Fashion Glossary

T-bar sandals/shoes

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Footwear with two or more straps forming a central 'T' shape.

T-shirt

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T-shirt styles can be found on dresses

A jersey fabric dress with short sleeves forming a t-shape.

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T-shirt styles can be found on tops

Jersey basic top which is t-shaped.

Taffeta

Taffeta material textures

Crisp, smooth, plain woven fabric made from silk or synthetic fabric.

Tailored/fitted

Tailored/fitted fits can be found on bottoms

Straight cut, close fitting trousers tailored to fit the natural body shape

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Tailored/fitted fits can be found on jackets and coats

A well tailored jacket which fits snugly to the body.

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Tailored/fitted fits can be found on dresses and jumpsuits

Simple trim or severe in line or design which complements the wearer's shape.

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Tailored/fitted fits can be found on skirts

Clean, formal and cut to fit the natural curves of the wearer.

Tank

Fitted, sleeveless and often knitted with a v-neckline. Is frequently worn over a shirt or a blouse. Also called Tee.

Tapered

Tapered styles can be found on bottoms

A style of trousers with pleats at the waistband becoming tapered at the ankle.

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Tapered styles can be found on jeans

This style of jeans usually sits high on the waist and often has pleats at waist level. The fit is wide around the hips and thighs and narrows gradually to the ankle.

Tassel necklace

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A necklace of varying lengths with a tassel adornment attached to the end.

Tea dress

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Tea dress styles can be found on dresses

A feminine dress usually with little sleeves, pretty prints and a floaty skirt in a soft lightweight fabric like silk or chiffon.

Tie at waist

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A tie detail accentuating the waist, sometimes decorative or a fastening.

Tie bracelet

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An article of jewellery worn around the wrist which has a tie-style fastening.

Tiered

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Tiered styles can be found on skirts

Made of several horizontal layers, each wider than the one above, and divided by stitching. Layers may look identical in solid-coloured garments, or may differ when made of printed fabrics.

Tiered skirt detail

Made up of layers of cascading fabrics.

Tight

Tight fits can be found on bottoms

Trousers which fit the body like a glove.

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Tight fits can be found on jackets

A tightly fitted jacket which shows off the natural curves of the body.

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Tight fits can be found on skirts

The fit of this skirt is designed to hug the bottom, hips and thighs and which emphasise natural curves.

Top

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Top styles can be found on tops

More stylish than a classic t-shirt or plain shirt and a great way to dress up a look.

Torque

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A rigid necklace which often has a front opening.

Torso-to-Leg

The ratio of the length of the torso versus the length of the legs. Used when calculating body shape.

Tote

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A large open top bag with two handles, perfect for shopping.

Tracksuit pants

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Tracksuit pants styles can be found on bottoms

A soft trouser style traditionally worn for sports. They often have an elasticated waist and can be straight, gently flared or have an elasticated hem. Also called jogging bottoms.

Tracksuit top

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Tracksuit top styles can be found on cardigans

A zip up soft jacket that can be worn like a cardigan and has a sports style to it. Usually with ribbed cuffs and hemline.

Traditional 5 pocket

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Traditional 5 pocket pocket details can be found on jeans, bottoms, and shorts

The classic front, back and side pocket detail on a pair of jeans.

Trainers

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Athletic shoe designed for sports and physical exercise.

Trans- seasonal

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A piece of clothing that can be worn across all seasons, such as jeans or a white shirt.

Transitional piece

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A piece of clothing that can be worn to bridge two seasons - for example from summer to autumn.

Trapeze

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Trapeze styles can be found on dresses

A dress featuring side seams that are cut straight and narrow under the armhole and widening at the hem.

Trapper hat

The trapper, or ushanka in Russian, is a thick fur hat with side flaps designed to protect the ears from the cold. The flaps can be tied up to the crown or at the chin.

Trench coat

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Trench coat styles can be found on coats

A military style coat which is often double-breasted and belted with deep pockets.

Trend piece

A piece of clothing inspired by the current/upcoming seasons' trends from the designer catwalk shows.

Trilby

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A hat with a deeply indented crown and a narrow brim which is turned up at the back. Made out of straw or felt, the trilby is a popular summer hat.

Tube

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Tube styles can be found on dresses

Figure hugging, sleeveless dress which has the same width from the bust to the hem.

Tulip

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Tulip styles can be found on dresses

A dress with a wrapped tulip skirt. A tulip skirt has more fabric around the hips and a close-fitting hemline, resembling a tulip.

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Tulip styles can be found on skirts

Like an inverted tulip, a tulip skirt has more fabric around the waistline and a close-fitting hemline.

Tulip skirt detail

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A tulip skirt has more fabric around the hips and a close-fitting hemline, resembling a tulip.

Tulle

Tulle material textures

A lightweight, very fine netting often made of silk, nylon or rayon.

Tunic

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Tunic styles can be found on dresses

A loose-fitting garment, sleeved or sleeveless and extending to the knees.

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Tunic styles can be found on jumpers

A loose-fitting garment, sleeved or sleeveless.

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Tunic styles can be found on tops

A loose fitting top, either sleeved or sleeveless.

Turban

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A single piece of cloth which is wound around the head or an inner hat to create a scarf-like headdress.

Tuxedo

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Tuxedo styles can be found on jackets

Based on a man's dress jacket. Usually black or white with satin or grosgrain lapels, worn for formal or semi-formal occasions.

Twist front detail at waist

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The fabric is twisted around like a rope at the waist, accentuating it.

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