Paisley has some pretty enduring popularity—it’s been mass produced on fabric since 1640! According to Wikipedia, the design comes from India and Persia, but it’s named for a town in Scotland.
While there’s lots of back story about where and why people chose this pattern, I think most people choose to wear it because it’s fun, looks good, and can be used in a variety of ways.
Patterned dresses are one way to incorporate paisley print into your wardrobe. This chic dress in a Boho style has a sweet paisley pattern on a brown background. Another idea is this wrinkle-free and flattering dress that draws attention to your legs and plays up your natural curves.
Finally, this sweet A-line dress has a cool abstract paisley pattern that swirls everywhere and a jewel neckline designed to flatter plus-size figures.
Bring on the paisley!