What does monochrome mean?

We explain what monochrome means and show you monochrome outfits for fashion inspiration.
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It’s one of fashion’s biggest heroes – but what does monochrome mean?

According to Pattern Bank, monochrome blow up prints are set to be huge for autumn winter 2022.

‘Bold monochromatic floral cut-outs with pops of vibrant colour and over-scaled floral studies in tonal palettes’ inspire the print trend.

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2022 might seem like forever away, but we can’t wait to get involved with the trend.

Here, we explain exactly what it is so you can get involved too.

What does monochrome mean?

Monochrome is literally defined as ‘representation or reproduction in black and white or in varying tones of only one colour.’

While it’s commonly thought that monochrome means wearing all black and white, it can also be used to describe an outfit that’s all one colour.

Wearing different shades of a single colour, such as yellow or purple, creates a tonal look.

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How do you dress in monochrome?

It’s easy to dress in monochrome.

Create a monochromatic outfit by wearing one colour, head-to-toe using separates.

Each piece doesn’t have to be the exact same shade. Try varying it up to see what you come up with, and add pops of colour in other shades to elevate an outfit.

Monochrome outfits

Here, we show you some monochrome outfits to use as inspiration.

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