STYLE INSPIRATION: EMBELLISHED ELEGANCE

embellished elegance

Last week’s style inspiration shed light on lace and the ladies who do it. This week we’ll touch on a favorite in fashion, embellishments. Defined as a “decorative detail or feature added to something to make it more attractive”, embellishments play a major role in the fashion world. Chances are you have seen your fair share of an embellished garment and more than likely, have a few pieces hanging in your closet. From embroidered to lace, fringed to beaded, embellishments have been and will always be in style.

Zuhair Murad Fall 2012

Zuhair Murad Fall 2012

embellished socks

Embellished socks

Many fashion houses have embraced embellishments season after season, Balmain being one of them. Christophe Decarnin revived the legendary house with his rock star chic collection of beaded jackets and sequined dresses, and current creative director, Olivier Rousteing is successfully carrying the bejeweled torch.

Olivier Rousteing for Balmain Fall 2012.

Olivier Rousteing for Balmain Fall 2012.

From shine to seduction, sequins to fur, it’s impossible to get away from embellished clothing and even more impossible to say you don’t like it. The Autumn/Winter 2013 collections of many designers was a major indication that this is a huge trend for the holidays.

Miu Miu Cruise 2014

Miu Miu Cruise 2014

 

Marc Jacobs Fall 2013

Marc Jacobs Fall 2013

Gucci Fall 2013

Gucci Fall 2013

 Bring on the bling, bling in jeweled clusters and gems, or shine bright in sequins and beading. Bedazzled blouses, dresses, pants, skirts, socks, and tights will reign for years and years to come.

From Balmain to Zuhair Murad

From Balmain to Zuhair Murad

Embellished Opulence… Embellished Elegance.

How will you wear it?

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2 Comments

  1. How much do I love embellishment? Let me count the ways!! Love this post! I want so many pieces shown here on my wardrobe. When embellishment is done right, one can look regal/edgy etc but when its done badly it can look very tacky and cheap. Its a thin line, so one has to tread carefully!

    • Love your comment!! You are so right! It’s easy to get carried away with it, women just need to remember that less is more. An Embellished piece is an outfit in itself, it’s the star of the ensemble. The rest is just the supporting cast.

      So glad we’re on the same page! 🙂

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