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Style Vocab: C

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!


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Charmeuse

Charmeuse is a satin finished luxury fabric made from silk. It drapes well, and is often used in evening and formal wear.

Chiffon

Chiffon is a textile made from silk, cotton, nylon, polyester, or rayon. It tends to be sheer, with a faint shimmer and a simple weave. Chiffon is generally used in evening and formal wear, since it drapes well and can add a floaty look to gowns and dresses.

Couture

Couture, or Haute Couture, is a tradition of custom-made clothing that originated in France. Couture clothing can not be bought off-the-rack even in high-end department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. For a more detailed description of Couture Clothing please read our article:

Covert-Couture

Covert-Couture refers to clothes that cost a lot of money but don’t look like they every did. (Think Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen)

Cowl Neckline

A Cowl Neckline is a neckline that has a drapped efect.

Crew Neckline

A Crew Neckline is a high rounded neckline. Classic T-Shirts usually have crew necklines.

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