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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)



American Back Defined
This refers to the amount of rear coverage offered by the swimsuit bottom, teddy, panty, etc. An American bottom has a coverage area more than a Brazil bottom, but less than a Full bottom. (click on image for more information) ...
Animal Print Defined
Fabric that has a printed pattern similar to the fur pattern of some familiar wild animals. Common Animal Prints are Tiger, Leopard, Zebra and Cheetah. (click on image for more information) ...
Babydoll Defined
The essence of sexy innocence, this short mini gown usually has a hem that terminates just below the hip. Most of the time, Baby Dolls come with matching panties, making a complete outfit. A Baby Doll is longer than a crop top, but shorter than a chemise....
Balconette Bra 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...
Bellbottoms Defined
This 1970's retro style is back this season in the form of some very sexy pants. Bellbottom pants are trousers flared or "belled out" at the ankles...styled after the traditional sailor's trousers. Wear these and even Austin Powers will be under your spell...yah, bab...
Bodystocking Defined
A bodystocking is a one-piece article of lingerie that covers the torso, legs and sometimes the arms of the wearer. Similar in texture and look to stockings or pantyhose, a bodystocking is not a unitard, which is worn as an outfit or article of clothing, or a leotard, w...
Bodysuit Defined
In clothing, a bodysuit, body-liner, or body is a unisex form-fitting garment that covers the torso. The bodysuit often has sleeves and varying collars. A bodysuit is distinguished from the similar leotard by the use of snaps or hooks at the crotch. A bodysuit may be wo...
Boning Defined
Used to give a garment (usually a Bustier or Corset) support and body contouring. Once actually constructed of bone, today's Boning is usually plastic strips slipped into sheaths sewn into the garment (see black vertical lines of fabric sewn into blue corset in picture...
Booty Shorts Defined
Booty shorts, shorties or tap pants are a kind of women's shorts that goe all the way down the hips. Booty shorts often cover most of the buttocks area. Booty shorts have particularly gain popularity in the last decade due to MTV videos and the Hip-Hop culture. Booty ...
Boxer Briefs Defined
Boxer briefs (or tight boxers) are a type of men's undergarment which are long in the leg, like boxer shorts but tighter-fitting, like briefs (tighty whities); a hybrid between the two main types of male underwear in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and the United Sta...
Boyshorts Defined
Boy Shorts, also known as boy short panties, boys' cut, booty shorts, shorties, tap panties or boyleg briefs are a kind of women's underwear that goes all the way down the hips, named for their similarity in looks to men's knit boxer shorts, which themselves are a varia...
Brazil Back Defined
This refers to the amount of rear coverage offered by the swimsuit bottom, teddy, panty, etc. A Brazil back has a coverage area more than a Thong bottom, but less than an American bottom. (click on image for more information) ...
Brocade Defined
Brocade (pronounced bro-KADE) is a class of richly decorative shuttle-woven fabrics, often made in colored silks and with or without gold and silver threads. The name, related to the same root as the word "broccoli," comes from Italian broccato meaning "embossed cloth" ...
Bustier Defined
A Bustier (pronounced boo-stee-AY) is a bra with fitted sides that extend down to the waist. Partially thanks to the singer Madonna, this sophisticated and seductive garment has realized a renued popularity in the '90's. It is designed to shape and enhance the bust line...
Camisole Defined
The Cami is like a loose fitting mini-slip that stops at the waist. Besides being worn under sweaters or blouses, the cami is often paired with a matching panty or even a tap pant. The cami/tap pant combination makes a very comfortable yet seductive lounging outfit or...



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