Buttoned clothing review

Never has the button of clothing been so successful since the 80s! So for this this winter, here is a fashion review to customize your looks and adopt an ultra feminine style!

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Mansur Gavriel cashmere coat – FW 18/19 – Courtesy of Mansur Gavriel

Coat dresses

First, why not consider a simple effect with a touch of contrast like the coat dress? Above all, a classic of clothing simply enhanced by two large white buttons.

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Coat dress Mango FW 18/19

First and foremost considered a basic outfit, the coat dress also knows how to be very elegant. Like this sober white dress but which, enhanced by a design button and a pair of high boots has a crazy style.

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Coat dress Zara Fall 2018

Revisited coats

Because each season has its codes or rather its hobby in terms of overcoats! Because yes, look well these short or long coats, woolly or silky wherever you are! Indeed, there is a constant for a dress code at the top: the buttons of coats.

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Dries Van Noten Spring 2019 ©Indigital
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Coat Mansur Gavriel FW 18/19 – Courtesy of Mansur Gavriel
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Paco Rabanne Spring 2018 ©Indigital

So if you have just acquired the coat of your dreams, and that for some reason x or y, its buttons seem bland, opt for some original buttons!

If only as Mansur Gavriel, you are faithful to the tone on tone for a soft style in color.

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Pink cashmere coat Mansur Gavriel FW 18/19 – Courtesy of Mansur Gavriel
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Dries Van Noten Spring 2019 ©Indigital

Trimmed jackets and clothes

On the contrary and if you prefer an effect of sophistication, Chloe provides us dresses and suits jacket-pants adorned with beautiful shades of blue or brown. And it’s not bad at all I find …

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dress and suit fashioned with buttons – Chloé Spring 2019 ©Indigital

Because for this review of style, Liu Jo plays the key of personalization in the manner of our favorite clothes. But beware, it’s always done in extreme chic fashion. Because we love this river of rhinestone buttons on tweed with a touch of leather!

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Suit by Liu Jo FW 18/19 – Courtesy of Liu Jo

Finally, last wink on the jacket adorned with large tortoise shell effect buttons. It is made of shearling that is to say, a great sweetness!

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Big buttons jacket Saks Potts -Matchesfashion.com

Shirts or cardigans with buttons

But still no shirt buttons! In reality, it is a question of fashion buttons. In short, I admit that Zara helped me because like Lemaire, Prada or Dolce Gabbana, their autumn-winter collection is adorned with sewing buttons.

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Big button in the manner of horn on a wool shirt ZARA
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Cardigan FW 18/19 – Dolce Gabbana.com
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Twinset FW 18/19 Christophe Lemaire – Courtesy of Lemaire
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Oversized shirts ZARA – Fall 2018

Outfits playing with buttons

As a conclusion, bold style always pays. All in all, these two examples are very far but preferred. In a word, dare the contrast of colors and transparent buttons on a beautiful pencil skirt.

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Fluffy sweater and pencil skirt with transparent buttons – Balenciaga on matchesfashion.com

But also, playing buttons, their color or size is a treat. Photo support to follow!

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Playing buttons on dress – Zara Fall 2018

In summary, if you love to customize your best outfits like me and benefit from advice to refine your beloved garments, go to BUTTONS PARADISE: e-shop or showroom close to the Bon Marché in Paris!

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Jewelry buttons: best tips for a look at the top!

At BUTTONS PARADISE, nothing is incidental. On the contrary, everything is in the difference and in THE Accessory with a big A. Jewelry buttons with a sense of [haute] couture detail ! Original buttons, design or designer buttons, even the fancy buttons are jewelry and made in France or sometimes come from Japan when mother of pearl becomes queen!

But in fact, what is a jewelry button?

