Having a hard time finding that perfect word in your fashion writing? Here is a complete fashion words list to describe fashion trends – good, bad & everything in between.
At ShilpaAhuja.com, I love creating resources for the fashion community to use. We’ve already created a whole fashion trends glossary, and even trendy cultural slang. However, today I wanted to focus on a resource for fashion writing.
How do you talk about fashion trends?
We see fashion being described everywhere – from blogs to magazines to social media posts to shopping sites. And sometimes, it can be difficult to find the perfect word. More often than not, we see the same few terms being used and overused. Just like fashion blogs, writing can get stale too. If you’re someone who spends time writing or describing fashion trends, you’ll know what I mean.
Having spent 8 years writing fashion articles and trend forecasts, this has become my everyday, or at least seasonal job. Personally, I love to look up words in the dictionary to find the perfect one to express myself. Often, I find myself scratching out words in our staff writer’s articles too, so that we can avoid repetition.
So to make all our lives easier, myself included, I’m just making a definitive list of words to describe fashion trends. In fact, I think I’ll keep adding words to this list annually. So whether you’re a fashion blogger, journalist, marketing professional or fashion designer, here’s a list of words you can use to describe fashion trends.
Since there are so many in my fashion words list, I sorted them into 3 buckets – negative, positive and neutral (or those that can be used negatively or positively depending on the context).
Here you go!
Positive Words to Describe Fashion Trends
Most of the fashion writing needs to be positive, fashion lovers that we are! Especially in fashion marketing and even most magazines (ahem, not ShilpaAhuja.com, ahem!), fashion is usually described more positively. So here’s a long list of words that you can use to describe a new collection, clothes and accessories.
- Figure hugging
- Everyone’s favorite
- Shifted/ Shifting
- Statement making
Negative Words to Describe Fashion Trends
From somewhat offensive to really extreme, here are some words to negatively describe style and trends:
- Same old/ Old
- Been done
- Lacks focus
Words that Can Be Negative or Positive
Depending on Context
So I hope my fashion words list was helpful. Let me know your favorite words in this list below. And also just for fun, let me know which is the most overused word in this list that you hate!
Shilpa Ahuja the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Other than defining the direction of the magazine, she also writes about fashion & beauty trend forecasts, industry analysis, and opinions.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University.
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