Lately, I’ve been researching and collecting sources of fashion terminology, like dictionaries, but rather pictionaries because it’s easier to get what fashion items and details are by looking at them than reading a description of them.
Then I found out about the issuu.com site and the free books available there. Naturally, I went looking for fashion dictionaries of sorts, and I had no trouble finding some. Now I’m sharing, but by means of testing to see how they embed in WordPress with just a link. It works beautifully, as you can see below!
Among the gems I found is a dictionary that gave history and context to a lot of terms, rather than just a picture or description of what it is. I can find lots of sources for the latter, from infographics like on my Fashion Dictionary Pinterest board, to some books below. However, to fully appreciate a lot of things, knowing its history and background helps, and this first book below is wonderful! Enjoy!
Just a note. As you click on these books below, if you view them at full screen, just hit the Esc key to get back to regular screen.
A fashion dictionary with history and context
Fashion elements picture book 1
Fashion elements picture book 2
Fashion elements picture book 3
Fashion elements picture book 4
Fashion elements picture book 5
Fashion elements picture book 6