Break the Fashion Code- a Glossary for 2020

Julia | 22 - 01 - 2020
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While the process of becoming a fashionista begins from learning how to design and sew your own clothes learning these fashion lingos will make you a part of fashion nexus.

So here we go…

Arm Party, or Wrist Party: 

Wearing a collection of assorted jewels (Bracelets, wrist bands) on the wrist or wearing multiple rings in the finger. 

Who Was the Founder of the Brand Versace?
  • A. Donatella Versace
  • B. Thomas Burberry
  • C. Gianni Versace
  • D. Giorgio Armani

Avant Garde: 

Clothing designed in an unusual manner neglecting the usual norms and boundaries. It is sophisticated, mysterious and striking.

Baesics:  

It is nowhere related to the word basics.  It is the oversized shirts, tees, sweaters that you borrow from your boyfriend or bae.

Basic: 

It is used to describe an unappealing, uninteresting and predictable dress or a person.  You would never use this term very often in the fashion fraternity as this is derogatory

Boho: 

An unconventional and nomadic style. It’s a fashion term that expresses a non-conformist and eccentric style.

Capsule Collection: 

Is a collection of things (apparel, accessories, shoes) designed with one common key element.

Cleat Shoes: 

Is a kind of sports shoe which has a metal or rubber studs attached at the bottom.

Demi Bra: 

Is a half cup bra in which the cups cover only half or 3/4th of the breasts creating lift and cleavage.

Drazer:  

Is a hybrid of a dress and a blazer.

Everything: 

In fashion terminology, everything is meant as an ultimate compliment.

Fierce: 

It is used to describe something unprecedented and exceptional.

Frow: 

The front row of the audience side where the VIPs are seated on a fashion runway show.

Grunge Fashion: 

It is a music-related fashion. It is sporting a lazy look with ripped jeans and flannel shirts.

Haute Couture: 

Custom-fit clothing which involves High-end design and dressmaking. 

It: 

suffixed with things/gained which gained popularity for the time being in the fashion world (“It bra”, “It girl”)

Jouy Print: 

Cotton or linen fabric printed with landscapes and figures in a repeated manner.

Knock Off: 

Replica or copy designs of a particular designer or brand.

LBD: 

The little black dress. It is a very important staple in a woman’s wardrobe.

Look Book: 

A published folio of styles, design ideas, and inspirations.

MBT Shoes: 

MBT stands for Masai Barefoot Technology created for a natural balanced walking posture. 

Neats: 

Knee-length socks with evenly spaced designs.

On Fleek: 

Something on fleek means something is perfect.

Passè: 

Something that is no longer in fashion, or is not trending.

Quarter: 

Is the portion of the show that covers the heel. 

RTW: 

Ready to wear created for the commercial market

Shoulder-Robing: 

The act of wearing your jacket over your shoulders like a cape.

Thrift Store: 

Have second items to be sold.

Unitard: 

A skin-tight garment that covers the whole body from the neck to the wrists and ankles.

VPL: 

Visible panty line.

Windsor Collar:  

Also known as the full cutaway collar was specifically designed for the Duke of Windsor. The collar points are angled outwards instead of pointing down.

X Line: 

Silhouette of a female or hourglass figure.

Yuppie: 

The word was coined by the advertising industry in the 1980s to symbolize a particular type of work hard, play hard and well-groomed city person of either sex.

Zoot Suit:

a long loose-fitting suit with exaggerated patterns, padded shoulders with high waist trousers.

I hope you found this A-Z fashion terms informative and interesting.  Share your comments below.

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