Pops of Style: Dressings and Trimmings

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Have you ever gazed at an article of clothing (similar to being served a bland entrée), perhaps looked at a simple jacket or a classic silhouette pondering to yourself, "If it only had a special button or eye-catching trim then I'd buy it." You might purchase the item anyway hoping to digest it with ease over time. But, the flavour didn't change did it?

The allurement of garments are not always because of its fibrous structure or rich colour. It may also be the paired dressings (trim selections) that trigger our hungry fashion appetites.

We're all struck by diverse elements when it comes to clothing details, and you know that I love foxy embellishments! With a love for detail, (even in simplicity of scale) I've found trims have the ability to carry a garment to it's highest degree of wow-factor! The outfit to match these shoes! (Though, maybe you don’t want to be so matchy ha.)
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From a designing perspective trim selection (just like acquiring the perfect shoe) is essential to making or breaking an outfit or garment rather. Most certainly there are other factors to consider: one's independent style and how those trims are worn.


This can be difficult for me at times, as my love for accessories and garment embellishments tend to want to play a balancing act like the weighing of a healthy meal. Apparel trimmings to me are like proper table settings for the main course of an outfit  the dressing for a fashionably low carb. vs. high protein devouring. The charger plate speaks for itself.
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A shift dress in a solid colour of taupe or purple could be deemed as very basic because of its hanger appeal. A needed trim in this case may not be an obvious bauble, instead the novelty might be within the actual material or print. For example, glitter embedded within a print or metallic thread displayed as pick-stitching. These are all embellishing attributes that give a garment the ability to stand out.


Some people may think embellishments may have their place only for special occasions, however in today's fashions we see "day-glam" ensembles, and "night-on-the town" looks that anyone can don at any given time. Don't be deceived by the word "trim," because it can be interpreted even in the smallest details like a contrast placket made of lace fabric on your woven shirt.
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All things considered whatever trimmings, and dressings it is that you select choose them because you love them, not solely because it's the trendiest thing to do. Nevertheless, that love may in fact be the latest craze of the moment, and that's okay because it's YOUR pop of style that should be represented. And if it happens to be an artistically exaggerated trim or an enormously studded dressing, well there's only one thing to do ... OWN IT!

What are some of your favourite trims? Do you have a signature embellishment that you love to wear?
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52 comments

  1. I have to admit that I have a split personality as far as embelishments go...I really like embelished garments but there are times that I prefer a simple garment because I can wear a statement necklace on top (and I usually do the latter)!

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  2. To be honest, I have very few embellished styles in my closet. I've always been more of a buy-basics-embellish-with-accessories type of girl. Though I do love a good ruffle or fringe every now and then!  :)

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  3. Fashionroomloungesite02 April, 2012

    Nice post!! :)

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    A chic kiss ;)

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  4. great post... love the blue dress! happy monday!

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  5. Beautiful post! I love trims too, especially in a cool jacket, it makes the difference. 

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  6. I dunno if I have a favorite trim or embellishment, really. I am a sucker for skull prints when it comes to casual wear. But I do love well-done lace when it comes to dressier stuff. Then again, i love the clash of dressy and casual in a garment like studs on a dress!

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  7. CurrentlyCoveting02 April, 2012

    WOWZA.  That spiked corset is bad ass!

    XO,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

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  8. I love trims - i was a trimmings buyer in my early twenties and i have to say buttons i think are always the final flourish - i am quite a sucker for ribbon too - have a good week x

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  9. I  LOVE lace too! :)  Thanks for your comment. 

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  10. GlamKitten8802 April, 2012

    I love embellishments as long as it isn't TOO much.  Since I am a really small person, it can easily overwhelm me.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88 

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  11. I enjoy basics as well. I found that I have many embellished items, from great buttons to unique hem treatments on many of my garments. Oh, yes fringes!! -xo

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  12. Definitely unique buttons are my favourite! I think I've forgotten you telling me about being a trim buyer, so I totally understand. :) Tks.  Enjoy your week Claire. 

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  13. I adoooooooore corsets and bustiers!
    That spiked one is amazing!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  14. francesca romana capizzi02 April, 2012

    Hmmm that may be studs right now. I have them everywhere!




