The design possibilities with appliqué are almost endless. Whether your playing with texture, color, or transparency in a garment, appliqué always adds a couture touch.
Here are 23 different appliqué ideas, from vintage fashion to the runways.
images, clockwise from top left: Delpozo Fall 2015, Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2015 wool shift dress with laser cut leather appliqué, Creatures of the Wind Spring 2014
images, from left to right: Vintage pink satin cocktail dress with velvet appliqué, Red Valentino Fall 2017, Leather appliqué by unknown designer, Valentino, Fall 2014
images, clockwise from top left: Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring 2013 by unknown designer, Carven Spring 2014, Mara Hoffman black wool appliqué skirt