Lexicon of Fashion

To navigate among all cuts of clothes, Juliette today Unveils you the third part of his great lexicon of fashion, about skirts!

Memo: this glossary brings together types of clothes, accessories and clothing styles to be dealing with the bend of a shopping session or
reading a fashion article. The list is not exhaustive, and each item has own shades! The definitions are here to help and guide, but can also find variations according to the specialists.

Navigate through the clothes when you know not much, it can quickly be a monumental headache. There are so many technical terms that even the most aguerri•e•s do not necessarily speak them all!

And to help find your way you among all these welted pockets, these officers collars and these skirts skaters, I concocted you now of friendly lexicons which will appear regularly and will help find your way you during your shopping.

In each article, I will try to collect (almost) all the different forms of tops, skirts, dresses, shorts, pants, collar, pockets, sleeves… Back so today with skirts!

All about skirts

  • Miniskirt-Now inevitable version of our expensive skirts, it designates all models short and above the knee.
  • Midi-skirtThis term designates the skirts that reach mid-calf.
  • Pencil-skirtThe pencil skirt is tight from top to bottom, often high waist and arriving below the knee. She is the best friend of the retro looks, for an easy to re-create pinup outfit!

See also: Tuto Mode-the pencil skirt

  • Scabbard-skirtOr ‘tube’, she means skinny skirts of all types, which are not necessarily form “pencil”.
  • Skater-skirtIt’s one I called “skirt that turns” when I was little. It designates a skirt that has some ruching at the waist, to give volume and movement.
  • Umbrella-skirtCalled also ‘Corolla’ or ‘Sun’, it is characterized by its completely round shape when it is laid flat.
  • Pleated-skirt It is often a miniskirt with small regular pleats that reminds those of schoolgirls.
  • Portfolio-skirt A portfolio skirt is straight form, which part comes close on the other, to create an asymmetry.
  • Sun-pleated skirt The pleated Sun is a technique that is very narrow pleats. On a skirt, this gives a little retro style, all leaving the matter right and light.
  • Smocking-skirt It’s a skirt that can be found especially in the girls locker room. The smocking are placed embroidery on gathers (of the closely spaced pleats), all square on the front of a skirt.
  • Basques-skirt A straight skirt to which we added a pan of material pleated hem or on top of clothing.
  • Tulip-skirt It is round-shaped, and has clamps on the front, which create folds at the level of the hips. Most of the time, you wear high waist, and she stops above the knee.
  • Bucket-skirt The skirt bucket is a slinky skirt in size, which opens down to the knees, in order to create a wide and elegant form.
  • Asymmetric-Skirt It is found a lot in the summer. It is short in front and long behind, and give the air of a Greek goddess when you wear it.
  • Skirt ball-She also very fashionable in the early 2000s, it is characterized by a rounded, hem which creates a volume on the bottom of the skirt.

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