If you browse Instagram for a couple of minutes, you will see at least a few people on your feed wearing cherry earrings. Can you blame them? Well, not really! The fruit fashion trend may be whimsical, but we’re here for it this summer!
As we inch away from the summer, all of us are missing the summer picnics, the golden hour sunlight, barbecues at our Grandad’s backyard, fruit salad recipes and so much more. To make up for all of that summer nostalgia, the fruit print trend is blowing up on social media.
From oranges to cherries, bananas, watermelon, pineapple, the fruit print trend can be seen on every fashion item. This fashion trend has been on the rise for quite some time now. Perhaps we’ve been lazy to check it out. Not anymore! It’s time to fill your virtual shopping cart with the trendiest fruit-inspired fashion finds. Check out our picks!
History of the fruit fashion trend
Contrary to what people may believe, this trend is not a 2021 exclusive. It is actually a vintage pattern that goes back to the 18th century. Therefore, it is not unprecedented in fashion and you can find records of 18th-century aristocracy wearing corsets and waistcoats embroidered with fruit patterns.
The fruit print trend surged once again in the modern era, around 1939 when Italian-fashion designer and Surrealist Elsa Schiaparelli designed a toque hat with bacchanal grapes. In 1953, Dior delivered a femmes-fleur-inspired tart topper embellished with cherries, strawberries, and blueberries.
Over the past decade, many designers have played around with the fruit fashion trend. Phoebe Philo’s Spring 2004 bananas at Chloe were not revolutionary, but refreshing. Stella McCartney went bold at Rei Kawakubo’s memento mori with the fruit tropical salad of Spring 2011.
Cut to 2021, if you walk into Zara, Mango, or H&M, all you will see is the fruit print trend. We are not complaining!
Fruit prints are the new florals: What is the fruit fashion trend?
First things first, what exactly do we mean by fruit fashion? As we said, fruit prints are the new florals! The fruit print trend embraces everything fruit. From cherries, lemons, strawberries, pineapples, bananas, and so on, you can find every fruit printed on garments.
This fashion trend is not only refreshing and screams “Millenial!”, but is also super easy to style. Fruit-printed clothes bring a fruity and tropical flair to any summer look. The style is perfect for young college-going women, and women of all ages really.
However, it is an informal look, and not meant to be worn in professional work settings. You can wear fruit-printed clothes for casual events like brunch with your besties, a matinee show, going to the amusement park, or a summer picnic in the park.
Recommended fruit fashion picks for 2021
As Mrs Prada commented for her Spring 2011 collection, “It’s time to be bold.” We agree. On that note, here are some of the most fruity picks that you need in your wardrobe this season!
1. Marine Layer Camila Fruity Floral Romper
Where to find: Nordstrom
Marine Layer brought out this fruity floral romper just at the right time. This statement romper is perfect for pool parties, family BBQs, summer picnics, and so on. It features a bright tropical print of colorful fruit including kiwi, watermelon, pineapple, strawberry, and flowers.
This easy-to-style romper is a summer must-have. It has buttons at the front, a sweet tie at the back, a deep V-neck, and it’s sleeveless. It’s easy breezy and perfect for this weather.
2. The Strawberry Midi Dress from Lirika Matoshi
Where to find: lirikamatoshi.com
You’ve definitely seen this dress many times while scrolling through Instagram Reels and TikTok. This dress from Lirika Matoshi is every cottage-core lover’s dream. It features a light pink Organza drape that has puffed sleeves and flares at the bottom.
The waist can be sinched like a corset with the help of the pink strings. On the dress, there is a wild strawberries print that looks fruity and summery.
This dress is one of the hottest Instagram fashion items of the season. And, you should get your hands on this one before it runs out of stock! Pair this dress with pink heels and strawberry earrings for a cottage-core-themed summer party.
3. Charmo Lemon-printed swimsuit
Where to find: Walmart
If you are looking for a one-piece swimsuit, you have found your perfect match. The self-tie knot straps can be adjusted according to your preference and shoulder size, it has wire-free cups and an elastic band. The removable padding offers additional shape and support. The best thing about this one-piece swimsuit is that it fits most body types.
It is a cotton-candy striped suit with bright lemon prints. We are digging this cute look!
4. Kate Spade Tutti Fruity Lemon Statement Huggies Earrings
Where to find: zappos.com
Kate Spade has an extremely fruity collection, and this fruit fashion-inspired piece is a testament to that! These statement earrings deserve a place in your summer wardrobe. They are gold-toned plated titanium with a yellow resin drop accent. They are about an inch and feature a snap-post back.
Kate Spade also has a matching ring with this, so you can complete your collection!
5. Wild Fable Sleeveless Strawberry Dress
Where to find: Target
Last but not least, this sleeveless skater dress in black is the perfect outfit for a night out. It features a sweetheart neckline, a ruched front, and a summer strawberry print. It is made from a lightweight, soft, flowy fabric that is perfect for the summer heat. Adjustable shoulder straps make this dress more convenient!
Fruits don’t just belong to your plate anymore! They belong in your wardrobe too! This season, go all out with fruit fashion.