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  • n. Plural form of paisley.


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  • While she likes patterns of all kinds on her scarves, she finds traditional paisleys can look "old-fashioned."

    Knot Complex: Tying the Perfect Scarf

  • Photos: Wild on the Runway Prada spring 2012 There was tie-dye at Bottega Veneta, vibrant birds-of-paradise prints at Givenchy, Big-Top stripes at Dries Van Noten and polkas, plaids and paisleys at Etro.

    Pants on Fire

  • Neon paisleys, lavender gingham skirt suits, white nurse shoes and structured patent frame bags are pieces that feel at once innocent and complicated.

    The Look of Spring

  • In the taffetas of the 1950s, the geometric trellises of the '60s, the teardrop paisleys of the '70s, the leopard and snakeskin prints of the '80s—gathered together and accompanied by fashion photographs of the clothes into which they were made—one begins to see the story, as John Milton put it, "of man's first disobedience."

    Fashion's Eternal Flame

  • It's got floral, paisleys, geometrics, folk art designs, and something called conversationals, only we call it "clip art" now.

    A New Drawing!

  • I even pretend that I like the jackets we are all wearing now, a liquid green fabric with a pattern of solid white paisleys.


  • Arterton's character, Princess Tamina, wears clothing with paisleys on it - a design very often seen on Iranian clothing; her shoes are reminiscent of the giveh - hand woven, embroidered slippers often worn during ancient times.

    Mojgan Sherkat: Hollywood (Finally) Gives Us Positive Persians

  • One side of each sneaker was blue, and the other side sported purple paisleys.

    The Wish Stealers

  • There was a black pair with bright yellow paisleys, and a white pair with black palm trees, and a blue pair with blue flowers.

    Why I can't get a date, by Elizabeth Bear, age Nearly 37

  • Some of the prints are great paisleys, and some are only so-so.

    More Liberty Stuff - A Dress A Day


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