Trending Fashion Terms You Need to Know In 2017

Trending Fashion Terms You Need to Know In 2017

Being a fashion girl isn’t simple. You have to follow the latest trends that are not always easy on the budget. Besides that, you have to be adventurous and bold enough to try those weird trends that appear from time to time. Additionally, you have to make a fashion identity for yourself and try only the trends that flatter your body shape and express your spirit. This is basically the practical part of the job. It may sound surprising to some people but being a fashionista takes some serious theoretical knowledge. There are multiple trends, techniques, and styles, and sometimes they have fancy names that might confuse many people.

The summer season started and we want to make sure that you are familiar with all the style terms that are currently trending.

Mom Jeans

You probably noticed that retailers started making this mom style of jeans and bloggers are going crazy over them. Well if you thought that they are the same thing as the boyfriend jeans you are wrong. Yes, mom jeans remind of boyfriend jeans but they have couple important differences: they sit higher on the waist and have more structure. You are probably going to see a lot of these this year and maybe treat yourself with a pair of mom jeans. There are simple mom jeans made of vintage denim as well as jeans with patchwork and distressed hems.

Emily Ratajkowski in Mom Jeans

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Celebrities and Instagram stars couldn’t resist these fancy and super comfy slip-ons. There are multiple styles that became very popular thanks to the Gucci Loafers and Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma slides. Her newest release features jelly slides that resemble the 90s’ classic sandals. They are basically the most comfortable shoes that you’d ever own. You could rock these with most of your daily outfits. They will bring a relaxed note to your style and make a huge fashion statement at the same time.

Rihanna Fenty x Puma Pastel Pink Slides

Photo Courtesy: Puma


A duster is a long loose-fitting coat, preferably light colored. The duster will bring a bedtime vibe to your style. Speaking of fabrics, most duster coats are made of silk or satin. Lately some wool styles are called duster coats too. If you don’t already own a duster coat, consider getting one because it will change your fashion game. Duster coats are perfect for spring and summer night outs.

Satin pastel pink duster

Photo by: Micah Gianneli/Instagram

Mule Shoes

Mules are backless shoes that are traditionally closed-toed but may also be open-toed. They can be in many different styles such as flat, block-heel, espadrille and even sneakers. Expect to see a lot of these in 2017 especially in the spring/summer season.

Pastel Glitter Mule Shoes

Photo Courtesy: Free People

Power/Strong Shoulders

We already witnessed a huge comeback of the 80s’ inspired makeup on the runway. This was followed by a comeback of the 80s’ clothing trends. Only a couple years ago we considered these shoulder pads funny and unnecessary. Get ready to change your mind about power shoulders in 2017. Designers are showing collections with big voluminous sleeves that include structured shoulder pads.

Dress with power shoulders

Photo By: Micah Gianneli/Instagram

Bias Cut

Bias means the diagonal direction of a fabric. Most fabrics stretch more in the bias direction than in the length or width. Designers like to take advantage of this fabric feature and use it to create designs with tight fit or designs that drape into a soft fold.

Bias Cut Dress

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For all formal occasions, weddings and celebrations you definitely need a minaudiere. Regardless the fancy name you have probably seen a lot of these. Minaudiere is a hard box-shaped small bag better known as a clutch. This piece upgrades any formal look to a whole new level.

box clutch

Photo Courtesy: Alexander McQueen

Naked Dress

In the last couple of years, the red carpet was full of naked dresses. We are sure you have seen it somewhere. This is a see-through dress that leaves very little to the imagination. World’s biggest fashion events such as the Met Gala and the Cannes Film Festival were showered with sheer sultry dresses also known as naked dresses. They are made of sheer fabrics and usually embellished with details to cover strategic parts of the body. The most daring styles are the ones that are completely see-through like the one Kendall Jenner wore at the Met Gala 2017.

Kendal Jenner Met Gala 2017

Photo By: David Fisher/Shutterstock


This is a technique for decorating fabrics. The technique includes cutting shapes from textile fabrics and attaching them to another fabric. It is mostly used for ornamental decorating where ornamental fabrics are sewn or glued to the base fabric.


Photo Courtesy: Nguyen Cong Tri

Written by Ivana Steriova
Ivana Shteriova Karaniku is the content manager and a contributor at She is a fashion and makeup obsessive with a huge passion for writing. Although she holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and auditing, her love for all things fashion and beauty won her heart. Now, she is a full-time freelancer.