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Thread Trivia #17: Pussy Bow Blouse Edition

PUSSY BOW BLOUSE

 

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What: Pussy bows are floppy bows tied loosely around the neck of a blouse.  They are perceived as  chic feminine statement piece.

How to Wear: Pussy bow blouses are worn with skirts for a formal look. These blouses can be paired up with trousers as well. You can wear a blazer with these blouses for a more refined look .

Fun Fact: In the 80's pussy bow ties were seen as a power statement for women. The name of these originated from the ties around cat necks. 

 

 

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Thread Trivia #16: Peplum Edition

PEPLUM

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What: Gathered pleats that are collected around the waist to create frills. 

How to Wear: Peplums are found in different garment types like blouses, blazers, dresses, coats, skirts. It is primarily a spring time trend. 

Fun Fact: Peplums word originated from the Greek word peplos.  Peplums were worn by Ancient Greeks by both male and female. Greeks wore it around their waist over tunic. This trend made a comeback in the 1980s. There are different styles of peplum which are made to flatter different body types.

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Thread Trivia #15: Babydoll Dress Edition

BABYDOLL DRESS

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What: A baby doll dress is a popular dress silhouette, which is generally short with a flaring look to it. 

How to wear: These dresses are popular in spring and summer time. It is a very flattering look for women with curves. It caters more towards the younger women as it has a certain playfulness about it. 

Fun Fact:  We started seeing  these dresses more in the nightwear/lingerie section of the stores. This cut was synonymous with sexy nightwear. Did you wonder about this name ever ?Well ,we did as well and we learnt this name originated from the 1956 movie Baby Doll starring Carrol Baker. For the first time this kind of dress was worn by an adult. The flirty aspect of baby doll dresses have led for it to be featured on runway looks. This 90's trend made a big comeback on the runways in paris couture week. We believe the versatility of this trend makes this one to stay. 

 

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Thread Trivia #14: Off Shoulder Edition

OFF SHOULDER

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What: True to its name, off shoulder do not cover shoulders.

Where: We see off shoulder in tops and dresses. This is an easy piece of clothing to show a little bit of skin.

Fun Fact: This trend originated in the 1800s. During the Romantic Era (1820-1850) freedom of expression was on the rise. During that time, the dress silhouette remained the same whereas the necklines were lowered. Off the shoulder dress originated at that time making the dress silhouette more sexy. 

 

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Thread Trivia #13: Gingham Edition

GINGHAM

Gingham

Gingham

What: Gingham is a type of striped pattern. This pattern is mainly found in cotton based clothing.

How to Wear: This kind of striped pattern is found commonly in button down shirts. They are now extended by designers in floral colors. We can find these patterns in dress, full skirts and bomber jackets as well. 

Fun Fact: There is no right or wrong side of Gingham pattern because of the way the fabrics are woven together. It is considered as an economical fabric because of which it has been used in home furnishings as well.  History proves this fabric to have manufactured  in different parts of the world. It is believed that the name is derived from Malaysian word genggang, which means striped. 

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Thread Trivia #12: Parka Edition

PARKA

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What: A parka is an outerwear. It is a knee length coat.

How to Wear: Parka is a great layering item. It  is a perfect casual in between seasons layering item. It can be teamed up with a dress or jeans to provide warmth.

Fun Fact: The word parka is derived from Russian language. This word means "animal skin". Parka was used by the United States Army to protect the troops in the cold weather.

 

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Thread Trivia #11: Knife Pleat and Mandarin Collar Edition

KNIFE PLEAT

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What: One-directional narrow pleats. 

Where: Knife Pleats are usually found in skirts as well as dresses. This pleat trend was introduced in the 1970s and it came back to mainstream in 2014.

Fun Fact: Knife Pleats were found to be a part of costume dressing. Designers brought this trend in the 1970s. This cascading frills trend is believed to be seen next summer as well. 

 

MANDARIN COLLAR

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What: A small, narrow, upright collar.

Where: These collars styles are seen in formal tops, blazers and some dresses.

Fun Fact: As per its name, this style originated from the collars worn by mandarins in imperial china. These collars are included in feminine minimalist styles. 

 

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Thread Trivia #10: Ombre and Duster Coat Edition

OMBRE

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What: Color that graduates from light to dark.

How to Wear: Spring/Summer 2014 saw a lot of ombre hair trends. This trend extended to runway collection. We did see a lot of dresses, skirts and tops in this trend. This style has been adopted in easy to wear street style garments as well.

Fun Fact: The sartorial trend of ombre originated from the hair trend of ombre. This trend is also known as dip dyed. 

 

DUSTER COAT 

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What: A long loose fitting coat.

How to Wear: They are worn as an accessory and are perfect for spring time.

Fun Fact: Duster Coats were originally worn by horsemen as a utility coat to protect their clothese from dust.

 

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Thread Trivia #9:Culottes and Cocoon Coat Edition

CULOTTES

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What: Trousers made for women which appear to look like skirts.

How to Wear: Based on the look of culottes, they can be dressed up or down. We prefer these with heels to give an illusion of long legs. A formal version of these pants are available which look good with crop tops and blazers.

Fun Fact: Originated from earlier Eurpoean fashion where men wore knee-breeches. They were part of military uniforms. 2014 spring/summer runway shows brought this pants silhouette back.


 

COCOON COAT

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What: A kind of coat, which is woven to sit above the knee and which has sleeves which are not full length. 

