Coraline Turner

Coral Turner is a couture designer based in London.  Specialising in unique ready-to-wear Race Day Fashion, her emphasis is focused on the way clothes make you feel.  In addition a dressmaking service is also available. "My dresses are just like you... one of a kind." See her website at https://coralturner.com

Couture Comment: Vintage Dresses Never Go Out of Fashion

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.20.1″] The above picture of my glamourous mum has been doing the rounds, and it’s all because of the conversation around vintage dresses. Radio 4 recently were talking about the huge increase in interest for vintage clothing, authentic vintage clothing. Such is its popularity that some department stores are also selling vintage …

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Couture Comment: Why is Haute Couture so Expensive? (Part 2)

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.20.1″] Part 2 – Construction the Finer Detail Thanks for staying with me as we explore this area of expertise in more detail.  In the previous article, I shared with you the history of the craft.  I would now like to share with you some of the detail behind the seams. In …

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Couture Comment: What does Haute Couture mean, why is it expensive?

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.13″] Haute Couture means ‘sewing at a high level’; Couture means ‘sewing’. In France the terminology Haute Couture is controlled by the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne (Parisian High Fashion Syndicate); it is the governing body of French fashion houses. The Chambre Syndicale has strict guidelines for the usage of the …

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Couture Comment: January Sales Shop For Quality Bargains

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.5″] Welcome to 2019, its the time of year when we don our tracksuits, head for the gym, work off mince pies, and decide that, this is the year… It’s also the time of year when department stores off-load their excess fashion garments from previous seasons, with a keen eye you can …

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Couture Comment: How to wear an Evening Dress – Necklines and Silhouettes

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.5″] It’s party season! A part of me feels that I blinked at the beginning of January, only to find the food stores are now selling Christmas puddings, such is the speed of 2018! So with party dresses on my mind, let’s talk about plunging necklines and dress silhouettes. A décolleté applies …

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Couture Comment: Skirt Suits – the Iconic Two Piece Outfit

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.13.1″] The skirt suit, a tailored fitted jacket, accompanied by a tailored skirt, is one of fashion’s iconic style pieces, as it lends itself to numerous social settings. The skirt suit, once considered a boardroom staple, metamorphosed in the early 1980s to ’90s, with American Football-sized shoulder pads, mini skirts and flamboyant …

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Couture Comment: Waistcoats are not just for Gentlemen!

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.13.1″] I have been admiring the resurgence of the three-piece suit for gents, the impeccable tailoring, cut of the cloth. There is one item of clothing in this attire that now has its own status, that is the gentleman’s waistcoat, for which there are also rules of etiquette. Did you know that …

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Couture Comment: Good Posture Can Enhance Your Appearance

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.13.1″] Good posture is not just about confidence: physical fitness experts and psychologists agree that your posture communicates an attitude about yourself; it is also known as ‘deportment’. Deportment: ‘the manner in which a person behaves in physical bearing’ – this is one dictionary definition. But what does bearing have to do …

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Couture Comment: Polyester Fabric Is Cool To Wear

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.10.1″] Polyester fabrics have come a long way, gone are the days of scratchy fabric, along with that clammy damp feeling which would accompany it as soon as your body heat started to rise. So it’s interesting for me to note that some people still turn their nose up at polyester, as …

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Couture Comment: ‘Hats Maketh An Outfit’

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.100″ background_layout=”light”] Yes I know I am playing on the phrase ‘clothes maketh the man’ as do they the woman, ‘Hats’ however, from the conservative to the theatrical never fail to be a talking piece. Earlier this year I attended The Great Hat Exhibition organised by X Terrace Fashion Platform, Karen Grace …

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