Fashion Glossary

D Frame sunglasses

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With a frame the shape of 'D' which has fallen on it's side, the classic Ray-Ban Wayfarer is the most popular of D Frame sunnies.

Décolletage

Décolletage refers to a woman’s upper bust and chest area between her shoulders.

Decorative peplum

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An extra piece of fabric attached to the waist, flaring out like a tiny skirt, drawing attention to and accentuating the area.

Deep-v back detail

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Deep-v back detail back details can be found on dresses, tops, jumpers, and jumpsuits

A low, plunging. V-neckline shape exposing the back.

Denim

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Denim styles can be found on jackets

Usually made from cotton denim this style, hemmed to hit at the waist, features two front buttoned pockets on the chest and two slanted pockets above the hip area.

Denim material textures

A sturdy cotton twill most commonly woven with an indigo blue yarn and grey or mottled white yarn.

Designer

Designer brands are high end luxury labels.

Diagonal front pockets

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Front pockets that fall at a diagonal angle.

Diffusion range

A designer’s middle priced range, making elements of their luxury brand more accessible and affordable.

Dip hem

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A hemline where the fabric falls in equal longer lengths on both sides of the cardigan.

Dislikes

“Dislikes” refers to the Dressipi clothes recommendations that a member has would not buy or wear. The more a member dislikes (and likes) clothes, the more Dressipi learns and the better the recommendations get.

Doctor bag

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Same shape and size of portable bags used by doctors to carry medical supplies. Perfect for a stroll around East London, style with casual clothes for an understated cool look.

Double breasted

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Double breasted styles can be found on coats

Having one-half of the front lapped over the other and usually has a double row of buttons and a single row of buttonholes.

Double breasted blazer

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Double breasted blazer styles can be found on jackets

A double breasted jacket, closely related to a suit jacket. Generally, it differs from a suit jacket in that the buttons are usually metallic and the outer material generally more durable.

Double brooch

An ornamental piece of jewellery designed to attach to the wearer's clothing and hold the garment together. Two decorative parts are connected to each other by a chain.

Double length belt

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The double length belt is a thin band with twice the length of the classic belt.

Double strap watch

A watch with a strap that encircles the wrist twice.

Draped

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Draped necklines can be found on dresses, tops, and jumpsuits

A soft fluid falling neckline that can be re-arranged thanks to the folds in the fabric.

Draping on one side of waist

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Draping on one side of waist waist details can be found on dresses, skirts, tops, and jumpsuits

Folds in the fabric that fall to one side of the waist in drapes.

Drawstring

Drawstring collars can be found on jackets and coats

A string, cord or rope used to tighten (draw) the collar closed on a piece of clothing.

Drawstring on waist

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A string, cord or rope used to tighten (draw) the waist in on a piece of clothing.

Driving gloves

A short glove made out of leather and designed to handle the steering wheel of a car perfectly. They feature open knuckles and back.

Drop earrings

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An earring with an ornamental pendant of some sort. Dangles below the earlobe.

Drop waist

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Drop waist styles can be found on dresses

A dress where the waist sits just above the hips.

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Drop waist styles can be found on tops

A top where the waist sits just above the hips.

Drop waist belt detail

A belted waist line that falls (drops) below the natural waist, usually at the top of the hips, elongating the torso and drawing attention to the hips.

Duffle coat

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Duffle coat styles can be found on coats

A warm, usually hooded, coat made of duffel (a coarse, thick, woollen material) or a similar material and fastened with toggles.

Dungaree

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Dungaree styles can be found on dresses

A denim dress with attached bib and braces.

Dungarees

Dungarees styles can be found on bottoms

Trousers, often loose fit, with attached bib and braces.

Dungarees styles can be found on jeans

Jeans, often loose fit, with attached bib and braces.

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