Fashion Glossary


Learn all about fabrics, styles, and terms used throughout TJ Formal. Find out what dress styles look best on your figure, how to care for fine fabrics, plus tips and expert advice.

Fashion glossary

Fabrics

Learn about fine fabrics used for prom and wedding dresses. Find out what they're made of, their best uses, how they fit, how to care for them, plus alteration tips and expert advice.


Embellishments

Learn the terms for all types of beautiful embellishments found on prom dresses, wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and other special occasions. Get tips and advice about how and when to use lace, beads, rhinestones and more.
 

Bodices

Learn the terms for all types of formal dress necklines and bodices. Find out which prom dress necklines will flatter your figure most. Wedding dress bodice styles in classic and trendy designs explained here.


Sleeves

Learn the terms for all types of sleeves found on prom dresses, wedding dresses and mother of the bride dresses. Find the best style of sleeve to give you the perfect amount of coverage. Create the look you want with short or long sleeves that flatters you body and is appropriate for your special occasion.
 

Waistlines

Learn terms for prom dress waistlines and wedding gown waistlines. Find out the best style for your body. Create your perfect silhouette with a beautiful waistline.


Skirts

Learn about all types of skirts for wedding gowns and prom dresses. From short to long, slim to full, find the best style of skirt for you. Flatter any figure with the appropriate style of skirt for your gown. Get alteration tips for a flawless fit. 
 

Backs

Find out about styles of formal dress backs. Learn the terms to help you find the best bodice style to flatter your figure. From prom to wedding, modest or revealing, you'll find the perfect back style here.
 

Style Details

Learn all about style details found on prom dresses and wedding dresses. Find out what detailing gives your dress a couture, sexy, classic or trendy look. Get tips about how to use detailing to play up your best features and how to alter them for a great look.