Native American Style Clothing

Native American Style Clothing - How Beautiful!

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Nicole Richie in Native American Style Clothing
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Jennifer Love Hewitt in Native American Style Clothing
Jennifer Love Hewitt in Native American Style Clothing

Native American Style Clothing Trend

A big trend that's sweeping the countryside's fashionable ladies is the Native American style clothing trend. And who's excited, literally stoked, to have such accessibility to Native American style clothing? What's not to love about Native American style clothing?

Not only is Native American style clothing great for the season, it can be worn all Winter and then again in Spring. It's about choosing the right pieces for your wardrobe, pieces that can be worn with other styles, layered and accessorized. Versatility is a term that would not come to mind for most fashionistas when the terms "Native American style clothing" come up in a set of fashion trends; however, I believe that Native American style clothing can be versatile and flattering to almost any body type or personality.

So what sort of clothing items and accessories are we finding on the market for fashion that are quintessentially Native American style clothing?

  • fringed vests and other fringed tops
  • ponchos and shawls with Native American tribal motifs and patterns
  • Burn-out tees with horses, eagles, wolves, and other Native American animal totems
  • Tribal patterned maxi dresses
  • moccasin boots and moccasin flats
  • tops and blouses with feather motifs
  • feather earrings and necklaces
  • turquoise bracelets and bangles
  • fur-trimmed vests and coats
  • feather accessories for hair

Fashionistas Love Native American Style Clothing

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Where to Buy Native American Style Clothing

So now that we know what pieces make up the exciting Native American style clothing trend, where can we find these magical clothing and accessories?

Well, there's always the easy-to-use and trustworthy Amazon. I've taken the time to post some of my favorite Native American style clothing items and accessories on Amazon below, for easy purchase. My favorite Native American style shoes are made by a company called Minnetonka, and as you can see, they make traditional looking and good quality moccasins and boots of all different sizes and types. The prices are decent, too! I haven't found any Native American style shoes by Minnetonka over $110.

Lucky brand has some awesome Native American style clothing for sale, but they are usually a bit pricier than most. You can also find some discounted Lucky brand Native American style clothing on Amazon, if you like the Lucky brand.

One particular clothing store where I've found immense amounts of Native American style clothing is forever 21! Online and in stores, they have everything from fringed vests, to navajo patterned ponchos, to tribal t-shirts to wolf-head necklaces and much much more! And the best part of their Native American style clothing? It's much cheaper than most department stores or fancy clothing boutiques. Yes, the store is mainly for juniors, but women can wear these Native American style clothing items too! Just be sure to know the proper sizing of whatever it is that your purchasing.

Get into the Native American spirit by dressing in Native American style clothing this season...and let that spirit carry on through the Winter...right on into the Spring and throughout the year!

© 2011 Author Nicole Canfield

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23 comments

Lea 3 years ago

Thanks for the great post.

As for where to buy Native American fashions try http://www.kraffs.com/ They have some lovely pieces!


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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

Thanks again.


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Patty Inglish, MS 3 years ago from North America

Cool, I hope you can visit a Pow Wow this year.


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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

Thanks, Patty.


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Patty Inglish, MS 3 years ago from North America

Seminoles maintain at least 5 different reservations in Florida: Big Cypress, Brighton, Ft. Pierce, Immokalee, and Hollywood (others are in Oklahoma). One of them in FL has a Tribal Fair instead of calling it a Pow Wow at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel, February 8-10, 2013.

Having almost half native blood, I've had the honor of studying many nations and tribal groups. From that, the thing that bothers me about Minnetonka is that a Caucasian family in 1946 saw Native American handcrafted goods and copied them without permission to form the basis for their products. There were probably no patents on the shoes to violate, but business was taken from the natives. While the company feels it is OK for them to copy and not to pay the natives anything, Minnetonka is suing Target stores for selling other shoes that look somewhat similar to Minnetonka's. To me, it is poetic justice for having copied without permission in the first place. It will be interesting to see the verdict.

Thank you for the interesting Hub about native influences.


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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

botipton - I love moccasins...very comfortable and earthy. Thanks for the comment, so glad you enjoyed it!


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botipton 3 years ago from Cecilia, KY

Moccasins are always in style at least in my world. There is nothing more comfortable on my feet then moccasins. We make them here at home and once you learn how you can have as many pair as you have time to make. It is pretty simple to do. Kittythedreamer I enjoyed your hub very well done.


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Faith A Mullen 3 years ago

Loving this trend. Makes me want some fringed boots :)


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

Awesome! You must be very proud to be such a wonderful combination. :)


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma

I wear a lot of Native inspired clothing but then I'm Cherokee and Choctaw. I have several moccasins, my favorite shoes.


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

Thanks, savingfaceserum & journey *. :)


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Journey * 4 years ago from USA

You show great examples here. I like the runway looks. Thanks for sharing this Native American fashion hub.


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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether Author

Chatkath - I agree fully! Thanks for enjoying it! :)


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

Love Love Love the clothes, always had moccasins and fringe is the best! As always, thanks for sharing another great fashion trend KittytheDreamer!!!! Up and Useful!


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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether Author

MonetteforJack - That's too funny! No one guessed you were Filipino? Maybe the braids and headband did give them the idea of a Native American.

As for opening the link in another page instead of overlapping, all you have to do is rightclick on the link and then select "open link in a new tab". :) Blessings!