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From left to right: Dior cocktail dress – Marni SS 2018 – Dior material effects – Eyes Diamond buttons Dries Van Noten – Viktor & Rolf shirt neck – Etro button effects 2018

The Jewelry button is primarily a style effect for a sublime look! For example, large round buttons that dress a classic strapless dress like Dior. But it can also be a solo button accessorized pin to adorn a Marni silk dress. I love the iconic button used as adornment …

Otherwise and as a wink, one can wear his eyes small rhinestone buttons like the Paris fashion show Dries Van Noten for Fashion Week 2018. In short, the jewel button is in you! Because it is YOU who decides on his style to affirm your singularity or your humor! And there BUTTONS PARADISE can guide you!

Accessorize a summer coat?

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Anya Hindmarch summer coat 2018 – Top coat Resin Buttons BUTTONS PARADISE

We all love light cotton coats in the fresh colors of summer. But here we go, sometimes the buttons or the pressures are not up to par. So to revisit the whole, bet on the shape of your buttons that become jewelry! Round and curved shapes like the Top Coat model! Or more sophisticated and seductive, opt for a square button made of Galalith resin.

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Playing with buttons – Cos summer coat – Square Galalith buttons – Prototypes BUTTONS PARADISE

How to wear jewelry buttons on a dress?

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Marie Katranzou 2018 spring dress – Silver metal buttons Flo BUTTONS PARADISE

First, play with your dress fabric, from the simplest to the most sought after. Feel free to add a touch of glamor to a new-age metal effect like this beautiful fabric by Marie Katranzou. It perfectly mimics metal buttons in beautiful silver. So why not go all the way? Personalize your black or black and blue dress with beautiful striking buttons!

Buttons adornment: alloy of materials and luminous colors

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Prada dress summer 2018 – Jewelry buttons Mother of Pearl green anise BUTTONS PARADISE

Here, it is question of audacity! The trick is to rely on a bright color and bold materials: a marriage of buttons and explosive materials for a contemporary look even futuristic. A beautiful mother-of-pearl tinted green anise for these jewelry buttons associated with a fringed dress of green spring PVC!

Dare the fancy chic buttons!

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Calvin Klein 2018 spring skirt – Léa Flower Buttons BUTTONS PARADISE

Have you ever thought that some flower-shaped designer buttons will turn into jewelry? Here, the magic of the beautiful fantasy button operates a dream contrast! What is clever with the original sewing buttons is their design … Specifically, you cracked for a soft denim wallet dress? Its worn is soft to the touch but you just want to accentuate its chic neo-romantic look? Ride on a farandole of conic buttons painted by hand with the decor of birds worthy of a Matisse!

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Carolina Herrera denim dress SS18 – Conical resin button Swallow BUTTONS PARADISE

Illuminate your chest!

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Long dress Anya Hindmarch Summer 2018 – Galalith resin buttons Bee by BUTTONS PARADISE

So here, I am smitten! This dress is sublime. Thank you Anya Hindmarch. I do not know about you, but me, even to play in the MadMen series for one night, as much aimed at the total look 70s buttons included! So, I’m voting for an “original seventies” accessory with an ethno-chic look: the Bee button, my heart of hearts !!! Because the Bee is made of Galalith resin, a natural creamy white like its resin that comes from milk!

Statement buttons for a lamé embroidered suit

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Tailored lamé Christian Siriano RTW 2018 – Faceted jewelry blue buttons BUTTONS PARADISE

In summary, the sewing button is a Single Accessory. It claims its place as an iconic jewel but without ostentation! A safe technique that makes all your difference. Never has the art of the faceted glass button been so beautiful, simple and effective. QED don’t you think?

Good to know: BUTTONS PARADISE designs and sells contemporary and vintage jewelry couture buttons. Our limit is your imagination! So, stand for it: I love you just as much as these beautiful buttons!

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Here comes the couture button!

From all smart fashion accessories, the couture button is my favorite … !

For once, this week, there is no question of women’s cloakroom! Because of all the subjects, it’s the button that I prefer (my nod to a French singer, Caroline Loeb)

So this is it. I decided, if you will, to take you on a journey to discover the 1001 materials of the button. But above all, little glossary on THE button!

