Dress To Impress

Fashion Accessory

Do you feel your outfits drab and outdated?

Are you off to some ritzy social event and have nothing to wear?

Just add a flamboyant fashion accessory to transform your style and look

A fashion accessory is an piece of clothing or article worn or carried to complement the wearer's outfit and add flamboyancy to their style.

It completes an outfit and is chosen to add a unique sense of glamor and sophistication to the wearer's look.  Often bold, glitzy, ostentatious and colorful, accessories can be thought upon as lavish pieces of art, worn to attract attention. Like fashionable clothing a fashion accessory is an important status symbol, because this type of body adornment is easy for others to observe at glance.

PEARLS are an easy way to dress up an outfit and look especially good on brides.


The term fashion accessory first came into use in the 19th century. During the Victorian era accessories such as fans, parasols and gloves held significance for how women experienced their place in society - gender, race and class. However examples of people wearing or using accessories to enhance their look or status have been documented long before that and also through various cultures. Take for example the flamboyant dress accessories we associate with Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. Portrayed as a great beauty Cleopatra used her sex appeal in her successive conquests of the world's most powerful men of the time.

Worn or Carried?

A fashion accessory can take many forms in today’s modern world and can be loosely categorized into two general areas:

Those that are carried  such as a PURSE and those that are worn such as a TIE


Those that are carried include purses and handbags; man bags; fans; umbrellas and parasols; canes and ceremonial swords; cameras. These days of course the most significant fashion accessory is the smart-phone, the portable music player, earphones and earplugs and any other type of portable electronic device.

And we have all heard the saying  "DIAMONDS are girl's best friend." Men you had better believe it!!

A fashion accessory that is worn includes footwear: jewellery both fine and costume; gloves; headgear and hair ornaments; ties and cravats; watches; hats and bonnets; shawls and scarves; socks and stockings; sunglasses; tattoos and body piercing.

A feel Good Item?

A fashion accessory is a feel good item about which there is often a story. It is a statement about beauty and ready-to-wear creations which reflect the wearer’s dress style and personality. Social occasions such as the Melbourne Cup, Ascot, weddings and other gala occasions  are a time to be daring and  show off your individuality to the fullest. Or simply dress up your boring everyday clothes by adding a bit of bling.

There is nothing as glamorous for men or woman than a fabulous ITALIAN LEATHER BAG.

But beware. A fashion accessory can also become the topic of social conversation and ridicule. For example the hats worn by the Princesses Beatrice and Eugene at the royal wedding of William and Kate in 2012  got a lot of negative publicity. Reported in the Daily Mail  - “Sure those hats were wise, ladies? Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie top fashions flops yet again in outlandish outfits”

WATCH is a perfect way to make a statement about your style of dress


This negative press should be a word of warning to us all. Choose your fashion accessory wisely and carefully. Make sure it is stylish and complements your outfit and enhances it – not the other way. Chosen carefully to match your outfit, your fashion accessory will not only be beautiful, trendy and stylish but it will give you the WOW factor.

A Perfect Gift

This online site is dedicated to bringing you the widest selection of items to help you to choose the right fashion accessory to complement your special outfit.  Whether you want to be conservative or flamboyant and bold, browse our various categories for ideas which are sure to please. Accessories make a perfect  present for a special friend – the numbers of fabulous gift ideas are endless. Ideal gifts for Christmas, birthdays, bridesmaids presents, graduation or just surprise someone with a thoughtful unexpected gift.

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