We started with the As and now we have reached the Es in this series of Fashion Vocabulary! Are you ready for the E?


Definition: A type of ornamental shoulder piece or decoration used originally as an insignia of rank by armed forces and other organizations. In fashion, this piece is used as a trim or decorative detail to add width and effect.



Definition: Also known as Empire line, Empire length, it is a dress silhouette which has a fitted bodice ending just below the bust, giving a high-waisted appearance, and a gathered skirt which is long and loosely fitting. This type of silhouette is very popular in wedding gowns.



Definition: Eyelets are small fabric holes, edged with embroidered stitches as part of a larger, vintage-inspired design. Commonly seen in dresses, these are inspired from the grommets, which are the metallic holes in the shoes.



Definition: Embossing is the processes of creating either raised  images and designs in fabric and other materials using heat and mechanical pressure. This is a brilliant way to add texture to the garment’s silhouette.



Definition: Originally from Pyreenes in Spain, espadrilles are the casual shoes with a flat outsole, a flexible sole made of jute and cotton or canvas upper. Like distressed clothing, this trend has been borrowed by the lower strata in the society. The were once worn by peasants but today the trend has trickled up to the high fashion streets.


Our Word of the Day

Ear Cuffs

A variant of an earring, ear cuffs are wrapped around the outer cartilage which may be chained to a lobe piercing. This trend has seen a surge among modern and ethnic jewellery lovers.


That’s all the Es for today!

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