With the festive season now fully upon us it seems like the perfect excuse to explain the word 'jacquard'. It might just be adorning your party dress this winter. It is defined as,
"A fabric with a design woven into it. The word jacquard comes from the nineteenth-century French inventor of the special loom this elaborate fabric is woven on, Joseph Marie Jacquard. Today this decorative weave is used in everything from evening wear to upholstery."
This dress is by T-Bags at net a porter, Jacquard mini dress (£239.79).