented Boucle 

Bouclé however was invented in the late 1940s by Eero Saarinen on the request of American Architect Florence Knoll.

When Did It First Become Popular

The textile first became popular in the late 1940's and early 1950's amongst interior and fashion designers alike.

Why Is It So Popular

Yet it's the rugged-textured fabric's intrinsic properties that designer Tina Ramchandani reasons for the material's recent rise in popularity.

Comfort and Ease - Boucle has the best of both worlds when it comes to comfort and look.

What Is Boucle Chanel

Bouclé (and Tweeds) are woven fabrics of many different threads.

… by its curly, knotted appearance that is created by its open, woven weave, with fancy yarn, lurex threads, trims, ribbons, sequins in various colours.

If you are looking for new ways to style Boucle, I have included some examples of styles to get chicly inspired. Shop the post for some gorgeous Boucle jackets for yourself.

What do you think about the boucle trend?

Written by Heather Noire