And I am not talking about the popular-on-youtube "Oh Em Jeee, you look, like totally chic right now" kinda sh!t! I am talking about the useful sh!t we say! Like bias cut and jabot collar! Some of you may already know all this jargon, and some of you may find it the most useful sh!t on the fashion blogs! So without further ado, here are some of the terms we use on our blogs. The pictures illustrate what we mean!
Dolman Sleeve - A sleeve that's wide at the armhole and narrows as it moves toward the wrist. It often creates the effect of a dropped shoulder. It can be long or short both.(Growing up it in India we used to call them baggy sleeves, Dolman just sounds more posh lol!)
Sheath Dress- Dress silhouette that's long and lean with a nipped waist — and usually without a waistband.
Shift Dress-The shift dress is short and straight with a simple line. It hangs loose on the body from the shoulders and is usually held together by side panels.
Bias cut- The "bias-cut" is a technique used by designers for cutting clothing to utilize the greater stretch in the bias or diagonal direction of the fabric, thereby causing it to accentuate body lines and curves and drape softly. For example, a full-skirted dress or gown cut on the bias will hang more gracefully. Fabric is cut on approximately a 45-degree angle to create a clingy, draped effect. The bias cut emerged in the 1920s, and it's still used today.
Bateau Neck- Just a fancy word for boat neck! This neckline is named for its similarity in shape to a skimmer boat. It's a narrow opening in its width but extends almost shoulder to shoulder.
Cowl Neck- It is a loose, draped in folds neckline with a cascading effect in the front. A cowl in the back of a dress creates a very sexy look! Red carpet gown favorite!
Jabot- Pronounced as Jaa-Bo, Jabot simply means frills or ruffles decorating the front of a shirt. It could be a detachable neck collar that hangs down the front of a shirt or blouse. Historically men wore it on dress clothes, but it is now more common to women
Nehru Collar- Popularized by Jawaharlal Nehru, (the first Prime Minister of India whose jackets had this style), this is a band like collar. Also known sometimes as Mandarin or Chinese collar.
Peplum - The peplum, (Greek origin word meaning tunic) is usually a short overskirt that is attached to a fitted jacket . Sometimes an extra flounce is sewn onto the waistine of a pencil skirt or fitted dress to create the hourglass shape.
Epaulet - A Fabric tab that sits on the top of the shoulder; sometimes it is on the sleeves too to hold a rolled-up sleeve. It's a military uniforms inspired fashion detail seen in shirts, coats and jackets
Tulip Hemline - This hemline looks an upside-down tulip, with a waist and hemline that are similar widths, and a bell effect in the middle. It can be in a skirt, dress or even a jacket.
Ombre - Effect created by dip-dyeing fabric with various gradations where a color appears lighter in some spots and darker in others. It can be done with more than one color, but shading a single color is more common.
D'Orsay Style Shoes - Shoe style resembling pumps but with the cutout sides, exposing the arch of the foot.
Gauchos - Mid-calf length pants with wide legs fashioned after the South American cowboys who were also called gauchos. Very popular style in maternity fashion.
Ikat - Printed fabric based on a weaving technique native to Uzbekistan, in which a pattern is created from tie-dyed thread
Have you ever wondered about these terms before? Do you use it on your blog, in daily life or just don't care?