Time for my monthly installment of 10 fashion terms to know. Happy reading!
Aiguillette: A shoulder decoration made of cord, usually braided, used on military dress uniforms.
Alice Blue: A medium pale blue with a gray or green tint. Given the name Alice Blue due to Alice Roosevelt, daughter of Teddy Roosevelt.
Decolletage: French meaning bare shoulders or a low cut neckline.
Decollete: French for a item of clothing that is very low cut, and revealing of shoulders, back and sometimes the breast.
Fob Pocket: A small pocket near the waistband of a man’s pants used for holding a pocket watch.
Gauge: A term in knitting for the number of stitches per unit of width and length of the fabric.
Suede: Leather that has been buffed on the flesh side to raise a small nap.
Nautical: Clothing and symbols taken from navel or sailor’s clothing. It is often found in the popular color schemes of red, white, and blue.
Paste: Reflective type of glass, faceted or made to imitate gemstones.
Patchwork: A method of sewing small pieces of fabric together in various shapes and colors to make a new fabric or quilt.