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Put Some Sparkle On Your Next Creation! Rhinestone Trims Are Not Just For Clothing

Thursday, December 17, 2015 11:20:36 AM America/New_York

Put Some Sparkle On Your Next Creation! Rhinestone Trims Are Not Just For Clothing

Are you a creative person looking for unique ideas for hand-crafted gifts? Want to make something that is elegant yet functional? Rhinestone trims are incredibly versatile, affordable, and easy to use.

The most common way to use rhinestone trims is on clothing and accessories (hats, belts, head bands and purses); they add a little bling to all things wearable! Trims can also be used in the place of plain ribbon to create an impressively wrapped gift or an unusual greeting card.

For those who don't like to sew or scrap-book (yes, we do exist!) rhinestone trims provide embellishments for a great variety of gift items or projects for yourself. Rhinestones come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and even patterns, so it is easy to find the right trim for any project; they help transform mundane into dazzling! Sometimes you don't need a length of fabric; single bows, or hot fix rhinestone appliques add a nice touch, and are simple to affix.

Some great pieces to adorn with rhinestone trims are: mirrors, jewelry or trinket boxes, picture frames, compacts, lighters, lamp shades, bulletin boards, and dog collars. Almost any unfinished wood knick-knack/useful small item is perfect to embellish; you can also create awesome holiday decorations and ornaments. Some rhinestone trims have multiple accents like faux pearls, sequins and beads--so elegant! A quick and easy way to interior decorate is to wrap a rhinestone trim around candle sticks, vases, ceiling fan blades, curtain rods, table legs, or anywhere you want to add a little extra visual appeal. 

When you are ready to start creating or decorating with rhinestone trim you will find an excellent selection at TrimCite, or you can contact us

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Trends in Wedding Couture

Thursday, November 26, 2015 1:46:59 PM America/New_York

Trends in Wedding Couture
Make Her Dream Gown Unique With Bridal Appliques

This Fall's attendees at New York's Bridal Fashion Week were treated to the newest and hottest trends in bridal fashion. The great news is that all of these trendy, new looks can be achieved or simply embellished by the use of bridal appliqués. You too, can create distinctive, one-of-a-kind wedding  couture, incorporating these six ideas, straight from New York's most stylish runways and designers!

  1. Transparency Using Illusion Fabrics: Brides were showing a little more skin with baring, yet subtle touches strategically positioned at the back, chest and legs.
  2. Serious Sparkle: Gowns were glistening and dancing with stunning detail or overall eye-catching shine. 
  3. Lingerie-Inspired Gowns: Lingerie detail appeared in varying dress lengths, from short to trailing, incorporating spicy details like plunging necklines, corseting and lacy highlights.
  4. Bold, Experimental High-Fashion: From giant ruffles to cage-skirted ball gowns, Victoriana reigned supreme, but daring new silhouettes were displayed in abundance. The detachable skirt took brides from ceremony to celebration in one transformable outfit!
  5. Incorporation of Floral Details: 3D flowers, posey prints, flowing trains and embroidered accessories took flight with feminine fancy.
  6. Showy Sleeves: Fluttery, strapless, off-the-shoulder and balloon sleeves were just a sampling of creative possibilities for dressing up the arms and shoulders.

You need not limit your appliqué artistry to the woman of the hour.  A wedding is the bride's special day, but the wedding party deserves a touch of flair, as well. Wedding remembrances and accessories, such as photo albums, clutches, centerpieces or corsages are only made more unique and special with appropriate appliqué enhancement. Don't forget the mother of the bride!

Contact us for the ultimate selection of appliqué for every occasion. TrimCite has hundreds of appliqués, incorporating a multitude of fashion-forward materials and designs for every wedding whether formally elegant or casually chic.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 4:54:12 PM America/New_York

3 Popular Ribbons and Types Used in Craft and Clothing Projects

There are many ribbons and typesfor use in projects, but which one is best will depend on the type of project. Following is a list of 3 different types of ribbon, a brief description of each, and suggested uses for each ribbon type.

Grosgrain Ribbon (The "s" is silent. The correct pronunciation is "grow-grain"): This is a popular ribbon because it is sturdier than other ribbon. It is a textured ribbon that appears to have raised ribbing. There are many projects perfect for this type of ribbon several include hair bows, embellishments on fabric, and in scrapbooking.

