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1880s Russian court dress, embellished with silk fringe, velvet ruffles, and embroidery with glass crystals and silver sequins.
Sandra Escacena wearing a dress with floral embellishments.

In sewing and crafts, an embellishment is anything that adds design interest to the piece.[1]

Embellishments allow individuals to express their personal style and identity. Clothing can be a form of self-expression, and the choice of embellishments can communicate one's personality, taste, and cultural background.

Examples in sewing and craft

Items that normally serve a function may also be used as embellishment. For example:


  1. ^ Threads magazine (12 November 2014). "19 Inventive Embellishment Ideas". threads. The Taunton Press, Inc. Retrieved 19 March 2019.