- Fashion accessory
Fashion accessories are decorative items that supplement one's garment, such as
jewelry, gloves, handbags, hats, belts, scarves, watches, sunglasses, pins, stockings, bow tie, leg warmer, leggings, necktie, suspenders, and tights.
Accessories add color, style and class to an outfit, and create a certain look, but they may also have practical functions.
Handbags are for carrying, hats protect the face from the elements, and gloveskeep the hands warm.
Many accessories are produced by clothing design companies. However, there has been an increase in individuals creating their own brand name by designing and making their own label of accessories.
Accessories may be used as external visual symbols of religious or cultural affiliation:
Crucifixes, Jewish stars, Islamicheadscarves, skullcapsand turbansare common examples. Designer labelson accessories are perceived as an indicator of social status.
Accessories are also available in the form of
bracelets, necklacesand earring.
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