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Dictionary of Fashion and Costume

Here you will find a small selection of useful terms to learn more about the fashion department


Fabric or other material with raised designs, round, bubble-like bulges


Double "v" motif drawn on the uppers of men's shoes, decorated with small holes in the

modern brogue and semibrogue


Any item of clothing with short sleeves. It is usually one third of the length



Of any garment with the sleeve that reaches up to the wrist


Openwork embroidery made especially for linen linen. It is obtained by removing some threads

from the weft of the fabric, then those of the warp are joined in bunches with a loop

forming small groups, according to different techniques. used for hems, but also like

ornamental pattern for women's dresses and shirts. It is called 'a day' because it lets the



Type of closure with two rows of buttons, especially indicated for outerwear, where the front is



Button closure. Series of buttons and related buttonholes for any item of clothing


Buttoning type with a single row of buttons


When the buttons are hidden by a strip of fabric


Closure with buttons applied on the shoulder, referring especially to sweaters or blouses


Feminine dress that takes the shape of the men's shirt, open and buttoned on

front. Launched by Coco Chanel in the 1930s, commonly called chemisier in French


It takes its name from the undergarment because it mimics its shape. Rounded neckline, shoulder straps

more or less subtle. Very close fitting, in jersey or jersey, it usually reaches up to the knee


Feminine dress with fitted bustier, puffy and short skirt. Takes the shape of the cup from



Dress that wraps the body, very tight, the neckline leaves the shoulders completely

uncovered, it can be short or long


Tight fitting, knee-length or ankle-length, it was the favorite dress of movie stars

in the 1930s. Today it generically describes a very snug dress


Adherent like a second skin, it goes down along and widens like a corolla at the hem, imitating the figure

of the siren, hence the name


It takes its name from the undergarment because it is very similar. Very thin straps, too

elasticized, in silky and light fabric, just flared at the hem. Accentuated neckline, too

edged in pizza. It has become a classic summer or evening dress


A timeless classic. Usually black, sleeveless or short, slightly fitted,

neckline just mentioned, knee length. Created by Coco Chanel in 1926 it becomes

popular thirty years later thanks to Jackie Kennedy who makes it a highlight of her wardrobe


With a simple cut, all open on the front, the two parts are overlapped and knotted in

waist from a belt. Flush or patch pockets. The classic version wants it in printed silk.

It takes its shape and name from the dressing gown


Packaged in precious fabric, tradition wants it with a snug and variously fitted bodice

low-cut, while the skirt is wide and long even up to the ankle. The style changes with the

changing fashions


It was the must-have dress in the mid-nineteenth century for tea time, simple in line, with bustier

snug, long. It will be replaced by the cocktail dress, when women, towards the 20s,

they will refuse the corset, and will dress straight and light clothes


Feminine, elegant dress made in silk, chiffon, taffeta or velvet depending on the size

season, always in important fabric. From the different necklines, often enriched by

embroidery, sequins and jais. Unlike the big evening one, it can also be short


The wedding day is required for the religious ceremony, but there are also those who wear it for

the civil one. In Europe until the mid-nineteenth century it used red, to then become like

that Beautiful Venetian women, obligatorily white in honor of the Immaculate Conception


Male suit consisting of jacket and trousers, sometimes accompanied by a waistcoat. All the pieces

they are made with the same fabric


One-piece men's suit, consisting of jacket and trousers made with the same fabric,

worn for leisure. Made with rustic-looking fabrics, often checked


Feminine dress with cut under the breast


Generic term the indicates a dress made with a warm fabric, such as wool or

cloth, suitable for the cold season


One-piece men's suit, consisting of jacket, with non-overlapping buttoning, and trousers

made with the same fabric


Dress with a flowing line, flared, made up of panels sewn together up to the height of

arm. It was first made by Charles Worth (1826-1895) for the Empress

Eugenia, was therefore born in the Parisian Haute Couture, but they claim paternity

both Chanel, Patou and Dior. For the sobriety of the cut it is initially proposed above all for

wedding dresses, then in the sixties it became all the rage, today it is a classic of

women's wardrobe


Loose and comfortable dress worn by women during pregnancy


Feminine or masculine dress, hand-made with sartorial method, according to specifications

customer measurements


Any item of clothing that adheres to the neck


That part of a dress or shirt that follows the base of the neck


An item of clothing that has been reduced in its length


Sporty cut men's jacket in waterproofed fabric


Gender of men's and women's clothing worn for sports and by extension

also suitable for free time


Any item of clothing that adheres to the body


It describes any garment with an elongated and close-fitting line


Dress with particular refinement, with affected elegance


Closure of a garment or part of it, obtained by knotting the two ends a



Closure of an item of clothing obtained by means of a zipper


Closure of an item of clothing obtained by means of buttons


A ribbon on a cord is passed through a series of small holes


Of any item of clothing or part of it which has been increased in length


Describes an item of women's clothing, such as a blouse, t-shirt, or dress,

characterized by a particular neckline that leaves the shoulders and part completely uncovered

of the back, while covering the chest. Very fashionable in the 1950s in America, hence the name


Any loose, comfortable item of clothing


Style with an ambiguous image, between masculine and feminine


Line of a skirt, more rarely than a dress. The petticoat, with a narrow and slightly waist

curled, it tightens at the knee, drawing the outline of an amphora. Trendy in the 40s and

in the '80s, it returns with a cyclical trend


Closed with two flaps of fabric, ribbons etc. that by binding create a knot


Typical Eskimo jacket in seal skin, tucked over the head, with hood. Entered

in sportswear it has undergone several transformations, in waterproof fabric it has a zipper

central, large patch pockets, hood, a warm lining, sometimes quilted, unisex


Perfect tea line that gives an impeccable fit to an item of clothing. It is a term

French which translated into Italian means "lead", as seamstresses used to insert

in the hem of the dress or skirt a tape with small weights of this metal, which tensing

the fabric created an effect of particular accuracy of the tailoring. It is a trick

still used for important haute couture garments


Decorative element such as: pearl, sequin, jet, lace, silk flower and more that can be

sewn, embroidered or glued on a fabric, an item of clothing, an accessory


Ruffling of a fabric or a detail of a dress, an accessory, etc.


Point where one part of a suit, shirt (etc.) joins another


It describes a sportswear item, for men and women, full of zips and pockets



It is said of a garment that adheres to the waist, mainly attributed to the jacket



Indicates any item of clothing that wraps and hugs the body



Indicates a bourgeois style of clothing, made of good taste balance


Very short, transparent, slightly flared nightdress, accompanied by panties

of the same fabric. Synthetic lace and bows as an ornament. It exhibits rounded neckline

with a through ribbon, which curls it just enough, the sleeves are short and puffy,

also curled, or prefer thin straps that support a sweetheart neckline,

classic bra. "Baby Doll" is the title of a text by Tennessee Williams, which later became

a screenplay, chosen by the director Elia Kazan to make a film, which he did discuss for

the rough topic addressed.


Plastic strip and more rarely of brass, inserted in an affixed sew-on channel on the back of the

men's shirt collar to prevent the tips from rising up


Very wide trousers, with a low crotch, worn by young people. This fashion starts from the neighborhoods

of New York, where skaters to move freely during their stunts wear

wide and baggy trousers. They also became a rapper contestation uniform


Velvet bag, created by Roberta di Camerino in the 1950s, which says "I called

bagonghi my bag famous for its small and rounded shape and for that big handle

that in fact reminded me of the homonymous little great character of the circus imagery. "


Application of lace or fabric sewn to the hem of the skirts that went down to the ground, in use

in the nineteenth century


Strip of curled fabric, also superimposed on others, sewn decorative motif at the hem of

feminine skirts or dresses


Strip of fabric applied to a dress or any other item of clothing, often in

contrasting color and in different material


We say "a bandoliers" when a bag with a shoulder strap is carried crosswise


Sports jacket, for men and women, in waterproofed cotton, velvet collar,

long zips as a hidden closure, with patch pockets. Born in England at the end of the 19th century and

became popular in Italy a hundred years later, when it was imported by WP Lavori in Corso


Type of neckline just mentioned that starts in the middle of the shoulder leaving just uncovered

neck with an elliptical design, to then close on another half of the shoulder, drawing the

profile of the hull of a boat, hence the name


Long dress in wool or cotton that leaves the arms uncovered, worn in North Africa


An ironic name given to a French women's intellectual movement (I 700) that yes

among other things, he occupied a first attempt at cultural emancipation with literature. The name, socks

blue, he owes it to an English man, a certain Mr. Stillingfleet, who attended a club

feminine and wore elegant blue socks


In women's jackets it is that part of fabric, the part from the waist, cut on the bias or just slightly

curled, and then down on the hips like an amphora


Special printing technique born in southern India, but already known in Java in the fifth century. A.D. The

raw fabric was smeared with wax where the color was not wanted to come

absorbed, then immersed in the colored solution, thus obtaining different designs e

irregular. In fashion in the seventies, the batik print changes technique: the natural fabric comes

tied in large knots and then dipped in color; different circular motifs result

size depending on the width of the knot called tie and dye


cotton tape on the inside of the hem to prevent them from wearing out


Men's sports jacket, short up to the hips, with belt and gussets on the sides of the back, by

military style


Bib in starched white cloth worn by magistrates, lawyers and formerly by religious


Neck Beautiful jacket, coat or overcoat


Toe of the shoe that recalls the shape of the duck


Trousers designed for the navy and arrived on the 70s fashion scene thanks to the young people who

as an integral part of their metropolitan uniform


Way of dressing between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The women wore dresses

long, with ham sleeves, wide at the very narrow attachment towards the wrist. The bustiers

they were very tight like the skirts, which gathered a large bow on the back of the apron

showing under another skirt in fabric or in a different color. A large one completed the ensemble

hat with veil and showy feathers


Knee-length cotton trousers, created at the beginning of the 20th century. for the British Army stationed at

Bermuda, English colony. The islands became a tourist destination in the 1930s and civilians given the climate

they adopted the use, then exported all over the world


Male and female headdress, without brim and often with visor, made of different materials

such as cotton or wool, depending on use


Headdress adherent to the head stretched in a crescent shape on the front


Male hat belonging to the English tradition. It has two visors, one on the front and one

on the back, sometimes with ear flaps fastened on the dome, in tweed fabric. The classic model

brought by Sherlock Holmes


Close-fitting knitted hat, with or without cuff


Hat of the English workers, rather large, with a rigid visor, worn by the urchin of the

Charlie Chaplin film


Soft hat in a conical shape, with the tip folded on one side, originally from Phrygia.

