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!
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.
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.
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?