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Hi people! All my plans for the blog have somehow being going down this week but Ijenna of miralabelle.com, came through with this guest post and it’s so interesting that I could not wait to share with you all.Every industry has it’s jargon and the world of fashion is no different.

Being a blogger, some might not consider me a member of the fashion industry but I beg to differ seeing as I have to get more accustomed to the ever changing lingo. We fashion people consider ourselves a “cool” sort so we type and say a lot of things like “yassss” and come with fashion terms that would seem weird to the average person.

However, there are some staples like “the A-line skirt” and “the boat neckline”. Mixed with these classics are some terms that people just coin willy-nilly like “Anna”. Yup, that’s * Anna Wintour being referred to as adjective. Interesting isn’t it?

Let’s start with some not-so-common classics:

  1. The bat wing sleeve.

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At first, this would probably sound weird, then you’d start to see the logic behind it. It’s a long sleeve cut with deep armholes, almost to the waist, giving off a wing-like appearance when extended.

  1. Avant Garde

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This basically means displaying ultra-modernism or an experimental style.

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The dictionary defines it as extremely innovative, pioneering.

I think it’s a good way for artists to express themselves and think outside of the box but most times, I end up feeling creeped out. *cringes*

3. Drop crotch:

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With the invasion of athleisure, we’ve been seeing more of this style as most sweat pant makers incorporate it. The drop crotch style is achieved when pants are cut with an exaggerated low crotch, such as the one above.

I mostly saw this on dancers before (perhaps for more room for movement?

4. Choker top

Yes, you read that right.

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The choker top gives the illusion that you’re wearing an off-shoulder top and a choker. To me, it’s basically a reverse halter top. I think I like this one.

5. Groutfit

groutfit-wumi

This is so 2016 and Yes, you guessed it- wearing an all grey outfit. Groutfit. But seriously, who comes up with these things?

6. Glitterati

This refers to the beautiful people, the popular crowd, shiny sets, and celebrities. You get the picture, yes?

7. Normcore

Now this, I like. It’s simply a style of dressing that involves wearing basics and still looking cool because trends aren’t trendy anymore. I feel it’s a rebellious style because it literally means standing out by fitting in but this only works in a fashion-forward environment though.

And that’s it people!

JUST KIDDING. I’m having way too much fun. Let’s do a bonus.

BONUS: How to pronounce some tricky fashion brand names.

Hermes: Air-mehz

Balmain: Bahl-mah

Givenchy: Jhee-von-shee

Christian louboutin: Kree-styan Loo-boo-tahn

Balenciaga: Bah-lin-see-ah-gah

Miu Miu: Mew-Mew

Yves Saint Laurent: Eve Sane Laur-ahn (definitely the trickiest to me)

And that’s it people! (For real this time)

What’s the weirdest/most unique fashion term you’ve ever heard? Mine would be chicken cutlets. I’ll leave you to find out what that means.

 

P.S Guys, Ijenna is currently having a fabulous giveaway on her blog that ends 11:59pm today! So you should check her blog for the details and follow her Instagram too; @unservile_fashionist

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Picture Sources:

choker top: Polyvore.com  Drop crotch: alicdn.com  Bat wing sleeve: pessimiss blog  groutfit: amazonaws.com  avant garde blonde hair:  Jerome Hillion Blog  avant garde pile of hair:  Santamonica  Anna wintourwikipedia

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