We continue to recount the words related to the world of fashion. So that you learn their meaning with us and thus better understand this fascinating medium.
Manolos: expression used to refer to Manolo Blahnik brand shoes.
Marsala: color that is born from the mixture between red, brown, burgundy, and pink, with a maroon tone.
Mary Janes: is a type of shoe with a strap tied to one side of the instep.
Mini: a word used to refer to the length of a dress or skirt whose end reaches well above the knee.
Mitten: a glove that only covers the wrist up to the middle of the fingers, leaving the tips of the fingers uncovered.
Monochrome: applying it to fashion means that a garment is of a single color. Or if it contains several, they are all of the same range, but of different intensity and with very little difference between them.
Mule: type of footwear with an open heel that is only attached to the foot at the front.
Must have: a phrase that refers to those clothes that are essential and that we must have in our wardrobe.
Normcore: It is a style that seeks to face trends through classic garments such as jeans and sneakers. Among others that are not in vogue or fashionable.
Nude: neutral color or within the shade of beige or leather. This term is also used to refer to the natural or minimalist look, with few clothes and accessories, including makeup.
Outfit: It means clothing or complete attire that someone is wearing at a particular time or for some occasion.
Oversized: It means large size. This refers to garments of a larger size than the one usually worn or whose cut is loose. It is also used to name a style of dress in which the clothes appear to be larger than our regular size.
Patent leather: is a type of shiny leather material typically for making shoes, and it can also be for other clothing.
Personal shopper: It is a personal buyer. A term used to refer to a personal shopping consultant who also provides advice on personal image and trends.
Palazzo: It is a trouser cut that goes from the waist to the ankle, with a wide opening from the top to the end (wide leg).
Pochette: small clutch bag or purse in the form of an envelope.
Prêt-à-porter: in its translation from French, it means ready to wear. It is a term that refers to the clothes that are displayed in stores and warehouses and that are ready for immediate sale.
Print: This word refers to any fabric that has a pattern, whatever the reason for the printing or the type.
Roll-up: a way of wearing pants that consists of rolling the hem up, revealing the ankle, or stocking. This trend was very much in vogue in the 80s-90s.
Runways: It means catwalk or fashion catwalk. This is the place where the models walk when there is a show where one or several designers show their collections.
Ruffles: It is a type of cut of fabric that undulates, and designers use it on edges, sleeves, and other parts of garments.
Rhinestones: Shiny or glass materials whose cut resembles a precious stone. They act as an applique for clothing, shoes, handbags, and jewelry, among others.
Shawl: a piece of soft fabric, long vertically, usually worn to cover the shoulders or worn as an adornment or complement to the outfit.
Shoulder pads: Cloth pads filled with cotton or other material that serves as padding. And you put them inside the jackets, flannels, or shirts on the shoulders (hence their name) and thus enhance them. This accessory was trendy in the 80s and 90s.
Slouchy jeans: a type of slim jeans whose length reaches the waist without tightening it.
Stilettos: Very high-heeled shoes, usually between 10-12 cm and closed in a peak shape at the front.
Shooting: photo session or photography session.
Shopping: buy, go on a shopping trip.
Showroom: room or space where they expose and display garments so that customers and buyers attend and learn about the product and buy it.
Slim: also called fit. It refers to very tight clothing that is tight to the body.
Sneakers: sports shoes.
Style: It also applies to manner or way of dressing.
Layering: In the realm of fashion, it refers to a trend in which garments are worn or layered on top of each other.
So they are “overlapping” or layered.
Strapless: an upper garment that does not have straps or any type of support, leaving the shoulders and upper part of the back and chest exposed.
Tuxedo: Formal male suit consisting of a tuxedo-type jacket and trousers of the same fabric, in black or dark blue.
Trendsetters: people who are in charge of determining what the trends will be for the next seasons in fashion. And people even say that they can influence designers and their creations.
Trendy: a word with which we refer to something that is in fashion at the moment or that is a trend.
T-shirt: Commonly used basic round neck T-shirt or flannel.
Total looks: It refers to when a person wears the same color, brand, or style in a uniform way.
Tank tops: top or shirt with thick straps.
Tye dye: type of print that is in gradient in various colors. It was a typical trend in the 70s, and it was all the rage again a couple of years ago.
Trench: type of waterproof coat that reaches the knee, hip, or waist.
Vintage: a style that refers to past fashions and garments used and worn in other times. It relates to today’s clothing worn in the 1960s through the 1990s.
We meet again in the fourth and last edition of the fashion dictionary so that you don’t miss out on knowing the entire alphabet of the world of fashion.