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FantasiaWear Fashion Dictionary

FantasiaWear Fashion Dictionary of clothing and fashion terms

FantasiaWear offers a dictionary of fashion terms, along with pictures and related products available for purchase...Fashion terms defined in words and pictures.  Definitions and pictures of fashion terms assisting online shoppers, clarifying clothing product descriptions, defining fashion words and terms. (click on any picture below to see more information and more pictures)



Capri Pants Defined
Capri pants are the current retro fashion from the 1950's. (Some consider Capri Pants must go to mid-calf length, thus being a little longer than walking shorts that are usually cut to just cover the knee.) Capri Pants go below the knee, but well above the ankle. Named ...
Catsuit Defined
This piece of apparel is called a Catsuit because it gives the wearer a sleek, cat-like apparence...but you have to give some credit to the character Cat Woman in the Batman comic/TV/movie series for some of its popularity. An iconic use of catsuits in popular media was...
Charmeuse Defined
Charmeuse (pronounced shar-MOOSE) is a washable, man-made, silk-like fabric. Unlike silk, charmeuse does not have to be dry cleaned...making it a practical substitute for silk in some of today's easy-care lingerie. A couple of short minutes in a warm drier will rem...
Chiffon Defined
Chiffon (pronounced shuh-FAHN) is a light weight, plain weave, sheer fabric. The chiffon fabric can be found in petticoats, sheer robes, sheer babydolls and other lingerie....
Chemise Defined
A Chemise (pronounced shuh-MEESE) is usually a short gown hemmed below the hip but above the knee. Often they come with a matching panty. They are held up by thin spaghetti straps, fit snugly at the bust and upper torso and fall loosely and flow flatterringly past t...
Chopper Bar Lace Defined
Chopper Bar Lace is an open net lace background that has been embroidered with a slightly raised, shiny pattern. It is usually a 90% Nylon and 10% Spandex blend. Often used in lingerie, especially, bras, garterbelts and panties. ...
Corset Defined
A Corset has been used for centuries by women to cinch in and define the waist. It has no shoulder straps, and may or may not have garters to attach to stockings. Some Corsets have Boning sewn into them for more support and structure. Many Corsets lace up the front, ...
Cowl Neck Defined
A Cowl Neck is a neckline where the excess material is gathered and tucked in so as to form a provacative scoop neckline. A neckline featuring a piece of material attached to a garment at the neck, which may be used as a hood or draped loosely in a swag from shoulder t...
Crop Top Defined
A Crop Top gives the appearance of a T-shirt or tank top that has been "cropped" by having the bottom one third cut off. ...
Demi Cup Defined
A Demi-cup Bra has cups (many have Underwires) that support but do not cover the breast...the nipples and the top half of the breasts are exposed. This bra is perfect for plunging necklines, giving you support but leaving lots of bare skin. This style of bra offers gr...
D'Orsay Pumps Defined
A d'Orsay (pronounced door-SAY) style pump is a woman's shoe in which the vamp of the shoe is cut away very close to the toe box, and the sides are cut away, revealing the arch of the foot....
Faux Defined
Faux (pronounced -foh-) is the French word for fake or imitation. Often used to describe imitation leather and imitation fur. ...
Full Back Defined
This refers to the amount of rear coverage offered by the swimsuit bottom, teddy, panty, etc. Having a coverage area more than an American Back, the Full Back offers the most coverage. (click on image for more information) ...
Halter Top Defined
A top that is held up by straps going around and behind the neck rather than over the shoulders. The halter format can also be found in dresses, gowns, teddies, chemises and bras. (click on image for more information) ...
Men's Pouch Defined
The men's pouch thong underwear is the man's equivalent to the woman's G-string. This type of man's underwear has a pouch in front connected to an elastic string waistband. The men's pouch is commonly used as underwear, but on occasion, this style is used in men's swi...



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