Author: Coraline Turner

Couture Comment: A Colourful Wardrobe Can Give You An Energy Boost

Colourful Wardrobe: The colours we wear can have a tremendous benefit for our wellbeing, that’s a fact. In the ’80s men and women were having colour analysis for the garments they wore, matching hair colour, eyes, skin tone; all with the proviso of bringing out your sparkle, making you stand out. It’s a style practice that is still very much in focus today, however, a colourful wardrobe is only the beginning. For those of you who have visited my website, or seen some of my garments you will clearly appreciate that I am not shy when it comes to...

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Couture Comment: How Clothes Should Fit – what to look for in ready-to-wear garments

How Clothes Should Fit: Pulling, wrinkling, sagging, too long, too short, are the elements of dress you want to avoid in the overall fit of your garments. How our garments hang on the body whilst moving, sitting or standing all play a part in how good we look and how comfortable we feel, it shows in our body language. The wrinkling I speak of for example, is if a Jacket is too tight in the bust, it will pull into folds across this area and hang badly below the bust. Some of the obvious signs are when you button...

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COUTURE COMMENT: Designer Inspiration – Designing a Couture Dress

So where does it all start, the idea for a couture dress, or as some would say a custom made garment? Working 1–1 with a client is for me an exciting process, and I would like to think for the client too, once commissioned to make a garment, in this case designing a couture dress, the discussion of style, body shape, fabric, the event for which the dress will be worn, all become part of the conversation. I am looking at the best style of shaping that will complement your figure, we then discuss neckline, sleeve length, dress length,...

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COUTURE COMMENT: Why Scarves are Important

There is an accessory that is universal, it’s also unisex, appeals to all ages, it will never go out of fashion, you can never have enough of them, it also has health benefits and is an all weather accessory. Pay homage to the humble scarf, a length of fabric that provides numerous opportunities to reinvent an outfit and sparkle to your personality. Having researched the history books there has not been a time when some form of a scarf has not been worn by either males or females. For women the scarf was once popular in the form of...

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COUTURE COMMENT: Why Clothing Sizes vary from store to store

Why Clothing Sizes vary – have you ever said to yourself: “Oh no I’ve just been into one boutique and I am a size 12 but now in another boutique I am a size 14, how did this happen?!” Panic not, I’ve got you covered: sizing throughout the UK and EU varies vastly between each fashion company and it’s all because of their ‘fit model’. You see in the world of fashion they have their version of the ideal woman, her lifestyle, where she likes to shop, the kind of work she does, the food she eats, the magazines...

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