Never feel like a fashion-noob again with my short hand list of fashion lingo!
From fabrics to fashions and all in-between – I’ve got your back ladies
Alrighty, let’s start from the top…
Acrylic fabric is a synthetic man-made polymer fabric. Acrylic Fabrics are lightweight, soft and tend not to crease. Acrylic is often used as a substitute to wool in jackets, jumpers, tops and scarves etc. However it is not as warm.
A dress or skirt silhouette that is narrower at the top, flaring gently out to make an ‘A’ shape silhouette. Flattering on most figures in particular pear shapes.
A diagonal cut made against the grain of a fabric. Garments cut on the bias have a fluid movement and drape; following the curves of the body.
Originating in the 17th Century Brocade is italian for embossed cloth. A rich, ornate fabric with elaborate design – often reversible and featuring motifs such as flowers, foliage and scrollwork. Made with a jacquard loom.
A flat heeled, leather, laced-up shoe with a perforated pattern design.
Loose fitting dress that hangs straight from the shoulders with out a defined waist.
Low cut dress with high waistline and short bodice.
Fit and Flair
Refers to a dress style characterized by a form-fitting Bodice with a skirt which flairs out towards the hemline, often with pleats or folds.
Exclusive custom-fitted fashions that are the pinnacle of the fashion industry. French for high sewing or dressmaking!
the two triangular pieces of cloth that extend from the collar of a suit jacket.
A silk-like fibre made from the hair of the angora goat.
Non transparent or sheer.
A patterned, woollen cloth with repeat horizontal and vertical blocks of colour such as tartan.
A dress or gown that extends to the end of the shin.
A very fine mesh like net fabric, used in eveningwear and bridal gowns – think tu tu’s
Similar to velvet, Soft material of short pile. Used for tracksuits and other sports wear items, made popular in the 1970s.
Not just the magazine, but a word describing the current fashion trend.
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