Now that we are only a few days away from the NYFW, we’re all eagerly waiting with excitement to see what’s next for the Fall/Winter collections in the New York Fashion Week - that goes from the 8th to 16th February and is then followed by London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks.
So for the next months, you should be ready to hear - and understand - a lot about it!
If you are like most women on this planet and not only love fashion, but also love talking about fashion, we prepared a dictionary to help you with expressions you must know to sound like a true fashionista!
All you add to your outfit, such as bags, belts, jewelry, hats, to make it more personal and stylish
Any kind of clothing.
Loose fitting coats, shirts /wide legged jeans etc.
Runway. A long platform used in fashion shows where models present the designer’s collection.
Mid-priced but trend-focused clothes, more affordable than designer brands.
Hand-made work of high quality, a work of art, so to say, that you can see in clothes from Haute Couture.
To wear the right clothes for each specific occasion.
Ex: If you have a business meeting, you must dress for the occasion and wear a power suit.
To know what is in and out in fashion, to have a good sense of style.
Ex: the Vanessa Traina has an amazing eye for fashion.
Someone whose style and eye for fashion are an example for others to follow.
Someone who knows a lot about fashion or who works in the fashion industry.
Abbreviation for the outfit (and not for good physical shape!)
Ex: I loved Chloe’s fit in her new fragrance campaign
Designers that make custom-made exclusive clothes for private customers. You won’t find Haute Couture clothes in a shop.
The lower part of clothes, finished off by sewing to cover the fabric’s edge. The Hems can be visible or not.
Money well spent on good quality clothes, shoes or bags, that will last longer and you know you will wear them a lot.
A fashionista whose opinion influences people, especially buyers.
Comes from the French “I don’t know what”, meaning a something that you can’t define what makes a person or a style very special.
Ex: Princess Margaret had a je ne sais quoi that made her a style icon.
As in Kelvin, the useless filter on Instagram; something ignored and completely unused by everyone.
Ex: Unitards are the Kelvin of last season (thank God!)
Little black dress, that one garment you must have in your wardrobe, that plain black dress that goes with absolutely everything and that you can't go wrong in it.
Any fab red sole shoes by Christian Louboutin.
Clothes and accessories from a collection you absolutely must have so as to not look last-season!
Garments and trends you must avoid at all costs if you want to look like a true fashionista.
Ex: skinny jeans are a No-Go in 2018
If you tired of the word trendy, you can always use “on-trend” instead.
Ex: Brooches are really on-trend this year.
A two-piece well-tailored classic suit that means you’re in business and, as any Super-heroes power suits, will give you instant power!
Oversized and really puffy coats
That part of the shoes that cover the heel (if you really must know…)
A line of clothes sold in stores instead of made-to-order Haute Couture.
Market season between fall and spring, available in stores by December.
Related to clothes or the style of clothes, and often associated with men’s wear.
Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer are the 2 seasons, or the 2 collections designers prepare each year.
A bold accessory you wear that draws everyone's attention to it, a statement earring, bag or necklace for example, impossible to be ignored.
Sponsored content. When an influencer or blogger is paid to post about some brand or product.
Something that is - or is about to be - currently popular and fashionable.
A one-piece skin-tight garment that goes from neck to ankles.
Well, on second thought, better forget the word and the look! Wowzers!!
A split in a tight skirt, for example, to allow you to move.
Although an incorrect tense of awake, a reference to how people should be aware of current affairs.
Ex: "While you are obsessing with the Kardashians, there are millions of homeless in the world. STAY WOKE"
An exclamation, when you are surprised, by something very good or … very bad!
Ex: Have you seen Valentino’s show? Wowzers!
See through shiny fabrics.
As in Facebook like button. You can use that as an exclamation or, if you are Queen of Cool, say it showing little emotion, in a very nonchalant manner.
The Japanese grand-mother of all Flipflops and sandals.
A jacket that you can close with a zipper all the way up to your neck, usually a sporty jacket.
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