Fashion Off Air

I’m Wearing Mary Janes (No, It’s Not a Brand!)

June 20, 2009
Fashion isn’t a mere hobby, interest or art.
It’s also an education.

Just like any other field of study, fashion has its own terminology. We’re always talking and writing about fashion, it’s time we familiarise ourselves with the fashion thesaurus. πŸ˜‰

We see these fashion trends everywhere. But what are they exactly called?

Here are some terms we ought to know:

A Line Skirts/ Dresses
(skirts & dresses in the shape of the letter A)

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Bootleg Pants
(similar to those hippies bell-bottom pants)

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Bubble Skirts

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Drainpipe Jeans
(skinny jeans)

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Cowl Necks

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Capris
(pants that don’t reach your ankles)

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Cap Sleeves

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Hankerchief Outfits
(hem falls into several graceful points)

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Commonly used, commonly worn. Above are the different terms. πŸ™‚

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Hipster Pants

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Empire Lines
(A silhouette where the waistline is pulled up just below the bust)

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Fishtail Skirts

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Tunic Outfits
(A straight cut dress without darts)

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Platform Heels

Heels with thick soles, either made of wood, cork or plastic. It creates the illusion of height without the discomfort of regular heels.

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Mary Janes

Sounds like a brand, but it’s not. Its style is inspired by school children’s shoes with its strap as the main feature.

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Mules
(shoes without a back strap)

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Kitten Heels
(Shoes with short heels that has a distinctive curve)

Fashion Class Dismissed. =)

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