The Fabulous Fleur De Lis

The fleur de lis has its earliest roots in French royalty, the likeness of which is compared to an iris or lily. The three “petals” represented three of the medieval social classes: the working class, the military, and the clergy (members of the church). A fleur de lis was a common symbol of heraldry, and was a widely accepted symbol of rank within society.

Modern day usage still continues the representation of heraldry, whether intentional or not. Sports teams such as the New Orleans Saints (NFL), New Orleans Pelicans (NBA) and the Montreal Impact (MLS) incorporate the fleur de lis into their jersey logos. Possibly bit more intentional, many universities, sororities and fraternities use the symbol to represent their prominent places in society. And in a less representative fashion, the fleur de lis is commonly recognized as a symbol of Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras.

Now that we’ve got the history lesson out of the way, let’s focus on a more material usage…

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Many fashion designers incorporate the symbol into their fabrics. You can also find it making a statement on a handbag, embellishing a pair of designer shades, and even glistening on your favorite types of body jewelry. Whether you’re celebrating Mardi Gras, or you just admire the significance of the symbol, we’ve got you covered!