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By Mary Brooks Picken

While so much people might have little hassle in spotting a buckle, hem, or seam, we'd be significantly extra challenged if requested to spot a godet, a trilby, or a vamp. With this convenient publication at your fingertips, besides the fact that, you could fast locate the definition of over 10,000 phrases linked to donning clothing and fashion.
From bateau necklines, bobs, and bustles to plackets, havelocks, and bavolets, phrases are assembled alphabetically or in teams in response to costume components, materials, components of layout, and different variety different types. furthermore, over 950 in actual fact particular illustrations depict stitches, weaves, laces, clothing, collars, sneakers, jewellery, hair types, and different sartorial features.
This is the fitting reference for expanding model vocabularies, injecting a stimulating time period or word in conversations approximately donning clothing, or making articles written approximately garments extra comprehensible. type writers, dress designers, brands, purchasers, revenues humans — an individual drawn to the historical past of style — will welcome this thorough and entire guidebook. "Unique in its box and containing fabric no longer simply available somewhere else, it certainly has a spot within the normal reference library for fast identity reasons and for a person enthusiastic about the style field." — Booklist

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