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divine.ca's Fashion Glossary is the place to buff up on your fashion knowledge and get your terms straight. Browse through the complete list of terms, sort them by category or letter (or both), or use the search field to find exactly what you're looking for.
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A Line

Category: Clothing
The A Line skirt is fitted at the waist, and follows a diagonal line outwards on either side, thus making its shape like that of a capital letter A....
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Acrylic

Category: Fabrics, Embellishments, Textures, Prints
Acrylic is a wool-like fabric made from synthetic polymers. It absorbs colour well, and doesn't shrink or wrinkle. It has been used as a more budget-friendly...
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Airy

Category: Styles
The term "airy" describes styles of clothing that are made of light (and typically sheer) fabric, and that are cut away from the body and are loose-fitting....
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Animal

Category: Fabrics, Embellishments, Textures, Prints
Animal prints have seen many trendy periods in fashion. This is when fabric is printed to mimic the patterns and colours seen on the skins of animals....
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Ankle Boot

Category: Footwear
A boot that hits just below or just above the ankle....
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Baby Doll

Category: Clothing
A dress with an empire waist (directly under the bust), that falls above the knee or higher and usually has short or cap sleeves or is sleeveless....
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Backpack

Category: Accessories
Commonly used by children for school, this style of bag has been seen in mainstream fashion due to the popularity of the athletic look. Backpacks are...
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Baggy

Category: Clothing
Clothing that is not form-fitting....
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Bakelite

Category: Fabrics, Embellishments, Textures, Prints
Bakelite is a material made from a chemically-altered synthetic resin. Jewellery made of Bakelite was very popular in the 1920s and 1930s....
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Ballet

Category: Footwear
A flat shoe that bares a very close resemblance to a ballet slipper; it slips on, is flat and has a round toe. The shoe version has a more substantial...
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