Satin Ribbon: This type of ribbon is not necessarily made of silk, which is what satin was originally made from. The word "satin" in many cases refers to the smooth finish and feel of the ribbon rather than its fiber content. Satin ribbon can be made from polyester, nylon, rayon, silk blends, and pure silk. Due to this ribbon's flexibility and softness, it is a very popular choice for use in wedding gowns and wedding gown accessories, such as wedding sashes.

Velvet Ribbon: This ribbon is usually made from nylon and has a plush finish. There are single-sided and double-sided velvet ribbons on the market. Velvet ribbon is a very versatile type of ribbon. There are many uses for velvet ribbon. A few of these uses would be as a necklace in jewelry making. The ribbon can be adorned with appliqués or used "as is" to hold a pendant. Velvet ribbon can be used to make a dressy sash for a dress or into a sleek and classy hair bow. Velvet ribbon can also add texture to paper projects like greeting cards or invitations.

Now that you know a bit more about ribbons and types, please feel free to contact us with any questions or to place an order.

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Using Necklaces To Add Character and Pizazz to Your Designs

Thursday, November 12, 2015 2:58:24 PM America/New_York

Using Necklaces To Add Character and Pizazz to Your Designs

Every occasion is made more special, by the clothing we choose to wear. All who purchase attire, specifically to attend a unique event, have one thing in common. They want to "make an entrance," or be "the Belle of the Ball." Of course, clothing may not be the only strategy that serves this end, but what we wear certainly conveys an impression. We all strive to send the right message with our apparel, by incorporating our personality and individuality into our outfit.

Accessorizing with jewelry is one way to stand out among the crowd. Necklaces are a particularly effective way to increase the memorable impression we desire, since they are worn close to the face and lie directly on our clothing or skin. A necklace is among the most personal of enhancements which has the ability to accent our facial features, express our mood and adorn our clothing.

As a designer of dresses, bridal wear, lingerie or sporting competition attire, drawing your client's eye to the most extraordinary attributes of your creations is important. Embellishing with the use of necklaces is the perfect method to accomplish this!

TrimCite furnishes distinctive necklaces for all your design needs, whether you want to incorporate them into your garments or simply display them with your inspirations for added visual effect or add-on sales potential. 

Contact us to browse our hundreds of necklace styles and discover the perfect enhancement for your market. Necklaces in every length and style, made from an enormous variety of unique materials can be found in our immense selection. Find the quintessential compliment for every type of design from Bohemian to classic. 

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Holiday Haberdashery

Thursday, November 5, 2015 3:10:56 PM America/New_York

Holiday Haberdashery: Beaded Trims Set the Mood for Custom Gifts, Decor and Special Occasion Attire

The festive spirit that year's end brings to homes and businesses is unmatched at any other time of year. From holiday decorating to glittering custom gifts that make our loved ones feel especially loved, now is the time to get our creative juices flowing. Beaded trims are the ideal way to customize both clothing and home furnishings to express culture, uniqueness, and tradition throughout the last quarter.

Homes become showplaces, as we welcome others into our special realm for camaraderie and conversation, to celebrate each unique year of our lives. Memories are created here, and now is our opportunity to show our style and grace, whether we are entertaining or attending the celebrations of others.

This is a time that we can really have fun with materials and create something completely "over-the-top." When it comes to holiday embellishments, it is "the more, the merrier, " since this is the only time of year anyone can truly express an excessively glitzy attitude and still be the life of the party!

Garments for Gaiety!

Beaded trim can be added to nearly any apparel choice for the holidays, including:

  • appliqués
  • borders
  • buckles
  • pins
  • pendants and necklaces
  • bows

Whether you are creating unique accessories for the man on your list or special occasion apparel for parties, weddings and gifting events, almost anything is appropriate for merry-making apparel.

Delightful Decor!

