Fashion has so many terms to know. There are whole encyclopedias devoted to it. Each month I list 10 new fashion terms for you to know. Some are common, others obscure. This monthly feature is designed to be a fun, informative read. I hope you enjoy!
Adaptation: A term used for a interpretation of an expensive designer/couture garment into a less expensive style, not a direct copy.
Adelaide Wool: A merino wool from Southern Australia that is considered high quality.
Backstitch: A term from sewing which means to reverse the stitch on a sewing machine. Used to secure thread.
Balaclava: A hood that covers the head and shoulders while revealing the face. Named after the battle of Balaklava during the Crimean War.
Chou Rouge: A deep reddish-purple color.
Christening Dress: A long, detailed dress which may contain beads, lace, and embroidery worn by babies during a baptism ceremony.
Diamante: A sparkle effect. Like the effect of a reflection of gemstones. French term meaning “made of diamonds.”
Drape: The hang of fabric in a garment. A quality of a garment.
Down (feathers): A term for a soft fluffy feathers from ducks or geese. Used as lining or fill for insulation in vests, jackets and coats.
Genuine Pearls: Pearls taken from saltwater oysters which were made by a grain of sand in the oyster. Expensive and rare.
Enjoy your month!