Emphasis given to a distinctive characteristic of a garment
In fashion accessories refers to items with a useful or decorative purpose used in conjunction with one’s outfit. They complement and enhance the clothes worn. Include Belts & Suspenders, Bridal Veils, Eyewear, Footwear, Gloves & Mittens, Handbags, Handkerchiefs, Headwear, Jewelry, Legwear, Neckwear, Shawls & Wraps, Umbrellas, Watches
Treatment done on fabric to fade the colour with bleach solution. Check out the post on different ways (15) to distress your jeans to look fashionable
This refers to having no colour ; in fashion it means black or white colours.
Androgyny in fashion refers to dressing in styles that makes it difficult for the viewer to determine the gender of the person.Gender neutral fashion. Also called Unisex fashion
Anime is short for animation and refers to a dressing style that follows the fashion on Japanese Anime cartoons. Mostly features punk style clothing.
Dressing in styles different from the fashion of the day; showing an indifference to fashion and its varying trends
A style of the past
Treatment done on fabric to increase the wear resistance, preventing uneven and worn look of fabric surface
A style that resembles an army uniform (military style)
Style incorporating geometric patterns in typical colours of yellow green gold silver and black
Style that incorporates linear and curvilinear designs
Characteristic clothes worn by those studying or teaching in colleges/ universities
This is an emphasis given to something like a colour or trimming or accessory
Bright dark colours like fluorescent colours. These are used as an emphasis rather than as the whole colour of a design.
Refers to things like shoes, hats, jewellery, neckwear, belts, scarfs, gloves, corstes lingerioe boutonnieres that is added to an outfit to make it more fashionable
The process of adding accessory to clothing on display
Clothes worn by the participants in sports events
Garment/design similar to another original design/model but having some characteristic changes
Warm colours like shades of red
a la mode
French term for fashion
A popular or the latest style of clothing, hair, decoration, or behavior.
A sporty easy going casual style of clothing
A style that is neither strongly feminine or masculine
Another word for clothes, clothing and garments
Involves assembling, cutting, finishing, grading, labeling, marketing of garments in an industrial set up
One sided , not balanced
Large dressmaking organization
Clothing worn for athletic activities. Brands like Puma specialize in athletic clothing
This french origin word is used to indicate something in its natural state. Like a nude body
Refers to never seen before innovative designs by designers who are original thinkers bringing change to fashion
Balance / symmetry
Having two opposing sides of same dimension
This refers to a made-to-order garment made as per the customer’s characteristic measurements and specifications. Usually said about men’s formal clothes or wedding clothes
Clothing suitable for wearing at cocktail bars
Exaggerated style ; over ornate clothing style
Clothing suitable for beach
The fashionable world
Black tie event
A dress code for evening events and social functions ; involves a tuxedo, tie and formal shoes. For girls, this is a long gown.
The term used for flashy ostentatious accessories
Tight filling clothing eg. Bodycon dress
A store or shop ( usually high end expensive store) selling unique items to a specific set of customers
Meaning borrowed from boyfriend; Clothing style belonging to males adapted to suit females; eg. Boyfriend jeans
Bib and tucker
Colloquial term for clothes ( wear one’s finest clothes)
A design that is seen along the border of a fabric
Bohemian style of fashion (Boho)
An unconventional style of dressing that draws inspiration from bohemian and hippie influences. Boho chic is a stylish bohemian fashion with many celebrities and socialities following this trend. Check out
15 must-have elements in boho bohemian fashion
Business Formal dress code
Garments suitable for a formal event – suits for both men and women and tailored dresses for women.
Business Casual dress code
Clothes suitable for a semi-formal event – pants and shirts for men, pencil skirts and blouses for women ; not too casual like jeans or too formal like suits.
Loose fitting clothing
This is a term used for a collection of a few timeless and essential items of clothing . Check out the post on the 18 pieces you should have in your capsule wardrobe
Cut of a garment
Style and shape of a garment and how it hangs on the body
Design with elements of camouflage in it like the print / khaki colour
A mandatory label found in all clothes that denotes atleast one method of caring for that garment/fabric in lieu of symbols. They usually have fabric details, its content, washing drying, bleaching and ironing instructions
Informal wear; everyday garments
A platform along which models walk to display clothes in fashion shows.
A prestigious coveted suit for women designed by the Famous french designer Coco Chanel
Stylish / sophisticated
A fashion with origin in the movies
Street clothes with a sophisticated style
Cocktail dress code
This is a party event – a suit for men and party dress for women
Usually held twice a year in spring/summer and fall/ winter
Design incorporating colour theory and colour harmony
A style which is deemed timeless
As per Wikipedia clique is a small close-knit group of people who do not readily allow others to join them.In fashion cliue refers to a group of very fashion consious people who share a common sense of style.
A set of creations of a designer for a particular season.
This is a technique in which large blocks of solid coloured fabric are joined (usually sewn) to form the garment ; placing blocks of different colours side by side this way provides a visually striking effect
This refers to a dyed fabric’s ability to resist fading or colour running when it is washed, exposure to sunlight etc.
A fashion industry terminology for a product in a specific color.
A pastime of dressing up in costume (Oxford dictionary)
A rustic look ; wearing tweeds
These are colours in the blue family
A current look
This refers to the European style of clothing
In fshion this refers to using colours which are in stark constrast to each other and hence both stand out.
