Here are ten more fashion terms to add to your repertoire.
A-line: A skirt that is fitted at the hips and gradually widens toward the hem giving the impression of the letter A.
Applique: Ornamental needlework in which pieces of fabric are cut in different shapes stuck onto other fabric to form a picture or pattern.
Basque: An items of women’s clothing which is a closely fitted bodice or jacket estending past the waistline over hips. In modern use basque can refer to clothing details reminiscent of lingerie detail.
Batik: An eastern resist method of dyeing fabric that results in patterns or images.
Bias Cut: A garment cut on the diagonal.
Bustle: A framework used to expand or support the drapery of the back of a woman’s dress. Worn under the skirt and just below the waist. Popular until late 19th century.
Cheongsam: A body hugging Chinese dress for women. Literally means long gown.
Ease: A sewing term used in pattern instructors to draw the fibers of the fabric closer together. Usually achieved by basting.
Embroidery: Decorating fabric or other material using a needle to apply thread or yarn.
Empire Waist: One of the most common waistlines in fashion. The dress or shirt has fitted bodice just ending below the bust giving a high waist appearance.