Ever wonder what the difference is between a shift dress and a sheath dress? Never really understood the whole “Couture” thing? Use our Style Vocab resource to brush up on some commonly used fashion terms and phrases and improve your fashion IQ – because hey, it takes more than just great clothes to be stylish!
A French phrase which translates to mean “In the Fashion”. This expression is used to describe things that exemplify a prevailing style or fashion trend.
An A-Line dress or skirt is formed into the shape of an A; tight fitting at the waist and open at the bottom. This flattering silhouette is easy and comfortable to wear. It flares gently away from the body creating a soft, A-line shape. Fit for any body type.
A knitting pattern of varicolored, diamond-shaped areas on a solid background. Argyle is a classic pattern most often seen on socks, sweaters, and vests.
Something that is asymmetrical lacks symmetrical balance. A one-shouldered dress, or a skirt with a slanted hemline would be considered asymmetrical.
Atelier is a french word which means “Artist’s Studio” or “Workshop”. A fashion designers studio is often referred to as an Atelier.