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  15. A Brit Greek02 April, 2012

    I'm most definitely a magpie and I have stashes of trimmings collected from my Fashion BA days... which has accumulated over the years. I love Berwick st (Soho) and also VV Rouleaux.

    x.o.x.o

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  16. Isn't it! Love that one! :) Thanks for your comment. 

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  17. Oh yes, I have loads form Fashion BA as well. Ahhh, I may bring those out soon. :-) -xx Have a lovely day doll. 

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  18. Oh yes, I have loads form Fashion BA as well. Ahhh, I may bring those out soon. :-) -xx Have a lovely day doll. 

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  19. Oh yes, I have loads form Fashion BA as well. Ahhh, I may bring those out soon. :-) -xx Have a lovely day doll. 

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  20. I love sparkles as adornments!

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  21. I don't have a favorite embellishment, but I do add lots of sparkle and shine with accessories!

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  22. I love your attitude towards embellishment--- that it doesn't have to be over the top, but just enough to create visual interest!  I recently was given a pretty white cape dress, but what makes it special is the gold trimming... 

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  23. Hope Adela Pasztor03 April, 2012

    OMG I LOVE that studded bustier! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  24. the right embellishment will definitely add pizzaz to a piece of clothing. Personally i like embellishments especially sequins or beads or embroidery. I like the handmade personal touch that makes a piece of clothing unique

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  25. I love trimmings on garments, they always add a unique touch and make any item look amazing! Hope you are having a lovely week hun xx

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  26. ehrrrrrr.... mehh.... sorry... :(
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com 

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  27. Julie Ann Lozada03 April, 2012

    details is very important to me in all my clothing!


    It’s a GIRL
    Thing

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  28. I don't have any "signature" embellishments, but I'm always looking for a little something special in my clothing. I'd choose embellishment over jewelry any day. Less to think about. :)

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  29. I love the trimmings - so fun! Great post :) Xox <3 hautepinkpretty.com
    PS Don't forget to enter my easy *GIVEAWAY* for a $30 e-gift card!

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  30. Carolyn´s Photography03 April, 2012

    Many Thanks for ur comment! : )

    Amaziiing blog! And so nice the second pic with studs&spikes.. I´m totally in love with that!

    xxx

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  31. i love trimmings, i love patterns, i can say i love everything that fit and comfortable to me. i don't follow trends i just follow what i feel to wear :)
    this post is great and you realy have amazing blog! good job...
    take care. xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  32. Thanks dear. Have a great week. -xx

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  33. I love studs as well. Tks! -xx

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  34. Thank you Alexis! That white cape dress sounds pretty amazing.  :)

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  35. I agree with you ... embellishments add that special something I love that!  :)

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  36. Thank you very much! I'm happy that you were able to visit my blog. Studs and spikes (used brilliantly) always make me happy. lol  :)

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  37. Haha! Me too!  Trims, trims, trims! I think when you're confident in your own style trends just don't matter. Glad that you wear what you feel. -xo Thanks for commenting.

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  38. Great post!!!

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  39. I actually think about that a lot! I just never really have the time to do anything about it. Trims are always such a fun addition to anything!

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  40. I loved all the designs and the best one was the blue one piece dress. Thanks for the share.

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  41. I am always drawn to simple, classic pieces that have a special something about them whether it's the color or a cool detail like a nice trim or design.  Like that shift dress - I'm swooning over it!  It's beautiful! I don't like my clothes to be too busy but rather have one aspect of it get some shine. :)

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  42. I love the feel of drapey dresses but I usually don´t look good in them. I always have to do alterations. But yes, I love trimmings.

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  43. Virna Ívinna04 April, 2012

    Love the pics, the dress is beautiful!
    You follow each other? =)Xoxo 

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  44. Oh to Be a Muse04 April, 2012

    This post reminds me of the episode of Fashion Star last night. There was a high end teal dress that looked pretty regular, but a nice gold brooch accent was added to the slit and it made the dress that much better, at least it did to me.

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  45. So true! It is the small things that make a dress great. I love a slight shimmer to my clothes. adds a lot of interest.

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  46. Madison my dear, thank you so much for joining all the colorblocking fun on my blog! You looked gorgeous and I really liked the colors you put together. Divine! XO, Jill

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  47. :) Yes, a special touch to clothing does make a difference. Thanks for your comment M.J. 

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  48. You're so welcome! It turned out great! -xx

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  49. Yes trims can add that special something. I still need to see that show. :-)  Thanks!

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