Christmas ornaments aren't the only home adornment that the intrepid host or hostess seeks during this time. Other items that can be easily enhanced with spectacular beaded trim are:

  • Garlands
  • Centerpieces
  • Tapestries
  • Table Linens
  • Bedding
  • Window Treatments
  • Banners
  • Gift Baskets
  • Scrapbooks

Contact us to find everything you need to make the spirit of the season pop in your home or business. Trimcite sells and produces a wide array of embellishments for both wholesale and retail customers. Access our constantly changing inventory and customized trim-making services to create exceptional, individual details in all your holiday creations.

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Create a WOW Effect With Applique Collars

Thursday, October 29, 2015 4:15:48 PM America/New_York

Create a WOW Effect With Applique Collars

You have just found or created the perfect dress for the perfect occasion but you need something more to make it stand out and become that one of a kind dress that will WOW everyone who sees you. Applique Collars offer you that opportunity. Perhaps you already have a terrific dress that just needs to be freshened up a bit. You can achieve that by selecting a dramatic eye stopping collar that accentuates your dress and highlights your ensemble. We offer hundreds of options that enable you to find the ideal collar for your dress or blouse. Is it a V-neckline you need? You can choose between layered collars, those with sequins and mesh or maybe bows or beads. Metallic collars are certainly eye-catching and we have a lovely selection. You can also see we have round necklines with intricate beading and lace, or some with chiffon, flowers and mesh. You prefer a square neckline or another type of unique shape? Again, no problem. If you are looking to impress we will help you with the just the right fashion statement.

Necklines are still low these days and we bring you choices that allow you to follow those fashion trends. If you prefer a higher neckline intending to draw attention to and highlight the beauty of your eyes or draw attention to your clavicle, you will certainly find many opportunities to accentuate those areas as well. 

We have been in the same location since 1992 and while we provide service for both wholesale and retails clients our motto has never changed. That highly help motto is to provide customer satisfaction to each customer. Please contact us to experience our variety of products and our commitment to excellence.

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Trimmings to Customize Dresses

Friday, October 23, 2015 4:02:50 PM America/New_York

Making an Off-The-Rack Wedding Gown Customized: Trimmings for Dresses

Every bride looks forward to her big day.  From the time she's a little girl, she plans and envisions what her wedding day will look like as she walks down the aisle to her handsome groom.

The day is finally coming.  She has the man, the ring, and the date all set. She and her family have visited several dress shops, and she has decided on the one to wear on the day she will become a wife. She arrives at tailor shop ready to make the dress her own.  Besides the typical hemming and cinching, there are many trimmings for dresses that a tailor can use to transform a bride's gown.

Classic laces added to the hem or bodice of a dress add a slight accent. They can also be used to add straps to a strapless dress, completely transforming the look.

Fringes, furs, and feathers add a lot of trendier detail to a wedding gown. For a Great Gatsby theme, add some fringe down the side of the dress or in levels down the skirt of the dress.  Feathers add a white elegance starting at the waist and going down.

Appliques can transform the bodice of a wedding gown, or even the neckline with a unique collar.  A variety of beads add glisten to the dress.

To find a wide array of trims to give wedding gowns a truly unique look, contact us. There are no style limitations to the transformation that a gown can take with the right trim.

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Four Reasons Why Jacquard Ribbon is Perfect for the Holidays

Thursday, October 15, 2015 2:20:55 PM America/New_York

Four Reasons Why Jacquard Ribbon is Perfect for the Holidays

When Joseph Marie Jacquard developed jacquard ribbon in the 19th century, he hardly could have imagined that over one hundred years later the patterned fabric would be in use everywhere, from high-end fashion to at-home holiday decor. Read on to find out three reasons why jacquard ribbon is perfect for the holidays.


One reason jacquard textiles are found on runways and Oscar de la Renta gowns is because of its elegance and understatement. Jacquard textiles feature complex patterns that are woven into the fabric itself. At times subtle and other times exuberant the highly embellished fabrics are versatile and elegant. Jacquard ribbon incorporates the elegant qualities of the fabric in miniature. 

The fabric's quality adds a sense of permanence that isn't found in satin or other ribbons. If the inhabitants of Downtown Abbey had to choose a holiday ribbon, it would most likely be jacquard. 


The detail found in jacquard ribbon is reminiscent of finely detailed embroidery. Since the design is woven into the fabric itself, the uniformity of the detail is enhanced and the patterns are less likely to pill. The ribbons, when used as trim for holiday ornaments, tablecloths, or gift baskets are sturdy and durable.