How to Wear: Similar to Boyfriend Coat, these coats are a bit oversized in their structure and they look good when paired with more form fitting garments. 

Fun Fact: The name of this coat originates from the silky case spun by the insects larvae for protection. This coat encompasses comfort as implied by its name. These coats are flattering on every body type as well. 

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Thread Trivia #8:Paperbag waist and Raglan Edition

PAPERBAG WAIST 

                                           Paperbag Waist

                                           Paperbag Waist

What: A garment with extra material around the waist.

Where: This waistline is commonly seen in skirts, shorts, trousers. 

Fun Fact: This waist-cinching style makes the waistline appear smaller. This helps to make a casual look more trendy.

 

 
 
 

RAGLAN

 

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What: Raglan is kind of a sleeve, which continues till the neck. It does not have a distinct shoulder seam.

Where: We see these sleeves on causal tshirts, jackets and dresses.

Fun Fact: It is named after Lord Raglan. These sleeves were introduced for sportswear and the convenience it provided. This style is used in classic American baseball sweaters.

 
 

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Thread Trivia #6:Cap Sleeve and Iridescent Edition

CAP SLEEVES

 
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What:  A sleeve that extends only a short distance from the shoulder and tapering to nothing under the arm.

Where: T-shirts, Shirts, Dresses

Fun Fact: They are considered to be a great layering piece. These sleeves were a fashionably originated in twentieth century. They are considered to be more stylish alternative to regular T-shirts for women. 

 
 

 

IRIDESCENT

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What: A fabric which has property to give an illusion of changing colors as it catches light.

Where: Dresses, Jackets, Shoes, Jackets

Fun Fact: This material garments made a big appearance in Spring 2015 runway. Fashion forecasters believe it will be  a big street style staple. Iridescence is created by an illusion of color rather than using dyes. Its an easy style to dress up as well as dress down making it a wardrobe staple.

 
 

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Thread Trivia #5:Herringbone and Funnel Neck Edition

HERRINGBONE

Herringbone Pattern

Herringbone Pattern

What:  Herringbone pattern is a popular V-shaped weaving pattern. 

Where: This pattern is commonly found in twill, tweed and wool fabric. Suits and Outerwear are commonly made of this fabric.

Fun Fact: Initially, herringbone pattern was commonly used in menswear suits. Looking at the effect it created this pattern was adopted by interior designers for creating more depth for the rooms. According to history of fashion this pattern is believed to have developed from cross stitch.

 
 

 

FUNNEL NECK

Funnel Neck

Funnel Neck

What: A type of garment whose neckline is wide and high resembling a funnel.

Where: This neckline is  found in sweaters, hoodie and sweatshirt

Fun Fact: A futuristic view of fashion in 1960s was achieved by presenting runway shows with loose funnel necklines. This evolvement of neckline was in tune with the popular hippie culture of the time.

 
 

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Thread Trivia #4: Turtleneck and Double Breasted Edition

TURTLENECK

Turtleneck

Turtleneck

What: A turtleneck is a high close fitted turned over collar garment. Also known as polo neck, roll neck, skivvy

Where: This neck style is commonly found in sweaters, dress and shirts.

Fun Fact: How this trend was perceived over the years.

  •  Late 19th Century- Worn By blue collar workers
  •  Mid 20th Century- Academics and Philosophers
  • Became a sign of the rich when it was worn by european actor
  • 1950's - Represented preppy style

   

                 

 

 
 

 

DOUBLE- BREASTED

Double-Breasted

Double-Breasted

What: Double-breasted refers to a coat or jacket with wide, overlapping front flaps and two parallel columns of buttons.

Where: Dress, Blazer, Suit, Jacket and Coat

Fun Fact: It has descended from 17th centure military uniforms and frock coats. Found in 2 configurations six-on-four and four-on-two.  The first figure indicates the number of buttons on the front, the second the number of those that function. Middle button should be buttoned and inner button is called a jigger.

 
 

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Thread Trivia #3:Tutu and Singlet Edition

TUTU

Tutu

Tutu

What: A bell shaped which is made of tulle material.

How to wear: Worn as a long or short skirts with a body fitting top. Tutu styles are being adopted to make dresses as well.

Fun Fact: Originally tutu was introduced for ballet dancers. It provides a romantic style for dancer's slender silhouette.

 
 

SINGLET

Singlet 

Singlet 

What: A casual sleeveless top specially introduced for athletic purposes.

How to wear: This is worn in a casual way. A summer staple wardrobe item.

Fun Fact: This garment was introduced in 1890 by Jacky Howe and Australian. After Word War it was worn by the working man.

 
 
 

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Introducing Thread Trivia :Shawl Collar and Empire Waist Edition

How many times do we look at fashion magazines and wonder what is this fashion jargon they are talking about. This week we are introducing Thread Trivia. Every week we will share with you a couple of new fashion based trivia. This is our weekly dose: 

 

SHAWL COOL

Shawl Collar

Shawl Collar

What:  A Shawl Collar is a rolled collar and lapel that extends to form the lapels.

Where: This style can be seen in sweaters and coats for men and women.

Fun Fact: First Seen On Victorian Smoking Jacket

 
 

 

Empire Waist 

Empire Waist 

Empire Waist 

What: A type of waist or top where the waist line is raised above the natural waistline.

Where:  This waist style is seen mostly in dresses and tops.

Fun Fact: This style originated in late eighteenth century. Pronunciation: om-peer

 
 

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