Fifth Degree® Jamaican Color Dress

$45.00

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Make a statement and look fabulous in this all-over printed, fitted Jamaican color dress. So what does each color represent?

Yellow

Yellow is known as the happy colour. Wearing yellow clothing makes you seem outgoing and friendly. It’s definitely a cheerful colour that people enjoy being around. Bright yellows bring out the best in everyone.

Green

Green is one of the most beautiful colours in nature. It represents freshness and springtime. Wearing green is said to encourage optimism and creativity. As long as you stay out of the sunlight, you should be fine.

Jamaican Dress aka  ‘Yallah’

In Jamaica, this style is called ‘Yallah’, meaning hurry up! In the 70’s and early 80’s these were worn by almost everyone, even the girls! mothers had them, grandmothers had them, and very often, you could find pictures of Jamaican parents wearing them, etc. There was no question if you wore Yallah you looked good! But sadly the trend went away in the mid-80’s and came back in the 90’s. Today they are still around and are always being worn. We love seeing people wear them and I think they look great!

Jamaican Shirt

Jamaican Shirt aka ‘Yam Yam’

The Jamaican shirt is similar to what Americans call a polo shirt. A plain white long sleeve button down shirt, except the collar is rounded off and tied at the cuffs. The top buttons are usually left open. Sometimes there is a pocket on the shoulder and sometimes there isn’t. The sleeves are cut straight across the wrist, not rolled over. All the details are different depending on who made it. The biggest difference between a traditional Jamaican shirt and a modern day version is the fit of the shirt. In the past the shirts were more fitted than today’s styles. Another big difference is the length of the sleeves. In the past the sleeves were longer and often covered the elbow. Today only the bottom two inches of the sleeve covers any part of the arm. If the sleeves are short then they are usually tucked into the pants.

Jamaican Jeans

Jeans in Jamaica is called “Bundling”

I’ve bundled before so I know how comfortable those jeans feel…

A Jamaican jean or bundling can be many things, but most commonly it refers to a pair of trousers with elasticized legs and waistband and pockets. Generally, Jamaican fashion requires men to wear their trousers to about knee height; women may wear theirs much higher. The Jamaican jean is a casual garment, and its design is influenced by American jeans.

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• 82% polyester, 18% spandex
• Fabric weight: 6.78 oz/yd² (230 g/m²), weight may vary by 5%
• Made with smooth, comfortable microfiber yarn
• Material has a four-way stretch
• Blank product components sourced from China

This Jamaican color dress is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, so thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!

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