Fashion Glossary

Waist band

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The band detail found at the waist.

Waist measurement

The measurement of the circumference of the waist, used in calculating body shape. Your waist is the smallest part of your torso, and is in line with where your rib cage ends/ belly button is. An easy way to find it is, to stand up straight and bend over to one side, putting your finger where the crease is. Stand up straight again and measure around your front and back at the smallest part, keeping the tape even and taut.
Tip: Measure in your underwear, if possible. And don’t suck in otherwise we won’t get an accurate view of your silhouette.

Waistband with belt loops

The band detail found at the waist with hoops to accommodate a belt.

Waspie

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Waist cinching belt that either makes waist physically smaller or creates the illusion of a small waist.

Waterfall

Waterfall collars can be found on jackets and coats

A collar that cascades down the front in one long ruffle.

Waterfall lapel

Lapels that fall over the bust in a draped ruffle.

Waterfall neck

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Waterfall neck necklines can be found on tops, cardigans, jumpers, and jumpsuits

The neckline drapes to form a waterfall effect down the front of the garment.

Waxed cotton

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Waxed cotton material textures

A cotton with a paraffin based wax. This waterproof fabric is used a lot for clothes for the country sports community.

Waxed jacket

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Waxed jacket styles can be found on jackets

A type of hip-length (usually) raincoat made from waxed cotton cloth, iconic of British country life.

Wellies

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Rubber boots reaching below the knee.

Wide brimmed hat

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This hat has a wide piece of stiff material running around the circumference of the hat, at the bottom of the crown.

Wide lapel

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A lapel that extends widely across the shoulders.

Wide lapels

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Wide lapels collars can be found on jackets and coats

A lapel that extends widely across the shoulders.

Wide leg

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Wide leg styles can be found on jeans

Jeans that are cut extra full all through the leg with a wider leg opening, so they're comfortable and not confining.

Wide legged trousers

Wide legged trousers styles can be found on bottoms

Trousers or jeans that are cut extra full through the legs from hip to ankle.

Wide roll neck

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Wide roll neck necklines can be found on dresses, tops, cardigans, jumpsuits, and jumpers

A roll neck that sits wide at the neck and can sometimes extend across the shoulders.

Wide vest strap

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Wide vest strap sleeve styles can be found on dresses, tops, and jumpsuits

Vest straps that are thicker than the standard vest straps.

Work wear

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Clothing that is appropriate to wear to work.

Wrap

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Wrap styles can be found on cardigans

This top is created by cross-wrapping fabric and securing it (usually with a tie or a button) on the front which creates a v-shape neckline.

Wrap around

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Wrap around styles can be found on coats

A coat that folds over across itself, or wraps around the waist.

Wrap scarf

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A large piece of material worn over the shoulders, upper body, and arms. This loosely hanging cloth can be wrapped around the body as much, or as little as required, and is perfect over a cocktail dress in the evening.

Wrap skirt

A skirt that fastens by wrapping across the body.

Wrap/faux wrap

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Wrap/faux wrap styles can be found on tops

A top with a wrap/faux-wrap detail that has a cross-over, waist-sculpting v-neckline detail.

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