Yesterday I left a comment on a picture on Instagram where the lady behind “sewordinary” was posting a picture of a jacket which she couldn’t decide what buttons to attach on, plastic ones or shimmering ones by Swarovski. Most of the comments voted for the plastic ones. I commented that I would also have taken the plastic ones according to the device “glamour follows function”. I wasn’t really sure whether that was the right “direction” – means if glamour is now more important or function…
Then she answered she thought that the Swarovski ones would be glamorous too – so obviously I mistook the order… – I guess at the end we were on the same page, but this was pretty funny!
Anyway, this is my recommendation for you: Due to my experiences it is better to take sturdy buttons for a jacket as they will be opened and closed many times when wearing it – opposite to buttons on blouses. Buttons of Swarovski sometimes can be too delicate for a jacket, considering that you rub on things or bump into things with them and so on.
Very fine and decorative buttons are more supposed to be sewed on tender blouses or to close the endings of sleeves. You will have more fun with them using them in that way. An exception might be a very soft and decorative coat or jacket where buttons don’t really have the function of closing it but rather as a kind of jewelry.
Now I got it: Form follows purpose rather than glamour follows function – hope this is right now…
Have a nice weekend,
PS: My look:
Skirt (DIYs I N°27), blouse (DIYs II N°7), lace collar (strictly love those collars being able to built bridges between colors and styles – great!) , brand new heels by Dorothee Schumacher, Bag by OONA Berlin, Shades by DvF, Accessoires by Swarovski.