In ancient Rome it was worn by freed slaves, and it was red. It comes back into vogue during the

French revolution as a symbol of liberty


It was college students' hat. Very elongated front. almost to form a

cone, rounded and adherent cap, small brim just raised. The color changed with each other

of the faculty to which he belongs


Wide, swollen hat in cotton muslin, with a ribbon at the edge, it was worn in the 19th century,

to protect hair. It made a comeback in the 1960s


Lace cape or bib that the mid-1800s wore to hide the

deep necklines of the dresses


It is the name of a lucky blouse designed by Hubert de Givenchy, a French tailor. White,

adherent, but with sleeves made important by a series of lace ruffles, it was accompanied by

a tube or flared skirt, flat shoes are a must. The name comes from Bettina, Simone Bodin,

supermodel in Paris in the early 1950s, romantically linked to Alì Khan and friend of the creator


Male hat, in yoga from the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the 19th century, two points that go down to the sides,

chosen by favorite headdress. Brought by the Incroyables


It stands for motorcyclists and brings together a tribe with precise stylistic codes, such as the myth Marlon Brando

in the movie "The Wild One", where he wears a short, zipped leather jacket: the perfecto, under Tshirt

candid and torn jeans. As feet: ankle boots with buckle. We are in 1954, the stylists

they will take up this concept several times and modernize it


Historical German footwear brand, founded by Johann Birkenstock in 1774. Here comes the

success when the flexible arch is designed, and the company grows, they are approx

the early 1900s. World famous for the characteristic sandal, which has become the status

symbol of an alternative and environmentally conscious tribe. The model with a shell-shaped footbed.

fastened on the front by two wide leather bands with metal buckles, and dated 1964, they are

300 variants followed in shape and color


Large fabric or leather bag that can be carried over the shoulder


Long tunic, in precious fabric such as brocade, decorated with precious stones around the neck

and at the hem, even without sleeves. It was worn over a shorter tunic by women

during the Byzantine Empire


Blue denim fabric (jeans) dyed in black pieces


Gianni Versace, the designer calls his new women's jacket, is the answer to the classic

male blazer. "B" stands for blazer followed by "lady", ma'am. The year is 1988


Double-breasted men's jacket, lined, with the characteristic golden buttons, in dark blue fabric, with

emblem on the breast pocket, patch or slit pockets, marine style. It is worn over flannel trousers

or in dark gray cool wool. There are several tests on its origins. The first sees him being born

in 1873 by the will of the commander of frigate HMS Blazer who was waiting for Queen Victoria

for an inspection, he decided to renew his crew's uniform. He chose a jacket

double-breasted with brass buttons, there is no precise information about its color, it seems it was

initially striped. However, Queen Victoria remained enthusiastic king and demanded that he become

the official uniform of the British Navy. The other version sees it appear in the early 1900s

and is worn for the first time by the rowers of the Lady Margaret Boat Club, of St. John

Cambridge College, and ea regimental stripes. Then packed in plain fabric or

pinstripe, as a club jacket, always with the emblem. Since the '80s it has been defined as a blazer, for

extension, a jacket with a masculine cut, not necessarily double-breasted, which interprets

a certain feminine managerial style


A sound that certainly intrigues, which has reached the dignity of a term so much as to be

included in the new Oxford English dictionary. The onomatopoeic term recalls the tinkling of gods

jewels and coins, it is used to describe diamonds, bijoux and now also a style,

therefore also a way of dressing, which is flashy and full of decorations, sequins, chains, embroidery

and so on. It was coined in the 90s in New Orleans by the rap group Cash Money

Millionaires and the term spread thanks to a song called "bling Sling" by the singer

BG. The meaning extends to all precious stones or metal used in order to create a

sparkling effect and to attract attention. A way of appearing that leads away from

minimalism and simplicity. Jackets, dresses and even swimwear appear everywhere

defined bling gling, trendy, sparkling with charm, what does not go unnoticed. The bling is

also the object of desire, something material that is thought to bring happiness, bling

gling are luxury items like cars that few can afford. Liz Hurley

defined queen bling gling (title she shares with Victoria Beckham), she wore in

on the occasion of her wedding with the Anglo-Indian billionaire Arun Nayar, a red sari designed

by Versace. It was about ten years ago that she reached the top of the title candidates when, again

Hugh Grant's girlfriend, she showed up at the premiere of "Four Weddings and a Funeral" with a

Versace safety pin suit, i.e. closed only by a few safety pins.


Fine silk lace with fishnet bottom and floral motifs in the 17th century as a decoration for dresses

female belonging to the Chantilly group. It is the characteristic fabric of the precious ones

Spanish mantillas


Wide and narrow ankle-to-knee pants, worn under the skirt at the end of the 19th century,

created by the American Elisabeth Smith, but made headlines with Amelia Bloomer

who presented them in London in 1851 accompanied by a sports jacket, as worn by

horsewoman. Today he indicates a pair of female balloon shorts


Jacket in leather or fabric motto in yoga in the 60s. Short, broad, leans on

hips with a knitted edge, closed by zip or by hidden bottoms, can be lined or

padded. Shirt collar and welt pockets. Unisex


Generic term that indicates a feminine shirt with comfortable volumes. Usually long

up to the hips, with different collars according to use and fashions, it can have long sleeves or

short, is usually buttoned on the front. It has its origins in the Middle Ages as a simple jacket

and it is worn by both men and women, while in the 16th century it becomes a purely garment



It is said of a dress or a feminine shirt with a soft line when stopped by one

belt, the fabric is raised to cover this, creating an effect of vaparosity, also obtained

with seams a with small folds


It is a very successful cardigan created by Anna Molinari, an Italian designer, for her line

Blumarine. In cashmere, with a small "V" or slightly rounded neckline, it is edged in

mink fur, in contrasting color or tone-on-tone. Sexy and chic is reminiscent of those worn by

Lana Turner, American movie star. Its name is obtained from the union of "Blu"

(Blumarine) and from "vi" (mink)


Long scarf in marabou, ostrich or fur feathers. In fashion since the 19th century, it is an accessory

feminine that enriches the evening dresses


short, white risers worn by American schoolgirls in the 1950s


Short jacket, of Spanish origin. Comes just below the bust, long and fitted sleeves,

without buttons, without collar, rounded edges and often decorated with trimmings and tassels. He is inspired

to the bullfighters' jacket. For the summer it can be sleeveless

Spanish hat in black felt with a wide brim, decorated with black and red tassels


Separate accessory of a rounded-shaped garment


Short and tight jacket on the hips thanks to an elasticated band, zip on the front, in fabric

waterproof, rounded line. Lined with a light and warm padding, it is inspired by

anoraks worn by British Royal Air Force delta pilots during the Second War

World. In fashion in the 70s and 80s with jeans and Timberland it becomes the new uniform of

Boys. Unisex garment comes in many colors, from military green to black, from red

with orange, it is a classic of casual wear


Black or dark gray masculine hat with a rounded dome, with a small brim and

slightly raised. Launched in London 1550 net from the "Bowler Son" shop replaces the

cylinder and becomes the symbol of the businessmen of the City, together with the umbrella.


Making or applying a border to a tablecloth or dress, etc.


an item of clothing or accessory finished with a seal often in color or material



row of buttons applied to an item of clothing or an accessory


Male underpants made in shorts with slits They are also worn by girls

especially as pajamas. They take their name and shape from boxers' shorts


Comfortable volume trousers. It seems the Persians were the first to wear them, while

Romans got to know them through the Gauls, who usually wore them to shelter from the cold.

They were worn under the tunics and reached up to the knee, to become over time

longer and longer


Triangle of fabric closed by buttonholes and sewn between the breeches, in use around the year 1000


Band that covers the breast, with or without straps, and uncovered the belly. In 1600 he came to Franca

This is the name of a short feminine jacket with a wide neckline and a



Masculine coat, in warm fabric like wool and cashmere, reaching up to the knee.

Inspired by the overcoat the British wore during the First World War. Great

lapels, applied pockets, can be single-breasted or double-breasted


Indicates any type of embroidery performed on fabric as a decorative motif


English embroidery with holes or small ovals used mainly for underwear

female, dating back to the sixteenth century.


Decorated with embroidery


Handmade embroidery with linen thread, it takes its name from the Belgian capital, where it finds the

its origins


Long and wide coat in raw wool, with hood, characteristic of the Berber populations

of northern Africa


Female surcoat that Islamic women, especially Afghans, wear in public. Yup

it is a garment that covers the woman from head to toe, usually blue in color. The part

covering the head is shaped and tightened so that the net that hides the eyes does not move

and let you see. Slightly ruffled on the back in order to make the

movement, goes down to the feet. When decorum and privacy are not required, the part

front of the burka can be raised on the head and the face remains uncovered


Female garment or part of it, sweetheart neckline, balconette, bandeau, always without

straps, tight at the waist, rests on the hips. It is worn over trousers or skirts. It can also be

the top of a dress and then sewn to the skirt. And also an item of clothing

underwear with bra, made of different stretch materials. Of very ancient origin, if any

they find traces both in Greek and Roman culture, but the functions are always the same:

thin the waist, squeeze or support the breasts according to fashions. During the

reign of Isabella of Bavaria, between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the "corset" is worn, a corset with

laces that allow you to tighten it to the body. In the same period in Burgundy, land that then

it was trendy, it was also worn by men. But it is the Spanish court to decree the

success, the bust becomes a "funnel", an armor covered with fabric, which imposes a gait

austere. Over time it is gradually made with tin foils, made rigid thanks to

splints of metal and whalebones. In the eighteenth century in England it was fastened on the back, while in

France on the front. With the French Revolution it disappears for a few years and then comes back for more

trendy than ever. For a century it will be an indispensable item of clothing, designing one

caricatured woman figure: imposing breasts, wasp waist and very round hips. It's up to

Paul Poiret, Parisian tailor, abolish this instrument of torture, cause of malformations

corporeal: proposing a simpler style of clothing, it is 1911 Ma his room

continues despite everything the bustier also peeks under the skimpy dresses of the garçonne,

however, it is elastic, more comfortable and is worn to flatten the belly and slim the hips


Bellows military hat, worn by ordinary soldiers


Men's leather boot, worn by cowboys, horse breeders



Double-breasted sports jacket in cloth. Large lapels, vertical welt pockets, almost always

blue. According to some, it derives from the uniform of the coachmen '800 and its name derives from

carriage in English. For others it is the reinterpretation of the jackets worn by Breton sailors. Carried

from the Beatles in the 70s, it immediately became all the rage. It is a unisex outerwear


Men's sports jacket in caste velvet or moleskin, with patch pockets, worn by

hunters, hence the name


Comes from the French "cache", hide, "coeur", heart. Women's shirt, fastened on the side or

on the back, crossed on the chest, it forms a "v" neckline

wardrobe of the dancers. It can also be referred to a shirt that crosses on the front


Small handkerchief or scarf, in fine patterned silk, to tie around the neck


Large wool scarf


From Arabic ciaftan, also called caftan

Wide tunic, open on the front, with long and wide sleeves, typical of Arab countries


Hood in knit or other material, which also covers part of the face. It can also be the

collar of a shirt, which when raised becomes a hood


Type of balaclava that leaves only the mouth and eyes exposed


Fur hat that ties under the chin, partially covering the neck


Headgear without brim or visor, very close fitting, leaves ears uncovered


Hair net. Net that collects the hair


Female accessory that covers the foot and leg up to the thigh, in stretch material

synthetic or natural, such as wool and colone. In the 16th century it was hand made, but already at the end of the 18th century

it was made by machine


Female accessory, covers the foot and the leg up to the thigh. Made of material

elastic, whose weft draws small or large rhombuses, according to fashions, imitating the

network structure


Sock with the seam. Women's sock with central seam on the back


Also known as pantyhose. Pair of socks, in wool or cotton, joined by a panty


One-piece body-hugging garment in stretch fabric with sleeves

usually long, plunging neckline and stockings with or without feet


Typical footwear from the ancient Romans, both for women and men


Male and female accessory, it covers the foot and the leg reaching below the knee,

made of different materials: cotton, wool and synthetic fibers


Also called shorts, shorts, hot pants. Soft short feminine shorts, thrown into the



Also called blouse. Generic term the indicates a feminine shirt. Usually long up to

hips, with different collars according to use and fashions, can have long sleeves or cards,

and, usually buttoned on the front. It has origins in the Middle Ages as a simple coat and was

worn by both men and women, while in the 19th century it becomes a purely garment



Men's and women's clothing item that covers the bust. Buttoned on the front has

long or short sleeves. The collar changes according to the fashions, such as the shape and the fabric

office worker. Of very ancient origin, it has been talked about since the times of ancient Rome. Becomes

protagonist of the male wardrobe when, with Louis XV, the vest gets smaller and the

tie makes an appearance. So it comes out, before the shirt was a garment

intimate. It reaches its apogee in the 19th century with the dandyism


Chief of clothing mainly for women, but also for men, which is inspired by the lines of the

shirt, made more practical both in the packaging and in the use of materials to give more

comfort, worn to go to sleep, and an alternative to pajamas


Also called waikiki or aloha shirt. Men's shirt, wide, with card sleeves, flat collar and

open, side vents, in brightly colored tropical pattern. It takes its name from the homonymous

Honolulu beach


Heavy checkered shirt worn by Canadian lumberjacks, which has entered the sports wardrobe

and casual


Summer blouse or shirt with open collar and short sleeves, in light fabric


The feminine dress takes up the line and shape of the shirt. Buttoned on the front, it arrives

usually at the knee, it differs from the chemisier in that it has a wide line. And especially

summer and therefore made with light and fresh fabrics such as cotton or linen. It can have sleeves

long or short, patch or welt pockets. It is a classic piece of the bon ton wardrobe


Shirt or tunic, short at the waist, generally in cotton canvas


Ankle boots for men and women, mid-calf, with an elongated toe and an oblique heel.

