Style-Delights: Sh!t Fashion Bloggers Say!

March 6, 2012

Sh!t Fashion Bloggers Say!



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.







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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?

67 comments :

  1. This is too funny!!! Girl, I have never even heard of some of these words before! I need to brush up on my fashion terms! ;) Thanks for the lesson!

    Because Shanna Said So

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    1. Thanks Shanna! Hope you are having a wonderful week!

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  2. That was great post,very informative :D.
    I use a few terms like the cowl neck,the tulip and the ikat print and the Nehru collar(which we also refer to as the air hostess neckline as well).

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    1. Thanks Swarnali. I learned few of these terms very recently too:-)

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  3. Great post. I use those words in my blog (not all but some), but I report on red carpet, celebrity fashion. I use those as descriptors for the looks. Now, I see some new ones that I can use.

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    1. Thanks Lena! Hope you are having a great week!

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  4. That was a s*%& load of information..in a good way ;) Never knew so many words existed in the fashion world..Thanks you ..It'd be great if you keep updating it every months or so , so we could keep up with it :)

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    1. LOL Natasha!! Thanks, I live to please:-)

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  5. First time I've heard of Jabot. Thanks for the info:)

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    1. Thanks Emmy! Hope you are having a wonderful week!

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  6. This is the first time I Heard of jabot as well..I've heard my mom refer to it during draperies but not clothing! Phew...only 1 vocab term that I didn't know :)

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    1. Thanks B!! Your Mom is such a fashionista! And I use this term with a lot of respect:-)

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  7. Jyoti, I have to copy+paste this information- Thanks a lot for enlightening me. I was aware of only a few terms [that too,without the details and illustration] -since I am new to fashion blogging , I will need this !
    Thanks again,
    Have a nice day

    PS: I loved the outfits too! { although these were for reference only ! }

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    1. Thanks Sanghmitra! You are welcome to use this post (or any other you like) to use if you give the credit and link back:-) Hope you have a wonderful Holi!

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  8. What a great post, fun and informative!

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    1. Thanks PC!! Hope you are having a great day!

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  9. Great post, and cool info. Now I know the meaning of a lot of things!

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  10. I have used the terms peplum and bias cut, but jabot was new to me. thanks for the lesson in terminology.

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    1. Thanks Terri! Hope you have a great day!

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  11. Great collection for girls wear. I love it.

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  12. Thank you so much for your comment and for following me! I'm following you back ;)

    Evi xoxo

    http://thenotebookofafashionlover.blogspot.com/

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  13. I like that you did this, so cool! Informative, thanks.
    The navy trench with the tulip hemline is beautiful.

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  14. Hey Jyoti~
    Thanks for this... I think I'm going to use this in a definiton on one of my posts on peplums!
    Obviously you'll be linked back.. thanks again for always being so informative.
    Japna.

    www.whatscookinggoodlookin.com

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    1. Thanks Japna! You are welcome to use this or any other post that you like to use on your blog if you give credit and link back!:-)

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    2. Done, and Done! You can check it out on the blog :)
      http://www.whatscookinggoodlookin.com/

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  15. This is great! Thanks for commenting on my blog...glad you found mine as now I can follow yours too! I like what you've got going on here!

    xx
    Kecia
    http://www.couturezooblog.com/

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    1. Thnaks Kecia! Hope you have a great day!

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  16. Thanks for posting this!! Terms like 'Jabot' are completely new to me!!

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  17. Love your post very much and I find out it is very helpful for me , English is not my first language . Thank you a lot :) Following !
    Maya xxx

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  18. Hi! Sure we can follow each other, I'm following you now! :) Hope you visit my blog soon again and follow back! :)

    ♥,
    Minna
    Missingsparkles.com

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  19. Hi! Such an interesting post and thanks for stopping by! Following you now:)

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    1. Thanks Margarita! Hope to see you back soon! Have a great day!

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  20. I really needed this post - Thank you Jyoti :)

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  21. wat an interesting post!! really good! heard of a few things for d first time myself!! :) lovely!

    chk new post on my blog!:)
    xoxo

    www.fshn4us.blogspot.in

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  22. Lol this is an adorable post! So cute... I am especially peplum crazy at the moment. Catch myself buying it way too much!

    hiraschaos.blogspot.com

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog!

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  23. Jyoti, what a fabulous post! I am glad I found your blog. Fashion blogs are great and information blogs are valuable as a resource, you are such a good blend.

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    1. Thanks Angie! I am so glad that you liked it! Hope to see you back soon!

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  24. Loved this...good to give the info to people who may not know what's going on!! Thanks for finding me doll..am following you back here, on facebook and on twitter. I look forward to lots more posts..have a sweet day doll! xx

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    1. Thanks a lot. I would love to connect!! Have a great day!

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  25. Great post, my favorites are the peplums! Your blog is lovely, if you want to take a look at mine it’s at http://www.grassettagillie.com , if you’d like we should follow each other! :)

    xo Gillie

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  26. this is great! thank you for sharing!

    the other day i saw this person referring to her sheath dress as a "shift" dress and i KNEW it wasn't right! i always see shift dresses as "no waist" dresses. and now i know those with a nipped waist is sheath!

    following you back and looking forward to more lovely posts!

    xoxo

    www.eenieminnie.com

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    1. Thnaks Min! I am glad you liked it found it helpful:-) See you back soon!

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  27. This is a brillant post. Oh by the way I love the title. Only some with your brillance could come up with this.
    Hope You have a wonderful Holi,
    Love Amena.


    Fashionopolis By Amena
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    1. Thanks Amena! You always have such kind words for me!! Thanks!

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  28. Having worked in retail (dresses specifically) for the past 10 years, I knew alot of these words/terms already...but you did throw me for a loop with Jabot- never knew that one!
    Fun post!!!
    C

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  29. This is such a great post girl! So informative! Great job! xo

    Pip
    http://chicstayathome.blogspot.com

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  30. I will actually save this list because there are terms here I never even heard of. How embarrassing!

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  31. I had only heard of two of these before now. Now I feel educated. Thank you!

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  32. You give all the useful sh!t! that a girl needs to know.. lovely

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