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Re: Just wondering if I'm the only one...


@okaywitheasypay wrote:

" I don't want to take on the special care wash after wash. "

 

This is how I feel .  If just one or two sparkles fall out it would bother me to wear it.

 

I feel as we grow older a bit of sparkle somewhere takes up the slack from losing the natural sparkle of our youth. As Marilyn Monroe sang in 'Diamonds are a girl's best friend'--and we all lose our charm some day.... Hopefully other assets replace it. I have seen women who do very well with embellishments on clothing or jewelry.

 

Concerning hemlines I hope the subtle rounded high-low remains viable . I do not like sharkbite for myself as I feel it highlights my problem are of tummy/midriff. Slanted are alright in my wardrobe if they are proportioned for petite , but that 'hangey' (?) side constantly bothers me.

 

Straight hems and no bling are mainly what I search for lately. Of course to each thier own.


I agree, @okaywitheasypay If just one sparkly comes off, or the material underneath it becomes pulled or something, I wouldn't wear it again.

 

I do LOVE my jewelry.  That's the bling I can get with!

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Re: Just wondering if I'm the only one...

Subtle is the key word for me in hems and embellishments. I don't mind if the embellishment is just an accent, subtle, and tonal. I have a few tops like that, but would not want a closet full of them. I also have a few tops that are a bit longer in the back, but nothing too extreme. I dislike asymmetry and shark bite hems. I would never seek them out. I don't like all the dresses that I have seen recently that some kind of metal bar and/or embellishment across the neckline. 

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Re: Just wondering if I'm the only one...

I don't like them becuase the garment stops being easy care (as in machine wash/dryer) Susan Graver tops get thrown in the wash and dryer, but not if the identical top gets embelishment.  You have to hand wash them.  Really stupid.  You have all these plastic stones all over you top ready to get lost in the wash machine or dryer.

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Re: Just wondering if I'm the only one...

I guess I'm watching less QVC than I realized.  The only embellishments I have seen is on the Quacker Factory items, and they always have even more during the holidays.

 

Personally, I tend to stay away from anything that requires extra care or special handling.   The only exception in my closet is a gorgeous turquoise suede jacket.    

 

 

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Re: Just wondering if I'm the only one...


@Tinkrbl44 wrote:

I guess I'm watching less QVC than I realized.  The only embellishments I have seen is on the Quacker Factory items, and they always have even more during the holidays.

 

Personally, I tend to stay away from anything that requires extra care or special handling.   The only exception in my closet is a gorgeous turquoise suede jacket.    

 

 Oh, man, I'd make an exception for that too!!!

 

 


 

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Re: Just wondering if I'm the only one...

No bling, no big bold prints, an occasional pattern, e.g., skinny stripes.  And forget the roller coaster hemlines on anything.

 

At my age, I'm still a jeans, tee shirt and jacket girl, and in the winter, that goes with boots of all sizes.

 

Q styles I have never bought:  SG, LG, Quacker, Mackie,

 

I buy Isaac (except his prints), some D&C (only plain tops).  I'm still undecided on the newer designers.

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Re: Just wondering if I'm the only one...

I like some bling some of the time...but some of the Quacker Factory tops have too much for any time other than evening wear. I do like embroidery on them with a couple of stones for sparkle.

 

 

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Re: Just wondering if I'm the only one...

I don't do a lot of bling. I don't care for sequins or rhinestones or anything that looks "bedazzled". I do like appliqué and embroidered looks though!

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Re: Just wondering if I'm the only one...


@Bridgegal wrote:

... who is sick to death of tops & dresses with embellishments?  Please no more sparkles and sequins.

 

And I'm sick of tops with asymetrical and hi low hems.  I just want straight hems and no bling.   These have been around for years now and I think it's time to retire the look and move on.


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Re: Just wondering if I'm the only one...

I am so sick of these tops that look like maternity tops!