Here is the second part of my Fashion Dictionary! Hope you enjoyed previous chapter and if you missed it, you can read all terms in this post. Next part of the Fashion Dictionary will be on my blog on Tuesday, so stay tuned!
Dandy - a man who dresses fashionably and places importance upon physical appearance. He promotes himself. The word ‘Dandy’ was originally a version of ‘Andrew’. Style of dandy – suits, vests, walking sticks, lorgnettes etc.
Diadem – a type of crown, specially an ornamental headband worn as a symbol of royalty.
Diamond neck - a diamond-shaped cutout that fastens at the front or back neckline.
Dirndl skirt - a wide skirt with a fitted waistline, that falls below the knee.
Dress – code - written or unwritten rules with regard to clothing.
Dropped shoulders - shoulder or sleeve that seams falling off the shoulder.
Dropped waist/low waist – a waistline that is sewn below the body’s natural waistline.
Double-breasted – clothes with two parallel columns of buttons.
Dupioni – a plain crisp type of silk fabric, similar to shantung, but slightly thicker, heavier, and with a greater slub count.
Elegance – a synonym for beauty that has come to acquire the additional connotations of unusual effectiveness and simplicity.
Embroidery - an embellishment of a fabric or garment in which colored threads are sewn into the fabric to create a design. Embroidery may be done either by hand or machine.
Emphasis – underlining of any element of clothes to which it is necessary to pay attention, by means of design features (for example, a big collar), colors, accessories, etc.
Empire seams – a seam that is sewn directly below the bust line.
Empire waist – location of the waistline just under the bust line. The name of this style comes from the high-waisted styles popular during the reign of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.
Epaulets – a type of ornamental shoulder decoration used as insignia of rank by armed forces and other organizations.
Espadrille – a flexible sole made entirely of jute rope or a similar synthetic material.
Fagoting – an embroidery produced by pulling out horizontal threads from a fabric and tying the remaining cross threads into groups of an hourglass shape.
Faux fur - material made of synthetic fibers designed to resemble fur, normally as a part of a piece of clothing. Faux fur was introduced for the first time in 1929 and has been commercially available since the 1950s.
Filigree – a delicate kind of jewelry metalwork, usually silver or gold, made with the addition of tiny beads. It often suggests lace and remains popular in Indian and other Asian metalwork.
Fishtail train – fitted around the hips and flares out from the knee to the hemline.
Fitted point sleeve – a long, narrow sleeve that ends in a point resting against the back of the hand.
Flannel - a soft woven fabric, was originally made from carded wool, but is now made from either wool, cotton or synthetic fibre.
Fleece – a soft, bulky, deep-piled knitted or woven fabric.
Foil – a thin piece of material put under another material to add color or brilliance.
Form-fitting - an article of clothing that tightly follows the contours of the part of the body being covered.