As humans, we sometimes interpret words by what we think they mean and not what they really mean. It is not strange to find fashion entrepreneurs using the wrong words to describe fashion items.
Speaking the right fashion vocabularies will earn you respect in the world of fashion amongst your customers and colleagues.
We care about your growth so we are here to serve you fashion words that are not being used as they should and help you infuse the styles into your brands. Here are awesome styles you should rock and infuse into your work.
“I think halter neckline dresses are actually really cute. I like the way they sit on a woman, not showing off too much but still looking pretty.”Iyin Oludiya- Fashion Blogger
A halterneck dress or top is one of the most comfortable pieces to wear, especially on a humid day. It is a style of women’s clothing with a strap that runs from the front of the garment and around the back of the neck. It generally leaves the upper back uncovered.
They are commonly used for bikini wear but are, however, suitable for tops, dresses and jumpsuits. They are great for crocheted tops too!
They are beautiful and can be styled in so many ways to make them fit into various occasions – dates, red carpet events, and if you dare, work.
Dating back in time, a frog fastening is an ornamental braiding, consisting of a button and a loop for fastening the front of a garment. Frog fasteners are not in vogue these days but they add a decorative finish to clothes.
They can also be used on dresses with the Queen Anne neckline and give a regal finish to your clothes. They are excellent on crocheted wears too, especially jackets.
“Lantern sleeves are dramatic sleeves that can turn any dress from just plain to something really nice and classy.”Iyin Oludiya- Fashion Blogger
The lantern sleeve is a full, gathered sleeve attached to a drop-shouldered garment which can either be a long or short sleeve. It can be used with everything, from jackets to dresses and jumpsuits.
A lantern sleeve top can be matched with high waist skirts with slits or a pair of trousers and a nice pair of beautiful heels.
How Are These Terms Used?
A halter neckline shirt or blouse isn’t “backless.” Yes, the upper back is uncovered and that could justify it being addressed as such. It gives a sense of professionalism to call it a halter neckline.
Of course, frog fastening has a button and a loop but it is not just a button or a “fancy button” and shouldn’t be addressed as such. Be specific with the kind of button you want for your jacket or suit.
Lantern sleeves should not be addressed as “gathers on the neck” even though they do have gathers.
You don’t have to go through the stress of trying to explain the kind of style you want to a client or designer now that you know the name of the style.
Which of these words have been using wrongly before now, do let us know in the comments section below. We are rooting for you and your brand!