FIGURES OF SPEECH IN FASHION: SIMILE


From the Latin similitudo, “resemblance”, simile is a figure of speech that compares images, things, people and situations using adverbs of comparison or adverbial phrases (as, similar to, resembling).

For instance: he is as sly as a fox. If it had been “he is a fox” to express the same meaning, it would have been a metaphor.

He is just like his car, or rather, his car is just like him. An example of visual simile.


Mother and daughter look like the two snowmen: another simile in Prénatal Adv.


Like a tree: Iris Van Herpen, spring/summer 2012.


Another simile: Candice Swanepoel, a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2017.


Like a swan: Alexander McQueen


The dress looks like a house in this creation of Guda Koster.
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