From $1.5 Million Wedding Gowns to Diamond-Encrusted Shoes

By: Vittoria Natarelli - Jun 27, 2010   Updated: Mar 23 2011
This collection of embellished fashions features everything from glitzy gowns to hardcore headwear. It seems everyone in fashion loves anything glamorized with diamonds, crystals, jewels and even buttons. Not everything embellished is perfect, though. The most unusual embellished fashions (for me, at least) include the men's underwear and spiked corsets.

Implications - With everyone wanting to live a life full of glitz and glamor, donning embellished fashions provides a momentary glimpse of the lavish life. Designers worldwide can capitalize on the consumer desire for prestige by creating garments with shiny, glistening pieces. Giving a line a twist of glamor can transform it from bland and ordinary into a fashionista's must-have collection.