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MonetteforJack 5 years ago from Tuckerton, NJ

Hi, Kitty! As always, you made this hub interesting and CUTE !!! Like you, I like to dress up in whatever mood suits me. Well, your hub SUITS ME PERFECT! When I first came here in 2005, not one ever guessed I was Filipino. MOST thought I was a Native Indian and the rest thought I was a Mexican gypsy. I RATHER BE THOUGHT OF AS AMERICAN INDIAN. I feel complimented with that. Maybe, because I often wear my hair in braids AND I like wearing a forehead band.

By the way, I always read the comments in all hubs I read. Today, I read the comments of Mr. Happy. I understand him. I have a question, is it possible to open the link in another page rather overlap it? I clicked on the links provided by Mr. Happy, and my current page with Hubpage changed to that link. I wish it will open up in another window. Do you know how to do it? If you do, please let us know. Please ... THANKS FOR THE CUTE HUB, KITTYTHEDREAMER!


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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether Author

Very interesting. Right now I'm reading about the Hopi nation and Havasupai tribe (the Natives living at the bottom of the Grand Canyon to this day). I haven't gotten into much learning of the Navajo Natives, but I definitely plan to! I also plan to learn more of the Seminoles, as they are the local Natives in my region. I'll have to see if they have Powwows at all, I don't think they actually have a specified reservation...if that makes sense...which is incredibly sad. Thank you for the Navajo prayer. Blessed Be.


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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Yata-hey ("hello" in Dine Navajo I think - "dine" meaning "children of god"),

I would first like to thank you again for the opportunity to have this conversation and for your openness. Thank you also for visiting my blog. I have written many blogs about Aboriginal issues and some about Aboriginal customs. Ultimately, I do think we are all Natives of Mother Earth and we are all equal in the face of our inevitable death.

In respect to the Seminoles, I do not know much about them but I am fairly sure most Tribal Reserves have Pow-wows, at least once a year (usually the same date every year). During Pow-wows it is the best time to visit and you would find yourself most welcome I think.

I would like to leave you with a Navajo prayer and wish you all the best: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7xj8LWy2Lw


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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether Author

Mr. Happy - No worries and one love! I fully intend to attend a PowWow now that you've mentioned it! In fact, I don't know why I didn't think of that before! Unfortunately the only natives in this area are the Seminoles...and I'm not too sure if they do powwows or not..but I'm looking into it! I agree with you on the suppression thing too...I'm an outspoken advocate for the native american tribes and really truly enjoy and feel a connection with the spiritual paths of the natives.

Don't even worry about it...you didn't offend me either, I just don't want to offend you, friend.

May Wakan Tanka bless you, too! :)


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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Thank you for your comment Kittythedreamer, you have not offended me and I do think at this point that I should have made a distinction between "native american style" of clothing and authentic aboriginal clothing. Thank you for clearing that up.

I think sharing different traditions and cultures is great and I encourage that. There is a great need now to support the Aboriginal tribes of the Americas - they need everyone's help after decades and decades of suppression. A great way of doing that is actually by visiting Aboriginal Reserves at the time when they hold their annual Pow-wows. Another great way of supporting them would be to buy products they make themselves. I do think Aboriginal people are very good at crafts and arts, especially.

Anyhow, I thank you for your comment and clarification. I have a blog you might enjoy now that I think of it (and after reading your comment), at least the photos of regalia perhaps: http://hubpages.com/travel/A-trip-to-a-First-Natio...

Cheers and may Wakan Tanka guide your path!

P.S. I got a little unhappy for another reason and not your blog. Your blog just made me think about something - it had nothing to do with you or your writing in specific and it was my fault for letting out any negative energy towards you - my apology.


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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether Author

Mr. Happy - Apparently this hub didn't make you too happy! Sorry if I offended you. I am not Native American (that I know of) and I enjoy learning about Native American forms of spirituality and beliefs, and as of late, I've enjoyed wearing pieces of clothing and accessories that remind me of the Native American spirituality and outlook on life. If that's incorrect or offensive, I do apologize. I've always felt that different aspects of different cultures are there to share with others...just like Indian style (bollywood) style and spirituality...just like Chinese style and spirituality...I do not know or claim to know who makes these items but I sure do hope that no children were used and abused in the making of the items. Keep in mind too that these are "native american style clothing" items and not authentic native american clothing items. There's a difference. Thanks for commenting, and I understand your point of view completely!

Daniella - Thanks and glad you enjoyed. Love moccasins of all different colors and types. :)


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Daniella Lopez 5 years ago from Arkansas

I love everything Native American, especially the fashion! Glad to know that my moccasins are now in style! :D


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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Interesting blog.

I wonder if they couldn't find a Native person to advertise these cloths. I also wonder if Minnetonka Inc. hires any Native people too. I looked at their website (http://minnetonkamoccasin.com/default.asp) and it seems pretty white-wash, in my opinion.

It would be decent to have Native people involved if it is their type of clothing that is being sold/designed. Otherwise, it is somewhat of bad taste I would say.

I don't know the details though so, I will not judge with haste - perhaps you have more details. Do you know who specifically makes these cloths? Where are they made, by whom and so on?

I know I may be a little weird but I always check labels. I don't want to buy merchandise which has been made for example in countries which support child labor ... gotta be careful these days ...

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