Fashion Glossary

Kaftan

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Kaftan styles can be found on dresses

A loose, floaty, usually brightly coloured tunic which extends to the knees. It is often full sleeved.

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Kaftan styles can be found on tops

A loose, floaty, usually brightly coloured top. It is often full sleeved.

Kelly bag

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A reference to the Hermès Kelly Bag, named after Grace Kelly, Hollywood actress and princess of Monaco. Interestingly enough, the Hermès bag was used by the princess to shield her pregnant belly from the paparazzi during the 1950's. Its timeless design makes it the ultimate must-have/lust-have piece.

Key piece

A piece of clothing or accessory that can be worn with an existing wardrobe and instantly updates an outfit to match the current season's trend. Also refers to a piece of clothing/accessory that can be added to an outfit to make it more appropriate for an occasion/event.

Kilt

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Kilt styles can be found on skirts

A knee-length pleated tartan skirt that is traditionally worn by men as part of the traditional dress in Scotland.

Kimono sleeve

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Kimono sleeve sleeve styles can be found on dresses, tops, cardigans, jumpers, and jumpsuits

The sleeve forms part of the main bodice, rather than separately sewn on. It has a wide cut at the armpits and tapers out toward the wrist.

Knee length

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Knee length lengths can be found on coats and jumpsuits

This length sits directly on the knees so that they are covered.

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