In fashion, an accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to an individual's outfit. Accessories are often chosen to complete an outfit and complement the wearer's look. They have the capacity to further express an individual's identity and personality. Accessories come in different shapes, sizes, hues, etc. The term came into use in the 20th century.
The type of accessory that an individual chooses to wear or carry to complement their outfit can be determined by several factors, including the specific context of where the individual is going. For example, if an individual is going to work their choice of accessories would differ from someone who is going out to drinks or dinner; thus, depending on work or play different accessories would be chosen. Similarly, an individual's economic status, religious and cultural background would also be a contributing factor.
Fashion accessories can be loosely categorized into two general areas those that are carried and those that are worn. Traditionally carried accessories include purses and handbags, hand fans, parasols and umbrellas, wallets, canes, and ceremonial swords. Accessories that are worn may include jackets, boots and shoes, cravats, ties, hats, bonnets, belts and suspender, gloves, muffs, necklaces, bracelets, watches, eyewear, sashes, shawls,scarves, lanyards, socks, pins, piercings, rings, and stockings.
In Victorian fashionaccessories such as fans, parasols and gloves held significance for how women experienced gender, race, and class. In this era, there was a trend for women to adopt, or aspire to, a more leisurely lifestyle. Consequently, women often used gloves to cover their hands and mask any signs of labour.
During the early 16th century, in Italy hat badges were worn by civilian men of higher social status as a decorative item, in imitation of the cap badges worn by the invading military. Hat badges were often worn in conjunction with a decorative sword and hilt. Hat badges were fashioned after plaquettes and often depicted a scene with personal relevance to the wearer.
The different fashion accessories for women.
Fashion accessories are used to contribute in some way to the wearer’s outfit. They are designed to complete the whole look and complement the outfit. Accessories are further used to express the individual’s personality, identity, and personal taste.
These items come in all sorts of colors, shapes, sizes, hues, designs, and materials, which is why they are perfect for any day and outfit. There is a wide variety of Fashion accessories available for women that you can use to pair with your outfit. Here are some of the main ones that you can choose from.
- Fashion Accessories for Women
Handbags, Glasses, Wallets, Jackets, Shoes, Boots, Hats, Belts, Gloves, Necklaces, Bracelets, Watches, Sashes, Shawls, scarves, Socks, Lapel Pins, Earrings, Nose Rings, Rings, Bandana, Head Bands, Parasol/Umbrella, Hand Fans, Muffs
- Fashion Accessories for Men
Wrist Watches, Automatic Wrist Watches, Chronographs, Digital Wrist Watches, Fitness Tracker, Eyewear, Classic Sunglasses, Aviator Sunglasses, Wrap-around Sunglasses, Ties, Tie Pins, Suspenders, Belts, Cufflinks, Wallets, Pocket Squares, Scarves, Hats, Leather Gloves, Baseball Cap, Beanie, The Weekender, Rings, Necklaces, Bracelets, A Classy Pen, Cologne, Gym Bag