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!
Haberdashery refer to a men’s clothing stores, or men’s departments stores that sell accessories such as gloves, ties, watches and hats. The term is no longer commonly used in the US.
Herringbone describes a distinctive V-shaped weaving pattern. The pattern is called herringbone because it looks like the skeleton of a herring fish.
High-Rise, or “High-Waisted”, refers to jeans or Pants that sit at or above the natural waist. Brands such as Seven for All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, J. Brand, and Joe’s Jeans are especially well know for their high-rise denim.
Houndstooth or houndstooth check is a duotone textile pattern, characterized by broken checks or abstract four-pointed shapes.