Monogram 101: Everything You Need to Know About Monograms

Thursday, January 30, 2020


Whether you're new to the monogramming trend or you've been repping monogrammed apparel and accessories for years, welcome to Marleylilly, your one-stop-shop for all things personalized! If you're familiar with the art of monogramming, you know there are so many different ways to personalize your products and to get everyone on the same page, we've created a quick guide to everything you need to know about monograms...

What is a monogram? 

A monogram is one or more letters that represent an individual's or couple's initials. These letters can be intertwined in a traditional monogram, read straight across in the natural sequence of a full name, or each represent an initial from one or more parties. Monograms are commonly seen on garments, accessories, handbags, jewelry, and purses! 

What's the purpose of a monogram?

A monogram is for everyone - a college student on a budget, a newlywed bride celebrating her initials, a married couple, men's fashion, and the list goes on! Monograms are so much more than a vinyl sticker or embroidery design; they're an expression of style and art, a fashion statement, and an attention-getter!  

What kinds of monograms are there out there? 

There are several different monogram combinations, but our Customization Style Guide is a great place to start (snapshot below) if you're interested in monogram etiquette. Be sure to use the monogram previewer on Marleylilly.com to help you select your favorite monogram style! On each item you're looking to monogram, select the green "Personalize" button, and you can choose from a variety of fonts, thread colors and monogram styles:






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