Decorated with studs, colored stitching and applications of different leathers. Texan-inspired.


Series of fabrics, yarns, accessories or clothes that make up the set of commercial proposals

of a brand


Jacket for male and female skiers, in waterproofed fabric, with padded lining.

Closed by a long zip, and tightened at the waist by a belt, it has large patch pockets on the front.

It also indicates a jacket in fabric or leather lined with sheepskin fur


Felt or fur hat, raised visor and with ear flaps that fasten under the

chin. It was originally the hat of the Canadian mounted police


Large retracting fold, stopped at the sides by a short seam. The shape resembles the barrel of the

musical instrument, hence the name


Ribbed sweater obtained by alternating straight and reverse stitches, elastic motto. Also indicates a

parallel caste fabric, ribbed


Also called boater. Hard straw hat. Flat cap, surrounded by a black ribbon o

blue, stopped flat bow with long tea nocks go down on the back


Tanktop. Female and male undergarment, low-cut, tight-fitting, sleeveless, with

more or less wide straps. Today a purely intimate garment is not pious, with minimal variations and

switched to both summer and winter outerwear


Generic term that indicates all external clothing items such as: jackets, coats,

raincoats, which can be worn over other garments


Women's yoga hat in the 1800s with a small flat dome and large flap

framed the face, tied in a bow under the chin, it also indicated a cloak with

hood or more generally an overcoat


Cloak of various lengths, wide, to be worn over dresses. Open front can have

slits on the sides for the arms. In the 19th century it was worn by men and women on evening dresses,

it was short of the cloak and finished in satin


Floppy hat. Male headdress with a narrow, downward-facing wing in tweed

or in waterproofed fabric


Sports headdress, originally from the Austrian region of Tyrol, in green or gray felt. Wing

small, dome surrounded by a silk tin cord, adorned with a pheasant feather


Outerwear, especially feminine, similar to the coat, but of reduced proportions


Female outerwear similar to the coat, but smaller in size, with refined details

such as applications of rhinestones, ruffles, etc., made in a light and precious fabric like silk

or other. Accompany the evening dress


Long-sleeved winter coat, for men and women, made with fabrics and

warm materials


Sporty feminine and masculine coat that takes the shape of the raincoat


Feminine coat that takes the shape of the dressing gown, without buttons, tightened at the waist by one



Double-breasted straight-cut outerwear, inspired by uniforms, characterized by buttons in

metal and straps


Conical-shaped headdress, sewn or fastened with zippers or buttons to the neck of the outerwear, but

also on sweatshirts, sweaters, etc. .. Designed to shelter from the cold and rain it can also have

only purely ornamental function


Very tight feminine jacket, with a deep round neckline and basque

shaped. The sleeves are long and narrow, adorned with high lapels. All the rage in the 1700s

it was fastened with ribbons and was worn over a dress with a corset


Wool jacket, "V" neckline, closed by buttons, long to below the hips, set-in sleeves,

often with horizontal internal pockets, cut flush. It is whispered that it bears a noble name,

that of General James-Thomas Brudenell (1798-1868) seventh Earl of Cardigan, proper

the one who guides the charge of the seventeenth century in the battle of Balaclava, during the Crimean war

(1854). On the birth of this jacket the hypotheses multiply and enter the pin legend

than in history. It seems that the general could not stand the cold and that to protect himself from

rigori wore over the uniform, not very heroically, a pair of red woolen knickers,

which were then supplied to the English troops. Other sources affirm instead the Cardigan, nei

moments of relaxation, seeking comfort in a woolen jacket, usually trimmed in fur

brought by army officers. In any case, a bright red jacket came out of the fields of

battle and entered the golf clubs, perhaps embezzlingly appropriating the brave

last name. But beware, the geographical atlas shows an islet off the Welsh coast,

which is called Cardigan, and is a lively center of knitwear production. A

coincidence? some sources say that the legendary jacket took its name from there, and that the

count has nothing to do with this fashion business. It will be a woman, the mythical one

Coco Chanel, Parisian seamstress, to decree the success of this comfortable knitted garment, which

it will conquer all the sporty girls of that time. In fact, between the 1920s and 1930s he became a leader

intended for high sports and leisure. In the 70s the cardigan becomes the emblem of dressing

informal and with an almost revolutionary attitude he declares war once again, this time on

traditional men's jacket and wins some skirmishes, and then carves out a fair ground,

which rhymes with a desire for softness on your skin


From the city of Carmagnola. Men's jacket with three-quarter sleeves, deliberately fitted

simple worn by the proletarians during the French revolution


Also known as Carmen blouse. Feminine blouse with frills with a generous neckline that leaves

completely bare shoulders, inspired by the Spanish costume, and often accompanied by

long skirt, wide and full of flounces


Long lined men's overcoat, characterized by several overlapping capes. Born at

end of the 1700s as a coat to drive the carriage and for travel, it becomes popular in the middle of the

'800. The capes, climbed one on top of the other, rest on the shoulders and go down to the

elbows. It was also worn by women


Rectangle of fabric, which descends from the shoulders on the back, and sometimes also on the chest, united

to the garment with a seam


Shirt, male and female, with stand-up collar, fastened on the left, with buttoning

concealed, with a straight line, it can be stopped by a belt


Comfortable, informal, masculine and feminine clothing style, characterized by comfortable garments

and practical like jeans, jackets, sweatshirts and T-shirts, fashionable in the 70s


Fitted jumpsuit in stretch cotton


Fur obtained from the foal's mantle, characterized by a short, flat and shiny coat


Hooded jacket, sporty, for men and women, in used waterproofed fabric

for water sports, usually yellow


Semicircular object, generally in plastic, used to hold hair


Black foulard that covers the face and leaves only the eyes uncovered, it is worn by women

Iranian. It also indicates the cloak that accompanies it


Ancestor of the sweater. It appears in the 19th century in France and is the abbreviation for "merchant d'ail",

because worn by Breton garlic merchants. Of heavy wool, it slipped from the head and it was

without buttons, then went to fashion


American dance in vogue in the 1920s, known for their roaring vivacity. It gives its name to the

style of the girls of the time: "Fes garconnes". Dresses in very light fabrics, with a straight line,

enriched by geometric cuts, low-cut and short, to be able to dance in complete freedom. At the edge

fringes and long rows of reeds were applied to hide the legs from view.

As accessories: endless strings of pearls, flesh-colored socks and shoes with straps


Pinafore. Feminine dress with a straight or slightly flared line, usually with a neckline

rounded, sleeveless. To be worn over a turtleneck sweater or shirt


Leather ankle boots, short at the ankle. An elasticated band applied on the inside for

allow the foot to slip them on. Slightly recessed heel, accentuated toe. They take the

name from the famous English musical group that launched them in the 70s


Shirt dress. Feminine dress that takes the shape of the men's shirt. Straight line,

open and buttoned on the front. Launched by Coco Chanel in the 1930s


Chinese dress. Chinese folk tradition dress. In jacquard pattern, with floral motifs

or other, in silk. Very close fitting, stand-up collar, with diagonal buttoning starting from

shoulder to get to the collar. Short sleeves, deep side slits on the skirt, zipper

hidden on its side. Edged in contrasting color. Fabric toggles and buttons


Also known as a chesterfield coat. Nineteenth-century coat, in wool fabric, originally

masculine then also feminine, initially only gray, then also blue, black and beige. Neck

in black velvet and fabric revers. The single-breasted version and the most frequent, buttoning

hidden, straight line, length up to the knee. It is named after the sixth duke of

Chesterfield, Geroge Stanhope (1805-1866) who popularized it at the end of the 19th century. AND'

considered a very formal coat. It was, however, the French aristocrats who "invented" the

black velvet collar, in fact on the death of Louis XVI (1793) as a sign of mourning, they applied on

collars of jackets small strips of black velvet, hence the fashion


Properly tanned kid leather, soft motto used above all for

pack accessories


Elegant, fine, distinct. It is a French word of German origin, "schick", the meant

convenient, appropriate, while today it has the meaning of elegant. According to linguist Albert

Dauzat (1929) being "schick" meant having poise, at a time when the German officer

she was considered a role model for both her attitude and her way of dressing.


Sporty cut trousers in khaki cotton, with side welt pockets and pleats on the front. In

originally they were worn by the American aviation military and then passed to all arms.

They are named after China, the country where the US Air Force commissioned the supply of in 1926

summer uniforms for troops stationed in the Philippines. From the 1940s onwards, chinos spread

in civilian clothing for free time and informal occasions


Also called perfecto. Leather jacket with side zip and belt at the waist


Generic term that indicates a system by which an item of clothing, or a part of it, is

closes, can be with buttons, zippers, frogs etc.


Collar. Tight-fitting necklace or ribbon to tie around the neck


Flexible strip, made of different materials, from leather to fabric. Tight at the waist or

resting on the hips it supports or wraps the clothes. Of very ancient origin, they are found

traces in the Bronze Age, over time has taken on different meanings, including symbolic ones.

Today it is a very fashionable female and male accessory, which follows the various trends.


Chain belt in gilded metal or vaults with pendants proposed by the famous fashion designer

whose name it bears


Indicates a style of clothing that is not subject to changes in fashion


Line of fashion clothes during Romanticism (1820-45). Featuring clothes

feminine with prominent shoulders, puffy sleeves, squeezed waist and very wide puffy skirts,

drew a sinuous silhouette resembling a coil


Small, close-fitting female headdress, even with minimal sloping brim, in yoga over the years

20s and 30s. Linen was trodden to cover the ears


Angola of a handkerchief, a piece of cloth and the like


Pleated or curled ribbon rosette. Back of a garment longer than the front


Headgear of military origin, in fur, with a truncated cone, also with chin strap


Part of the shirt or dress surrounds the neck, with multiple shapes


Male shirt collar with pronounced and long points, cut almost vertically


Men's shirt collar with short and spread tips to leave room for the large knot

of the tie


Male sport shirt collar. At the base of the tips two buttonholes are cut out in which

the buttons applied on the front are fastened


Rigid and straight, it is applied to the base of the neck, where it is secured, on the inside, with a

pression button. Rounded and often edged tips in contrasting color


Indicates the set of clothing items created by the designer, presented in the fashion show or in

showroom two voiles a year, one dedicated to spring-summer, the other to autumn-winter


Women's clothing line without seasonality, it is worn in summer as in winter, and it is

sold all over the world all year round. It was originally intended for the wardrobe of

holidays, hence the name "cruise", now a real collection, complete with

accessories, which anticipate new trends


Pointed collar, with sole sewn at the base


Circular neck, narrow at the base and wide at the end, soft and detached from the neck, suitable for

knitwear items


It imitates the corolla of the flower. Often edged in pizza and scalloped is applied on shirts, dresses

and jackets according to fashions


High and wide rises up to the chin, suitable for sweaters


Two bands of fabric start from the base of the neck and tie in a bow. For women's garments



It rises straight and rigid, usually closes on the side, suitable for jackets


Tight-fitting neck that rises up to the middle of the neck. It differs from the "high neck" in that it is not

folded back on itself and is shorter. For men's and women's shirts


Neck that goes down along, with a curved line, up to the buttoning of the jacket or coat.

Classic for tuxedo jackets


Attached to the garment only on the back of the neck from which a small scarf to tie starts

on the front


Wide tubular collar that rests on itself giving rise to different and soft drapes.

Made especially for women's sweaters and blouses


High, fitted collar closed by a zip, suitable for knitted garments


Flat and rounded collar. When applied to women's blouses it is divided into two and

usually white. It takes its name from the young protagonist of the novel of the same name by

Colette, French writer


Adherent, tube-like, high, folded back on itself, reaching under the chin. For women's jerseys and



Indicates a set of male, female garments or accessories that are in harmony with each other for

style by color, by material etc.


