When selling clothes on eBay, the item description is one of the most important parts of an effective listing. It is essential to write a thorough and professional depiction of the garment with technically accurate terminology. In describing vintage clothing, we come across components that are obscure today, such as a “fichu” collar. I hope this collection will be helpful to you in identifying and labeling clothing components. (A professional and trustworthy seller provides detailed and accurate terminology to the best of their ability, although if you don’t know something, admit it. Don’t try to be too slick.) This guide contains a glossary of titled and illustrated necklines. Please see another guide I have written on collars, and one on provenance in descriptions. I will be adding guides on various garment parts such as sleeves, as well as illustrated garment styles such as types of jackets and pants, etc.
Compare: “Very nice blue jacket with pockets. Not very old. Looks great with jeans.” (Actual eBay description!)
To: Vintage 1970’s navy wool blazer * Preppy schoolboy style * Perfect for tiny fit boyfriend jacket * Clean classic shape * High quality construction * Notched lapel * Single breasted * 1 button front closure * Slightly fitted silhouette * Front and back princess seams * Center back vent * 100% worsted wool, flat weave * Fully lined in contrasting red rayon * Fitted lining * Lustrous lining peeks out when long sleeves are casually rolled * Upper and lower welt pockets, lined * Long 2-piece sleeves * Cuffs trimmed with 2 engraved gold-tone buttons
In addition to the item description, include: size (on label), garment measurements, labels and tags: (brand, information on all tags including garment care, union labels and RN numbers if available,) condition and flaws.)
ILLUSTRATED GLOSSARY OF NECKLINES
I hope you will be able to use my guides as reference resources when describing garments! If this guide is helpful to you, please check yes at the bottom of the page! Thanks!