To our delectable fashion entrepreneurs and fashionistas, we have some sizzling styles and concepts that you can introduce to your brand and wardrobe.
In case you didn’t know, our Commonly Misused Fashion Words column focuses on fashion styles, terms and concepts that are not being utilised maximally. So, how can you slay with the leg-of-mutton sleeve style, diamond neckline, as well as a princess line dress? Stay with us as we walk you through it.
Are you someone who gets really bored with the regular sleeve styles such as straight sleeves or short sleeves, and you need something to spice your outfit up? Then, you should probably consider the leg-of-mutton sleeve.
The leg-of-mutton sleeve is one which is full and loose on the upper arm but close-fitting from the forearm to the wrist. Just like Kemi Fadugbagbe shared,
“Personally, I feel the leg-of-mutton sleeve is different from the norm and very dramatic.”
The neckline of an outfit, as you already know, is a strong factor in determining how the outfit would turn out as well as the occasion it can be worn to.
As the name implies, the diamond neckline is one that sculpts a diamond design in form of a neckline onto a dress or top. Unlike the sweetheart neckline which is designed to look like the top portion of a heart, the diamond neckline has straight, defined lines or cuts.
A princess line, otherwise known as a princess dress describes a woman’s fitted dress which is cut in long panels without a horizontal join or separation at the waist.
What does this mean?
For a fashion designer, instead of relying solely on darts to shape the garment, the fit is achieved with long seams and shaped pattern pieces. Top fashion brands such as Clan RTW and many others use this concept for their outfits.
How These Terms Are Used
Since this sleeve style has the full top gathered or pleated into armhole and tapered to the wrist where it looks like a regular sleeve, it can be utilised for different occasions. The leg-of-mutton sleeve can be used to design dresses for red carpets and other glamorous events, while the tops can be rocked for either casual or casual corporate outings. Either way, the leg-of-mutton sleeve style with its voluminous top portion makes a statement, and that’s one of the reasons why we love it!
The diamond neckline can also be utilised for a range of outfits, including corporate dresses or tops. Fashion designers can also incorporate the diamond neckline for ready-to-wear outfits and many more.
The princess line, just like Kemi Fadugbagbe shared can also be used to design classy dresses and tops. These outfits can be rocked to several occasions depending on the style choices of the wearer.
So, would you be incorporating a diamond neckline into your next collection as a fashion entrepreneur? Or perhaps, you would be getting a leg-of-mutton sleeve style or princess line as your next buy?
Either way, do let us know the styles you love from these in the comment section below.