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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)



What is a Micro Bikini
This refers to the minimal amount of coverage offered by the bikini swimsuit bottom and top. A micro bikini bottom has a thong back or T-back. The top usually consits of two small triangles positioned to just cover the areola of the breasts. ...
What is a Minimizer Bra
A Minimizer bra gently constricts the breasts. You should have one of these in your wardrobe if you are a D cup or larger. A minimizer is perfect for when you go to put on the button down blouse, and you find your buttons straining or it is starting to gap between the ...
Monokini Defined
A monokini, sometimes referred to as a unikini, is a woman's one-piece garment comprising of just one (mono) piece of fabric. Most often consisting of a bikini top and bottom styled to be connected together as just one piece. Sometimes a monokini can be only the lower...
Mules Defined
Mule, a French word, is a style of shoe that is backless and often closed-toed. Mules can be any heel height - from flat to high. The style is predominantly (but not exclusively) worn by women. The term derives from the Ancient Roman mulleus calceus, a red or purple sh...
Peignoir Defined
A Peignoir Set (pronounced PEN-wahr) usually includes a robe (often sheer) sold with a matching long or short loose fitting negligee or dressing gown. From French, literally, meaning garment worn while combing the hair, from peigner (to comb the hair). First known use...
PU Shoes and PU Boots Defined
PU, short for polyurethane, is a semi-shiny to non-shiny man made material. Not as glossy as patent leather, PU is used by shoe and boot manufacturers to give their product more of a leather-look. (click on image for more information)......
Shelf Bra Defined
A shelf bra or 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 ...
Scrunch Back Defined
The sexy scrunch back bikini bottom features elastic gathering down the middle of the back. It cups and accentuates your rear cheeks. This bikini bottom can be a panty style bottom or it can tie on either side. The scrunch back bikini bottoms is sometimes called a ga...
What is a Spirithood
SpiritHoods are a faux fur animal hoods with ears and two attached long furry scarf extensions one on each side that have hand pockets at the end. ...
What is a Sports Bra
A Sports bra gently confines the breasts to keep the bouncing to a minimum during sporting activities. Most sports bras today are made with stretch microfiber fabrics that wick moisture away from your skin and dry quickly to keep you comfortable throughout your workout....
String Bikini Defined
Generally agreed to have first been revealed in 1974, the string bikini is scantier and more revealing than a traditional bikini. It gets its name from the string characteristics of its design. It consists of two triangular shaped pieces connected at the groin but not a...
Thong Back Defined
This refers to the amount of rear coverage offered by the swimsuit bottom, teddy, panty, etc. An Thong Back has a coverage area more than a T-Back bottom, but less than a Brazil bottom. (click on image for more information) ...
Triangle Top Defined
The Tri-Top or Triangle Top is the top part of most bikinis. It consists of two triangles to cover the breasts, a halter tie and bodice strap that hooks or ties around the back or sometimes in front. (click on image for more information) ...
Underwire Top Defined
Underwires are rigid u-shaped rods arcing underneath the base of some bra cups. Used for support and structure, underwires give the wearer a more pushed-up bust appearance, enhancing cleavage. (click on image for more information) ...



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