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Each term in this fashion glossary is accompanied by crisp, clear, full color image. 

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The Illustrated Glossary of Fabric, Fashion, and Style

by Judee Shipman



CHEESECLOTH: A soft, sheer woven fabric, often used for straining liquids, but sometimes used in fashion. 

Shown below, an embroidered cheesecloth dress. 

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CHEMISE: An unbelted dress with an undefined waistline and sleeves of any length. 

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CHENILLE: A soft, fluffy cotton or acrylic yarn with a light sheen. Used like wool for knitting. 

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CHEONGSAM: A traditional high-collared, mid-calf length satin dress, often worn by Chinese women. Closes with a button or frog clasp near the shoulder. 

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CHESTERFIELD: A style of men's overcoat that was popular in the mid 1900s. 

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CHEVIOT: A rough wool fabric, originally made from the wool of cheviot sheep in Scotland. 

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CHEVRON: A graphic design displaying a zigzag or herringbone pattern. 

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CHIC: Fashionable or stylish. 

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CHIFFON: A sheer, lightweight fabric made from twisted crepe fibers. 

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CHIKAN KARI: The embroidering of white cotton thread on fine white cotton or linen fabric. 

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CHINCHILLA: A Chilean rodent appreciated for the softness of its fur, which has been used like mink for making coats and stoles. It takes about 60 chinchillas to make one fur coat. 

Chinchillas make much better pets than fashion style garments. 

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CHINO: A twill fabric used for making Chino trousers. 

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CHINOISERIE: An ancient decorative style from China, still used in today's textiles.  

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CHINTZ: Glazed calico cloth printed with floral designs. 

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CHINTZY: Looking cheaply made. 

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CHITE: A type of painted linen, originally from India. 

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CHOGAICHOGA: A loose, fancy, coat-like garment worn over another garment. The Chogaichoga is originally from Turkey, and traditionally used in ceremonial services. 

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CHOKER: A necklace that fits just around the base of the neck, without being snug. 

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CHOLI: A short upper garment revealing the midriff, in a traditional fashion style for women in India. 

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CIGARETTE PANT: A slim fashion style of pants, usually cut at or just above the ankle. 

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CIRCULAR KNIT: A fashion style created either by hand or on a circular knitting machine, which has knitting needles arranged in a circle. 

The result is a seamless tubular garment such as a tube top or an "infinity" scarf. 

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CLIP DOT: A textural design applied to woven fabric. 

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CLOAK: A long, hooded, cape-like outer garment that closes under the chin. 

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CLOG: A chunky type of footwear with wood soles and heels. 

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CLUTCH: A small, strapless handbag meant to remain in the hand. The clutch purse is a popular fashion style at red carpet events and other elite gatherings. 

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COAT DRESS: A tailored dress that buttons down the front like an overcoat. 

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COATEE: A short, military-style coat that terminates at the waistline. 

Shown below, a replica of the coatee worn by Napoleon. 

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COCKADE: The ribbon tied into a round bow on a cocked hat.  

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COCKED HAT: A style of hat with an upturned brim, popular in the 17th and 18th centuries.  

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COCKTAIL DRESS: A fancy evening dress shorter than halfway between the hip and the knee. 

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COIF: 1. General term referring to a hairdo with a particular fashion style, also known as a coiffure. 2. A tight-fitting cap that covers the top, back, and sides of the head.   

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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  (You Are Here) 

Chapter 8 

Chapter 9 

Chapter 10 

Chapter 11  

Chapter 12  

Chapter 13  

Chapter 14 

Chapter 15  

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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