Fashion Definitions

Love thy clothing as you would love thy neighbors clothing. 
And obviously you should love thy neighbor as thyself.

Those of you that worship clothes, shoes, and accessories, understand that the quest to learn about fashion is an endless endeavor.  Here are a few links to help you get a few steps further on your quest for knowledge.  Learn more about clothing, footwear, textiles, and fashion accessories from the following section here on Apparel Search.

Where can we learn more about fashion?

Fashion Glossary

Fashion Definitions

Fashion Terminology

Searching for the meaning of fashion is similar to searching for the meaning of life in many respects.  The question, "what is the meaning of life is as difficult a question to answer as "what is in fashion?"

The meaning of life, or the answer to the question "What is the meaning of life?", pertains to the significance of living or existence in general. Many other questions also seek the meaning of life, including "What should I do?", "Why are we here?", "What is life all about?", and "What is the purpose of existence?" or even "Does life exist at all?"

The meaning of fashion raises similar questions.  Actually, without clothing we would have a rather difficult time with life in general.  The three basic necessities of life include food, shelter, and clothing.

  • What is the meaning of style? 

  • Why can't I purchase a good sense of style?

  • What should I wear today?

  • What shoes go with this outfit?

  • Do these jeans make my butt look too big?  You may want to read about mom jeans in our terminology section.

By the way, reading fashion definitions in our glossary or terminology section does not mean you will become an enlightened fashionista.  However, it never hurts to spend time trying to improve your understanding of our industry.

Why must we try to define fashion?  Let's simply just enjoy what we are wearing today without racking our brains to figure out the origin or nuances of the words.  Do we need to know what boucle means or can we simply enjoy wearing our boucle sweaters?

Maybe we can't explain by using a glossary or definition list.  Possibly we simply need to explore the world of fashion so that we can see the various meanings first hand.

If you truly desire to know the meaning of fashion here is a brief summary, "Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, hairstyle and body. Fashion is a distinctive and often constant trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behavior and the newest creations of textile designers.  Because the more technical term costume is regularly linked to the term "fashion", the use of the former has been relegated to special senses like fancy dress or masquerade wear, while "fashion" generally means clothing, including the study of it."  Honestly, we think the concept goes way beyond that short paragraph explanation.

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