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!
“Wash” refers to the color of denim. Often times designers will name their washes to make the color similarities more recognizable between styles. Brands such as Seven for All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, J. Brand, and Joe’s Jeans always name their washes.
A Wedge is a high heel that is as wide as the shoe itself and follows the shoe’s contour from the ball of the foot to the heel.
Wellies are a style of pull-on boots. They are usually made of rubber and are worn in rainy or muddy weather. Wellington is the common British term for “rainboots.”
A Welt Pocket is a type of Besom Pocket.
Wide Leg pants or jeans are usually slim fitted throughout the hips with a looser “wide cut” throughout the thigh and down to the hem. Designer brands such as Seven for All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, Joe’s jeans, and J Brand are well know for their wide leg denim.