Male suit consisting of jacket and trousers, accompanied by the waistcoat. All the garments

they are made with the same fabric


Suit consisting of two or more garments in different fabric in color or design, but matched with


Fabrics with motifs of different printed designs, but coordinated in colors, designed to be

combined in a suit


Women's garment calibrated for sturdy builds, over the Italian 46


Male and female garments made in different fabrics, but combined with each other

harmoniously, by color and by fantasy. It also indicates an always harmonious combination of

two different fabrics


Men's cloth cap, with visor. It was once made of black velvet and was worn by

Campieri, the guardians of the lands belonging to the Sicilian nobility


Feminine garment to be worn over the swimsuit


Sort of micro sweater, with long sleeves, that reaches above the breast


Upper part of the female dress that covers the bust from the waist to the shoulders

Female garment or part of it, sweetheart neckline, balconette, bandeau, always without

sleeves and strapless, tight at the waist and resting on the hips

Bust in stretch fabric, reinforced by boning, which reaches under the breast


male and female garment worn for bathing or tanning. For women

it can be whole, in two pieces like a bikini or just a panty: the thong. For men it is a slip

or shorts. It makes its appearance at the end of the 19th century, when the first baths are started

of sea. Back then women wore low-cut tunics over long ankle-tight trousers,

while the men wore a striped jersey jumpsuit, v-neck, long up to



Two-piece swimsuit: bra and panty. There are two stylists to whom

yes where the paternity. II first, Jacques Heim called it "atoll", but the name was more fortunate

which gave him a less unknown designer: Louis Reard, whom he defined as "bikini". Only a few

the Americans had carried out nuclear tests in the Pacific atoll a day earlier

called Bikini. It was July 1946. In the 1950s it became popular, French girls there

enthusiastically adopt, among all Brigitte Bardot, standard bearer of freedom and transgression, that

in Saint Tropez she wears one with white and pink checks. In the United States it is accepted

only fifteen years later. When the panties become two small triangles, fastened on

hips from thin strings, like the bra: here is the strings, we are in the 70s


Female garment, worn for bathing or tanning, made in one piece



Indicates any item of clothing that has been customized with applications such as

buttons, flowers, studs etc.


Leather shoe with a very high cork sole used by Greek and Latin actors. Indicate

also a boot used in Roman times and an ancient female shoe


Indicates any cross-striped tie. In the English ones, the lines go from the left

to the right, in the American ones from right to left. In England, where the

regimental, the lines represent a regiment, a college, a professional order,

therefore a membership group


Tie featuring the colors of a specific English club, initially reserved for members only.

Today stands for striped tie


Petticoat, which supported and made the skirts puffy, made of horsehair, hence the

first name. In vogue towards the middle of the 19th century it was replaced by Charles Frederick Worth (18251895)

English tailor transplanted to Paris, with a cage with circles


It indicates a padded cushion resting on the kidneys, in vogue in the 19th century, which gave volume to the

back of the female body, according to the dictates of the fashion of the time


Feminine shorts, flared and lace-trimmed panties


Long poncho with the characteristic rust designs worn by the indigenous people of Peru


Morning dress jacket, black or gray one-breasted with dovetail flaps



Uniform. Same dress for all members of the same public organization o

private, which distinguishes the rank and role within it. The first to want clothing

uniformed for his soldiers was the king Gustavo Adolfo of Sweden, we are towards the first half of

'600, a concept later taken up by Louis XIV of France. A century later almost all armies

of Europe adapt to this model


Tunic originally from Morocco with hood, slit neckline and long sleeves, decorated

along the entire edge. Mentioned by many stylists for ethnic-inspired collections




Jacket belonging to the uniform of the Hussars, Hungarian military, by order towards the goal

of the '800, short and adherent, it was adorned with numerous rows of golden frogs


Cloak with large hood. It seems to draw its origins from the one worn by the monks

in the Middle Eve. From the seventeenth century onwards it is worn on theatrical costumes. Today he describes a cloak

evening dress in precious fabric, intended for special occasions


Footwear that reaches the calf, warm and protective, in synthetic fur worn

by skiers after sporting activity


Male and female outerwear (jacket, coat and the like) with overlapping and laced fronts

by two rows of buttons


Down filled comforter. Waterproof jacket padded with goose down or synthetic material

very warm and light, it is worn in the mountains, but also in the city to shelter from the rigors

of winter


Typical men's silk dressing gown, with minute designs, with a wide line, tightened at the waist by one



Peaked cap, usually in tweed, worn by early motorists. Today considered

a sports hat


Female outfit consisting of jacket and skirt or jacket and trousers

Women's swimsuit consisting of a bra and panties


Coat supplied to British Navy personnel during WWII

world. It becomes popular in the 1960s. Sporty cut, hood, characteristic

the lacing with frogs, large patch pockets, reaches above the knee, in Italian said



Windbreaker, padded with goose feathers


Type of female shoe with a very pronounced, rounded or front neckline

squared. Closed on the back, it can have the heel in the most different shapes depending on the

trends. It was born in the mid-19th century and today it knows an infinite number of variations. Much

popular in the 1950s, considered extremely, elegant, in the evening version it was

made in the same fabric color as the dress


Female dressing gown. It was born in the eighteenth century when women used to wear at home, on the shirt

from night, an elegant dressing gown, comfortable and long. Also called negligè, matine



Decoration on corsets and women's dresses made of ribbons and bows placed in descending order, of

great fashion in the 1700s


It is attributed to a person when the care of dressing is balanced and not cloying, giving

a distinct self-image. It is said of an item of clothing when, like the wearer,

does not exceed in extravagance


Dress with taste and refinement. It is said that it is innate and does not depend on the dress that

wears it


Lace ornaments and cascading lace that decorated the forearms, in fashion between the seventeenth and the

18th century, which later became decorations on the sleeves of women's dresses


It means "together". Female outfit consisting of two pieces, such as coat and dress,

shirt and skirt, made of the same fabric


Dress or skirt very tight at the hem, which forced the girls of the early '900, when it was

in fashion, to walk in small steps


Strip of lace or lace inserted as a decorative motif in important shirts, dresses

evening and underwear


Large sports jacket, waterproof, with hood, usually gray-green in color,

internally lined with wool and fur, on the model of the typical one in sealskin

overturned, carried by the Eskimos. Originally male, then also female, it was divided

of the young "sessantottini", fashionable in the 70s, times of announced revolutions


Small strip of fabric, leather or other, adhesive or sewn on the garment in which it comes

brand is indicated


Style that takes up or re-elaborates the traditional customs of extra-European cultures such as this one

African, orient, South American, etc. In vogue in the 1970s, it connoted an attitude

progressive, it was the favorite way of dressing for feminists. It becomes a classic later

especially in summer collections. In 2000 the ethnic style poured into the sector

furniture, in a continuous game of cultural contaminations


Straight-cut jacket worn by the students of the English boarding school in Eton. It also indicates a

detachable, rounded-toed, white collar worn by students of the same college,

became popular at the end of the 19th century



From the coat of the small mammal a precious, soft and fluffy fur is obtained, of a

golden beige


Decorative jacquard motifs, characterized by geometric elements


Each of the formal jacket tails in men's suits.

Part of the hat that extends around and beyond the dome.

White silk robe worn by the Pope during pontifical sacred services


Of fabric or garment that has an imperfection


Imperfection, defect of a fabric or of a workmanship in general


Trimming in fabric, lace or other material, gathered and sewn to the hem of a garment

of clothing


dress or accessory aged by use


Male bodice used in the 15th century, padded, with long sleeves, packaged as a

jacket, was worn over the shirt. It was short enough to show its legs

sheathed in tight-fitting tights. Over the centuries it changes its name and shape: in the 16th century it did

called giustacuore or jacket, in the seventeenth century it loses its sleeves and looks more and more like the waistcoat


Victims of fashion. It defines those who slavishly follow the dictates of fashion above all

the most caricatured ones


Detachable collar


Thick sideburns that framed the faces of men, in fashion towards the middle of the 19th century


Small square in cotton, linen and silk. Often embroidered, also with initials and edged with

protection payment. An indispensable accessory in the 19th century, today it has a purely functional use, with

an exception for the one tucked into the pocket from the male and female jackets


Manufacturing of garments in knitted fabric made on behalf of third parties


Felt hat with a cylindrical dome, with a central hollow, surrounded by a ribbon,

rather wide wing. Worn by women at the end of the 19th century and by men until the middle of

'900. It is named after a Victorian Sardou comedy from 1882


Felt hat, with a small brim, with a dome surrounded by a ribbon and crossed by

a hollow


Two-pointed male hat used in the 1700s, which complemented military uniforms or clothes



Bands of fabric wrapped around the leg, used by Roman women to protect themselves from



Fifteenth-century feminine jewel worn on the forehead. The precious stone, which fell to

drop, could be supported by a silk cord or set on a thin one

gold or silver headband. The "Lady with an ermine" painted by Leonardo from one

splendid example


Very strong, tightly woven cotton tape used to reinforce parts of garments

clothing and as a garnish

Flat tubular yarn, also suitable for knitting


Truncated cone hat, at the center of which a long drawstring that ends in tassel is applied. The

name derives from Fez, city of Morocco, where it was manufactured and exported. It is worn in

Middle East


Small shawl, in silk, wool or in very fine cotton edged with pizza, placed on the shoulders for

cover the necklines and usually stopped by a brooch


It indicates a pizza, an embroidery, but also a loose weave, mesh fabric


Treatment that gives new characteristics to the fabric or yarn, making it more brilliant,

improving its appearance or hand


Indicates the superficial and hairy part of the velvet, chenille and sponge


It is obtained by knotting the ends of a band of fabric, a scarf to a ribbon by composing

two nocks


External part of the skin, delicate and soft, used for clothing and accessories


Flip-flop slipper with soda and range price lists


Print motif with small and close floral designs


Reinforcement applied to the narrow part of the shoe, between the sole and the sole


Back of trousers, worn with suspenders, with a rounded cut and divided in two at the



Wedding veil of the ancient Roman brides, orange in color, considered a good omen


Feminine dress with a soft line, just next to the body


Of an item of clothing or an accessory whose internal part is covered with a fabric in

silk, wool or synthetic, called lining


Appearance of an item of clothing


Style that takes up the popular costume of different countries, according to fashions


Female hairstyle (1665-1680) launched by Marie Angelique de Fontanges one of the

favorite of Louis XIV. It is said that Angelique used one of her own during a horse race

precious garter to rearrange the hair. Thus was born the fashion of tying locks with

numerous tapes. Over time the hairstyle turns into a complex structure of strands of

iron to support starched laces and bows


Classic, conventional, masculine and feminine clothing style


Small hollow that forms under the tie knot


Large square handkerchief folded into a triangle, resting on the head and knotted under the

chin. Female accessory that, depending on the fashion, is worn in different ways: in the 80s,

strictly signed, it was tied to the handle of the handbag, an excellent status symbol,

Or, folded lengthwise, it was wrapped around the neck like a scarf. Among the most

world famous manufacturers of scarves we find Hermes of Paris


Dress that wraps the body, adherent motto, the neckline wraps the shoulders completely

uncovered, it can be short or long


Male evening dress. Short jacket on the front with long dovetail flaps on the back.

