Choosing the Right Women’s Blouse |

The hardest part of dressing for a woman is choosing the right women’s blouse to accompany the pants or skirt that they are wearing. The right women’s blouse can take ordinary pants and turn them into something that is dressy enough for going out or wearing to the office. Take a different women’s blouse and you can make the same pants look more casual in appearance.The main thing to consider when you are trying to select the right women’s blouse to wear is where you will be wearing the garment. If you are going to work you want a garment that is slightly refined, one that is appropriate to wear in mixed company, and one that will hold its shape well through the day. If you can find a garment that will resist wrinkling then you will benefit from this, you also want something that will resist stains if possible.Shirts for ladies are made from different materials like satin, silk, cotton, polyester and mixtures of two are more of these materials. The different materials make some garments more suitable for work and some more suitable for play times. Cotton is one material that does well in both dressy garments and in casual garments. Silk and satin are good for dressy garments, but they make awful materials for a casual shirt. Buying a garment that is made from a material that is suitable for where you will be wearing the garment makes the best sense.You want to make certain when you are going out to the clubs that you look sexy and alluring. Sequins on low cut designs are popular on the tops people wear to the clubs. If you are going to church, to work, or to dinner with your in-laws you want to make certain that the items of clothing you are wearing are not too revealing, and that they are not made of materials that are see through. There is a time and place for sexy.Another tip for choosing a shirt that will make you look sexy and alluring is to remember that you want the garment tight enough to leave no doubt that you are a girl, but loose enough to leave no doubt that you are a lady. A little mystery is considered sexy so do not wear something that shows off the merchandise to everyone.When choosing the right women’s blouse you will need to consider where you will be wearing the garment.

To Iron Or to Steam? |

Most people, throughout both the UK and the US, use a steam iron to press their clothes before wearing. This is just the norm, generations of people have grown up seeing their parents iron their clothes and presume this is how it’s done. They never question it. However, you may have heard of a garment steamer. They are powerful steam machine designed to force steam into your clothes, dropping wrinkles out and leaving a super pressed finish. They are most widely used in the fashion industry where the clothes are delicate or made from super fine and expensive material. The risk of scorching the fabric through using a steam iron may be too great.When using an iron, you will place it out flat on an ironing board and run the iron up and down the clothing, pressing the wrinkles out it. You turn the garment round the ironing board, doing the garment section by section, positioning it awkwardly to get into difficult places. With a garment steamer, you will hang the garment, usually on a pole provided for this function, and simply move the hose up and down the clothing. All wrinkles will then literally fall out of the clothing. This is an incredibly efficient as well as safe way to iron your garments. Not only that, they leave your clothing very fresh too.The garment steamer however is not the clear winner. The biggest issues facing them is that first of all, they are a little more dangerous than ironing. You will often burn yourself using a garment steamer. No matter how careful you are, you are handling a hose that pumps out hot steam; you will eventually pass it over your skin or hold the nozzle incorrectly. Some of the lower quality models may even spit water out the hose and will burn your skin. The main drawback is that it is much more difficulty to press creases into your clothing. If you are ironing a dress shirt or dress trousers and need to press a crease in, with a garment steamer, you have to use and attachment, holding the crease in place whilst you steam. With a steam iron, this process is much simpler and quicker.There are also advances in ironing technology such as steam generator irons which produce amazing amounts of steam for hours on end. These can be used as very efficient garment steamers as well as steam irons. This blurs the boundary between the two, perhaps combing the best of both worlds. In the end, the choice is down to personal preference. A quality steam iron will cost roughly the same as quality garment steamers. You could of course opt for a steam generator iron and get the best of both worlds.

Tagless Promotional T-Shirts – What Are the Benefits? |

Promotional clothing delivers tangible long term results & a good return on investment but what are Tagless T-Shirts and what are their benefits.As the name implies, Tagless garments encompass those that either have no manufacturers neck label, or have one that can be easily removed, usually by tearing along a perforated line. The garment only carries size information (a small woven label or transfer print in the back of the neck) and a care label (usually on the inner side seam).The benefits of not having a manufacturers neck label are:1) An improved appearance over labelled garments: Tagless Promotional Tees concentrate attention on the external brand, as there is no conflict with internal labelling.2) Increased wearer comfort: Unfortunately, many promotional T-Shirts still use cheap printed neck labels that can feel rough on the skin and there’s nothing more annoying than a label that scratches on the back of the neck.3) Increased promotional exposure: Following on from point two above, it’s obvious that a garment that’s more comfortable to wear will be worn more often, so again there are benefits to not having a neck label.4) An improvement in perceived quality: Providing a suitable weight of fabric is selected, a Tagless T-Shirt can actually suggest that the recipient is receiving a higher quality garment than the normal run-of-the-mill promotional Tee and there can be fewer pre-conceived ideas about the value of the garment in relation to other known brands.Brand Support Merchandise: Promotional giftwear is one thing but the same range of benefits are available to those who choose to use tagless garments in their range of brand support clothing.Sometimes there is not the budget to manufacture large volumes of bespoke T-Shirts, yet a tagless tee can give the appearance that the garment has been manufactured bespoke.Tear Down the Dotted Line: As mentioned earlier, label-free garments fall into two sorts, those that do not have a neck label in the first place and those where the label can be easily removed.It has to be said that in relation to wearer comfort, the ‘no-label’ option is best, because sometimes the tear-out labels still leave a small tag protruding from the collar seam, which can still irritate.Choices, Choices: There is now a growing range of Tagless T-Shirts to choose from, including traditional crew-neck, v-neck, short sleeve and long sleeve styles in various weights of Cotton (typically 155 to 190gsm).There are even Tagless Running/Cycling tops in moisture wicking Polyester (typically 140gsm) that are ideal for use by sports brands or for sports related promotions and as technical fabrics have achieved a wider appeal the price of these garments has now come down dramatically.Conclusion: So there you have it, Tagless T-Shirts and other label-free garments offer a range of benefits and are now easy to source.Choose wisely and discuss your requirements with your supplier, who should be able to advise on stock availability and suggest suitable garments for your promotion.Copyright Mark J Davis – First Impressions (Europe) Ltd 2010