Fashion is a kind of autonomy and self-definition in a certain context and at a certain time and in a certain situation, of clothing, shoes, life, makeup, hairstyles, and even body posture. In its general usage, the word simply implies a current look defined as what is trendy at the moment. It may describe the trendiness of the clothes and accessories worn at a specific time or place. However, it can also indicate the mannerisms we normally or stereotypically put on our faces, such as with regard to hair, make-up, and clothing. The most familiar definition of fashion is given by fashion magazines and other media, which usually come in separate packages or styles – one is the trendiest, and the other is considered most suitable for the particular occasion or setting.
The most common elements of fashion, regardless of style, are dress, accessories, and shoes. Dress is an element that generally surrounds the garment itself. The dress is then made of a fabric. The dress can be a fashionable dress, casual wear, or formal wear.
Accessory is an element that adds functionality to the garment. Accessories are often used to enhance or accessorize dress styles. Shoes add attractiveness and distinction to the outfit and can be used with any piece of clothing. For instance, shoes with rubber soles are often used in afternoon dresses to create a fashionable and playful flair. To create a more formal style, shoes can be made from a mix of fabrics like satin, lace, or velvet.
Fashions often change seasonally and therefore need to be reevaluated on a seasonal basis. Fashions can include new additions of embellishments like brooches and pins. Fashion often changes due to the current season and designers often change their look for the season as well. A trend that has been for years in women’s fashion is the trend toward fitted and seamless garments. Underneath a fitted garment is usually a fitted and seamless waistline with a seam that runs from the neckline to the hem.
There are several common types of stitching used in making a garment. These common types of stitching include single stitching, double stitching, and machine stitching. Sewing machines make sewing easier and faster than hand sewing. They also provide a greater level of precision than hand sewing. Fitted garments are made by sewing a fabric along a seam line. Hemming is the process of attaching a hem to a garment by sewing it either to the same fabric or on another type of foundation fabric, such as silk or satin.
Lace is a decorative stitch sometimes incorporated into a piece of women’s clothing. Lace can be added through painting, stenciling, or embroidery. A lace edging can help give a garment the appearance of fullness will depend largely on the thickness of the lace and the amount of separate laces that make up the pattern. Embroidery adds extra detail and dimension to a garment.