Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fashion Vocabulary!

Fashion is a serious buisness ,and as with any other serious buisnesess there are certain words that are only used in it.

Fashion Vocabulary

Garments – another word for items of clothes, apparels.
Accessories – things (bags, belts or jewellery) that can be added to your outfit to make it more attractive and stylish.
Lingerie – women’s underwear, undergarments.
Fashion victim – a person who wears popular trends and looks really ridiculous because he/she ends up looking like a store mannequin.
Baggy – wide-legged pants or loose-fitting shirts/blouses.
Catwalk or runway – a narrow flat platform, used by models to present designer clothes. Clothes stall – a booth displaying clothes in a market. Fashion icon – someone or something who is very well known as an example of style and high fashion. Must-haves – highly essential clothes that you must have in your wardrobe this season. Clothing must-haves also comprise the essentials of your wardrobe. 

Fashion idioms and expressions:

To have a sense of style – to know what looks good on you and have your own style and taste.
To be old-fashioned – to wear clothes or do something that is no longer in style.
Strike a pose – to take a particular posture in order to impress. You can strike a pose for the camera.
To be dressed to kill – wear something with an intention to stand out/impress people and be noticed.
To have an eye for fashion – to have a good taste and know what is “in fashion” and what is not.
Dress for the occasion – to wear something in the right place at the right time. Not to wear short skirt to church or bathing suit to a wedding (unless you are in Miami).
To be well dressed – attired in clothing that is of fashionable, expensive and properly fitted.

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