Trims or trimmings are materials or small decorative which are used to decorate or enhance the look of the garments. It has an ornamental capacity. Trims include a broad range of materials such as laces, embroideries, buckles, patches, ribbons, buttons, labels etc. Trimmings are categorised as the decorative purpose and functional purpose. Decorative trims help to enhance the visual appearance of the garment such as embroideries, ribbons etc while functional trims are used to provide aesthetic contribution such as buttons, edge finishes, labels etc. Trimmings are used to provide product differentiation, increase hanger appeal, relates to recent fashion trends and carry a theme of an entire collection.
Following importance of trims which plays in the garment are
Trims are used to give an aesthetic appeal of the garment. It plays a great role to enhance the look of the garment. High-quality trims can provide an aesthetic look to an inexpensive or simple garment. However, the knowledge of trims and the pairing of trims and garments is very important because some trims or buttons may ruin the look of your garment if you did not select the trim wisely.It should understand the appeal of the trims in the garments and trims also have specific appeal in the garments. For example – trims like laces and ruffles are more suitable for party wear while functional trims are more relevant used for ethnic.
Trims must be suitable and compatible with the garments and with the other materials that are used in the garments for good performance.The handling and application of trims on the garments are also important. A special attention should be given while application because a little carelessness may affect the dress fitting and may cause puckering of the garment.Trimmings has different types of materials such as bindings, edgings, flat applications and other trims. These dress trimmings are used for different purpose in the dress like bindings used to finish the outer edges, necklines, armholes etc of the garments whereas edgings are used to highlight style lines or outline shapes.
Trimmings are the materials to use as the ornament of the garment. It plays a major role in giving a pleasant and beautiful look to the dress by attaching it to the body of the dress through sewing. It is mostly used for decorative purpose as well as functional purpose.