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Gem couture buttons by BUTTONS PARADISE

Are you ‘PPOC*’??! (to be pronounced “POK”)

It is used daily. And yet, the couture button is probably from all our accessories, the one that has a thousand and one tricks and secrets. Do not sociologists call it the ‘PPOC’? Because yes, the PPOC qualifies the couture button of the *Smallest Cultural Object, the S.C.O.! In French: ‘Plus Petit Objet Culturel‘.  Simply because the sewing button is one of our most common clothing uses.

And I do not resist sharing this quote from an Austrian architect, keen on fashion and style.

If nothing else survives of a vanished people but a single button, it would be possible for me, from the form of this button, to deduce the dress and customs of this people, their habits, their art and his intellectual life. So big is the importance of this button. I wanted to underline the relationship between the inner culture and the external culture. The way is as follows: God creates the artist, the artist creates the time, the time creates the craftsman, the craftsman creates the button.

Adolf Loos, Words in the Void, 1897-1900, Ivrea, 1994

Nice introduction, isn’t it?

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Tawny resin couture buttons to pimp a coat by BUTTONS PARADISE

P as polyester or R as resin?

Here, I grant you: I love all these divine resins!

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Rond large design resin button Silk by BUTTONS PARADISE

Polyester is, of all the resins, the most widespread in couture buttons since the second half of the 20th century with a peak in the 70’s.

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Galalith ribbon couture buttons by BUTTONS PARADISE

But there is resin and resin! Because while polyester is a commonly used plastic resin, there are many more sophisticated ones; including a beautiful resin from milk, more unknown: Galalith or mineral ivory. And I am passionate about Galalith! It is refined, white in the natural (that is to say before being tinted). It is especially as hard and resistant as ivory and of course, it has nothing to do with real ivory. (Wink to Stella ™)

Galalith is milk-white because it comes from a protein with the nice name of casein. And we consume a lot of it without knowing it because it comes from milk!

The mother of pearl

In the 19th century, France is the cradle of mother-of-pearl in the world. The city of Meru was the fief of all manufactures!

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Sweet mother of pearl couture buttons by BUTTONS PARADISE

Mother-of-pearl is the star of couture buttons and jewels. It’s actually an amazing combination of carbon and calcium! And contrary to what we can believe, mother of pearl is organic and non-mineral. And when you caress her … what an intimate sweetness!

What is also fascinating with the mother of pearl, besides its beautiful iridescent reflections, is that there are all kinds! These couture buttons are perfect to fashion a dress or, as for coat buttons, the icons of your outfit!

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Original couture buttons Spinning by BUTTONS PARADISE

Gray mother-of-pearl, from pearl oyster but also abalone, a seashell found on our atlantic beaches, there are many sorts and all of them make statement

White mother-of-pearl is often considered the purest and most expensive.

My mother of pearl couture buttons but also my original design buckles that fashion my bracelets and leather cuffs are 90% of French origin: mainly Tahiti and also some gray nacres from Japan.

Precious wood

Or less precious … ! All the wood species are the muses of the couture button, object of sculpture! I get carried away for the good cause …

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Wood raffia couture buttons spiral by BUTTONS PARADISE

The wood inspires and it imposes itself as master! Master of the couture knob in raffia, cedar, olive, beech or walnut from our French countries. Only the oak resists him because too hard considering the size of his friend button.

All the woods are beautiful! And the button is KING. If it is rosewood, ebony or Macassar, then you are adorned with subtle jewelry.

And anyway …

This is the button I prefer! And if you like this piece of jewelry like me, then go here! The glossary of the button and its materials: plural resins, horn, rock crystal, Sèvres porcelain …

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Customize a black coat: 5 ideas that change everything!

Want to blow a breath of fresh air on your black coat? Want to bring him the magic touch, the big shot of brilliance it deserves? Why not customize it to make it unique and irresistible?

To offer originality, elegance and good mood to your garment, here are 5 ideas to customize your black coat with sewing or trendy buttons, fabric, embroidery or sequins.

