Check out this Jane Lamerton dress in this season's hot colour of kelly green.
FYI - Jane Lamerton is an Australian brand aimed at 20 - 50s. It has a tailored focus and is exclusive to Myer. Now, check out the self belt on this Jane Lamerton dress........
Now check out the standard logo from the Italian design house Salvatore Farragamo.
Anything look familiar? Just another example of inspiration from an uber design house - this time Salvatore Ferragamo.
How manufacturers work behind the scenes
The more accessories an item of clothing comes with, the cheaper the item of clothing is likely to be. Accessories can include a self belt, buttons and any trim you can think of.
Further, manufacturers tend to use as cheap as possible accessories to keep the overall cost of the garment down.
Even though the quality of the clasp looks OK in this case, look at the fabric of the self belt & how it is stitched......eeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwww
Really poor quality self belt.
My style tip:
Remove the self belt - after all, do you really want to be inspired by? or would you prefer to be original?
Then insert an all leather belt that will look classier and you can also wear it with other outfits (so its cost per wear (CPW) will go down).....
Remember, you dont have to restrict yourself to matchy-matchy....try contrast colours, interesting prints...
eg: Witchery $50
eg: Witchery $40