Wednesday, November 2

Fashion 101: C

I was uber-excited to talk about today's word, mostly because it is so frequently used, but in the wrong way. Everyone has their own idea of the word, but today we'll talk about what it really means.


Description: Stylish or smart. Chic (a French word adopted by the British) is often used to describe how individual garments or ensembles make a person look, but what is and what is not chic is difficult to define. Chic refers to someone who wears stylish clothes with ease and whose outfit is arresting, modern, and elegant.

Anne Gunning by John French
Example of usage:

Anne Gunning, photographed here by John French, appears chic in this figure-hugging velveteen evening coat, which creates an elegant , elongated profile accentuated by her tied-back hair and contrasting white gloves and hat.

Credit: The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design, Ambrose & Harris


  1. Sweet stuff. Love that picture. How did you come across it?

  2. Love that photo, definitely the epitome of chic

  3. stunning pic she is very chic x

  4. Chic is one of my favorite words & looks. Perfect picture to illustrate the concept!


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