Fashion Word of the Week: Sartorial

As outlined in my “About”, I have an interest in journalism and am involved in my school’s newspaper and Arts and Literary Magazine. Also, in order to really understand, describe or write about fashion properly, you need to know the language, and fashion definitely has a set of words unto itself.  So, when I come across a fashion-related word that is really helpful or unusual, I make a point of learning it and now I am going to share these words with you.

My first word of the week is sartorial, meaning “of or relating to a tailor or tailored clothes; broadly : of or relating to clothes.” (Marriam-Webster)


The term sartorial originated to refer more specifically to men’s tailored clothing but today it is more accurately described by “of or pertaining to clothing or style or manner of dress: sartorial splendor.” (

unofficial queen

Anna Wintour: The unofficial Queen of the Sartorial World

Examples of use:

Marc Jacobs is a sartorial genius.

Much of the subject matter of my blog deals with sartorial matters.

Would you use the word sartorial?  Tell me in the comments below and follow by email for future fashion words by clicking “follow” at right, and on Instagram @something_cliche

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