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September 7th, 2012

Style Glossary: Peplum

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Peplum – Short flounce attached to a snugly fitting waistline. Pictured above, peplum ponte tank.

August 14th, 2008

Style Glossary: Bespoke

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bespoke – A custom-made garment; contemporary usage most often refers to a custom-made suit.

June 20th, 2008

Style Glossary: Raglan Sleeve

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A raglan sleeve extends to the neckline of a garment; most sleeves are set into the shoulder seam. Classic baseball T-shirts are a raglan style but this sleeve design can give great shape to dresses and blouses as well.

March 3rd, 2008

Style Glossary: Athleisure

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I bought these shoes the other day. They were described as athleisure. I previously labeled this sort of sneaker/shoe as a hybrid. A quick internet search tells me that athleisure may be catching on in the industry. I’m not sure if I like it. It sort of smells like advertorial.

May 21st, 2007

Style Glossary: Smock

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smock – A dress or top that has a shoulder yoke with gathering for a full sweep. Shown above from Top Shop.

April 2nd, 2007

Style Glossary: Bias Cut

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bias cut – A garment cut on the cross or diagonal grain of a fabric. Fitted bias garments hug the shape of the body, but fuller skirts can be made on the bias for a full, sweeping effect.

March 6th, 2007

Style Glossary: Grommet

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grommet – An eyelet that is reinforced with metal or plastic that can be used as a durable closure or simple decoration (as pictured above).

February 15th, 2007

Style Glossary: Hook-And-Eye

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hook-and-eye closure – A fastening device consisting of a metal hook that catches over a bar or into a loop, often used in conjunction with zippers.

February 6th, 2007

Style Glossary: Paillette

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paillette – A small shiny disk, larger than a sequin, sewn together with others on fabric to create a fishscale effect. Pictured above is a sweater tunic from DKNY.

February 5th, 2007

Style Glossary: Fishtail Hem

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fishtail hem – An assymetrical hem that is longest at the back of the skirt. This style is usually fitted around the hips and flares out from the knee to the hemline. Earlier today Diane von Furstenberg showed a draped black dress with a full, almost a-line skirt and fishtail hem as part of her Spring 2007 line at Fashion Week. Perfect.

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