It’s up to you to choose the perfect accessory, the one that will give back to your trusty coat your warmth all winter long. So here is a little overview of the possibilities available to you!

Customize a black coat by embroidering mother of pearl buttons

The advantage with the black is that it marries almost everything. However, do not go in all directions. So opt for a chic and luminous touch, personalize your black coat with pearl or white buttons, real must have of the season. Stars, clovers, big round buttons or sparkling sequins, do not be afraid, dare. And be baroque and chic!

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Black coat Jil Sander – White buttons Nosta BallBee ButtonsEugenia Buttons by BUTTONS PARADISE

Customize a black coat with disco or hype metal buttons

Here, to bring a note of gaiety! Counterbalance the sometimes excessive sobriety of your black overcoat. And why not sew some fun and hype sewing buttons? Again, play the chic trendy card. Also, take inspiration from the colors of the moment: a deep blue and light gray pulling or an electric blue for these black coats from the super successful brand. Simple, effective and design!

And for a more disco note, choose a silver colored button series with blue sequins. You can also opt for pretty sewing buttons in shades of old bronze or old silver tone with an ethnic style to give e perfect contrast!

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Black coats by Designersoutfits – Square Disco Golden Buttons – Square Silver Disco Eighties Button seriesAfrican Mask Buttons seriesSilver Metal Jewel Buttons by BUTTONS PARADISE

Create a game of stripes at the bottom of the coat

How to bring a graphic touch to your coat? By making online embroidery at the bottom of the garment or by sewing ribbons or strips of white fabric alternating with the black of the coat.

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Black coats with white straps – Black Border Couture Buttons by BUTTONS PARADISE

Very trendy this season, the black & white has the advantage to marry with different looks. And for an equally graphic result, use vintage and geometric buttons as shown below with the black and white stitch button pattern.

Replace the coat buttons by focusing on the contrast

Besides, if you want to change the buttons of your coat, choose, as indicated above, for graphic models. Play the black and white card! And to stay trendy, choose geometric buttons with bright colors! Look at these conical bleu and grey buttons looking like a Matisse painting! So original to look your black coat!

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Celine Black coatsLarge Red Gleam ButtonsRound Blue Pansy ButtonsConical Swallow ButtonsRed Stuco Couture Buttons, All by BUTTONS PARADISE

Create an Arty coat with an array of fabric or a cascade of mismatched buttons

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Black large coat Zadig & Voltaire – Mother of Pearl round Buttons, Dice and Flake seriesHorn Attitude Button seriesEbony Wood Hat Buttons series, all by BUTTONS PARADISE

Finally, play here the card of originality. Customize your black coat by letting the artist in you express yourself. And why not sew on the sleeve of the coat a fabric representing a work of your favorite painter? Or, add touches of color by sewing buttons of different shades and shapes. Above all break the codes and dare!

In brief, why not discover our couture buttons on the Buttons Paradise e-store!

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Are you ready to make a wish?

Since May the new models are preparing. Sleepless nights, but above all beautiful encounters! There you go! The new collection is online. And as with any novelty, it is time to make a vow, right?

So close your eyes! And think very hard about beautiful sewing buttons or beautiful jewelry and feminine accessories. And by the way, our new line of accessories, ATTELIER PARADISE, you remember? Otherwise, go to my blog here!

New trend, cool chic buttons

Why not affirm your style with trendy buttons? Because YES, THE buttons are definitely HYPE this winter! And the tweeds and plaid wool are from all the women’s cloakrooms. Here is a little secret just for YOU. If you want to enhance your coat and highlight the squares of its beautiful fabric: head on the horn! It is a sure value and a noble material.

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Mirage couture buttons in horn – BUTTONS PARADISE

And if you surf on shimmering colors like red, then bet on the effects of materials and the color of your buttons. And here, I let you admire the curves of the red couture button Wavy, so chic!

