Additional Gown Elements
Fabric or lace
cut-outs affixed to the gown, train or veil.
Refers to the
embellishments created by gluing or sewing crystals, bugle beads, pearls,
gemstones or other accents onto the bodice, hems or other elements of the
added to bodice edges, straps, and hems, in ruffled, scalloped or braided
train up to attach securely via obscured clips or hooks at the back of the
dress, to present an attractive gathered effect above the gown’s skirt.
The layers of
tulle or netting worn under the gown’s top layers to add extra volume to a full
skirt. Crinoline may be attached to the dress, or added as a separate
A narrow trim for
hems, straps or veils, created from lace, embroidery, beading, or other
machine-stitched decorative designs created on the gown, bodice, train, or
veil. Patterns vary from straight lines to intricate designs.
In the sequin
family, paillettes are larger round accents sewn on fabric at the top and
dangling to provide movement.
Gathers or pleats
in fabric, often seen at the waistline.
Tiny real pearls
used to embellish gowns, trains, veils and other elements. Pearls in irregular
shapes are called baroque pearls.
that has been gathered up into 3 or more parallel lines, often extending down
vertically under a waistline, or used as accent on shoulder straps.