This photo-filled fashion glossary details celebrity fashion, casual styles, international designs, fine fabrics, and so much more.
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by Judee Shipman
ABACOST: A short-sleeved men's dress suit of African design, typically worn without a necktie.
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ABAYA: A long, flowing, cloak-like garment, typically worn by Saudi Arabian women.
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ACCESSORIES: Items to be worn or carried with clothing, such as hats, handbags, belts, scarves, and jewelry, for instance.
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ACETATE: A synthetic fabric derived from the acetic ester of cellulose.
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ACHKAN: A long-sleeved, close-fitting coat-like garment for men, typically extending down to the knees or lower, with a button front closure.
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ACRYLIC: A versatile synthetic fabric, often used in garments and upholstery.
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AFGHAN: A blanket made with an elongated hook. Less commonly known as Tunisian Crochet.
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AFRO: A full-bodied hairstyle, where hair of crinkled texture is grown naturally, then lightly trimmed.
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AGLET: The stiffened tip attached to the end of a cord, such as a shoelace, to prevent fraying.
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ALASHO: A ceremonial turban of African origin.
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ALBATROSS: A lightweight, fleecy fabric with a downy texture that feels like the breast of an albatross. Often used for sleepwear and baby clothes.
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ALBERT COAT: A long, fitted men's coat, such as the kind worn by Prince Albert back in the Victorian era.
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ALENCON LACE: A fine needlepoint lace with a heavy thread outline. Often used for wedding gowns.
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ALICE BAND: A flexible, horseshoe-shaped hairband, such as the one worn by Alice in Wonderland.
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A-LINE: A dress or skirt that is narrow at the top and flares outward toward the hem, somewhat resembling the letter A.
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ALLIGATOR SKIN: A fabric design, either printed or embossed, resembling the skin of an alligator. Often a popular celebrity fashion trend.
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ALMOND TOE SHOE: A closed-toe shoe with a rounded front that appears almond shaped when viewed from above.
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ALPACA: A member of the llama family. Alpaca fur is soft, light, and warm, like cashmere or mohair. Alpaca is often seen in celebrity fashion design.
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ALTERATION: Changes made to garments for the purpose of adjusting the size or the fit.
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AMADIS SLEEVE: A tight-fitting long sleeve that extends to the back of the hand.
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