Jacquard fabrics are woven with highly detailed patterns from paisley to geometric shapes to twining florals. At times whimsical, the ribbons add a festive element to holiday centerpieces. Additionally, the pattern remains the same on either side of the fabric but with inverse colors. The reversible patterns can be used for multiple purposes on the same piece, as trim or embellishment.

To find out more about ribbon, trim and decor, please contact us.

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Rhinestone Fashion Taking Center Stage for Fall/Winter

Thursday, October 8, 2015 4:26:51 PM America/New_York

Rhinestone Fashion Taking Center Stage for Fall/Winter

When one of the finest Italian luxury fashion houses chooses to make a statement with rhinestones and appliqué, the fashion world takes note.

That's exactly what Dolce & Gabanna did in their Fall and Winter 2015 collections. From the rhinestone encrusted delicacies of the Alta Moda collection that float like ballerinas to the strategically placed brocade in the tres haute diva collection, trimmings are the medium of adornment in the fashion house this season. Even their nostalgic "I love you momma" ready-to-wear collection deftly utilizes trim adornments with a twist of childhood whimsy and retro 50s flair.

Rhinestone fashion and brocade fabric are definitely center stage this season, and the collections also suggest inspiring new ideas for incorporating trimming of any kind. Here are some trends we expect to see a lot more of in the next few months.


This season it all starts with the shoes. The bolder your use of the sewing notions, the better. Play with hot fix trims, rhinestones and appliqués to create a fun fashion statement.


Cuffs and collars and even dress patterns embellished in rhinestones, brocade trim or appliqué. Also, look for more jacquard ribbon to show up on everything from formal jackets to sweatshirts.

The Purse

The indispensable accessory plays a more central role in this season's fashions. Designers are using trims, piping, closures and more to create works of art that travel with you.

Head Bands and Scarves

With a distinctive nod toward the 50's, head wear is a popular accessory this season. rhinestones, lace and hot fix trims are showing up to crown your latest look.


This year's standard cotton cap get a dreamy new makeover with appliqué, lace, ribbons and bows.

No matter what fashion trending statement you want to create, you can find what you need on our site or contact us for assistance.

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Four Reasons Hot Fix is Guaranteed to Make You Smile

Thursday, October 1, 2015 2:54:30 PM America/New_York

Four Reasons Hot Fix is Guaranteed to Make You Smile

We're pretty sure that one reason for the internet is to make you smile. If not, then there are a lot of kitten pics out there with no good reason for being out there. But it's not just cats; there are also four reasons why hot fix should bring a smile to your face.

  • First : Something old becomes something new. When you get out your Iron Box and press it to the crystal side of a hot fix rhinestone piece, hold it there for a few seconds. Enjoy this moment. You are about to transform a tablecloth, a skating costume, a bridal gown or a prom dress into a new creation. Whether it's dressing up something that has been used before or putting a new take on a treasured piece of clothing, this kind of creative recycling is worth a smile.
  • Second: Originality. Mass produced clothing is a fact of life, and it is convenient. Imagine having to knit socks for your entire family! But the convenience shouldn't trap everyone into looking the same way. Standard items like black blouses, neutral skirts and even dress socks are rendered into original fashions depending on the type of hot fix design elements you incorporate onto the pre-existing fabric. Choose beaded rhinestones for a soft, delicate look. Larger pieces like rhinestone flowers are perfect for blouses and skirts while hot fix squares can enhance straight-edged garments. An original outfit is sure reason to grin.
  • Third thing: Puppy Bling. Decorate your canine friend's collar with hot fix rhinestones. If a sparkling puppy doesn't make you smile, then honestly, we don't know what will.
  • Fourth thing: It's addictive. Ask anyone who has Iron Box and tape, they can't seem to stop. Fortunately for those who can't get enough gleam on their textiles, rhinestone hot fix pieces attach to pretty much any fabric, from cotton to synthetics. Whether you are dressing up a tulle tutu or an old pair of corduroys, hot fix will be a creative option that keeps you grinning.

To find out more about hot fix rhinestones, or other design ideas please Contact Us. Thanks.

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