Fashion Glossary

Mac

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Mac styles can be found on coats

Short for Macintosh. It is a waterproof raincoat synonymous with Burberry.

Mandarin

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Mandarin necklines can be found on dresses, tops, cardigans, and jumpsuits

A short, stand-up collar adopted from the close-fitting Asian collar.

Mandarin with v-neck

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Mandarin with v-neck necklines can be found on dresses, tops, and jumpsuits

A short, stand-up collar adopted from the close-fitting Asian collar, leading into a v-neckline.

Mary Janes

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Strap shoe with round closed toe, low heel and single-buckle strap.

Maternity waistband

An elasticised piece of fabric that extends the waist line of a garment to accommodate a pregnancy bump.

Maternity wear

Clothes suited to the expectant mum to be.

Maxi

Maxi lengths can be found on cardigans

A floor length hem on a cardigan.

Maxi dress

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Maxi dress styles can be found on dresses

The name given to a dress with a long, full length skirt.

Maxi skirt

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Maxi skirt styles can be found on skirts

The name given to a long, full length skirt.

Medium back pockets

A medium sized pocket covering half of the bottom area.

Medium square scarf

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Exactly what it says on the tin. This scarf is a medium square shape, and can be folded and worn any way you like.

Messenger bag

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The messenger bag usually has a cross body strap and a large flap. Originally used by couriers, the bag is now a popular and practical fashion accessory.

Metal bracelet watch

A watch with a flexible, elasticated wristband with metal links, resembling a bracelet.

Metal frame bag

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Bag with a metal frame either on the sides or on top with a clasp.

Metallic

Metallic material textures

A fabric inspired by metallic textures.

Mid rise

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Mid rise waists can be found on skirts, jeans, bottoms, and shorts

A waistband that sits precisely at the waist. Also known as a regular-rise.

Mid thigh

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Mid thigh lengths can be found on dresses, skirts, and coats

Hem ends at the middle of the thigh.

Mid thigh shorts

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Mid thigh shorts lengths can be found on jumpsuits

Hem ends at the middle of the thigh.

Military

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Military styles can be found on jackets

This causal jacket can take on a variety of military inspired embellishments such as epaulettes, oversized buttons, pockets etc.

Military boots

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Durable boots designed to be worn by soldiers during combat. Military boots are also popular in punk, goth and grunge styling.

Military coat

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Military coat styles can be found on coats

This casual coat can take on a variety of military-inspired embellishments such as epaulettes, oversized buttons, pockets, etc. A very structured shape.

Military detail

Details take on a variety of military-inspired embellishments, such as oversized buttons, pockets, etc.

Military epaulette

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Military epaulette shoulder details can be found on dresses, jackets, tops, cardigans, jumpers, coats, and jumpsuits

A type of ornamental shoulder piece or decoration used as insignia of rank by armed forces and other organisations.

Mini

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Mini lengths can be found on dresses and skirts

A mini length falls just beneath the bottom to reveal as much of the leg as possible.

Mini skirt

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Mini skirt styles can be found on skirts

The mini exists thanks to Mary Quant. This skirt just skims the bottom to sit at the top of the thigh.

Mittens

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A glove that has one covering across all four fingers, and another over the thumb. Fingers are not separated individually.

Moccasins

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Soft leather slippers originally worn by native Americans.

Mules

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Backless and usually closed-toed shoes. Heel size may vary.

Multistrand necklace

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A necklace with multiple rows.

Must Avoids

A Dressipi term for the least flattering style and fit of each clothing type (i.e. style of dress, style of trousers etc.) for a specific body shape - and therefore recommended to be avoided. Everyone's list of Must Avoids is unique and personal to them.

Must Haves

A Dressipi term for the absolute best/most flattering style and fit of each clothing type (i.e. style of dress, style of trousers etc.) for a specific body shape. Everyone's list of Must Haves is unique and personal to them.

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