Red resin couture button WAVY
Red resin couture buttons BUTTONS PARADISE

Otherwise, for a sophisticated retro-folk look, here is THE top model of the chic button: Silk.

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Large rhodoid resin buttons Silk – BUTTONS PARADISE

It is sublime, it affirms you and arises where you want. But beware: it is a chic and rare button to affirm a style just to you. The Silk series is vintage, with different tones of rhodoid resin and silk colors please, but mostly passionately button jewelry!

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The arrival of the first cold is sometimes synonymous with being in the dumps (one of my favorite expressions like ‘to be in your own shell’).

Design leather cuff bracelet Dolce Vita
Design leather cuff bracelet Dolce Vita – ATTELIER by BUTTONS PARADISE

So, for this winter, ATTELIER PARADISE gets under way in Italy! Long live the Dolce Vita. A duo leather-made cuff, made in Paris. An ultra-feminine bracelet feast inspired by Neapolitan headlines! J’adore … Even though I’m not very objective?! But I am a cuff nut!

Luxury leather cuff bracelets Eden
Luxury vinyl leather cuff bracelet Eden – ATTELIER by BUTTONS PARADISE

Dolce Vita leather bracelets like Eden cuffs are real jewelry accessories that dress you in a flash. The Dolce Vita is refined, stylish and especially it marries the wrist. And if you’re a fan, ATTELIER PARADISE will shape your custom-made cuff on request … But please do not tell your friends too soon, just to give us the time to create yours!
The new collection is being put online gradually. And I am preparing you a host of other new products for the next few days! So, stay connected and be in touch soon – 🙂

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Colored and pop buttons: wake up your look

Does not your coat, your jacket, your favorite shirt do the same? It’s time for you to wake up your look with pretty little colored and sparkling touches! Simply choose brightly colored buttons, and why not fluorescent sewing buttons, to replace the original buttons of your favorite clothes. To help you choose the most fashionable models and awaken your style with class and daring, here are some sources of inspiration straight from fashion podiums and the most trendy designers!

Fluo buttons: for a look inspired by Jacquemus

And why not some eighties mood, stripes, colors and ultra minimalist cuts? This is the style and signature of the Jacquemus brand. To find on your coat navy blue or emerald green, go for the ultra trend note launched by Simon Porte, the talented French couturier who hides behind Jacquemus! Opt for some XXL fluo buttons and flashy colors as here with this beautiful yellow spring color . The idea is to wake up your clothes and offer a touch of happiness, light and beautiful vibes.

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Défilé Jacquemus prêt-à-porter FW 2016-2017 Paris ©Imaxtree.com – Yellow mop buttons

Brightly colored buttons on striped prints

Inspired by the Spring 2017 fashion shows of the famous New York-based women’s ready-to-wear brand Proenza Schouler! And this time it turns to a white vintage button model or an ultra-bright blue resin stitching button both edited by BUTTONS PARADISE. And to slice, break the regular rhythm of stripes and awaken the classic and sometimes wise side of a sailing jacket? Nothing beats buttons with primary colors and vivid or bright white. They bring fantasy and chic sublimating the outfit totally timeless. This is a great way to make your favorite jacket go through the seasons while varying the pleasures one year on the other.

Bright Blue Buttons
Proenza Schouler Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear collection – Bouton bleu résine
Proenza Schouler Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show Détails – Bouton blanc vintage
Proenza Schouler Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show Détails – Bouton blanc vintage

Pop buttons for an arty look

These ones are inspired by the superb designs of Irish fashion designer J.W Anderson! Especially its superb oversized seam and seam buttons! Opt for a resolutely arty look. And why not choosing one of our three models of brightly colored sewing buttons? The red button for a note full of pep’s and originality, the large blue fancy button, white and gray stitch with art deco accents while being ultra contemporary and finally, the jewel button in gray, blue and silver glass to give your Jacket a unique touch and very couture.

