The Role of Trims Which Plays in the Garment
Sri Lanka Institute of Textile & Apparel Technology (SLITA)
Trims or trimmings are materials used to ornament or enhance garments. They are visible parts of garments that may be used to increase hanger appeal, provide product differentiation, relate to current fashion trends and carry a theme through an entire collection. Trims include a broad range of materials and treatments that may be superficially applied or structurally incorporated into nearly any type of garment. Trims can be categorized as Decorative and Functional Trims. Decorative Trims are Selected and applied to enhance the aesthetic appeal of a garment but are not essential to garments function and Performance. Functional Trims are an integral part of garment structure and use. They serve a specific purpose in garments performance and their aesthetic contributions are optional.
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Appropriate Trim selections can make an ordinary garment Special. The garments with wrong trims cannot be marketable. High quality trims can make otherwise inexpensive garments look outstanding while cheap buttons or laces can ruin the appeal of well-made garment. Some trims have specific appeal to certain market segments. For an example, Lace trims and ruffles on little girls’ dresses are more important to the gift market and fashion scene.