It is worn accompanied by a waistcoat and a white shirt with a shot, a white bow tie,

tube pants, with vertical satin bands. Born from the transformation of a military uniform

eighteenth century, it becomes fashionable with Brian George Brummel, arbiter elegantiarum

of the nineteenth century. It will be the bourgeoisie, an emerging social class, who will prefer it black rather than blue

as it was in the originate version


It means "ruff" in French. Round and totally pleated neck. In fashion throughout the

'500 and' 600, was in muslin or linen, made rigid by the dress. When it reached great

size was supported by a light structure of iron wires. Intended for clothing

masculine and feminine after a century of success, it becomes soft and rests on the shoulders. His

origin is uncertain, some sources say it was Caterina de 'Medici who imported it to France

from Italy, others say that its use came directly from Spain


Classic women's shoe, laced on the instep, with medium heel


Trimming with cords or hanging threads, to be applied to the edges of sleeves, clothing hems a

shawls, etc. Very popular in the 1930s


Slightly curled strip of fabric to be applied as a decoration on women's dresses


Male and female flat sole sandal with leather straps


Feminine shorts, flared and lace-trimmed panties


Red conical cap with a sloping tip on the front, used by the ancient Greeks and later

Romans, which became a symbol of liberty during the French Revolution as in antiquity

it was granted to freed slaves


Of a fabric with a deliberately creased surface


Generally indicates all the front parts of the shoe. In 1200 it indicated the crown that

rested only on the forehead, a token of marriage


Of all the ornaments (flounces, ruffles, laces, bows, etc.) that make a garment cute

of clothing. Onomatopoeic voice that derives from the rustle of the silks used to make

these seals


Necklace composed of many strings of small pearls, precious stones or costume jewelery, held by

a noose into which they are then threaded, thus creating a "whip" effect


Dandy style of black origin, it originates in the 50s with the singer Little Richard


Strip of fabric that ties at the waist. In vogue in the 1600s at the court of Louis XIV, it was embroidered and

frayed. An important accessory in the 1700s, at the time it was worn with a bow on the back


Ultra-tight feminine trousers in stretch fabric. They can have an elastic bracket

positioned under the foot to make them straighter or they can tighten at the cuff around the

ankle. In fashion in the 80s, they periodically come back into vogue. Also worn for

sports activities


Soft hand and slightly hairy cotton fabric, very resistant, used

especially in sportswear for outerwear and trousers


White pleated skirt up to the knee, typical of the Greek national costume e

of the uniform of elite troops


Fabric used inside jackets and coats as support or reinforcement



Ancestor of the coat of oriental origin, it derives in fact from the caftan. In vogue in the 15th century and

reserved for the male wardrobe was large, open at the front, with long sleeves at times

accompanied by a hood


Metal frame with degrading iron circles, on which the large ones were placed

skirts in vogue in the 19th century. He replaced the crinoline


Leather protection, which protects the leg from the ankle to the knee, worn by the troops a

horse. In ancient times it was made of metal and belonged to the armor. It also indicates the part of the

boot covering the leg


Female sock, in stretch material, which reaches up to the knee. It usually comes

worn with trousers, but if fashion demands it also with skirts


Men's overcoat, in heavy fabric, with fur trim. Wide, flared and long sleeves

often cut on the sides where the arms came out. In use around 1200


Women's fashion that mimics men's style. Short hair, man's jacket and shirt, trousers a

straight skirt. It takes its name from the novel "La Garconne" by Victor Marguerite (1922)

considered, at the time, the manifesto of the emancipated woman


Female knit ensemble, consisting of a T-shirt, often with a crew neck, accompanied by a

sweater buttoned on the front. Both garments are made with the same yarn and are from

same color

Pair of buttons — jewel with movable temple to be inserted into the buttonholes of the cuffs

shirt for

close them. In fashion since the second half of the 19th century, they were born as a precious male accessory


Fabric generally in dark colored worsted wool (gray, anthracite, blue, black, brown)

with very thin white lines. Typically masculine, it is also used for jackets and

women's suit. It also indicates a suit to a single packaged item of clothing

with the aforementioned fabric


Flip-flop clog with a very high wooden sole, worn by Japanese geishas


Male and female outerwear. It dresses the upper part of the body, it is totally open to the

in front and reaches below the hips. It can be single or double-breasted, winter and summer,

change the fabric used


Jacket, male or female, with overlapping fronts and closed by two rows of buttons


Sporty men's and women's outerwear, made of waterproofed and padded fabric

of goose down. It is closed by a hidden zipper and with snaps. Often with

hood and slanted welt pockets. It is worn on ski fields and in the city on cold days



Single-breasted, with slit on the back, fitted at the waist, with flap pockets applied on the front


Men's jacket in comfortable fabric such as cloth or velvet, with shawl collar. Often

without buttons, with overlapping fronts, fastens with a drawstring belt. Pockets

applied or slit. It is worn at home.


Single-breasted jacket up to the hips, square shoulders, long sleeves, with pockets a

bellows, closed by brass buttons. In the original version it is equipped with shoulder pads and escutcheons


Jacket, masculine and feminine, with non-overlapping fronts and fastened by a single row of



Male and female outerwear, in warm and waterproofed fabric of different lengths

(3/4, 7/8) his style varies according to the fashions


It is said of a shirt with a shape similar to the jacket, but made of light fabric


Stretch fabric band, embroidered or trimmed with lace, used to support the socks.

This intriguing feminine accessory gives its name to an important English order of chivalry.

It is said that during a party, while the beautiful Countess Alix de Salisbury was dancing with

Edward III, King of England and his lover, accidentally lost a garter. The king

he picked it up and uttered the famous phrase: "Honni soit qui mal y pense!" (let him be villipeso who thinks

bad). The motto was embroidered on the blue garter which became a symbol of the new order

established by the king himself, in 1350, in honor of his partner. It also indicates each of the

four ribbons of the garter belt


Top hat in shiny felt with small internal springs that allowed it to be flattened.

It was fashionable in the meta. 800 and was named after the Parisian hatter who invented it


Male garment to be worn under the jacket and over the shirt, without sleeves,

adherent, fastened by buttons, with or without lapels. Sometimes with small welt pockets. The back

it can be silk


Feminine and masculine sweater with a rounded neckline, always close to the neck


Sports jacket for men and women reaching the waist or hips. Long sleeves, pockets

oblique flush or applied. Closed by a zipper and stopped at the hem by a band in

stretch knit fabric or from a list. It can be in leather or fabric


Short jacket at the waist, with a rounded line, in leather and with a fur collar, similar to



Long men's jacket that appeared in the 1500s and spread in the 1600s. Tight-fitting in the bust, sleeves

large and large pockets, reaching up to the knees. Made of heavy and precious fabric, on the

front showed a rich and dense row of buttons. Worn over the shirt and waistcoat, yes

accompanied with knee-length trousers


It is said of a flare especially of a skirt, but also of a dress or coat,

obtained by cutting the fabric on the bias, to give greater width to the garment


Garment mainly in wool, but also in cotton, however, made with yarns

heavy. Masculine and feminine. It reaches up to the hips and has long sleeves. He wears it

slipping it from the head


Knitted feminine garment, buttoned on the front, with long or short sleeves, with neckline

to "V" or to crew neck according to the fashions


With flounces applied to the hem or overlapped, depending on the fashions


Flared, it recalls the shape of the bell


With a very marked waistline, to emphasize the width of the skirt, which resumes its shape

of the corolla of a flower


Cut in bias fabric, which makes it wide


Tight at the waist, curled and puffy


With more or less wide folds, stopped by short vertical or ironed seams and left loose


Made with a single piece of fabric, it wraps around the hips and overlaps the

front. It is stopped and closed on the side with buttons, zip or other


Tight at the waist, very wide. Trendy in the 1950s, it was launched with Dior's "New Look"


Very adherent and long, it tightens at the knee and then widens towards the hem, imitating the tail

of the siren


Skirt consisting of several parts of triangular-shaped fabric sewn with the vertex upwards and the

base down


Adherent, slit on the back or on the side, goes straight down


Fitted waist, bandaged hips tightens at the knees, creating the "amphora" effect


Long and wide, full of brightly colored flounces, often superimposed on others, as they use

wear the gypsies


With a sporty tone, it has the appearance of a slightly flared skirt, but is divided into two sections and

dresses the legs separately like a pair of trousers


Made with a thickly pleated fabric


Usually made of plaid plaid fabric, it is wrap-around, that is, it overlaps the

front. It has small dense folds on the back and sides, while the front is smooth and in the

classic version fringed vertically. It fastens on the side with leather straps and stops

with a brass pin. In Scotland it is part of the traditional costume and a male garment


It widens going down towards the hem, it can have a central seam on the front and on the back


Round and totally pleated neck. In fashion throughout the 1500s and 1600s, it was in muslin or in

linen, made stiff by the dressing. When it reached large dimensions it was supported by one

light structure of iron wires. Intended for men's and women's clothing after a century of

successes, becomes soft and rests on the shoulders. Its origin is uncertain, some sources say

it was Caterina de 'Medici who imported it into France from Italy, others say that its use is

arrived directly from Spain


Long leather glove that goes up to the forearm. In the original form it has a great

lapel. It takes its name from the guards of Louis XIV, the mythical musketeers


Male shirt, similar to a jacket, to be worn without a tie and over the trousers,

packaged in light fabrics such as linen or cotton. Typical of Cuba, Venezuela and Colombia


From the Vedic guru, "venerable", also called guru jacket. Straight line jacket, with collar in

feet and long sleeves, closed on the front by buttons, long up to the knee. It takes its name

by Indian religious leaders, called gurus, who wear it habitually


From the French "guepe", "wasp"

Bustier with bra, often with a balconette, tightens the hips and shapes the waist. Has

garters applied where stockings are tied



Who is dressed with extreme refinement


Silk fabric made with short-staple, fluffy and hairy yarns that can be twisted. AND'

lighter than shantung, but heavier than silk


White cloth that covers the woman's body up to the feet, it can also hide the face.

Traditionally it was the sail worn by the Berbers


Male overcoat, sleeveless characterized by a cape that reached up to

flanks. In fashion in the mid-19th century it was launched by Sir Henry Havelock, from whom it took its name


Common name for a very tapered conical female headdress, made of cardboard or canvas

starched, covered with fabric. A long transparent veil descended from the tip, which it covered

even the face. It belongs to the history of costume, originally from Flanders and spread in the end

of the '300 and' 400 in France and England


Scarf worn by Islamic women that covers hair, ears and nape. It can be of

different colors, often accompanied by a tunic


Low-rise pants or skirts that show the navel


Low waist skirt, showing the navel.


Low waist trousers. Tight-fitting, they lean on the hips and show the navel. In fashion in

60s, they make their return on the fashion scene forty years later, with arrogance. In the

2000 all the collections signed by the stylists, both summer and winter, foresee this

trousers, which always and gladly go with undershirts, t-shirts or very short jackets

following the new wave of glamor, which takes revenge on minimalism


Comfortable and comfortable type of clothing to wear at home


Very short female shorts, launched in the 70s


Male and female overcoat in vogue in the fourteenth century. flared silhouette, tightened by a belt

just below the breast, even up to the ankle. When it has the sleeves they are wide and

very long. Made with fine fabrics such as brocade, it was often lined with fur


Male and female hunting jacket, red, close-fitting and with flap pockets, worn by

English for fox hunting. Also indicates a velvet hunter's jacket a



Traditional tunic of Mayan women. This is the most significant garment of the costume e

represents the heritage of the textile culture of this people. This garment allows you to

identify the wearer's village, social status, religious belief and

his personality. The length and width of the huipil depend on the use. It usually is

composed of three panels of fabric in bright colors and geometric patterns made in

hand and sewn together. The stitches can be decorative and further enrich the garment.

