Embracing the Embroidery Trend 2018

Embroidery Trend 2018

One of the trends for Spring and Summer 2018 is eye-catching embroidery. You will see it on every type of clothing item for the season, including shoes and accessories.

 

What Exactly is Embroidery?

It is the art of decorating fabric or another material with a needle and thread or yarn. Beading, sequins and pearls may also be added embroidered designs.

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Embroidery adds an understated charm to outfits. These pretty stitches can be found all over the fashion world; handbags, jeans, shoes, dresses, tees, hats, belts, socks and jackets.                

Pair an embroidery detailed jacket with your favorite jeans.

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For a dressed up take on this trend, look for a pair of heels donning embroidery. It’s perfectly feminine and fashionable!

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Fabrics: Cotton

The majority of the clothing found with embroidery sewn on it will be cotton. Cotton is tightly woven and does not fall apart as easily as other fabrics.

Embracing The Embroidery Trend

This beautiful embroidery trend that has emerged has been making quite the statement.

The unique, intricate and colorful detail will make any outfit pop and is a change from the norm.

This trend is an easy one to try at any age. The variety of items that are embroidered this season also allows for a wide range of price points, and therefore not a huge investment if you want to try it out!

What Is Classic Clothing?

What is Classic Clothing?

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So... What is a Classic?

A classic is an outstanding example of a particular style; something of lasting worth or with a timeless quality.

A true classic is an article of clothing that has enduring wear ability. Classic clothes are styles that look good on just about everyone and that have been popular for years.

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The Classic Clothing Personality

The Classic Clothing Personality gravitates toward wardrobe essentials that will always be in fashion, and in a word the style is classic.

 

Characteristics of the Classic Fashion Personality

Classic describes the fashion style perfectly. It is timeless looks, beautiful but simple cuts in clothing, fine natural fabrics, and leather shoes and handbags. Tradition is important, and much of what is purchased does not go out of style.

A Classic Personality transcends seasons with timeless looks.  Preferring beautiful, but simple cuts in clothing, fine natural fabrics, leather shoes and handbags, they express the inner creativity with sophisticated fashions.  Not always the flashiest in the room, but undisputedly always well dressed.

Classic Fashion has a very precise style which incorporates much loved items that are worn frequently, despite current trends, and wearing them until they have no more life in them simply because you can.

 The Classic Fashion Personality's Closet

A peek in the closet of the Classic Clothing Personality reveals many neutral colors, especially black and frequently navy. There will be at least one little black dress and possibly several. Solid colors are preferred rather than prints. Most of the dresses and skirts fall to the knee.

This wardrobe is a pure investment – and the choices are all made with a strong sense of value.  Of all the fashion personality types, the Classic type is most interested in investment dressing.  A shopping spree is not for them, but taking that money and purchasing only ONE piece of clothing that is a classic garment that will out see seasons is more their speed.

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Shopping like a Classic Fashion Personality

When shopping a Classic Clothing Personality tends to gravitate towards more expensive clothing. Jeans and casual clothing are often difficult to select because they aren't favorites.

The Classic Clothing Personality looks for value in their wardrobe choices. Of all the fashion personality types, the Classic type is most interested in investment dressing. They spend money on clothing or accessories that will last a long time, and do not hesitate to spend money on alterations so that clothing will fit well.

 Tweaking the Style of the Classic Fashion Personality

Classic fashion style is timeless and serves well in most cases, but to project a more updated look without losing the classic fashion personality, is easily done by adding a few trendy items to the wardrobe. Classic fashionistas forget investment dressing when it comes to buying trendy fashion. They punch up their wardrobe by adding bright color pops and more prints. To soften the serious fashion personality adding some clothing with ruffles or other feminine details does the trick.

KNOW YOUR PERSONAL STYLE

Personal style is something that each of us has, we just have to identify it, understand it, and then live it. It projects your mood, personality and you as a whole, reflecting your personal interests, lifestyle, inspirations, and your past.

