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    Fashion terminology

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    • American Look (fashion movement)

    • The "American Look" was a sportswear focused fashion movement during the 1930s and 1940s. The term "American Look" was coined in 1932 by Lord & Taylor executive Dorothy Shaver. Through the "American Look," US fashion developed its own identity independent from European fashion houses. Historically, Paris had been ... Read »


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    • Athleisure

    • Athleisure is a trend in fashion in which clothing designed for workouts and other athletic activities is worn in other settings, such as during work, trips to school, or other casual or social occasions. Athleisure outfits are yoga pants, tights and leggings that "look like athletic wear" and are characterized as "fas ... Read »


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    • Clothing terminology

    • Clothing terminology comprises the names of individual garments and classes of garments, as well as the specialized vocabularies of the trades that have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold clothing over hundreds of years. Clothing terminology ranges from the arcane (watchet, a pale blue color name from the 16th ... Read »


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    • Courtepy

    • A '''courtepy''' is a doublet that has been deeply pleated from the shoulders to the waist around the entire garment, and then flared over the hips. There is also an undershirt, and many different sleeve styles. ... Read »


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    • Display window

    • A display window, also shop window (British English) or store window (American English), is a window in a shop displaying items for sale or otherwise designed to attract customers to the store. Usually, the term refers to larger windows in the front façade of the shop. The first display windows in shops were instal ... Read »


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    • High-rise (fashion)

    • A high-rise or high-waisted garment is one designed to sit high on, or above, the wearer's hips, usually at least 8 centimetres (3 inches) higher than the navel. In western cultures, high-rise jeans were especially common in the 1970s, in competition with low-rise pants. In western culture, high-waisted pants t ... Read »


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    • Matchy-Matchy

    • Matchy-Matchy is an adjective used to describe something or someone that is very or excessively colour coordinated. It is a term that is commonly used in fashion blogs to describe an outfit that is too and consists of too many of the same types of colors, patterns, fabrics, accessories, etc. "Matchy-matchy" was added ... Read »


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    • New bespoke movement

    • Savile Row (pronounced /ˌsævɪl ˈroʊ/) is a street in Mayfair, central London. Known principally for its traditional bespoke tailoring for men, the street has had a varied history that has included accommodating the headquarters of the Royal Geographical Society at 1 Savile Row, where significant British ... Read »


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    • Pelerine

    • A pelerine (from French "pèlerine" (pilgrim), is a short cape-collar covering the shoulders. Layered muslin pelerines were popular in the 1830s as an option to drape over the top of the large sleeves fashionable at that period. Along with tippets, they helped emphasise the fashionable width of the sleeves and the sh ... Read »


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    • Popover (dress)

    • Popover is a type of dress originally designed by Claire McCardell in 1942. The outfit type became the basis for a variety of wrap-around dresses. A versatile wrap dress, it could be used as a bathing suit cover-up, house dress, dressing gown, or party dress. It is iconic of the American Look and could be worn for to ... Read »


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    • Runway (fashion)

    • In fashion, a runway, catwalk or ramp is a narrow, usually flat platform that runs into an auditorium or between sections of an outdoor seating area, used by models to demonstrate clothing and accessories during a fashion show. In fashion jargon, "what's on the catwalk" or similar phrasing can refer to whatever is new ... Read »


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    • Style tribe

    • A style tribe or fashion tribe is a group of people that dress in a distinctive style to show their membership in this group. Examples include punks, goths, hip-hop devotees, and ravers. The term "style tribe" appears to have been coined by anthropologist Ted Polhemus, who analyzed style tribes in terms of the modern p ... Read »


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    • Fashion victim

    • Fashion Victim is a term claimed to have been coined by Oscar de la Renta that is used to identify a person who is unable to identify commonly recognized boundaries of style. Fashion victims are "victims" because they are vulnerable to faddishness and materialism, two of the widely recognized excesses of fashion, and ... Read »


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