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Grand bouton couture bleuGrand bouton résine rouge
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JW ANDERSON PRE FALL 2015 des boutons au magnifique design pop – Bouton verre teinté

So in short, to make your coat, jacket and even your favorite blouse more dynamic, do not hesitate! Choose a superb pattern of brightly colored buttons or even fluo stitching buttons, to be found among the many models present in the BUTTONS PARADISE e-boutique.


Original jackets with large ‘haute couture’ black buttons

Not always easy to know how to dress in autumn or spring or even in winter! That’s the snag with in-between seasons. However a jacket will always remain your best ally, the ideal piece of clothing. If you want to refresh its look and avoid monotony why not accessorize it?

The trapeze shape jacket, cape, blazer, bolero or jacket choose the one that you feel is right for you and then change all the buttons with a more original shape. Look at the panorama of ‘haute couture’ buttons. There is a whole range of sizes, fabric, shapes and styles all very different. Refashion your jacket with large black ‘haute couture’ buttons, you won’t regret it!

Always in tune, in any circumstances, the mid-season jacket is your best friend when temperatures keep changing. It can be worn under your coat in winter. Frankly it is the best garment in your wardrobe. Add a broach, a necklace, long or short or simply a few tassels and your jacket is totally revived. However since you do not always have the time to choose the accessories to remodel your jacket then why not make the change once and for all? That’s where original buttons are simply a must.

A cape with 2 black ‘haute couture’ buttons

If you choose large size massive buttons, make sure you avoid adding any extra accessories such as a scarf or small chain. Keep your look simple and put all the effect on the choice of the buttons. A pretty cuff can be an option but do not emphasize on the jewelry.

On a magnificent white cape in a pale color, pick a massive button, either black or very dark. The impact will be greater and your jacket will benefit from a feminine touch and outline your silhouette.

A cape with 2 black ‘haute couture’ buttons
Dress and coat by Fath, Paris Hat by Schiaparelli, Paris Evening dress by Fontana, Rome. © Regina Relang1951/1952 – Terra Horn Couture button by BUTTONS PARADISE

White winter jacket with black buttons: for the seventies look

The seventies coats and jackets are still very fashionable. The Emanuel Ungaro 1968 coat below is a close fit and the waistline is underlined with a dark leather belt. The double row of vintage black buttons can be replaced by bone buttons or bohemian style buttons for a glamorous effect.

White winter jacket with black buttons: for the seventies look
© Emanuel Ungaro Outfit, 1968 – Glams Pompadour button by BUTTONS PARADISE – Horn Drive button by BUTTONS PARADISE

The fifties cape with large size buttons

On this very chic cape choose precious buttons or fancy buttons to break the plainness and add a touch of crispness and originality to your look. Plain and pure, mother of pearl will bring light and brilliance to your jacket or coat.

The fifties cape with large size buttons
© Balenciaga sheath, tunic & cape, photographed by Georges Saad – © Balenciaga, 1956 – Shell Momentum Button by BUTTONS PARADISE – Black Happy Clover Button by BUTTONS PARADISE

Jackets with a row of asymmetric buttons

On the bell shaped jacket below, choose decorative buttons and draw a separation that will underline your waist and the roundness of your hips and restore a feminine look. Here too you can add more charm and refinement to your outerwear !

Take a look at our collection of black buttons in the Buttons Paradise catalogue. Design or vintage, fancy or ‘haute couture’ you will find a wide choice to revamp your outerwear.

Jackets with a row of asymmetric buttons
Photo : Livemaster – handmade, DIY & tutorials – Photo : shewhoworshipscarlin.tumblr.com – Horn Heart button by BUTTONS PARADISE
Jackets with a row of asymmetric buttons
Photo: myamericandreamm.tumblr.com – Mother-of-pearl Beach Rock button by BUTTONS PARADISE

Customize your white shirts with original buttons

For anyone who often finds herself sporting a white shirt, the question of how to personalize the look is certainly a crucial one! So to really bring out the best in your top, and add a note of freshness, why not attach some original buttons? With this one trick, you can personalize your basics by giving them a touch of originality. And you don’t even need to be an expert in couture to give your outfits a makeover. Once you’ve chosen your buttons, simply stitch them onto your shirt. So here’s a quick run through of what this ‘makeover’ actually consists of, and how to choose your model and totally transform your white shirt into an item that’s one of a kind.


