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The Illustrated Glossary of Fabric, Fashion, and Style

by Judee Shipman



HERRINGBONE: A zigzag twill weave pattern. Herringbone is one of many popular fashion trends today, in both men's and women's fashion designs. 

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HIDDEN PLATFORM: A platform shoe where material from the upper conceals the entire lower part of the shoe. 

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HIP BOOTS: High boots that reach all the way (or almost) to the hips. Also known as thigh-high boots

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HIP HUGGERS: Low-cut pants worn around the hips instead of the natural waistline. 

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HOGGETT WOOL: The first clippings from a sheep that was not shorn as a lamb. 

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HOLLAND CLOTH: A woven cotton or linen fabric with a stiff finish, often used for window shades. 

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HOLOGRAM: An apparently moving 3D image produced by a special laser technique. 

Shown below, five shining examples of holographic fashion trends today. 

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HOMESPUN: A coarse, loosely woven fabric that appears to have been woven by hand. 

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HONAN: A woven fabric of high quality, made from wild silk in Eastern China. 

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HONEYCOMB: Any fabric with a waffled or cellular texture or appearance. 

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HOODIE: A zipper down or pullover sweatshirt or jacket with a hood attached. 

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HOOK-AND-EYE CLOSURE: A type of garment fastener where a curved metal piece (hook) fits into a loop (eye).   

Shown below, a body con mini dress with hook and eye closures down the front. 

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HOOP SKIRT: A floor-length skirt with a structural underlining of wire hoops. 

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HOSIERY: Ultra thin, sheer elastic nylon fabric, fashioned into a skintight leg covering, and worn like pants or long socks. Also known as stockings and panty hose.

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HOUNDSTOOTH: A two-toned pattern featuring pointed shapes resembling canine teeth. 

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HUARIZO: A cross between a llama and an alpaca. 

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HUCKABACK: A soft, absorbent fabric with a honeycomb surface texture. 

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HUE: The shade and brightness of a pigment. 

Shown below, a Hue Wheel

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HURLUBERLU: A hairstyle that was popular in the 17th century, featuring short curls worn close to the scalp. 

Shown below, a 17th century young lady with a hurluberlu hairstyle (not a wig). 

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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  

Chapter 16  (You Are Here) 

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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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


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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

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