When you find your personal style you know you look great and feel confident when you leave your home. This has always been Indulge Boutique’s mission to “Empower Women through Fashion”.

Different Fashion Personalities: Which One Are You?

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Elevate your style to a sophisticated level like the Classic Fashionista

     WEAR ITEMS THAT ARE MADE OF CLASSIC FABRICS

Classic, timeless clothing is made of materials that will last well into the next decade. Think: cotton, wool, linen, and silk. These four basic fabrics will stand the test of time if cared for properly. Cleaned and pressed, items made of these fabrics tend to give off a classy vibe all on their own.

These fabrics also have variations that allow you to expand on your wardrobe. Denim is one example of a cotton fabric that cuts across all style lines, from street to boho to minimalist. Similarly, chino cotton works great in pants, blazers and even moto jackets. Then there is cashmere, a type of wool that feels heavenly against the skin and doesn’t pill with age. Cashmere sweaters, whether they are cardigans, V-necks, or crewneck pullovers pair perfectly with those denim jeans, as well as tailored pants and skirts.

A word to the wise with these fabrics

 Read the labels and care for them properly to make them last. While wrinkle-free cotton has become more available, most cotton items will need to be ironed. Wool, linen, and silk often have to be dry-cleaned or hand-washed.

A classic fashion is a style that lasts for several seasons, sometimes even years, and is accepted by a wide range of people. Classics are those styles that you don’t even have to think about. You just know they will be acceptable from one year to the next

A fad, on the other hand, is a design that lasts only one season or sometimes even less than a season. Fads tend to be at the extreme end of a design. One reason fads come and go so quickly is they appeal to a very small number of people.

Remember: just because it is a fad or trend does not mean it is right for you!!

The conversation of Classic Fashion Personality of course conjures up the images of fashion icons of the past like Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn. Today we think of Amal Clooney and Princess Kate Middleton, whose style is as fresh today as it was years ago, always polished, effortless and timeless.

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The Perfect White Shirt

The Perfect White Shirt

“I have been wearing a white blouse all my life…They are classic with a modern twist and they are very feminine, for a real woman. It is about simplicity — they don’t look complicated — it has to look effortless.”     Carolina Herrera

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A crisp white shirt, particularly one that stays looking that way the whole day is a beautiful thing.

The white shirt is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can own. It is a must for any women's wardrobe no matter her size or body type.
A white cotton shirt is crisp, clean and sophisticated. It provides instant polish whether worn on its own or under a suit or sweater. It’s the ultimate all-season wardrobe essential.

How to find the Perfect Fit

There are three areas to consider when buying a white shirt:
the fit at the bust line, the shoulders, and sleeve length.
Women who are large busted often have to go up a size or more just to get the bust area to fit, particularly if it's a fitted shirt.

  •   Shoulder seams need to land at the edge or pivot spot of your shoulder.

  •   Long sleeves should be long enough to reach the first knuckle of your thumb or just above it. ¾ sleeves should land just past the elbows or a little more.
     
  •   The body of the shirt should land at the top of your hipbone where you can leave it on the outside. At the same time, it should be long enough that you can tuck it in if you choose.


The perfect year-round shirt is a pre-washed, natural fiber (cotton) with 1-5% Lycra in it. That little bit of Lycra gives it some stretch, making it more comfortable.
The classic white shirt is made of 100% cotton, with a collar that's neither oversized nor too small; not too pointy and not too wide-apart.

The hem can be cut straight across, but a menswear-style shirttail hem, with a curved bottom and cutaway sides, is nice because it reduces bulk when tucked in and is visually slimming when worn out.

 No matter what your shape and size, the most flattering shirts are tailored with darts and seams to fit closer to the body. Boxy shirts tend to look frumpy.

If you're concerned about wrinkling, try a fabric with a small amount of stretch. If you love cuff links, opt for French cuffs. If you prefer a cleaner, minimalist look, consider a shirt in with the front buttons hidden under the placket.

