Friday’s Food for Thought: Map Fashion

Maps are not only fun to look at and explore, but also great to wear. Learn more about this new fashion trend.


Maps are not only fun to look at and explore, but also great to wear. First Lady Michelle Obama recently wore a map-printed dress while co-hosting The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The dress is Gucci and features a 17th century-style map. Instead of locations, the dress displayed words like “Sensibility,” “A Great Heart,” and “Honesty.” According to US Weekly, the dress was inspired by “La Carte de Tendre,” a French map from 1654 depicting an imaginary land of love.

Join the trend and check out these map fashion statements:


Create and personalize your own T-shirt, pillow, or headwear with any map location in the world. MapOnShirt allows shoppers to pick a location, choose their item, and select a theme. Customize your own or check out the store’s ready-made designs.


Maps By A.Jaffe

Give your loved one a meaningful map. Maps By A.Jaffe sells necklaces, charms, and cufflinks with the map of your choice. Pick your jewelry and zoom in on a location to complete your item.


ModCloth is another online source for everything map-related. The store carries jewelry, home décor, and clothes with all different map designs.


Accessorize your outfit by adding a map watch. Etsy has a variety of watches and even pocket watches with an ancient or modern map theme.


Add some map flare to your suit! Zazzle offers a selection of men’s cufflinks with different themes of world maps.

Photo Credit: MapOnShirt

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