Choose your piece of clothing wisely

The white shirt featured above is by Caroll, in lightly striped, cotton voile. The two large patch pockets, in the style of Maison Margiela, give it that added charm. This shirt was bought in the sales for 40 €. When it comes to transforming a shirt, there are a few important rules to follow in terms of style and dimensions.

  • Measure the buttonholes carefully before purchasing the model of your dreams. For a 10mm button, the buttonhole must be at least 12mm, i.e. 2mm more than the button – and ideally, 4mm. In general though, this will depend on the shape of the button and how bulky it is.
  • If you choose a shank button, make sure that it is lightweight and also that the material to which you are attaching it is fairly thick. Avoid putting a nickel button on a silk shirt for example: the button may well pull on the shirt fabric and undermine the look.
  • You don’t need to worry about the previous point for a sew-through button or a moulded-shank button, though. Once these buttons are stitched on, the thread will marry perfectly with the fabric.
  • As for colour, prioritize contrasts. Avoid putting orange buttons on a red shirt, for example: as a general rule, try not to choose your buttons in a similar shade to that of the clothing.
  • On the other hand, a white shirt will work well with any shade. The bolder the colour and style of the buttons, the more stylish your shirt will end up looking! So go ahead and be daring!

Glitz up your shirts with stylish and original buttons

Buttons Paradise has a large choice of sewing buttons in pearl, resin, metal, wood, glass, horn and ebony. There are graphic design styles, puzzle pieces and disco, 80s, ethnic, vintage or modern pieces. Here’s a selection of some of the buttons currently available:

French Code Button by Buttons Paradise


Opt for this model if you want to give your blouse a dressy look. The ebony button, with its Swarovski rhinestone (10mm), is the perfect way to add an element of sophistication to your white shirt.

Taupe Mother-of-pearl Puzzle Button by Buttons Paradise


For a unique shirt that is right on trend, opt for this taupe mother-of-pearl button in the shape of a puzzle piece (13mm). It is available in taupe or white.

Green Gray Square Shell Button by Buttons Paradise


To customize your blouse, you can also go for this model in pearl (generally 10-12mm diameter), the Binocular Ebony button or the Mother-of-pearl Sweetie button. Whatever the case, and whichever style you go for, don’t hesitate for a second longer! Go ahead and personalize all your white shirts and your plain basics. Take a few risks in your customizations, and really affirm your style and identity!




Love buttons love Valentine’s Day!

Telling someone we love them is a precious gift – why not say it 365 days a year! And if per chance we forget to do so, Valentine’s Day is there to remind us on February 14th each year. But let’s not forget the love buttons!

hand painted buttons written in French from 1930's

These are true love buttons – sublime and rare hand painted buttons from the 1930s. Their “I love you, a little, a lot, passionately…” is a beautiful way to celebrate love.

beige hand painted buttons from France in the 30's

One can easily imagine them being worn by our great-grandmothers or our great aunts. I imagine them sewing these love buttons to surprise their husbands or loved ones for a romantic diner or even better, to declare a budding love!

For this reason, when sewing buttons become love buttons, it’s a beautiful and original way to celebrate the feast of love no matter what you are wearing…

squary and red hand sewing buttons
Red Square button © BUTTONS PARADISE

Those beautiful red buttons or crystal buttons that will delight those who wish on Valentine’s Day to transform their daytime outfits into festive attire!

For those who wish to know the origin of these love buttons, my best friend Julie offered them to me. This is just a small sample of the button collection that belonged to her grandmother. The button lover that I am cannot thank her enough for such a beautiful gift…

crystal sewing buttons shaped like a champaign glass
Champagne Button © BUTTONS PARADISE