2014 has seen embellishment being added to all types of clothes, whether it is a few studs to a jacket or sequins all down the front of a top. This is a great way to stand out from the crowd but you want it to be for the right reasons. Use these tips to use this fashion trend in the best way possible and make your clothes the source of jealousy for your friends.


Use Embellishments On Old Garments

If you have clothes that are now out of fashion or simply look old, you can use embellishments to make them look new.

This is a great way to make vintage clothes look more modern and to fit in with the current season. Avoid doing too much. Add a couple of embellishments and see how it looks.



Do Something That Is Reversible

You may think something will look great but it doesn’t always work. Don’t do anything that is permanent or will cause some damage to your clothes.

Sewing items on is much better than using glue, even if it does take longer.

Once you know something looks good, you can consider the more permanent methods of doing something.

Avoid Mixing Too Many Styles

Don’t do too much on one piece of clothing. Just because you love the punk rock, oriental and sparkles doesn’t mean they all have to go on the same item of clothing.

Choose one style per item and make that work; you can use another style on another item.

There are some styles that complement each other and it does take some trial and error, but it is more common to do too much at once!


Think About The Style Of Garment

If you have an old oriental dress, you want to keep the embellishments to a similar style.

Work with the garment to make it stand out for the right reasons.

When it comes to vintage clothing, you can add a modern day twist but don’t try to mix lots of different eras together when the garment doesn’t allow for it.

Plan Before You Sew

Even if you’re not opting for a permanent method to embellish right now, it’s still worth planning before you do anything.

Lay the item of clothing out on the table and place the embellishments on it. This is a great way to see if something will work or whether you need to rethink your strategy.


Add Lace To Items

If you’re stuck on embellishment ideas, lace is a time-tested idea. This can work for any type of garment, whether you add a lace hem to a pencil skirt or cuffs to a shirt.

You can buy lace in different colours, although white, ivory and creams are often the best for this trick.

Stick To One Area

There’s no need to embellish the whole item of clothing. Stick to one simple area, such as the cuffs or collar of a shirt or the waistline of a skirt.

This will help to avoid overdoing something and make it look fashionable.

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