FASHION TERMS EVERY CHIC GIRL NEEDS TO KNOW.

INTRO TO FASHION TERMS

Summer is here and so is summer fashion . Mean while you may need to buy the latest looks but may not know the terms . While you may be a fashion girl, a hard core fashionista or writing an awesome fashion blog , you do need fashion terms. In fact a certain knowledge of fashion is needed to work at clothing store. Actually to be a successful shopper or even comprehend certain blog posts you need to know fashion termanology.

In my opinion darlings knowledge is queen (king). Therefore the more you know the better off you will always be. Hence it's funny someone can take everything from you but you'll always have your knowledge.

FASHION TERMS

At this point I'd like state that I hope you all find this post useful . First I'm going to give you some terms and definitions . In addition I'm going to show you some items that will illustrate my examples. Since this starting to sound a little like school , Let's get started darlings .

Appliqué

Appliqué is a popular technique, particularly in haute and demi couture, where one material, usually plain, is placed on top of another to create unique contrasting motifs, pattern or texture. It is essentially the collaging, or layering of fabrics, traditionally using needlework techniques, to ‘ornament’ or ‘apply’ an extra dimension on to the fabric.

Navy and blue floral applique V-neck dress from Marchesa Notte.This is a great example of applique.

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This sculptural Jonathan Simkhai dress embodies a classic monochrome charm. The elegant white lace appliqué detail heightens the ladylike finesse while the black backdrop outlines your feminine figure.

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Bias Cut

Bias cut means to ‘be cut on the grain’. Rather than following the straight line of the weave, the bias cut places the pattern at a 45° angle on the woven fabric. At this angle, the ‘warp’ and ‘weft’ threads give the fabric more of an elastic ‘stretch.’ The bias cut is popular for accentuating body-lines and creating more fluid curves or soft drapes. It was championed in the 1920s by Madeleine Vionnet and later became one of John Galliano’s signature style

Blue silk 'Bias' slip gown from Fleur du Mal,the bias cut gives the fabric a more precise fit and a nicer drape to the fabric.

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Raw silver-tone linen blend 'Dune Cami' dress from Christopher Esber. Cut on the bias, the Dune Structured Cami Dress elegantly skims the body

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Cap Sleeves

Cap Sleeves are a specific style of short sleeve that are cut and seamed to fit on the shoulder and taper to nothing underneath the arm. This style is usually not as loose as a standard short sleeve T-shirt, but more like a small umbrella — or cap — covering the shoulder.

In vibrant yellow silk with an all-over multicolored print, this streamlined maxi silhouette from Diane von Furstenberg is a modern but feminine choice with an asymmetric hemline. The cap sleeves add an arm-elongating grace that we love.

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Red cap sleeve dress from P.A.R.O.S.H.

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FASHION TERMS

Dégradé

Dégradé is where a fabric’s colour, or the fabric itself, fades like a sunset, from the densest pigment or thread to the finest. It is a popular technique in couture, with all the colours of the spectrum, from the deepest to eh lightest, are often used in velvets or silks. But in a barber’s shop, un dégradé (coupe de cheveux) is the light layering of hair.

White and red silk floral degrade dress from Salvatore Ferragamo.This is the perfect example of degrade done with subtlety and elegance.

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Multicolour stretch cotton floral degradé print dress from Marc Jacobs.This a beautiful dress perfect for summer parties

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Empire Line

Empire Line takes its name from Empress Joséphine de Beauharnais, who was married to Napoleon, leader of the First French Empire, in the 18th century. The style has Neo-classical inspirations — as this was a Court of Gods and Goddesses. The bodice is fitted under the bustline, while the silhouette is usually loosely fitted over the body.

Rose pink cotton embellished empire line dress from Manoush.

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Channeling Victoriana with its high collar and empire cut, Simone Rocha\'s lilac-tinged satin dress is a high-style alternative for evening.

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fashion terms

FASHION TERMS IN CONCLUSION

No doubt there are many of you who are already familiar with some or all of these fashion terms. While I'm also sure that some of you have learnt alot. I am going to make this a regular feature . Therefore if any of you have fashion terms you would like a better explanation for , just ask. Since I included some great looks here remember to shop this site early, as the sale items are sure to sell out. Ciao for now Jandrew

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