Fashion Styles Notes Name: Fashion Vocabulary: Fashion: Style



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Fashion Styles Notes Name: ________________________
Fashion Vocabulary:
Fashion:

Style: Characteristics that distinguish one particular item of clothing from another

  • Examples: necklines, sleeve type, pant type, collar, etc.

Classic:

  • Examples of Classic Clothing:


Fads:

  • Examples of fads:



Avant-Garde: French expression meaning “ahead of fashion”, daring

Retro:

Fashion Cycles:

  • Introduction Stage:

  • Growth Stage: Accepted by main stream; variations available

  • Maturity Stage:

  • Decline Stage: sales decline, people tire of it (may be on sale)

Fashion Swings: Basic styles stay the same, while details change according to the times, such as today’s shorter skirts compared to the 1950’s.

Necklines

Jewel:




Crew:

High and round with a knit band; named for shirts worn by rowers

Bateau:

Resembles a flat BOAT (in French it is “Bateau”)

Sweetheart:




Halter:




Collars

Shirt Collar:

Like on a man’s SHIRT; it has a band and collar in two pieces and may button down.

Peter Pan Collar:




Sailor or Middy:




Mandarin Collar:

From China, where Mandarin is a common language

Shawl Collar:





Sleeves

Set in:


Three Quarters: comes to mid-forearm so it is three quarters the length of arm

Raglan: the front and back have a diagonal seam that goes from the neckline to the underarm.

Cuff Sleeve:


Kimono:


French Cuff: the cuff turns back on itself and is held in place with buttons or links

Cap:

Peasant: a deep armhole and full sleeve with a cuff or elastic at the wrists


Shirts

Dress:


Fitted:


Polo:


Tunic:


Hawaiian: made from floral prints and bright colors; worn in Hawaii

Camisole:


Tuxedo: like the pleated shirt worn under a tuxedo

Henley: knit with long sleeves, a few buttons and ¾ or longer sleeves

Pants:

Flare:


Culottes:


Straight: they go straight from the knee to the hem, like straight cut jeans

Palazzo/Full: long, wide, flowing likes like a skirt

Tapered:


Jumpsuit:


Bermuda Shorts: long shorts almost to the knee




Skirts:

Straight:


Pleated: Knife pleats (small); single pleat (one pleat in the front); box pleat (several large pleats at the top)

Dirndl: Gathered at the waist but fairly straight (good to hide tummy)

Wrap:


A-Line


Flared:


Gathered:


Circular: fitted at the waist, but very full (almost a circle) at the bottom- like a poodle skirt.

Gored:





Dresses (No Waistline): Dresses (With Waistline):

Sheath:


Empire:

Shift/Chemise: looser fitting, straight and tubular

High Waist:

A-Line:


Shirtwaist: like a shirt on time, skirt on the bottom, and a normal waist

Tent:


Dropped Waist: Waistline near the hips; if it bubbles over it is called a “blouson”


Dresses (Others):

Princess:


Has seams (actually long darts) that go from bust to hemline and make the dress close-fitting; they make you look tall and slim.

Coat Dress:





Wrap/Asymmetrical:





Coats and Jackets:

Blazer: The traditional jacket, like a man’s sport coat.

Safari:


Boxy:


Bomber/Varsity: Like a high school letter jacket, named for bomber’s pilots leather jackets

Fitted: Has darts that make it fit close to the body.

Windbreaker:


Cardigan: A collarless jacket or sweater that is boxy and buttons down the front

Pea:


Bolero:


Trench: An all-purpose coat that can be either a raincoat or a winter coat. Usually double breasted and belted.

Chanel:


Chesterfield:


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Cape: More fitted than a poncho and has some sort of slits or cuts for your hands.



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