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Style Glossary: Bucket Bag

Above, Julie‘s illustrations of two types of bucket bags as inspired by Vena Cava’s Spring 2012 collection, which debuted last week in NYC.

Come one, carryalls! As Fashion Week proceeds, don’t forget to relish over the simpler things …

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Style Glossary: The Eco in Friendly!

The Eager to Recycle Tote was made, in part, by remanufactured grain sacks and melted plastics.

Ever wonder what’s so green about eco-friendly items when your purchase them? This Style Glossary post will help you win the guessing game of …

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Style Glossary: Ready, Set, Godet!

If Duke Ellington’s croon, “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing,” is to be believed, a garment is zilch without a few godets. These triangular fabric insets—which can be of the same or different material …

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Style Glossary: Knit vs. Weave

Knits and WovensBetween the Can’t Top This Hat and the Fed-aurora Borealis Hat, can you tell which one is knit and which one is woven?

Does the thought of identifying a knit from a woven textile wrap your brain into a …

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Style Glossary: Cascade Collar

If there was ever a collar style to fall for, it’s the cascade collar. This fluttery collar style is pretty easy to pinpoint, but if you must know, a cascade collar is a circular-cut ruffle that is attached to …

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Style Glossary: Throw Me a Bone, Here

Once upon a time, the strapless dress was flimsy, structureless, and apt to fall down. Then, along came something called boning, …

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Style Glossary: One Sweet Neckline

[Images Above: The Georgia Dress, Frock of Love Dress in Lacey, What a Mighty Good Dress]

For many, Valentine’s Day means getting gussied up and going out to a romantic dinner with your special one, closest pal, …

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Style Glossary: Set-in Stone

We here at the ModOffices can’t seem to get enough of the Pin-up Dress. It’s classically chic, easy-to-wear, and its flattering cut earns it a rightful spot in the front of our closets. It’s also a perfect example of …

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Style Glossary: Bib Necklace

Hello ModLovers! After a two week delay for trade-show travel, Style Glossary posts are back in full effect! I must admit, this week’s term was a little selfish on my part, as it is one of my favorite new trends …

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Style Glossary: I Seersucker Said the Blind Man

This week’s Style Glossary post will tackle seersucker fabric! Personally, before starting at ModCloth, I thought seersucker was some sort of clasp. As part of my fashion enlightenment, I discovered that seersucker is in fact a type of fabric (that …

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Style Glossary: The Paper Bag Waist

paper bag waist

Welcome to our very first Style Glossary post! In this series, we’re going to give insight into the more obscure cuts and styles of some our new (and fabulous) items! This week we’re going to start with the paper bag

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