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By Mary Brooks Picken

While such a lot folks could have little trouble in spotting a buckle, hem, or seam, we'd be significantly extra challenged if requested to spot a godet, a trilby, or a vamp. With this useful e-book at your fingertips, in spite of the fact that, you could speedy locate the definition of over 10,000 phrases linked to donning clothing and fashion.
From bateau necklines, bobs, and bustles to plackets, havelocks, and bavolets, phrases are assembled alphabetically or in teams in accordance with gown elements, materials, components of layout, and different variety different types. moreover, over 950 sincerely certain illustrations depict stitches, weaves, laces, clothing, collars, footwear, jewellery, hair types, and different sartorial features.
This is the fitting reference for expanding model vocabularies, injecting a stimulating time period or word in conversations approximately donning clothing, or making articles written approximately garments extra comprehensible. model writers, gown designers, brands, purchasers, revenues humans — someone attracted to the heritage of style — will welcome this thorough and entire guidebook. "Unique in its box and containing fabric no longer simply available in different places, it certainly has a spot within the basic reference library for speedy id reasons and for someone interested in the style field." — Booklist

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