Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Sweater Clips

Woman on the photo has no sweater clips on.

How to wear Sweater Clip Guards and Pins?

The idea for the sweater clip was to hold a very light weight sweater in place when worn loose on the shoulders. Sweater clips were very popular in the 1950s. You clip the sweater clips to each side of the collar of the sweater or just below. The sweater clips themselves are normally alligator type clips like that of what you find on a tie clip. Some sweater clips have a foldover clip like what was on dress clips from long ago. If you need a clip that holds very tight and secure then you may want a cinch clip as the alligator clips on the sweater clips don't really hold as secure. They are very attractive and come in many designs and lengths. If you need longer faux pearls or chains or shorter just let me know and I can modify one for you. You can also wear sweater clips on your blouse or vest as a decoration. These are so timeless and attractive.

This information came from here.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Gloves makes a woman feel glamorous

There is something about gloves that instantly makes everything so much more elegant!

A simple dress will immediately look opulent with long gloves.

This neat information on how to wear gloves is from the excellent : Couture Allure Vintage Fashion Blog :


1. Slip your hand down the glove and gently ease it on by grasping the cuff.

2. If the gloves are snug, smooth the fingers on gently to avoid splitting the seams.

3. Never pull by the cuff, as this can stretch your glove. Instead smooth the glove with upward strokes from the fingers up the arm.

4. Never push between the fingers. Smooth the fingers with upward strokes until the glove is comfortable.


1. Pull gently at the tip of each finger until you can hold the fingertips of the glove.

2. Grasp all the fingertips of the glove in the opposite hand and pull gently to ease your hand out.

3. Never grasp the cuff to pull your gloves off, as this will turn them inside out.


1. After removing your gloves, ease away any creases and reshape them.

2. Fold the thumb of each glove in and press the two gloves together, palms in, with fingertips and cuffs even.

3. With the cuff end facing out, fold the gloves over the side of your hand between the forefinger and thumb. Hold them in place with your thumb.

4. If the gloves are long, fold them in half lengthwise and place the folded part out, then hold between the forefinger and thumb.

Remember, a lady always wears both gloves, not just one.