How to Wear Embellishment Without Looking Overdone
Designers are saying that more is more, but it's easier said than done. Here's how to add a bit of glitz without overdosing on the trend.
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- Start by incorporating small embellished items into your wardrobe, such as a handbag.
- Make sure the embellishment is scaled to your figure -- paillettes or huge sequins may overwhelm petite figures.
- Large, intricate jewelry looks best with streamlined, simple clothing.
- In general, embellishment such as sequins, embroidery, trims and studs look classier on basic colors like black or white.
- Make sure embellishment is used on or near a body part you want to call attention to -- it draws the eye to it.
- For maximum impact, wear just one embellished item at a time.
- If you do mix embellishments, make sure they are different types, such as a fringed
shawl with an embroidered skirt.
- Like most things in fashion, this is a fad. If you hate it, skip it.
- Embellished items look dressier than plain ones, so save them for special occasions.
- Embellishment makes items more difficult to care for -- beaded fringe fall off,
embroidery gets pulls, etc. -- so account for high maintenance.