A-Line [adj.] \ā-ˌlīn\ This flattering silhouette is fitted at the waist and wide at the hem for a figure-balancing effect.
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Anorak [n.] \’an-uh-rak\ Weather-resistant jacket, usually hip-length with a hood, developed for polar regions
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Bandeau [n.] \ban-ˈdō\ Traditionally a narrow covering for the bust, today bandeau (or the tank-inspired bandini) most often refers to strapless swimwear.
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Beauty Serum [n.] \ˈbyü-tē ‘sir-əm\ A concentrated, fast-acting skin treatment applied topically that penetrates the skin deeper than a moisturizer and is used to fight blemishes and signs of aging.
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Bermuda Shorts [n.] \ˈbər-ˈmyü-də ˈshȯrt\ Originally designed for British soldiers in tropical climes, Bermuda shorts are a tailored, longer take on our favorite summer staple.
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Bodycon [n.] \bä-dē-kän\ A style of tight clothing that emphasizes the contours of the body. The term is shortened from body-conscious.
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Capris [n.] \kə-ˈprēz\ Named for the Italian isle of Capri, this warm-weather favorite hits between the knee and calf.
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Cashmere [n.] \ˈkazh-ˌmir\ A fine, soft, yet strong fiber derived from goats indigenous to the Kashmir region of India.
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Chevron [n.] \ˈshev-rən\ Playful zigzag print featuring at least 2 alternating colors.
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Chiffon [n.] \shi-ˈfän,\ Most often used for evening wear, chiffon is a sheer fabric woven of alternating yarns. This gives it some stretch and a slightly rough feel.
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Clutch [n.] \kluhch\ A narrow handheld bag, usually formal, with no strap or a removable strap.
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Combat Boots [n.] \’käm-ˌbat ‘büts,\ Designed with a lace-up front, this military-inspired style lends a tough-meets-chic vibe to feminine looks.
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Convertible Bra [n.] \kuhn-vur-tuh-buhl brah\ A type of bra that features straps that can be moved and sometimes removed. The straps adjust to accommodate multiple types of clothing. Read more…
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Crepe [n.] \kreyp\ Thin, lightweight fabric known for its characteristic crinkled or ridged surface.
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Crochet [n.] \croh-shay\ Crocheted fabric is dense, formed through interlocking loop stitches. It is used in women’s apparel as well as shoes, handbags and hats.
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d’Orsay Pumps [n.] \ˈdȯr ˈsā ˈpəmp\ An arch-exposing pump, usually with a closed toe and heel. In other words, flirty, feminine and fun. Read more…
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Decollete [adj.] \dey-kol-tey\ In the world of cosmetics, this word refers to the chest area. Most commonly, it is used in conjunction with anti-aging creams or lotions for the neck. Read more…
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Denier [n.] \den-yer\ A unit of measurement used to identify the thickness of the individual threads in cloth and fabrics. Read more…
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Harness Boots [n.] \ˈhär-nəsˈbüts\ Motorcycle-inspired boots, typically of a heavy leather, that feature hardware straps at the ankle.
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Traditionally created using a unique dyeing process, this tribal pattern is characterized by bold diamond shapes.
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Transparent lace or tulle panel extending from the bust to the collar.
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A fabric with an intricate pattern woven into it (rather than printed or dyed upon it).
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Fancy French word for clutch. “A small evening bag embezzled with pieces of metal, semi precious stones or beads and covered with fabric or leather.”
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Peplum [n.] \ˈpe-pləm\ A short (often ruffled or pleated) overskirt that’s attached at the waist of dresses, skirts, tops and jackets. Read more…
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Peter Pan Collar [n.] \ˈpē-tər ˈpan ˈkä-lər\ A small, close-fitting collar (usually rounded at the ends) that adds feminine flourish to tops and dresses. Read more…
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Polarized Sunglasses [n.] \poh-luh-rahyzd sən-ˌglases\ Polarized lenses reduce and eliminate glare — particularly off of non-metallic surfaces such as bodies of water and roads — which lead to clearer vision and unstressed eyes.
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Ponte [n.] \ˈpon-te\ A double-knit fabric that’s sturdy yet stretchy, often used for dresses, suiting and slim pants.
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Popover [n.] \ˈpäp-ˌō-vər\ A cropped top worn over a longer tank or tee for a layered look. Read more…
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Quilted [adj.] \ˈkwilt ed\ Quilt-inspired stitching that adds a textural touch to jackets, shoes or accessories.
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Riding Boots [n.] \ˈrī-diŋ ˈbüts\ Tall, timeless boot style with equestrian-inspired details. Read more…
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Romper [n.] \ˈräm-pər\ A playful one-piece silhouette with attached shorts, constructed from knit for a casual look or woven fabric for a tailored take.
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Rose Gold [n.] \ˈrōz ˈgōld\ Gold/copper alloy favored for its pretty, pink-tinged luster.
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Sheath [n.] \’shēth\ Versatile and universally flattering, this fitted silhouette skims your curves for an easy day-to-play look.
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Shift Dress [n.] \ˈshift ˈdres\ A universally flattering silhouette that falls loosely from the shoulders with little definition through the waist. Read more…
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Skinny Jeans [n.] \ˈski-nē ˈjēnz\ A modern cut that fits snugly around the legs and even more tightly around the leg openings.
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Sneaker Wedge [n.] \’snee-ker wej\ A wedge heel incorporated into a high-top sneaker-style shoe to add height.
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Soutache [n.] \ˈsü-ˈtash\ Decorative trim used often used to give apparel whimsical interest or Western flair.
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Statement Necklace [n.] \steyt-muhnt nek-lis\ A short or long piece of jewelry worn around the neck that is bold, large and the defining element of your look. Read more…
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Swimdress [n.] \ˈswimdres\ A one-piece swimsuit that is similar in appearance to a short dress. Form-fitting at top and flaring to a skirt below, they enhance the look of a narrow waist and give extra coverage at the hips.
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Twill [n.] \ˈtwil\ A textile weave where one thread passes over another then under two or more others making the fabric look like it has diagonal lines. Read more…
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Tunic [n.] ˈt(y)o͞onik/A simple, loose-fitting top, of various lengths, worn over the waist.
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Tutu [n.] \too-too\ A fanciful and frilly skirt usually made of several layers of twirl-friendly tarlatan or tulle and worn by ballerinas. Read more…
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