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Details to Look For When Buying a White Shirt

  •  Structured collar: The shirt collar brightens the face and adds a refined finish. Shirts with substantial, sturdy collars that will stay standing are a must.
  •  Stretch cotton: Adding a bit of stretch to your classic cotton shirt staves off wrinkling and allows for comfortable all-day wear
  •   Seaming: Regardless of your body shape, when it comes to cotton shirts, a tailored style is always more flattering than a loose sack shape.  Princess seaming or darting ensure smooth, long lines in body-skimming styles.
  • Sheer Factor: Lightweight enough to be layered and opaque enough to wear without an underpinning. No need to fear unwanted lingerie exposure.
  • Shirttail: A rounded shirttail hem reduces bulk when tucking in and draws attention to your center as opposed to your hips when worn out.

  No matter what your size, ensuring the right fit and proportion is key to looking your best.

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Finding The Perfect Fitting Pants

 

 

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Pants

So when we’re talking pants here we are not talking about your underpants (panties or knickers, whatever you call them).  We are referring to the best style of trousers for your body shape!

Pants can be challenging for many women to find.
Finding the perfect pair of trousers is like finding a needle in a haystack,
So let's get some perspective and a tape measure. 

How To Measure

We are all essentially the same: a waist, belly, hips, thighs and legs. The easiest way to measure for slacks is to put on a pair of your favorite slacks, then measure the following: 


Rise: the seam of the crotch to the waistband. The rise is too high if it goes up beyond your natural waistline and pulls out or away. Even high waist pants should not pull away from your body. 

Waist or waistband: where you want the pants to sit. 
Hips: measure the widest part.
Inseam: is of the least concern because hemming is the easiest of alterations. 

Keep in mind that if you don't like your pants to bind around the thighs, don't necessarily go up a size, look for a style where the pant legs are cut looser at the thigh. 

If you put on 2 different styles of trousers in the same brand, one a slim leg and one a straight leg, the slim leg will feel smaller than the straight leg The reason being that patterns are cut for the leg starting at the thigh line down. 

 

Pockets are the focal point of your backside, so remember where there is detail your eyes will automatically go, so think carefully about what is on the pockets and where the pockets land.

 

How To Fit Pants For Your Body Type

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Rectangular Body Types

If you’re rectangular look for some pants that have interesting pockets for both the front and back or an interesting waistband. Also a leg that has a curve such as a boot cut or bell-bottoms will give the appearance of curves.

Bottom Heavy Body Types

Pear shape of bottom heavy women will want to offset their hips by wearing straight legged of slightly flared slacks. The composition of a straight or flair or leg will give the appearance of a smaller derrière. 

There should be little to no details on the hips. Wear a simple waistband and consider having no pockets.

Top-heavy Body Types

Apple shape or top-heavy women should look for flared or wider leg trousers to give the appearance of symmetry of their top and bottom half. Details on the hips of the slacks are good unless you have a bit of a tummy.

Curvy Body Types

Hour glass or curvy women should consider clean simple lines.  Look for ones that fit just below the natural waistline for a better fit. Most women in this category have a very difficult time finding slacks that fit because of their waist to hip ratio.

 

Fashion Tips

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 It is difficult to gage, but usually slacks with 3% or more Elastane, Lycra and Spandex will stretch out in about 1 hour of wear. They can stretch up to full size larger. These fibers can make clothing more comfortable and less restricting but they can also make it challenging to choose the right size.

When trying on pants with stretch in them, choose ones that are snug versus to just right. You may have some whiskers, but they should go away after about an hour of wear.

 

What is Whiskering?

 Whiskering refers to the wrinkles created by fabric pulling around the crotch point, hip and thigh area. 

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Whiskering Occurs With:

·         Incorrect Fit: Fabric pulls across a body part when the fit is too tight. Or when the rise is too long or too short. Or when the cut is too straight. Or when the pocket linings get in the way. 

·         Overly Stretchy Fabric: Woven fabric with too much stretch is prone to whiskering, despite the fit. There is something about the way stretchy fabric drapes and clings that causes it to pull in an area that doesn’t look or feel too tight at all. 

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