Express your self though the clothing you wear, the style you exude and the fashion vocabulary you utilize.
Vocabulary is the body of words used in a particular language.
Many words and phrases are unique to the fashion industry. The unique words as well as common words relevant to clothing are part of our fashion vocabulary.
Below are a few examples of words often used in the apparel industry. The understanding of the terms are critical for properly utilizing fashion vocabulary when communicating.
Prêt-à-porter is a French term for ready to wear.
Haute couture - high fashion
Deconstruction - garments that look unfinished, raw, or purposefully deteriorating.
Flared out - becomes widened at one end.
Knife pleats - fabric folds facing in one direction.
Box pleats - two flat folds in opposite directions with edges of the fabric meeting underneath.
Fishtail - tightly fitted around the hip and flaring out from the knee to the ground.
Some words have a particular meaning when used in the context of fashion and a different meaning when discussing issues outside of the fashion industry. For example, a fashion victim is not what you would traditionally consider as a person to be an actual victim. Be careful not to get confused or tricked when expanding your fashion vocabulary. To be honest, Apparel Search sometimes gets a bit carried away when we create new terms. For example, fashion princess, fashion universe, seasonalization, and the list goes on and on.
If you wish to expand your fashion vocabulary, you may want to review our fashion terms summary page.
Fashion terms are a range of artistic or stylistic forms of expression that are directly relevant to clothing, style and the fashion industry.
Fashion synonyms summary: a synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language.
Fashion Industry Glossary: an alphabetical list of terms or words found in or relating to the subject of fashion, textiles and the fashion industry; a brief dictionary.
Fashion Terms - the body of terms used with a particular technical application in a subject of study, profession, etc. Fashion terms are regarding "fashion" relevant terminology.
Fashion Definitions - defining the meaning of apparel & textiles.
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