Fashion Glossary

A-Line – A dress or skirt silhouette that is narrower at the top, flaring gently out to make an ‘A’ shape silhouette. Flattering on most figures in particular pear shapes.

Brocade – Originating in the 17th Century Brocade is italian for embossed cloth. A rich, ornate fabric with elaborate design – often reversible and featuring motifs such as flowers, foliage and scrollwork. Made with a jacquard loom.

Fit and Flair – refers to a dress style characterized by a form-fitting Bodice with a skirt which flairs out towards the hemline, often with pleats or folds.

Look Book – A publication featuring styles and conceptual creative ideas, influences, and inspirations.

Peek-a-boo – Any part of a garment that has been cut-out to reveal skin or underwear.

Pret-a-Porter – Designer clothes sold in standard sizes rather than made to measure.

Vogue – The current fashion trend.

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