Fashion Aspects of Women’s Apparel
Fashion is an art form of individual expression and autonomy within a certain context and at a certain time and place. The word “fashion” implies a specific look defined by the fashion business as what is fashionable at that moment. For this reason, people sometimes get confused when they hear the word fashion.
In order to understand fashion better, we have to take a closer look at what it actually is. It is an established fact that fashion has always been an essential part of any culture and society because it tells the story of a society to its potential clients. Fashionable garments can be anything from a piece of cloth that is functional as clothing or something made of fabric that is fashionable, depending on the taste of the one wearing it. The latter is high fashion. High fashion usually means that the garment is highly visible and/or luxurious.
Another way of looking at it is that fashionable fashions are often used to tell a story. A good example is how designers dress up models for magazines. The model is almost always dressed in a manner that is revealing enough to show off her/his figure and to project the message that the designer wishes to convey to his or her clients. Therefore, a good garment is one that is revealing enough while still being practical and functional. This is where the term “high fashion” comes from. The fashions that fall under this category tend to be highly decorative and ornate.
Examples of such types of apparel under the high fashion label include dresses, blouses, pants, jackets, suits, lingerie, outerwear, swimwear, loungewear, casual clothing, and shoes. Accessories are always a part of the equation. They add to the glamour and provide functionality. High fashion also often includes accessories like belts, hats, sunglasses, purses, watches, belts, scarves, and jewelry. In terms of women’s apparel, the primary focus tends to be on dresses, but there are some high fashion accessories that are becoming very popular with the fairer sex.
High fashion apparel tends to have a lot of detailing on the apparel itself. The garment will have at least three or four seams along the length and at least one seam around the wrist. For example, it may have a fullness seam between the sleeves or it may have a fullness seam around the wrist. Often this seam is sometimes seen as a V-shaped seam that runs from the wristline through the armhole to the fingertips.
Fullness seams are especially common in shirts, blouses, and pants. The purpose of these seams is to add depth and fullness to the garment so that the wearer can wear it comfortably and confidently. A fullness seam is usually hidden by the decorative details of the rest of the garment. It is this decorative detail that draws attention to the seam, and it is this attention that adds to the fashion and beauty of a garment. Sewing a fullness seam can be quite difficult and many tailors will opt to use buttons or decorative buttons instead.