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 Fashion glossary - Online Fashion Designing 

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APPLIQUE

Decorative work in which one piece of cloth is sewn or fixed onto
another, or the activity of decorating cloth in this way.

AVANTE GARDE

New and experimental ideas and methods in art or fashion that evoke a sense of bizarreness to them .

A-LINE

Silhouettes which are fitted at shoulder for dresses and at waist for
skirts.These gradually flare out at the hem resembling the alphabet “A”

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BERET

A "Beret is a circular flat hat that is made of soft material  like cloth or felt and has a tight band but no brim to it.

BIAS

Bias cut means ‘to be cut on the grain’ .Rather than following the straight
line of the weave, the bias cut places the pattern at a 45 degree angle on
the woven fabrics. At this angle, the ‘wrap’ and ‘weft’ threads give the
fabric more of an classic ‘stretch’

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BOLERO

Collarless, open fronted jackets which end above the waist, originating from Spain.

espadrille

A shoe that is made from strong cloth, with a sole (=bottom part) made
from braided rope.

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empire line

A silhouette where the waist starts right under the bust instead of natural
waistline.

fad

A style, activity or interest, that is very popular for a short period of time.

fashion forecast

Predictions of fashion trends, styles, silhouette, textiles and colours for
upcoming seasons to guide the fashion industry.

fedora

The fedora is a soft felt hat with a crease lengthwise down the crown and
is pinched in the front on bothsides.

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FLUTED

Fluted hem gives a flirty finish to the silhouette- imagine a pencil skirt
with a flounce on its hem.It’s popular feminine shape, which encompasses
a super slim pencil skirt that flairs out of the knees or below, in a style that
evokes both the mermaid shape and love of dancing.

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kawaii

Kawaii translates to cute in Japan but also Japanese subculture famous for

all things child like and cute.

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haute couture

Haute Couture refers to the designing and making of high-quality fashion clothes, or to the cloth themselves

hem/hemming

Hem is the edge of an outfit or piece of clothing which has been stitched. Hemming is the technique of sewing or stitching the hem of the fabric.

In-Vogue

In-vogue is a term used to refer to anything which is in fashion or in trend in that particular time or season

GATHERS

Gathering is a sewing technique that reduces the length of piece of
fabric,so longer piece can match and be attached to a shorter one.It is
used to manage,as much as a disguise , a source of fullness-such as cuff
or sleeve -and can also pinch a skirt into a waistband or bodice.

GODET

Godet pleat -or a godet skirt -is a flared shape that uses triangular fabric
inserts to give the garment extra moment.The skirt has a fitted upper part
,with a godet panels, inserted at even intervals around the hem, giving it
more swing.

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GUSSet

Gusset is a panel, either triangular or diamond in shape, that is inserted into a garment to help shape and reinforce key points, like the underarms or crotch.

haute couture

Haute Couture refers to the designing and making of high-quality fashion clothes, or to the cloth themselves

hem/hemming

Hem is the edge of an outfit or piece of clothing which has been stitched. Hemming is the technique of sewing or stitching the hem of the fabric.

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In-Vogue

In-vogue is a term used to refer to anything which is in fashion or in trend in that particular time or season

jacquard

It is a type of cloth featuring an intricate woven pattern into the warp on a
special mechanical loom with punching technique. It was Joseph-Marie
Jacquard who invented this technology.

knit

A piece of fabric or a garment that is made by joining together
interconnecting loops of yarn or thread in rows of stitches.

haute couture

Haute Couture refers to the designing and making of high-quality fashion clothes, or to the cloth themselves

hem/hemming

Hem is the edge of an outfit or piece of clothing which has been stitched. Hemming is the technique of sewing or stitching the hem of the fabric.

In-Vogue

In-vogue is a term used to refer to anything which is in fashion or in trend in that particular time or season

BISHOP SLEEVE

Bishop sleeve is a long sleeve gathered at the hem to a fitting plain cuff
band or an electric cuff

BUSTIER

A bustier is a form-fitting garment for women traditionally worn as
lingerie. Its primary purpose is to push up the bust by tightening against the upper midriff and forcing the breasts up while gently shaping the waist.

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CORSET

Foundation wear or shape wear worn by women to manipulate their waists
to look tiny and make their hips look wide

DIRNDL

A full and wide skirt with a tight, fitted waistline. It originates from the
traditional German ensemble and can also be traced back to the Tyrolean
peasant wear of Austria.

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