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!
An Underlay is a piece of fabric placed underneath the main fabric of a garment intended to give support, or to create a contrast in color.
An Uneven Hem has an asymmetrical, or unbalanced, hem-line.
An “Unfitted” garment has a loose-fit, or relaxed fit. Kaftans, and Tunics are examples of unfitted garments.
A “Unitard” is a one-piece tight-fitting leotard and tights combination, with foot straps. Also sometimes called a “Catsuit”.
Unwaisted refers to a garment that does not have a clearly defined waist.