Style Glossary: Sunglasses

Round, square, oval, or heart? When shopping for sunglasses, it’s not just about knowing the perfect shape. Be sure these four popular styles are on your radar when on the hunt for your next pair of shades!



Aviator: A style of sunglasses identified by their thin metal frame, double bridge, and teardrop-shaped lenses that are usually reflective or smoked.



Cat-eye: A sunglass style made famous by Hollywood stars in the ‘50s. They are categorized by the upswept angle of their frames.



Clubmaster: Sunglasses with a frame that is thick on the top part of the frame while the bottom half of the frame is ultra-thin. Also known as browline due to the portion over your brow being thicker.



Wayfarer: A style of sunglasses known by their thick plastic frames and boxy square shape.

Pro Sellers Tip: Use these terms in your listing description, when applicable, to help potential buyers find your item!

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Style Glossary: Shoe Styles

We are shoe gals here at PMHQ and are always eager to try a different shoe style. Take a peek at this list of shoe styles from our Style Glossary and be sure to snag one of each for your own shoe collection!


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D’orsay: Refers to any shoe that has a closed heel and toe but which is cut down to the sole at the sides. It can be made with a heel of any type and any style of vamp (front).


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Espadrille: Shoe with a canvas upper and rope sole.


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Flatform: A type of shoe that has a very thick, but fairly flat sole. This type of shoes is typically associated with 90’s fashion.


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Loafer: Moccasin-style classic slip on shoe that has a slotted strap at the front. The strap is stitched to the front (vamp) of the shoe. If the strap has a coin inserted in the slot, the shoe is called a penny loafer. If it has a tassel at the front, it is a tassel-top loafer. Sometimes a metal chain is fasten to the strap, and the shoe is called a chain loafer. As a modern twist on a loafer, sometimes you’ll see them without the slotted strap.


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Mule: Shoe or slipper, usually made with high heel, that has a vamp (fitted front) but nothing at the back. The front part of the shoe can be made in any one of many different styles. The heel can vary in height.


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Oxford: A basic shoe style that either laces shut or is closed with some other fastening. Details of styling and cut will vary.




Slides: A typically flat shoe or sandal that has a strap across the foot without a back.

Eager to increase your fashion vocabulary? See more women’s clothing terms in our fashion glossary.

Style Glossary: Warm Weather Fabrics

The temperatures are rising and the wardrobe you’ve been wearing for the last several months is starting to feel…heavy. What’s a girl to do? Buy a new spring wardrobe on Poshmark, of course! Here are six fabric terms from our Style Glossary to help you find the lightweight pieces that will keep you looking (and feeling!) cool all spring and summer long.


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Chambray: A lightweight woven cotton fabric with a colored yarn in the warp and a white yarn in the weft. It is often referred to as a lightweight denim.


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Chiffon: A woven fabric with a crepe texture, chiffon is sheer and airy and is usually woven from silk or synthetic fibers.


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Georgette: A sheer, lightweight crepe fabric with a crinkled finish. Bridal gowns, evening dresses, and other formal wear are sometimes made with georgette fabric.


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Jersey: A type of soft, knitted fabric that can be made from wool, cotton or silk.


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Poplin: A strong, finely ribbed fabric made from silk, wool, cotton or synthetics.


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Seersucker: A lightweight cotton, linen or rayon fabric with puckers and, usually, stripes.

Eager to increase your fashion vocabulary? See more women’s clothing terms in our fashion glossary.