The opening for the head consists of a cut in the central panel


Sports jacket in quilted nylon with rhombuses for men and women. Straight line, closed by

press-studs, ribbed velvet trimmed collar and pockets. Born in the 1950s from an idea

by Edna and Steve Guyas, retired American Air Force colonel, avid shooter who

he designed it, with the help of his wife, for the shooting range


Business kimono, elegant, but not too much. Featuring an ornamental pattern

asymmetrical covering a large part of the surface, which requires time and

precision. The decoration is placed on the kimono to cut out the shape, then it is removed to be

painted or embroidered and finally stitched up



Who is dressed in warm clothing to shelter from the elements. Padded. Of a leader when

between two fabrics a special material has been inserted such as: goose down, acrylic or other, for

make it hot


Of a part of a garment strengthened by a padding


Soft material: goose down, acrylic, etc. used to stuff clothing or

part of them


Sporty masculine and feminine overcoat. Made of lightweight fabric

water repellent, it was created to protect yourself from the rain. Usually in cotton gabardine it comes

worn in the mid-seasons: spring and autumn. It can be single or double-breasted, with the

raglan sleeves and tightened at the waist by a belt or straight line


Of a fabric, a yarn or a garment that has been treated and made water-repellent, that is

impermeable to water


Of a fabric, an item of clothing or an accessory when it is crossed by seams



Fabric made stiff by a starch bath. This technique is mainly used for the

cuffs and collars of formal shirts


Of waterproof fabric, once coated with cooked linseed oil, today instead covered with

synthetic resin


Of a fabric, an item of clothing or an accessory that has a workmanship or a

small wave detail


Whimsical style of English-inspired men's clothing in vogue in France during the

Directory (1795-1799). The jacket, with long flaps on the back, was very tight ea

double-breasted, with large cuffed sleeves. The high-waisted trousers were buttoned under the

knee and stopped by ribbons. Around the neck a scarf was turned several times, on which yes

tied a bow tie. They completed the ensemble: the frock coat decorated by adults

frogs, colorful socks and high boots. It was the style of the young people of the time who contested the clothes

deliberately dismissed the "old" revolutionaries


Men's and women's clothing style, which interprets traditional dressing with a twist

sporty. The established rules and codes are transgressed. Classic garments are combined in pieces

"casual", playing down what is canon; everything is characterized by soft volumes and



Who wears a very tight dress


A band of fabric, ribbon or lace inserted into the structure of an item of clothing or a



Items of clothing that for materials, colors or style create a suit



Indicates a masculine and feminine jacket, in very light nylon, with hood, worn by

head, like the anorak. It closes on itself by folding it into the pocket that has pasta on the front and

it is tied at the waist thanks to an elastic belt. Born in 1965 from an idea of Leon Claude

Duhamel, who later created several models, is a trade name


Typical Arab headdress worn on the head or shoulders. Its origin is practical, in the countries

Arabs it was essential to have a cloth cloth that protected the face and head from the sun and

from the wind, it has now also taken on a political and religious significance. It can be white and red,

sometimes black and white, totally black, yellow or white


Military hat, with visor and chin strap in black patent leather, in leather covered with cloth. Adopted

by French soldiers in the Algerian campaign



Polo shirt, in cotton pique, with male collar, buttoned with three buttons and

tails sleeves. It owes its name to the famous French tennis player, Rene Lacoste (1905-1996),

said the crocodile. The champion after retiring from sport (1933), he devoted himself to

production of white cotton short-sleeved T-shirts on which he applied, at the height

of the chest, a small green crocodile in memory of past times; the idea was a winning one


Large black tie, tied in a bow, fashionable in the 1800s, symbol of the anarchists. Takes

name from the Sun King's favorite: Louise Frangoise de la Valliere who in her time had one

fashion launched.


Synonymous with leggings and leggings


By Abraham Lincoln. Male hat, half cylinder


Underwear or underwear. The set of garments in direct contact with the

skin worn by women: bra, undershirt, etc.


From the French "lire, liseur, liseuse", reader

Short jacket or cape in light wool to put on the nightgown. In the past

it was worn in bed so as not to feel cold while reading


During the Middle Ages it was the dress worn by the members of a family that showed the colors

heraldry of the lord. Before the birth of the uniform, it was instead worn by soldiers and

he wore the colors of the commander. Later it will become the uniform of the service personnel

(waiters, coachmen, staffers) of the ancient aristocratic families. Composed of long jacket,

shirt with knee-length trousers, it was richly adorned to testify the well-being of the

manor house


Synonym of homburg. Male hat in soft black or gray felt, with raised brim e

deep fold on the dome adorned with a wide ribbon. It is named after Cristiano Lobbia (

1832-1870) deputy who launched the fashion in Italy


Characteristic coat of Tyrolean origin for men and women, made with the same name

fabric, with a slightly flared line, sleeves with flap and pleat on the back, slanted pockets

and leather buttons. Today it is usually green, but until the end of the 19th century it was gray, then it became

blue, red and black.

Its history dates back to the early Middle Ages when the peasants, confined to the farms to spin wool

sheep made this type of cloth for the first time. The Moessner company, founded

in 1882 he made a white loden cape for Emperor Franz Joseph, so there

nobility of the Austro-Hungarian kingdom began to consider loden no longer the cloth of the poor,

but of the emperors, particularly suitable for their excursions and hunting expeditions


Also called midi. Of a feminine garment, skirt, dress or coat, which goes down to

mid calf


It describes a small black mask that leaves the nose uncovered, adorned with high lace

applied in the lower edge. It is worn during the carnival and is called "wolf" in

how vaguely the head remembers it


Long male robe closed at the neck and tied at the waist by a belt, in use in the fourteenth century.

worn by magistrates during ceremonies


Male and female sweater, made of the most different materials, with shorter fitted neck

than that of the turtleneck sweater, in fact it only covers the base of the throat



Outer garment originally flared, sleeveless, often with hood.

It is worn by resting it on the shoulders. It varies in length depending on the fashions, but

generally it touches the knee


Lace shawl resting on the head and supported by a high comb, is part of the costume

traditional Spanish. In the 1700s it indicated a cape


Long and wide very elegant cloak, made of fine fabric. It is worn in

occasion of important ceremonies


Straight-fit jacket or shirt, with stand-up collar, patch pockets, dark blue. It takes its name

by Chinese leader Mao Tze Tung


Bird belonging to the stork family. At the beginning of the 20th century, its light and

vaporous were used to decorate hats and to bead evening dresses


Defines the length of dresses and skirts that reach mid-thigh


Short skirt that reaches 10 cm. from the knees, but can rise to mid-thigh. His

paternity is disputed between Mary Quant and Andre Courreges. The most accredited hypothesis supports that

was initially proposed by the English designer, in the early 60s, when London

it was the capital of young fashion and therefore nonconformist. Andre Courreqes, French designer,

instead he would have consecrated the miniskirt in the official pret-a-porter, that of the Parisian fashion shows,

inserting it in his futurist collections. The miniskirt beloved by women e

by men it has no longer been repudiated by the fickle fashion, and has entered the great classics

of the women's wardrobe of the third millennium. Who can compete with it? only the micro skirt,

that presses more and more shameless


Style of clothing that characterized the 90s.


Headdress worn by bishops during ceremonies. Tall and slightly conical, it doubles

on the tip


Way of dressing, which changes with the changing of the seasons. Sometimes it characterizes long periods,

others are very short. In Italy the word "fashion" comes into use towards the '600, the term derives from

French 'mode', but the root is Latin: 'modus'


Mass-produced women's and men's clothing sold in boutiques and large

prestigious warehouses. The collections designed by the designers are presented twice

per year, in September the summer and in February the autumn-winter of the following year


Prototype of a garment, accessory, fabric, etc. intended to be reproduced to scale



Female swimsuit consisting only of the panty


Of a male or female outerwear, closed by a single row of buttons


Heavy cloth jacket with hood. In the original version it has a yoke cut

on the shoulders and large patch pockets. It characterizes it in all its variations from that

traditional to the most fashionable, the buttoning with frogs. From the box line,

reaches above the knee. This coat has, like many of its sporty similars,

a story that starts from military clothing; in fact it belonged to the wardrobe supplied

to the English Navy.


Any outerwear made with sheepskin. Externally it has a smooth appearance and

velvety, while the inside has a thick and curly hair. Winter garments such as

jackets and coats, but the designers in their collections also propose it for women, dresses

bags. Very fashionable in the 70s, and back in fashion



Iridescent and pearly appearance


Small strip of frayed leather wrapped around itself used as a decoration for shoes


Thin strip of fabric, often silk. Used as an ornament for clothes and accessories



Women's fashion in vogue at the end of the 18th century. A thin ribbon was tied around the neck

red silk as a symbol of the executions that took place during the French Revolution


Dense and embossed ribbed fabric tape also used as a border or reinforcement


It describes a very small fold sewn in relief, on the outer side of the fabric. It serves for

to emphasize the line of a dress, to design a collar, to shape a shirt. It's a

decorative and sartorial motif at the same time


Style launched by Christian Dior in 1947, in Paris. To define "New Look" the first collection

of the famous French tailor was Carmel Snow, journalist of the American magazine Harper's

Bazaar, to underline the charge of novelty it brought with it. World War II is

just finished and after years of suffering and renunciation, Paris has even more desire for fashion and fashion

luxury. In times when fabrics are a precious commodity what could be more luxurious than a skirt

does it take more than 40 meters? Corolla skirts are very popular, like jackets

squeeze at the waist. A new line that erases what women had with a petticoat

conquered in the Roaring Twenties: freedom of movement. The body is imprisoned again

in the slats, this time from the guepiere. The rediscovered femininity is inspired by aesthetic archetypes

collective, and here are fluffy and rustling skirts that touch the ankle, corsets with balconette

and stiletto heel satin shoes. A "New Look" dress could weigh more than 5 kilos. This

style, not without the predictable criticisms, is an international success and will continue until the

mid-1950s, establishing once and for all the concept of woman-object


Embroidery that curls the fabric, obtaining small rectangles or rhombuses. Often a realized on the

reverse, with an elasticated thread, to make it softer and thus guarantee a better one

fit. Classic for girls' bon ton dresses, it is usually embroidered on the bodice.

It also indicates a fabric, mainly in cotton, but also in wool, whose weft resembles

cells of the bee hive


Veil worn by Islamic women, it hides the face and leaves only the eyes uncovered.

It is usually black


Binding of ribbon, thread, cords and other materials, made to tighten or stop


Full-bodied perfectly triangular tie knot attributed to the Duke of Windsor, suitable for

open collared shirts


Knot made to secure the tie at the neck of the shirts


It is the most common and the simplest of the tie knots, suitable for all types of shirt, has

elongated triangular shape


It describes a masculine sports jacket, in tweed, with patch pockets, martingale and pleats a

bellows on the back. It was worn with knickerbockers, trousers stopped at the knee. Yup

it says it was born at the end of the 19th century, in the estate of the Duke of Norfolk who proposed it to his guests

as a hunting jacket. It was made of rough wool in the colors of the forest, useful for creating a

camouflage effect. The norfolk was accompanied by trousers also of different fabric, suggesting

a big news in terms of fashion. She later also becomes a female leader for activities



Fashion that uses transparent fabrics, launched by Yves Saint Laurent, one of the greatest stylists

of the XX century. January 1966: "le petit prince" of French fashion, just thirty years old,

but a glorious past behind him (he was the successor of Dior) presents one in Paris

Haute Couture summer collection that will cause a sensation. Under the transparent muslin blouse the

model shows her immature breasts, while the skirt goes down long and serious. Here comes the nude

look, which will cause scandal, but will be imitated immediately. Even fashion knows the

its small and large revolutions, capturing the air of time. The bill started at

overturns towards the Parisian May


Female dressing gown. It was born in the eighteenth century when women used to wear at home, on the shirt

from night, an elegant dressing gown, comfortable and long



Japanese kimono belt. It is a large silk sash, up to 40 cm high. And

up to 2 meters long. It is tied around the waist several times and tied behind the back with

a big bow


Which has the iridescence of opal, milky white, blue and pink


Generic term that indicates light outerwear such as overcoats with dusters


Describes any comfortable item of clothing, larger than the usual size


Trousers very wide in the leg, very long, so much to rest abundantly on the

shoe and with high cuff at the hem. This type of trousers is named after the students

English from Oxford University. In this regard the Duke of Windsor wrote: "When

I attended Oxford very wide trousers were in fashion, to be transformed, the students of the most

old and famous university of the British Isles in many little elephants. I had a couple

me too, but my tailor made a huge scene for me. ”The model was launched over the years

'20, to return to alternate periods: in the '70s and then in the' 90s. Once again beloved come on

boys and girls, who prefer the sporty version made of fabric




female undergarment with tank top and panties sewn together. soft cotton e

comfortable, with buttoning on the front

Baby jumpsuit, often with a flat collar and shorts curled at the hem


Also called canotier. Summer hat, rigid in straw. Flat cap, surrounded by a ribbon

black and blue, stopped in a flat bow with long nocks that go down to the back and with a small brim

straight. Its origins date back to the 19th century, at first reserved for men it becomes in the 1920s the

official headdress of the summer uniform of the English collegiate, and it is immediately fashionable. Until the years

'40 was also part of the uniform of those who practiced rowing, and for this reason it was

also called "top hat"


A dress or part of it embroidered with sequins, called sequins in French


Shawl characterized by kashmir prints, that is, from the classic feathers. The name derives

from the homonymous English city where textile companies took up the typical designs of fabrics

from Kashmir, a region of India


Large and long men's dressing gown


Also called paletò. Generic term that indicates a men's or women's outerwear in fabric

caIdo, at least as long as below the knee


Female straw hat with cylindrical dome, with a wide and sloping brim, laced

under the chin with two ribbons. It is named after the protagonist of the novel "Pamela, or

Virtue Rewarded "by the English writer Samuel Richardson, published in 1740


Hat in very fine woven straw obtained from the fibers of a particular palm tree

(carludovica palmata) which grows in Ecuador. It is a masculine headdress, very light; color

ivory, the sunken cap and the rather wide brim. It got this name because it looks like

that American President Theodore Roosevelt wore it during an official visit to the

Panama Canal. It was the year 1906. Another version instead tells that the hat,

although manufactured in Ecuador it was marketed in Panama, hence the name. Anyway

both conquered Europe: the elegant of the time were willing to spend any amount for

to obtain a panama so light that it passes rolled through a ring, symbol of his

excellent quality


Elastic band to contain the abdomen or protect it from the cold


Voluminous petticoat used in the 1700s, worn to support skirts and make them wide. With

time changes shape and turns into a series of large metal circles that support the

skirt or in a cushion placed on the back


Female version of the classic men's suit. Jacket with different shapes, mono or

double-breasted, however masculine cut. Even the pants have the most different shapes,

following the fashion of the moment


Trousers. An item of clothing born of men, but also of women. It covers the body

from the waist to the ankles, dressing the legs individually.


