This book features all you need to know about fashion dresses, designer jeans, outerwear, lingerie, fabrics, styles, designs, and more.   

Each term in this comprehensive glossary is accompanied by glossy color photo. 

Scroll down for a visual list of all things fashion, from tools to textiles to wearable art, from bygone times to the present day, and from all over the world. 

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The Illustrated Glossary of Fabric, Fashion, and Style

by Judee Shipman



HABIT: A type of headscarf, primarily worn by nuns. 

Below: Audrey Hepburn as Sister Luke, and a runway model wearing a habit-inspired fashion by Yves St. Laurent. 

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HABOTAI: A lightweight silk fabric from Japan, popular for making summer fashion dresses and other lightweight garments. 

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HAIR SLIDE: A type of hinged hair clip with a curved backing. 

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HALF JACKET: A short jacket, typically extending just down to the natural waistline. 

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HALTER: A sleeveless, backless dress or top that fastens behind the neck, with straps of any size and any closure. 

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HAMMERED SATIN: A satin fabric with a surface texture suggesting hammered metal. 

Below, a model struts the runway in a stunning, cream color, hammered satin top. 

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HANDKERCHIEF: A large square of thin, hemmed fabric, meant to be folded and placed in a suit pocket.

Larger handkerchiefs can become fashion dresses, as shown below. 

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HANK: A cluster of strands, such as hair or yarn. 

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HAREM PANTS: Light, very loose fitting silk pants with tapered cuffs, like the ones worn by cartoon genies. 

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HARLEQUIN: A graphic design characterized by diamond shapes in no less than three contrasting colors. 

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HARPER'S BAZAAR: One of America's leading fashion magazines. 

Below, actor Margot Robbie (star of I, Tonya) is featured on the cover of a recent issue. 

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HARRIS TWEED: A hand woven wool tweed fabric from Scotland. 

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HASP: A hinged metal closure secured by a pin, a bolt, or a padlock.  

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HAUTE COUTURE: A term referring to high fashion. Literally, French for "Up Culture." 

Shown below, a 2019 design by Jean Paul Gaultier. 

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HAVERSACK: A large carry bag with a single shoulder strap. 

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HAWAIIAN SHIRT: A short sleeved, button down collared shirt of lightweight cotton, typically printed in bold tropical colors featuring flowers, palm trees, and/or ocean waves. 

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HEADBAND: A closed circle of elasticized cotton, most often worn around the forehead. 

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HEADPIECE: A decorative fashion statement designed to fit on the head, but serving no practical purpose. 

Shown below, "fascinators" and fashion dresses worn by royals and their wedding guests. 

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HEADSCARF: A scarf worn on the head like a hat, covering the hair. Typically tied at the side or the back. A hijab is a type of headscarf. 

Below, models wear designs from Dolce & Gabbana's first ever high fashion hijab collection. 

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HEMP: A natural fiber often used in making rope, but sometimes blended with other fibers for fashion dresses and other designs. 

Shown below, the Bad Decision Adventure Club models its eco-friendly, unisex, hemp blend fashions. 

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HENNA: A dark reddish dye used mainly for hair color and temporary tattoos. 

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The Illustrated Glossary of Fabric, Fashion, and Style


Chapter 1 

Chapter 2  

Chapter 3  

Chapter 4  

Chapter 5  

Chapter 6  

Chapter 7  

Chapter 8 

Chapter 9 

Chapter 10   

Chapter 11  

Chapter 12  

Chapter 13  

Chapter 14 

Chapter 15  (You Are Here) 

Chapter 16 

Chapter 17 

Chapter 18  

Chapter 19

Chapter 20 

Chapter 21 

Chapter 22  

Chapter 23  

Chapter 24  

Chapter 25  

Chapter 26

Chapter 27  

Chapter 28  

Chapter 29  

Chapter 30  

Chapter 31  

Chapter 32  

Chapter 33   

Chapter 34  

Chapter 35  

Chapter 36  

Chapter 37  

Chapter 38  

Chapter 39  

Chapter 40

Chapter 41


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Events That Happened On Christmas Day

Yule Log - Chapter One

Yule Log - Chapter Two

Yule Log - Chapter Three

Yule Log - Chapter Four

Yule Log - Chapter Five

Yule Log - Chapter Six

Yule Log - Chapter Seven

Yule Log - Chapter Eight

Yule Log - Chapter Nine

Yule Log - Chapter Ten


Crazy Horse Appearing - Introduction

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 1 

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 2

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 3

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 4

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 5

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 6

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 7

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 8

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 9

Crazy Horse Appearing - Chapter 10

Crazy Horse Appearing - Appendixes


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