What is Chevron?
Chevron is a design in the shape of a V used either right side up, or upside down. According to the Artlandia Pattern Design glossary, chevron is “a traditional, woven or printed design of zigzags in a stripe layout, also called herringbone.” Chevron is an ancient design and was used on a variety of items such as rock carvings, pottery and jewellery.
Chevron in Clothing
In clothing design chevron is typically printed, stitched or woven into fabrics. Chevron is commonly worn as an insignia on the sleeves of officers and policeman to denote rank or length of service.
Chevron was a very popular design in the 1930s-50s, widely used in clothing. Today, we’re going to have a closer look at the use of Chevron in women’s vintage clothing.
For my fellow knitters, do check out this free chevron sweater pattern on A Rarer Borealis. So cute!
Stop Staring Sweet Stripes Dress:
Bettie Page Clothing Shipmate Dress:
Who can resist these chevron swimsuit bottoms? I can’t, I want them! ;0