10 Fashion terms you must ABSOLUTELY know!!

fashion terms

It’s easy to feel stupid when you don’t know your nemesis is talking fashion (and you thought she was speaking Russian). Here’s your perfect cheat sheet to get out of such a situation. So here I present to you 10 fashion terms you must know!

  1. Appliqué

It is a technique of creating surface decoration by stitching or pasting motifs or any other fabric, trimmings on the ground fabric. This season lip appliqués are in vogue. Further, celebrities like Lady Gaga, Jessie J swear by it.

fashion terms

  1. Mary Janes

No, I’m not talking about the cocktail Mary Jane but Mary Jane shoes. These are shoes styled after school going children’s shoes. The main highlight of this shoe is the strap over the top of the foot. These days, these can be of any heel height.

fashion terms

  1. Bandeau

This is a strapless bodice made from stretch fabric. It can even be used as a hair band or just to accessorize your clothes.

fashion terms

  1. Gaucho

These are wide legged pants reaching mid calf and are mostly worn with boots. Also known to be very comfortable, these are perfect if you want to go for a retro look.

fashion terms

  1. Outré

This means something that is grossly overdone or exaggerated. For example, Her shimmery dress is so outré

6. Décolleté
It refers to a deep neckline that reveals the neck, shoulders and of course, cleavage.

fashion terms

7. Espadrille Sole

It is a flexible sole made completely out of some synthetic material or at times, jute rope. It is usually coupled with a wedge heel.

fashion terms

8. Louise Heel 

This heel in the list is named after Louis XIV of France. In this method, the sole and heel are made in one single section.

fashion terms

9. Minaudière

A minaudière is a women’s fashion accessory, generally considered a jewelry piece, intended to substitute for an evening bag.

fashion terms

10. Anorak
It’s a hooded sports jacket designed for extreme weather conditions which explains why is also known as a Parka, Windbreaker or Windcheater. Like this one from Amazon.

fashion terms

 

So what did you think about these fashion terms? Any more fashion terms you may want me to clarify? Let me know in the comments below!

-Mrinaal Datt

Follow me on Instagram here.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Mrinaal Datt,

    I saw you tweeting about fashion and I thought I’d check out your website. I really like it. Looks like Mrinaal Datt has come a long way!

    Building a mailing list like you are is so important too, I think people would really like to be signed up to what you have to share.

    Good job on the social buttons, social media is so powerful these days

    Good job with the Yoast plugin SEO is so important these days.

    Do visit my site, I would love to hear from you,

    Keep making great stuff!
    ReviewNugget.com

  2. I was just searching for this information for a while. After 6 hours of continuous Googleing, finally I got it in your site. I wonder what is the lack of Google strategy that do not rank this kind of informative websites in top of the list. Generally the top web sites are full of garbage.

  3. After study a number of of the weblog posts in your website now, and I really like your approach of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark website checklist and shall be checking back soon. Pls try my site as well and let me know what you think.

  4. I would like to thnkx for the efforts you’ve put in writing this web site. I’m hoping the same high-grade site post from you in the upcoming as well. In fact your creative writing skills has inspired me to get my own website now. Actually the blogging is spreading its wings quickly. Your write up is a great example of it.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here