industrial revolution, all trim was
made and applied by hand, making heavily
trimmed furnishings and garments expensive
and high-status. Machine-woven trims and
put these dense trimmings within the reach
of even modest
and home sewers, and an abundance of trimming
is a characteristic of mid-Victorian
fashion. As a predictable reaction,
came to emphasize exquisiteness of
cut and construction over denseness
of trimming, and applied trim became a signifier
of mass-produced clothing by the 1930s.
The iconic braid and gold
trim of the
Chanel suit are a notable survival of
trim in high fashion.
Today, most trimmings are commercially
Scalamandr is known for elaborate trim for home
Wrights is a leading manufacturer of
trim for home sewing and crafts.
Types of trimming include: