To some people, fashion terms just come naturally. However, not everyone was a born a fashionista. I am here to expand your fashion vocabulary! Here are some terms that you will see in my blog.
A-line: A skirt or dress that is slightly flared, but narrow at the waist.
Ankle Boot: A boot that covers the foot and ankle only.
Ankle Strap: A strap that completely encircles the ankle, not to be confused with the slingback which goes around the back of the ankle only.
Ballet Flat: A shoe with no heel that is soft and flexible.
Boot Cut: A trouser or jean that is narrow at the knee and then slightly flares out.
Cable Knit: Usually refers to a sweater that resembles a rope like design / pattern.
Cardigan: A light sweater that is open in the front.
Color Blocking: This is a method of wearing multiple solid colors in an outfit.
Empire Waist: The cut of this dress or shirt has a waistline right under the bust, instead of the natural waistline. The dress or skirt then falls loosely down from there.
Faux Pas: A fashion no no. My perfect example is wearing pajamas pants in public.
Flat Front Pant: A pant with no pockets or pleats in front.
Kitten Heel: A short heel no more than two inches.
Ombre: Describes when a color fades in stages.
Peep Toe: A shoe where the toe section is cut away, revealing the end of the toes. The sides and back of the upper portion may be open or closed.
Peplum: A short flared or pleated strip of fabric attached at the waist of a jacket, dress, or skirt to create a hanging frill.
Pajamas Pants: An article of clothing that should NEVER leave the house!
Slingback: A shoe where the upper portion is open at the back of the foot, with a strap running around the back of the heel, that holds the shoe on.
Splash of Color: I also called this a “Pop of Color”. This is just adding a little color to an outfit.
Statement Piece: A big necklace and bold colored scarf that give your outfit visual interest.
Straight Leg: Trousers where the legs are cut an equal width from the waist to ankle.
Structured Jacket: A jacket that is fitted at the waist, making you look slimmer.
T-Strap: A shoe where a strap vertically from the lowest cut portion of the upper portion where it meets the toes to an ankle strap.
Tapered Leg: Trousers where the legs become progressively narrower at the ankle.
Visual Interest: Anything about an outfit that draws the eye in making someone take notice of it.