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!
Lamé is a type of brocaded fabric woven with metallic threads, often of gold or silver. Lamé is frequently used for women’s evening wear.
Lapels are the folded flaps of cloth on the front of a jacket or coat, and are most commonly found on formal clothing and suit jackets.
Jeans or pants intended to sit low on, or below, the hips. They are also called low cut, hipsters, hip-huggers and lowriders. Usually they sit at least 8 centimetres (3 inches) lower than the belly button. Brands such as Seven for All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, J. Brand, and Joe’s Jeans are especially well know for their low-rise denim.
Lurex is the trade name for a glittery metallic yarn made by coating aluminum foil with colored plastic film. Commonly used to create lameacute; fabrics.