Also called bell-bottoms,

Feminine and masculine, fitted at the waist, from the knee down are flared, imitating the shape of

a bell, from which they take their name


Adherent like a second skin, they are made of stretch fabric or knit. They come down

along the leg, wrapping it to stop at the ankle by tightening it. In the sports version

they have a stirrup that rests under the foot, to make them more tapered. Head

of women's clothing


Also known as tube pants. Adherent and tapered, the leg tightens towards the bottom. To the brim

they have a slit with a zip to put them on with greater comfort. Dress

feminine and masculine


Very close fitting, they widen at the ankle. They are named after the musical instrument since

imitate its shape. Women's clothing item


Soft, low-waisted, they are tightened at the ankle with a button or an elastic. The hem has

therefore a swollen effect


Wide and straight reach above the ankle


Loose, with a low crotch, they tighten at the ankle with a slight curl


Synonymous with knickerbockers. Short, they stop at the knee, where they are tied with a

button or with a buckle. Sportswear of male origin are now part of the wardrobe



Also known as fisherman or corsair trousers. Close fitting and short stop at the calf, with

slit at the hem. Very fashionable in the 1950s, they take the name of the famous tourist place

Italian because of the golden holidays of a certain beautiful world that enjoyed life in those years

right in Capri. Here very elegant girls wore the legendary trousers created by Emilio

Pucci which was inspired by those worn by fishermen. Exquisitely feminine they come back to

great fashion at the end of the 90s, in technical material, often stretch.


Made of stretch material. with horizontal welt pockets closed by small zips. They come down adherents

to slip into high boots. Inside the knees are reinforced with applications

in fallow deer. They are worn for riding. Male and female


Synonymous with cargo-pant. Sporty, loose and comfortable trousers with large side pockets

applied. Drawstring at the waist


Tube pants in stretch and fleece fabric with stirrup under the foot


Very adherent, they stop at the knee. They are characterized by the very high waistline that rises to

half bust. They are worn by bullfighters during bullfights but fashion often brings them in



Slipper or house shoe. Soft and light home shoe, in velvet or soft leather,

with folding sole, of Turkish origin


Traditional Thai trousers made from a single strip of fabric that is fastened on

hips, passed between the legs and then stopped at the waist at the back


Also known as a butterfly, bow tie, bow tie, bow tie. Flat bow tie in silk

or in velvet. It fastens behind the neck with small hooks. Of nineteenth-century origins,

indispensable with a tuxedo and for formal occasions. It takes its name from butterfly, in French

"Papillon" because it recalls the wings


Headband in warm and stretch fabric or headband ending with a fur pompon

they cover the ears protecting them from the cold


Term of Tahitian origin. Rectangle of fabric to wrap around the hips up to

get a skirt. The nocks are knotted on the side or on the back. It can reach knee or

be very short. Suitable for the sea, it is often in very strong colored patterns. The stylists

have reworked the idea by re-proposing it as a summer city skirt. Also the pareo comes

draped over the body in different ways until it becomes a cover-up. It takes origin

from the traditional garment of Polynesian women and men


Short petticoat usually in silk, with side slit and usually thin straps


Sports jacket for men and women, with hood. It reaches up to the knee and is closed

on the front with a long zip or snap buttons. At the hem runs a drawstring, which allows

to hold it to the body. It has patch or welt pockets. It is usually made of material

waterproof and padded with detachable lining, it is a purely garment

winter. His ancestor was an Eskimo jacket in seal fur


Complete with women's underwear: bra, panties, petticoat, etc.


Scarf or shawl in precious kashmir obtained from the fleece of the living Chyangra goat

in the mountainous plateau of the Himalayan and Tibetan regions. For the pashmina warp

silk threads are used, which give it the unmistakable sheen. The shearing of the fleece

takes place twice a year and 50/100 gr from the female and 100/150 gr are collected. from the male.

There are three natural shades of this fine wool: White, greyish white to gray


Heavy long male coat


Mountain boot in waterproof leather, with rubber sole


Short cape or cape that covers the shoulders, usually attached to the coat or jacket


Outerwear made with the warm and soft coats of some animals today mostly

from specialized farms


Moccasin, with external seam, in which a penny was originally inserted. In fact in the

1950s Ivy League students tucked a penny like under the loop

lucky charm. In Italian this type of shoe is called "college"


Synonym of chiton. Tunic draped over the shoulders and stopped at the waist by a belt. Short

for men, long for women, it was worn in ancient Greece


Thin band that surrounds the hips and covers the genitals, used in primitive populations. Indicate

also a very small panty, not only for women


Karakul lamb fur very similar to astrakhan but thicker and richer


Synonym for crinoline or petticoat. Underskirt in vogue between the 50s and 60s worn for

support the width of the flared skirts. It is the modern version of the crinoline


term derived from the Persian pay jamè. Complete underwear consisting of jacket and trousers from

simple line, it is made of comfortable fabrics such as cotton and silk. He replaced at the beginning

the men's nightgown from the 1900s. It is worn for the night and at home


Feminine outfit with very wide trousers accompanied by a blouse or a simple one

tunic, launched by Irene Galitzlne in the 1960s


Synonymous with corsair and pirate pants. Tight pants that reach just below the

knee. They are defined capri with a clear reference to those worn by

Pinocchio, protagonist of the famous fable written by Collodi (1826/1890). In reality it is not known

exactly what shape his trousers had, in fact the head says: “Geppetto, that was it

poor man and did not even have a penny in his pocket, he made him a dress of flowery paper, a

a pair of shoes made of tree peel and a cap made of bread pith ... ". But all those who

they know the fable they imagine that Pinocchio, in addition to the dress, thought of as one

shirt, also wore a pair of knee-length shorts. And here it is

short story, which hides within itself a small lie, a habit however well known to the puppet of

wood. This term will likely get lost along the way and references will become

other. As a synonym for capri pants we find corsair or pirate pants, where there is none

deception, pirates really wore knee breeches as was the custom in the 17th century


Head of sportswear, for men and women, padded with different materials, first

among all the goose down. Warm and light, it is worn both for winter sports and in the city

during the winter


Men's shoe without decorative stitching on the toe


term derived from the Italian plastron. Wide masculine tie, fastened by a pin, in fashion

towards the end of the 19th century


From the French "poche" "pocket". Synonym for envelope. Handbag without handle or shoulder strap to carry

in the hand or under the arm

Small handkerchief, usually in silk, folded into a triangle and tucked into a jacket pocket

masculine or masculine cut. According to the canons of classical elegance it must be in fantasy

different from that of the tie.


Also known as polacchina or polacca. Ankle boot, in leather, closed on the front with laces

or strings


T-shirt in wool or cotton with shirt collar, closed by three buttons on the front, a

short or long sleeves. Its origins are sporting, it was in fact worn by officers

English healing in India to play polo. It will then be Rene Lacoste, French champion of

tennis, to decree its success. In the late 1930s Lacoste after retiring from the sport

active, he becomes an entrepreneur and launches the famous polo shirt with the crocodile on the market, which he will bring

its name and will generically define all similar shirts. Today it is a classic of

male and female wardrobe, no longer relegated to sportswear, but reinterpreted by

stylists in the most diverse versions


Cloth bag, named after the Marquise of Pompadour (1721/1764)


Large rectangle or square in wool fabric with central hole, where to pass the head,

worn to shelter from the cold typical of Latin American countries, where it also had

as a blanket, it was imported to Europe around the 1940s


Feminine dress, light, variously low-cut, with thin straps, to be worn over the swimsuit




Type of long or short sleeve, particular in the attachment. The cut rises from the armpit to the shoulder,

with a diagonal line up to the neck. Mainly used for coats. Takes its name from

Lord Raglan who, at the beginning of the 19th century, launched the fashion for a coat with sleeves of this type.


It describes an embroidery or a design of branches, leaves and flowers, which usually develops vertically.

The Japanese ones are characteristic


Of a fur whose hair is equalized and therefore made shorter

Knitted stitch made by working one needle straight and one purl. Thus one gets on

in front of a dense series of small "V" while on the reverse appear small "waves"


Feminine sweater with round neckline closed by buttons


Overcoat or coat, depending on the heaviness of the fabric, single or double-breasted

of the tapered line, fitted at the waist and flared towards the hem. Masculine and feminine. From

English, towards the middle of the 18th century it was a men's jacket, worn for horse riding. Afterwards

will become all the rage all over Europe. Over time it will transform, among the different versions,

even in a long, very tight feminine overcoat often worn open, to put on

highlights the dress worn underneath


Stretch fabric band resting on the hips and hooked on the back, to which they are

attach four strips of stretch fabric that support the socks


Type of bra with separate cups, very low-cut, highlighted by an underwire. With or without

thin and adjustable straps, it is usually fastened on the back, but it can also open on the

front with a snap hook


Type of bra without cups, sometimes curled between the breasts, strapless


Bra type with separate, triangle shaped cups. Mainly used for costumes from



Indicates any cross-striped tie. In the English ones, the lines go from the left

to the right, in the American ones from right to left. In England, where the

regimental, the lines represent a regiment, a college, a professional order,

therefore a membership group


It is said of a fabric made waterproof by a special treatment that uses resin


Describes the neck of any outerwear. This is the meaning assumed in Italian, but the

true sense in French means that part of the garment where the wrong side of the fabric comes from

turned up to show the obverse


Decoration made with needle and thread, by machine or by hand, creating more different designs


Describes the hem of the trousers when the fabric is folded on itself outwards e

then stop at the sides with a hidden point. It also generically indicates that part of a

garment folded outwards, such as the cuffs of the sleeves of jackets, coats, etc.


Metal accessory, composed of two parts pressed together, used as a reinforcement in the

bluejeans, applied mainly to the sides of the pockets


Feminine dress similar to a coat, often buttoned at the front, to wear

directly on the skin. Made of medium weight fabric suitable for mid-seasons. Do not

however, the evening versions are also missing. Characteristic of the French collections, it appears in

between the two wars: 1915/1945


Strip of fabric curled and applied to the edge of collars, skirts, as a decoration. Usually

it embellishes feminine garments, but there is no shortage of men's shirts with small and discreet ones



Of a garment or a style of clothing inspired by past eras. Often stylists draw

suggestions from the fashion of the costume, re-proposing, in a contemporary key or not, clothes or

accessories belonging to history



Shoe closed on the front that leaves the heel completely uncovered. It is a summer shoe,

but it is also worn in winter accompanied by thick wool socks. In French it describes

a clog with a wooden sole and leather upper, in France they have been the for a long time

farmers footwear. At the end of the eighteenth century they belonged to clothing

revolutionary, but at the beginning of the twentieth century. they were still carried by the children of the peasants until

at the age of first communion


Soft, limp and roomy bag carried over the shoulder


Sportswear style, in khaki cotton, featuring a jacket with pockets

applied and belt at the waist, accompanied by long Bermuda pants


Sports jacket in khaki, long, with shoulder straps and bellow pockets, belt at the waist.

