Style Glossary: I Seersucker Said the Blind Man

This week’s Style Glossary post will tackle seersucker fabric! Personally, before starting at ModCloth, I thought seersucker was some sort of clasp. As part of my fashion enlightenment, I discovered that seersucker is in fact a type of fabric (that I own quite a bit of).

Characterized by a textured feel and slightly puckered look, seersucker is a lightweight fabric that is simply perfect for spring dresses. Our Sweet Caroline Dress is a flirty example of a seersucker dress.  It’s airy, adorable, and perfect for spinning, if I do say so myself.

If you weren’t sure before, check through your closet – you, like me, may be sitting on a seersucker goldmine! Thank you for reading, and happy shopping!

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7 Responses to Style Glossary: I Seersucker Said the Blind Man

  1. Andrea 03/18/2009 at 6:49 pm #

    A very long time ago, I thought that seersucker referred to some kind of lamprey-like, aquatic, terrifying creature.

    I’m glad I cleared that up a few years ago.

  2. Lulu 03/18/2009 at 7:16 pm #

    Where does the name seersucker come from, does anyone know?
    It just seems so… awkward.

  3. Natalie 03/18/2009 at 9:06 pm #

    I took your advice and ventured into my closet today. Sure enough, there, hanging amidst empire waists and unironed pants (just the way I like them

  4. Silvana 03/19/2009 at 2:42 pm #

    Until now, I though seersucker was some kind of bug.

  5. Misselaineous 03/23/2009 at 12:10 am #

    The word is from the Persian shÄ«roshakar which literally means “milk and sugar.”

  6. Raid 12/14/2009 at 3:44 am #

    Sometimes I feel with the ever changing flow of technology and world that we live in today that this world has come to a new low… We rely to much on technology and without the insurance of health, where can we possible go from here? Who is to say… but anyways great post. health


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