Traditional dressing style
Colours that relates to makeup/cosmetics used
Dress style that is universal rather than localised
Garments based a theme or a story
This is a french term for male designers. The female designer is a couturiere
A fashion which becomes extremely popular for a short period
A combination of distinct styles; simple and refined; cool and feminine; feminine and flirtatious ; funky and fun.
This is jewelry made to complement a particular fashionable garment/collection ; usually inexpensive than real jewellery
Style of clothing which is Out of fashion (no longer fashionable)
A modestly priced line of garments made by an haute couture designer
Process in which fabric is artificially aged or worn
The way a fabric falls/hangs on a body
Drop tail style
This refers to clothing with the back having more length than the front.
This is a term related to mens clothing – indicating a flamboyant self-absorbant style of dressing
Clothing that has never been worn, often from previous season.
In fashion, this refers to Color, Shape, line, texture, balance, harmony, proportion, pattern etc which are very important in designing well-liked clothes
Double Denim Trend
This is a style of wearing more than one clothing in denim at a time Eg. Denim Jacket with denim jeans. Also referred as Canadian Tuxedo
Colours in the brown family
Ecclectic style of fashion
This is a fashion style composed of elements drawn from various sources;A mix of various styles
Elegant dressing style
A sophisticated graceful style
An outfit ( totally) that is coordinated and harmonious
Eponymous fashion brand
When a designer decides to name a brand his own name ie creator gives his own name to his brand. eg LOUIS VUITTON
Native or traditional
Style that is fascinating and evoking the look of a foriegn land
The addition of decorative details or features
A set of clothes that give out a look of unity and coordination
A person who thinks up ideas for making extremely characteristic garments
A presentation of clothes
This refers to a style which is high end but looks effortless.
Small pieces of fabric used as a sample
This refers to the application of certain resins/chemicals or making the fabric undergo some processes so that its functional or aethetic appeal is enhanced.
A short lived fashion ; the popuarity fades pretty fast after a burst.
Fashion in the digital age with social media and websites leading the way for major upheavals in fashion.
Refers to high fashion cities like Paris, New york, Los Angels, London, Tokyo, Berlin, Barcelona
This refers to the rise rule and decline of a style
Fashion Faux Pas
A misstep made in fashion like a wrong choice of clothing
A prediction as to the fashions / styles/ trends that will be popular in the coming future
A person who is ahead and knowledgeable of fashion trends
Some one who is very popular for his/her fashion style that every one looks up to him/her.
All of the clothing a fashion designer produces for a specific category
Those reporting the fashion events / shows / displays etc
Displaying Formal collection of fashion styles by designers to merchandisers/ customers
A company involved in fashion design
A devoted follower of fashion
A term used to refer to someone or something that has become popular for being extremely fashionable
Knowledge of how to dress fashionably.
An imaginary police force that ensures that people dress according to fashion.
An initial drawing made for the purpose of garment design. It will give a basic idea about the garment
Subdivisions of society that influence fashion and have a heavy influence on the fashion elsewhere everywhere. The attitude and beliefs of he subculture is reflected in their clothing. Grunge, punk, goth, alternative, bohemian,rock, rap,and hip-hop are such subcultures
A group of people who share a common sense of dressing style / fad/ fashion
A person who slavishly follows current fashion.
These are many prominent patterns which are very popular like animal prints african prints . check out the post on the 55 popular fabric patterns you will usually find
Face of the fabric
The outer surface of the fabric ( also refers to facing)
A collection of expensive clothes belonging to a particular upcoming designer
Military combat apparel.
Technical sketch of a design as if it were laying flat- the details include stitching techniques etc. Also called flats.You can make this by hand or with software like illustrator.
Fabric printed with floral patterns
Formal clothing ( evening clothes)
An occasion dressing style ;Long evening gown for females and suits / tuxedos for men
Undergarment worn to smooth a figure
Garconne; A boyish fashion worn by women ; also called flapper look
Shades of the same colour
Style associated with the thinking man/woman, technology workers/professionals.Tailored suits, oversized glasses
A messy unco-ordinated style of dressy seen in people who follow or like grunge music. Ripped jeans, layered clothing, black boots
Sewing notions like buttons zippers etc; also refers to a men’s clothing shop
A colloquial term for a person who is very aware or conscious of fashion and how he/ she looks.
Hand of a fabric
The feel of the fabric
Expensive, fashionable clothes produced by leading exclusive fashion houses. It means the finest dress making in French language; simply termed as couture.
Heavy metal fashion
Fashion adopted by fans of heavy metal music ( metal heads or headbangers); skinny fit jeans, jackets, clothes with patches and badges
The designing, making, and marketing of expensive, fashionable exclusive clothes ( as opposed to mass-market clothing); haute couture
An unusul ( to western style) bohemian fashion style characterized by long hair, jeans bell bottom pants peasant blouses tie and dye fabric, long full skirts etc
Tight fitting knitted garments worn on the leg and feet. It is usually made of highly stretchable fabrics like spandex.
A female body shape with narrow waist and proportionately bigger hips ad bust ; considered to be the ideal shape for women eg Hourglass figure of Marilyn Monroe
In the fashion world, a fashion house is a name used for a company dealing in fashion.