Our Ultimate Style Glossary — Your Chicest FAQs Answered Right Here!
For all those fumbling moments where you doubted your pronunciation of haute couture, second-guessed the difference between a button-up and a button-down, and wondered where exactly the houndstooth print got its name, rest assured — your style-stumped days are over. We've culled our readers' most frequently asked style quandaries and played fashion detective in order to get to the bottom of this chic set of mysteries. From more logistical terms (like, what is a bias cut?) to sillier subjects (like, how the term sneakers was coined?), we're knee-deep in what's what in the style realm. Click through for answers to your most stylish FAQs — and if you've got another, ask away in the comments!