Choosing Chanel-style jacket trims
I always think of a Chanel-style jacket, pre-trims and pre-buttons, as an un-iced cake. The basic structure is there, the charm, the fun, and much of what really makes these jackets distinctive comes with the addition of the right trim. The sky’s the limit, of course, when it comes to choosing trim for your Chanel-style jacket and I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the possibilities.
Here’s a beautiful fabric – lots of nice brown in it, which has a little bit of sparkle. I think the trim should reflect this special quality of the fabric– so here are a couple of good trim choices. Sometimes a trim is lavish enough to stand on its own with out buttons, which might be the case here.
I think this one is too subtle; plus, it’s got a bit of a greenish cast to it. And while a trim can…
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