Should You Choose Women’s Clothing as a Gift? 

Buying a present for someone special should be an enjoyable time. You decide what to buy them based upon their interests, likes and needs. Then you head over to the store or online gift shop to pick that gift. The problem being, if you have decided to give them a piece of women’s clothing as a gift, how do you choose the right piece?

In fact, should you even give a woman an article of clothing as a gift? Will she like it? Will it fit? Will she ever wear it? That’s where our handy women’s clothing gift guide comes in …

Picking the Right Piece of Women’s Clothing as a Gift

It’s true that everyone has different tastes. Some women prefer more feminine outfits; others enjoy a more casual approach. The keys to buying the right article of clothing for a woman, both yourself or as a gift, are:

·        Shop with a plan – plans are great and can help you avoid making costly mistakes. Decide upon a budget for your clothing and stick to it. Look through your wardrobe to find what items you need and those you don’t. Or do some sneaky detective work in regards to your recipient’s wardrobe!

·        Choose the right size – it is no good picking clothing which is too small, saying that it will fit once you have lost weight. It is even worse to do this when giving women’s clothing as a gift! If it is too small or too big, choose something else.

·        Pick the right fabric – clothing comes in such a wide range of fabrics, which we all have opinions about. You may find wool itchy or need only cotton fabric to avoid flaring up your eczema. Learn if the woman you are buying it for has any fabric preferences and which fabric types she may be unable to wear.

·        Look at how it has been made – a good quality garment will stand the test of time. Look for a piece with no loose stiches, pulls in the material or zips which don’t work. The upcycled women’s clothing we stock is made of an exceptionally high standard and will wear well.

·        Consider wear ability – where could you or she wear it to? Is it something for special occasions or an everyday fashion garment? Does it need dry cleaning or will it be fine in the washing machine?

Our friendly staff are more than happy to help you choose that special gift. Pop in to our Lower Hutt gift shop or browse our online selection. Any questions, please sing out!

Teresa’s Knitwear

Teresa’s Knitwear Teresa’s Knitwear has been hand knitted in Lower Hutt using  pure wools sourced in New Zealand.

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Up Styled Old to New Cape

Pink Floral Chiffon Cape

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UpStyled Old to New – Amber Fruit Bowl

Amber Glass bowl on a gold/silver stand

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UpStyled Old to New – Chiffon Shawl

Chiffon Shawls in flowerery in green, pink and purple and pink.

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Upstyled Old to New Ball Gown

Beautiful upstyled ball gown made from a velvet top and georgette skirt.

To fit size 8 – 10.

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Upstyled Old to New Blue Shorts

Blue denim shorts that have had lace added on to give a new lease of life.

To fit a child size 8 to 10 or a small 6 – 8 adult.

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Upstyled Old to New Pink Shorts

Upstyled pink shorts rejuvenated with a lace trim.  Would fit a size 8 to 10 child or adult.

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Upstyled Old to New Plaid Skirt

Lovely plaid skirt that has been upstyled using lace and an embroidered inset for a modern yet retro look.

Size 12.

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Upstyled Old to New Skirt

Pink and Black Vintage Skirt, Size 14

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Womens Top

Womens top Cream with black flowery lining, size 10 to 12.

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