FASHION DESIGN TERMINOILOGIES
Empire Waist- A dress or shirt where the waist is raised above the natural waistline, sometimes as high as right below the bust
Cowl Neck- A neckline featuring a piece of material attached to garment at the neck, which may be used as a hood or draped loosely in a swag from shoulder to shoulder at the front neckline or back
Column Skirt/Straight Skirt- Also referred to as a pencil skirt, this skirt is a line with no flare or fullness at the hem or waistline
Coat Dress: A tailored dress featuring button, toggle and tie closures similar to those found on outerwear. This dress is often made in materials similar to those found in suits (wool, wool blends, and menswear prints.
Bolero Jacket- A loose, waist-length jacket open at the front.
Boot Cut- A pant style that is tapered at the knee and very subtly flares out to accommodate the bulk of a boot
Ball gown- A type of long dress that is fitted at the bodice, with a very full skirt
A-Line- A dress of skirt that is narrower at the top, flaring gently wider toward the bottom this resembling the letter “A.”
Halter- A dress or shirt that consists of material that meets behind the neck. This style may range from thin spaghetti straps that tie to draped fabric that crosses at the collarbone and meets behind the neck
Shawl Collar- A one-piece collar which is turned down to form a continuous line around the back of the neck to the front.
Turtle Neck- A high, close fitting, turnover collar used especially for sweaters RAGLAN SLEEVE A type of sleeve sewn in with seams slanting outward one piece to the neckline of a garment (i.e. sweater, shirt) with seams from the armhole to the neck. There are no seams at the shoulder
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