Style Glossary: Dresses

We’ve all been there: You’ve just pulled out a dress from your closet that you’ve been seen in one too many times and are ready to list it on Poshmark. You know it’s important to accurately and thoroughly describe your items on Poshmark, but you’re not quite sure how to describe the style or silhouette. Not to worry, we’ve got your back, girl! We’ve selected a few helpful terms from our new Women’s Fashion Glossary to help you get the low-down on common dress styles.

A-line

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A-line: An A-line dress silhouette mimics the letter “A” and has a narrow top and a flare. You can also find the A-line shape on skirts and women’s coats.

Fit and Flare

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Fit and Flare: A fit and flare dress closely hugs the body through the bodice and right past the hip, where the skirt then flares away from the body. You can also find this style on skirts.

Sheath

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Sheath: A sheath dress is a short, slim-fitting dress that is cut to cinch in at the waist without a belt or waistband.

Shift Dress

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Shift dress: A shift dress has a loose fit and lacks a defined waistline. It is often a short dress.

Shirt Dress

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Shirt Dress: A dress with a collar and buttons in the style of a shirt, typically cut without a seam at the waist.

Skater

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Skater: A skater dress resembles the dresses the figure skaters wear; a fitted bodice with a short skirt that flares out from at waist. You can also find this style on skirts.

Slip Dress

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Slip Dress: Often resembling the undergarment, a slip dress fits close to the body, is usually made of smooth fabrics and has lace trim.

Trapeze

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Trapeze: A trapeze dress has a round neckline and a fabric that falls in an A-line shape to a wide flare. This styles is usually short and hits about mid-thigh. You can also find this style in tops.

Want to know more? See more women’s clothing terms in our fashion glossary.

The Posh Glossary: Common Abbreviations and Phrases

Below are common abbreviations and phrases found on Poshmark:

  1. Posher: A member of the Poshmark community. They most-likely have an addiction and/or obsession to Poshmark, opening the app and attending Posh Parties multiple times a day.
      • Seller Stylist: Every seller on Poshmark is a Seller Stylist, not only selling their personal style, but also curating looks for their customers
  2. Feed: Your Feed is the first tab in the Poshmark app that allows you to see the activity for the people you follow, including new listings and listings they share.

  3. Following: Following another person on Poshmark means that you love their style and want to see their new listings, as well as the listings they share on your main Feed. To follow someone, click the blue ‘Follow’ button at the top-right hand corner of a closet. You can keep track of who you’re following at the top of your Poshmark closet.

  4. Followers: Followers are the people on Poshmark who love your style and are keeping track of your closet. Every time you add something new to your closet or share a listing, your followers will see this activity on their main Feed. You can see your follower count and who they are at the top of your Poshmark closet.

  5. Covershot: A Covershot is the very first photo in a listing – and first impressions definitely count, so be sure to wow potential buyers by including a gorgeous Covershot in your listings! We find that if you wear your item in your Covershot to show how you would style it, the chances of selling your item are much greater.Posh-Glossary-Covershot 
  6. Posh Party: Posh Parties are virtual shopping parties that happen in the Poshmark app four times a day. Join the Team Posh and Seller Stylists across the country for a Party where you can share your listings to all Party goers, shop other Party goers’ listings, and discover new people (and their closets) to follow. We have brand-themed and category-specific Parties during the day, and trend-themed Parties in the evening.Posh-Glossary-Parties
  7. Posh Party Showrooms: Curated collections of products that are added to or shared to a Posh Party, making it easier for you to discover and shop for new fashions and trends.

  8. Host Picks: A special Showroom in our evening Posh Parties where bloggers, rockstar community members, the Poshmark Team, and other style addicts are hand-selected to scout listings throughout Poshmark that are relevant to the Parties’ themes and curate them for you to shop in place.

  9. PFF: Posh Friend Forever. There’s nothing quite like the friendships made on Poshmark!

  10. Bundle: When a buyer wants to purchase a few items from one particular seller, the buyer can ask the seller to create a bundle. The new bundled listing will be priced to include multiple items, but the buyer only has to hit the buy button (and pay for shipping) once. Learn more about Posh Bundle.
  11. Reserve: The yellow ‘Reserve’ flag automatically appears on a listing when a buyer clicks on the ‘Buy Now’ button on the listing. It remains there for 10 minutes while they enter their information and complete the purchase.

  12. BOGO: Buy one, get one. Example uses: “Buy one, get one 50% off!” and “Buy one, get one free!”

  13. NIB: New in box.

  14. NWT: New with tags.

  15. Boutique: An item that has been purchased directly from a brand or distributor and is being sold for the first time.

  16. NWOT: New without tags.

  17. TTS: True to size.

  18. OBO: Or best offer.

  19. OS: One size.

  20. EUC: Excellent used condition.

  21. ISO: In search of.

  22. CCO: Closet Clear Out. Special promotions that happen for a limited time only. When Closet Clear Out is happening, head to your Poshmark closet and drop the price of your items by at least 10% of the lowest historical price. This will send a six-hour-long shipping discount to all your Likers!

  23. MDD: Make a Deal Day. Special promotions that happen for a limited time. To participate, tap the Price Drop button on any listing and select Offer to Likers. Next, drop the price by at least 10% and choose a shipping discount. We’ll send your offer to everyone who has liked the listing. Plus, you’ll be automatically entered to win prizes!

  24. LLC: Love or List Challenge.  Special promotions that happen for a limited time. Create a new listing to be automatically entered to win prizes. Earn an additional entry for every item you list—the more you list, the better your chances of winning!

  25. OTL: Offer to Likers. An awesome Poshmark seller tool: start with the Price Drop button on any listing and select Offer to Likers. Next, you’ll need to drop the price by at least 10% and choose a shipping discount. We’ll send your offer to everyone who has liked the listing.