Here are ten quick fashion terms to know.
1. Action Back: Term used to describe the extra fullness at the back of a jacket, shirt or dress from the shoulder to the waist. Normally a pleat, that helps with movement.
2. Bolero: A waist length open jacket worn by women.
3. Cashmere: a luxurious fabric made from the hair of a goat that is native to Northern India’s Kashmir region as well as several other Asian nations. The wool for the fabric is taken by combing the animals.
4. Felt: Non-woven fabric made by compressing wool and hair fibers in a flat form by heat and steam.
5. Flannel: A soft, delicate fabric tightly woven into a twill or plain weave and has a soft nape. It can be made of woolen, worsted or some combination of.
6. Mittens: Hand covering with a thumb compartment and another area for the fingers.
7. Parasol: An umbrella used for sun protection that can be made of cloth to match clothing. A popular accessory during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
8. Parka: A hooded fur jacket worn of Native Americans in the Arctic regions.
9. Taffeta: A type of crisp fabric with a smooth surface. At one time made of silk, currently made in man made fibers.
10. Ultramarine: A deep shade of purple blue.