Fashion Glossary

Obi belt

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Traditionally worn by Japanese women, the Obi belt is a wide sash tied by a large flat bow.

Occasion wear

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Clothing appropriate for specific formal occasions, most commonly at weddings, christenings, the races and events where a clothing code of conduct is in place.

Off duty wear

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Refers to a casual look, as well as clothes and outfits worn for relaxing and at the weekend.

Off the shoulder

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Off the shoulder necklines can be found on dresses, tops, jumpers, and jumpsuits

A neckline that sits across the upper torso to reveal both of the shoulders.

One shoulder

One shoulder sleeve styles can be found on dresses, tops, and jumpsuits

A style in which there is only one sleeve and the other shoulder is exposed.

Onion bag

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'Onion' shaped bag with adjustable drawstrings.

Open front

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Open front styles can be found on cardigans

This cardigan is open down the full length of the front and varies in length. It has no fastenings of any kind.

Open shrug

Open shrug collars can be found on jackets and coats

An open collar with a wide falling 'lapel-like' detail that runs down the full length of the front.

Open slash

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Open slash sleeve styles can be found on dresses, tops, and jumpsuits

Slits are cut into the fabric to reveal a lot of skin.

Origami pleat

Structured pleats at the waist, based on the original Japanese art of paper folding, that create definition.

Origami pleated

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Structured pleats at the bust, based on the original Japanese art of paper folding, that create definition.

Origami pleating

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Structured pleats at the back of a garment, based on the original Japanese art of paper folding, that create definition.

Oversized bag

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A bag that is larger than the traditional handbag.

Oversized/loose

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Oversized/loose styles can be found on cardigans

Enlarged garments. Scales are played with to alter the natural silhouette of the wearer.

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Oversized/loose styles can be found on jumpers

A jumper that is purposely made on the large side.

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