Fashion Prints Trends: Top Designer Buttons We Picked

We’re all for a little black dress, and we always encourage monochrome outfits when you’re going for that high-fashion look. Keep in mind, though, when you’re aiming to deliver striking designs that people just can’t ignore, prints and patterns always manage to do the trick.

Whether it be the ultra-trendy leopard print, the classic stripe, or the feminine polka dot, we want to encourage you to try adding exciting pops of patterns to your designs. Not only will they bring dimension and visual interest to the piece, they’re also great for achieving style cohesion within a collection.

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Here at SUNMEI, rather than suggest you do a fully printed design, we want to give you design options by providing buttons and beads done in various prints. Below we’ll share with you some of the top fashion print trends of 2020, along with various buttons and beads that you can use to incorporate those prints into your designs.

Also, keep in mind that all of our designs come in four styles: flat back beads, sew on beads, buttons, and claw stones. This way, whether you’re looking for designer buttons for clothing, patterned beads for accessories, or simply flat back beads for DIY crafts, we’ve got you covered on all fronts.

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1. Jungle Print//Leaf Inspired

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Image via Vogue Australia

If Jennifer Lopez wearing her iconic leaf print dress in Versace’s 2020 Spring/Summer show doesn’t have you convinced of the jungle print trend, we don’t know what will.

Perfect for giving a look a hint of nature inspiration along with lush greenery, leaf print buttons and beads are the ideal compromise between statement making, while also feeling classically fresh for spring.


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We wanted to start out by giving you an alternative to the classic floral, but if you just can’t get enough of feminine florals, you’ll be happy to hear that florals in 2020 aren’t going anywhere.

In particular, we’re finding that ‘60s inspired florals and psychedelic florals have been a real hit on runways this season. However, if the bold, oversized florals don’t work for your design, we have tiny floral print buttons available that are perfect for more of a bohemian feel.

Be sure to check out our full range of floral buttons here.


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If there’s one thing we know for certain, it’s this: the classic stripe print never seems to fail season after season.

While a bold striped dress can be a real statement maker, as shown above, we want to invite you to incorporate more subtle stripes by testing out striped buttons and beads. The perfect addition to a solid colored blouse, or a basic handbag, you’ll love seeing what an impact a striped detail can have on an otherwise plain outfit.


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If it’s not clear from the images above, bold graphics are a big hit for 2020 fashion. More specifically, we’re absolutely loving the use of contrasting geometrics. With a very retro inspired flavor, you can easily pop some geometric buttons and beads into a design to give it that cool, psychedelic feeling that’s so on trend this year.


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Has anyone else noticed how trendy initial necklaces have become in recent seasons? Whether it be large and oversized, or something small and dainty, plenty of women are experimenting with this trend.

And so, with that in mind, we thought we’d give you a unique alternative to the standard initial necklace. Introducing the character button. Done with various characters, these buttons and beads play up the alphabet, but they’re a little more subtle and playful than the overdone initial necklace.

Is this a trend you’d be willing to experiment with in your own designs?

Regardless, pick and choose which print trends you feel drawn to, and then take a look through all of our available buttons and beads. When you find the print trends that speak to you, be sure to reach out so we can send you samples of designer buttons for clothing.

Request samples and our catalogue here.

Also, keep in mind, if you’re interested in leopard print, we have a full article chatting about all the difference ways you can incorporate trendy leopard print into your designs. We highly recommend checking it out for even more fashion inspiration.

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