Mrs. Obama is the perfect example of someone who shows price is not a factor in looking great.
– Jason Wu
I agree that one does not have to spend a lot of money to have style. Style comes from imagination and creativity and willingness to take risks. However, I do believe that quality is essential to style. No matter how sharp a garment may look, it’s a sloppy presentation if threads are pulling, the hemline puckers, or the fabric is cheap. Consumers don’t have to spend a fortune to look great but they should consider quality a priority. I have found quality clothing at Target (I still wear a favorite sweater I bought from Target ten years ago) and schlock at Saks.
I recommend shoppers take a good look at how a garment is made.
- What’s the stitching like?
- How much fabric is in the hem?
- Is the hemline straight?
- How does the fabric feel?
- How is the fit?
There used to be a time when shoppers expected even inexpensive clothing to be properly constructed and made to last, but not anymore. Perhaps it’s time we raise our standards.