Clothing Glossary

A-line Skirt: A structured skirt that is fitted at the waist that flares out straight creating  the appearance of an ...
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Bandeau Tops: band-shaped top covering specifically the breasts ...
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Blazer: long-sleeved jacket with lapels, sometimes tailored at the waist ...
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Bodycon, short for body-conscious, is a popular style of dress characterized by its stretch, figure-hugging fabric and seductive style designed ...
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Bolero jacket: a jacket cropped at the waist that is opened at the front, inspired by the jackets worn by ...
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Boot Cut: Pants that slightly flare from the knee to the ankle ...
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Box Pleated: Two folds of fabric brought together to form a pleat ...
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Cap Sleeve Top: a top with a sleeve that is “capped” or “cut-off” slightly below the shoulder ...
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Capri Pants: Straight-cut pants that ends in the mid-calf to ankle area of the leg ...
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Chemise: A simple, straight top that resembles the slip worn underneath a woman’s dress ...
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Column Skirt/Straight Skirt: A straight-line skirt without flares or fullness at the hem or waistline (aka Pencil Skirt) ...
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Corset Top/Boned Bodice: strapless top contoured with boning with laces or snap closures that is extremely form fitting ...
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Cowl Neck: A loosed draped fold at the neckline of a top ...
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Crew Neck: a round neckline that sits close to the base of the neck encircled by a ribbed banding ...
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Cropped Top/Jacket: a top or jacket where the hem is cut above the waist ...
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Dolman Sleeve: a sleeve designed without a socket for the shoulder-creating a deep armhole extending from the waist to the ...
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Double Breasted: normally a jacket where one-half of the front lays over the other, and usually has a double row ...
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Double-Tee Top: one t-shirt over the other, giving the effect of layers ...
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Draped Bodice: extra pieces of material laid over the bustline ...
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Empire Waist: a waistline that begins below the bust ...
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Flat Front Pants: Pants without pleat in the front ...
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Gaucho: Extremely wide-legged pants that end in the mid calf to ankle region of the leg. Are normally worn with ...
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Halter Top: a sleeveless shirt that meets on the top of the neckline creating a high choke or wrap neck ...
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Handkerchief Style: A hem of a blouse or skirt that is gently jagged to form flowing points ...
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Jewel Neck: a round and high neckline that rests at the base of the neck ...
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Keyhole Neck: a round or tear shaped cutout that meets at the front or back neckline ...
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Mandarin Collar: an Asian inspired collar that is short and stand-up ...
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Notched Collar: a two-piece collar that can be worn open ...
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Off-the-Shoulder Neck: a neckline that displays uncovered shoulders, above the top of the bustline ...
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Peasant Top: a romantic style top that often has a low neckline, ruffles, and is made from free flowing materials ...
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Sarong  Skirt: A long cloth that is wrapped entirely around the body, often worn over bathing suits ...
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Scoop Neck/Round Neck: a u-shaped/round neckline ...
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Shawl Collar: a one-piece, rounded collar that is turned down to form a continuous line from the back of the ...
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Sheaths: Skirts/Dresses that are straight or close fitting and accompanied by a form fitting bodice. These skirts are normally ankle ...
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Shrug: a small jacket that is often cropped right underneath the armpit with long sleeves ...
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Skort: Shorts+ skirt= skorts. Basically, shorts that are covered to appear like skirts ...
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Split Neck: a round neckline that forms a small “v” in the center ...
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Square Neck: an open-yoke neckline shaped to form a half-square ...
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Sweetheart Neck: an open-yoke neckline shaped to form the top half of a heart ...
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Tankini: a two piece bathing suit in which the top portion resembles a tank top ...
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Trapeze Top: A top that flares from the bust line out, resembling the shape of a tent ...
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Tulle Skirt/Bouffant Gown: A puffed-out, sheer colored skirt often made out of stiffened silk, rayon or nylon net ...
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Tunic Style: a simple slip on garment usually knee-length or longer worn as an under or outer garment ...
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Unitards: a one-piece, tightly fitted garment for the torso, legs and feet, and arms ...
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V-Neck/V-Back: an open yoke forming a “V” shape midway down the bodice ...
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Wrap Top/Surplice Top: a garment created by cross-wrapping fabrics, sometimes in the front or back and associated with a high/low ...
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