Yves Saint Laurent, a French designer, was the first to redesign it and propose it as a garment

of elegant and sporty clothing at the same time, making it a wardrobe classic

summer feminine and masculine. It was 1968. This lucky shirt-jacket takes its name from

African Sahara Desert, but its origins are not very clear. Some say it was there

jacket worn for big game hunting in the savannah, a very popular sport in the early 1900s. Other

instead they claim that it was part of the uniform of the English garrison officers in the

colonies. It also seems that its popularity is due to a certain Ray Brown, an aviator

Canadian, who went down in history for shooting down the Red Baron, the hero of the German aviation.

But its most prestigious testimonial is certainly Ernst Hemingway, who was being packaged

from Abercrombie & Fitch, New York's legendary sportswear store, a

Saharan model with an extra pocket to store the inseparable glasses, was the model



Comfortable trousers with bib supported by two straps, which cross at the back for

hook onto the back of the trousers. Born as a workwear, it goes into fashion towards the

60s, those of the protest, where informal dressing becomes a symbol of freedom. Today

the stylists offer it in the most different versions from the sporty ones in denim or padded for

skiing, to the decidedly elegant ones


Footwear, with or without heel, whose upper is made up of leather straps. The male one is a

low heel and with a sober image, the feminine one follows fashion and goes from heels

very high spikes with sportier shapes. Indispensable in summer. It is the oldest among footwear,

it was already carried in the Egyptian and Greco-Roman times. It is said that Julius Caesar, of low

height, wore red sandals with high heels


Sandal, with a flat sole, with long laces that cross around the ankle to the calf,

inspired by those worn by slaves in the classical age


Traditional Indian female dress. It is a light rectangle of silk or cotton fabric,

edged with ornomental motifs and very bright colors. It is draped around the body

leaving only one shoulder uncovered, and it is long up to the ankles


Canvas trousers, wide, gathered at the waist, even with small folds, with a very low crotch,

adherent to the ankle. Traditional from the Saharan regions, but also brought to India


Famous street in the London district of Mayfair, where the most famous tailors of the city are based,

it is also synonymous with English men's dress


Swollen part of an item of clothing


Ribbed socks, which start from the calf to reach the ankle, without foot, used by

ballet dancers. Trendy in the 70s


Synonymous with hollow sleeve. Indicates a cut of the sleeve joint, which gives a lot

wearability, In use in France since the end of the 19th century, today it has been perfected at the tailoring level, and is

a classic for most clothing items


Feminine dress with a straight or slightly flared line, usually with a rounded neckline, without

sleeves. To be worn over a turtleneck sweater or shirt


Female shoe with a flat and thin sole, sometimes with a slight hint of heel, upper

with deep rounded neckline. Along the edge of the entire shoe flows, in a drawstring

grosgrain, a cord that closes in a bow towards the tip, has a decorative function, but

it also serves to adapt the shoe to the foot. It can be in very soft leather and more rarely in

tissue. Very similar to the shoes that dancers use during the exercises, hence the name


Footwear closed by buttons


Type of female shoe with rounded neckline and strap at the base of the ankle, heel

wide and low


Type of female shoe with front, rounded to square neckline. Closed on

behind it can have the heel in the most different shapes depending on the trends. It is born in the middle

800 and today knows an infinite number of variants. Very popular in the 1950s, considered

extremely elegant, in the evening version it was made in the same color and fabric

of the dress


Indicates a sturdy and sporty shoe, rather high


Collar, typical of dressing gowns, tuxedos or elegant jackets, which draws a line

curved along its entire length


Triangle or rectangle of fabric to be placed on the shoulders by crossing or knotting the two

opposite nocks. It can have a protective or simply decorative function. Often and

adorned with fringes In ancient times it was a real garment in which to wrap oneself for

protect yourself from bad weather. At the end of the 1700s when the British imported it from Kashmir,

becomes fashionable and is a real accessory with prohibitive costs


Synonymous with exhausted. Of a garment particularly tight at the waist, reportedly

especially to an outerwear


Long strip of cloth or mesh, made of different materials from khasmir to silk,

variously decorated, it is worn around the neck. Male and female accessory.

During the Middle Ages and beyond, it was worn transversely and also served as a sign

military. Then the members of an army did not have a common uniform and for

recognize each other wore scarves of the same color


It particularly refers to a feminine dress to describe its soft line, which

it barely caresses the body


Very deep neckline, which highlights the breasts


Type of neckline just mentioned that starts in the middle of the shoulder leaving just uncovered

neck with an elliptical design, to then close on the other half of the shoulder, drawing the

profile of the hull of a boat, hence the name


Synonymous with eaves neckline. From the slightly gathered shoulders the fabric falls forming

several folds in a semicircle, creating a "waterfall" effect. This type of neckline can be

draped both on the front and on the back. Particularly suitable for evening dresses for women


Draw the outline of a heart on the breast


Type of neckline with central cut, which starts from the edge of the neck through the bust. Can

also enhance the back


Drop-shaped neckline stopped by a button or a ribbon


This type of neckline draws a very deep "v" that goes down to the front

to the navel or runs up the back until it reaches the pelvis


Type of neckline that draws a "v" on the front or back


Leave the shoulders uncovered with an oblique cut, while covering the central part of the bust. Much

fashionable in America in the 1950s, hence the name


Asymmetrical neckline that leaves one shoulder bare. Launched by Elsa Schiaparelli in the 1930s

is repeated cyclically by stylists. It takes its name from the goddess Diana, who in ancient

Rome was represented dressed in a tunic with an asymmetrical neckline


Type of neckline that draws a more to less deep curve


Type of neckline that draws a rectangle on the bustier of a dress and on a blouse


Feminine bag, especially in summer, in the shape of a small bucket


Unisex cotton or wool T-shirt, with short or long sleeves with a rounded neckline,

closed on the front by three buttons. It derives from the men's underwear used in the

Nineteenth century. It is called so because it was worn by Serafino, protagonist of the film of the same name,

played by Adriano Celentano. In English it takes the name of the Hollywood actor

Wallace (Beery), who wore her in his famous films in the 1930s


Women's suit with jacket that barely leaves the skirt uncovered


Of a shaped garment, snug at the waist


Synonym for fashion show. Presentation of clothing worn by models and models, who

they follow each other along an established path. The professional shows, where the public is

represented by buyers and specialized journalists, they are held twice a year. In

September / October the women's pret-a-porter summer collections are presented while in

February / March the winter ones, six months ahead of the sales season


It is said of any item of clothing without lining


Synonymous with ankle boot. Short feminine booties that reach the instep or cover

just the ankle


Synonymous with shorts, shorts, hot pants. Very short female shorts, thrown into the



Men's trousers with a very wide and straight leg, long, in fashion between the 20s and 30s


Synonymous with chanel or chanel sandal. Feminine shoe, rather low-cut, often with the tip of

contrasting color, with heel strap and medium to high heel. Model designed by Coco

Chanel in the early 1900s


Indicates broken stitches in knitwear and socks


Of any item of clothing without sleeves


Term derived from the English "to smoke", to smoke. Synonymous with tuxedo and dinner jacket. Suit

men's evening wear. The dinner jacket, in light black or dark blue fabric, can

be single or double-breasted, the silk lapels are spear or shawl. The white or ecru version is

suitable for outdoor evening parties or cruises. The trousers, without turn-ups, have applied on the

external side seam, a silk band. He wears it with a white shirt with double cuffs,

fastened with cufflinks or with special buttons. Often the shirt has a very small shot

folds or a picchè insert is applied to it. The tie must be black, as that

white is reserved for the tailcoat. A sash (cummerbund) covers the waist. The origins of the

tuxedos are quite controversial, the Americans attribute the authorship to themselves, but it is more

likely to be of English origin. Since it was worn by Marlene Dietrich and then

taken up by Yves Saint Laurent in the 70s, it has become a feminine evening dress as well.

Today it is a classic proposed in different versions. Usually black, it also exists in version

white worn in hot countries


The jacket that in Italian is called "tuxedo" does not correspond to the smoking jacket

of the British, this is in fact a colored velvet jacket (green, burgundy, purple) worn

during the evenings spent in the countryside. The jacket defined in Italian as "tuxedo" corresponds

instead of the "dinner racket". The smoking jacket bears this name because once upon a time

English aristocrats wore it in smoking rooms, and then changed it for dinner when

they were part of society


Shoes in canvas and rubber, but also in leather, intended for sports use, come in

in everyday clothing in the 70s, becoming a fashion phenomenon


Fold closed at the ends to give amplitude only in the central part


Men's and women's coat made with light fabric, suitable for mid-season


Shoulder padding, sewn inside to give more volume


Front part of the men's evening shirt, made stiff by the dress or worked in small



Short jacket with lapels, barely touching the waistline. Named after Lord Spencer (1758-

1834) who is said to have invented it by cutting the tails of his tailcoat. At first exclusively

male, at the beginning of the 19th century it became part of the women's wardrobe, it became shorter, more

tight and is worn over day and evening dresses


Male suit with jacket of a different color from the pants


Overcoat or even over or overcoat. The duster has been a travel garment for a long time

immemorial, of course it was intended for the rich, while the poor served only to cover

worn out clothes. This dustproof "coat" makes its official entry into the modern wardrobe

roaring. In fact, at the beginning of the 20th century it was worn by the brave drivers of the first ones

Automobiles. Back then it was a light overcoat, rather loose, it had to cover suits and coats,

long to the ankle, the collar fastened at the back to protect itself from the wind.

Indispensable for sheltering from dust and bad weather, he dressed men and women, equipped with

leather headdress and large glasses. With the passage of time it has lost its original

function of use and today it is commonly called overcoat. Between the '50s and' 60s it becomes a

irreplaceable piece of the spring wardrobe and is worn, in fact, on a thick dress

made of the same fabric, wool or gabardine. It shortens and reaches the knee, it is done

more adherent to the body and gradually follows the different lines of fashion: trapeze, pencil, and on

saying. Today it is a classic to wear at the beginning of the season, in any case in light fabric,

from the sporty or elegant loggia, even for the evening in impalpable fabric such as organza or in pizza.

Often in English it is also called "over", when it loses the essential characteristics of its own



Sports clothing in general


Thin rod made of plastic, metal or other material, used as a support or reinforcement in the



Synonymous with cowboy hat. It is the hat worn by cowboys, with a high and wide dome

brim, felt. Originally obtained with beaver hair, it was used not only for protection

from the sun, but also to collect water. Invented by John Batterson Stetson, producer of

hats of Philadelphia, which will begin industrial production in 1869. It is currently a

registered trademark


Way of dressing characterized by specific elements that make it easily identifiable


Gypsy style, gypsy characterized by long skirts full of flounces with flamboyant patterns.

Completed by white shirts knotted under the bust, with elastic-edged necklines,

long sleeves enriched with lace. Above: short waistcoats or wide shawls


American youth style, but turned international, appeared in the late 80s and

consecrated by fashion in the early 90s. As a reference music group he had i

"Nirvana". Used clothes, worn T-shirts, torn pants, big sweatshirts and sneakers

defined the new uniform


Clothing style born in the wake of the success of the American hip hop music genre

early 1980s. It starts from the New York suburbs and has dress codes

strong colors, exaggeratedly baggy pants, perfect for breakdance and skate, shoes from

gymnastics, caps and flashy chains as accessories. Standard bearer of this new style are

been the rapper singers


It takes its name from the youth movement of the 1960s, which gave birth to a fashion at

feminine made of long and colorful skirts, printed jeans, Indian shirts, shoulder bags in

cloth, flat sandals and wooden clogs. Long hair and pants were a must for the boys

very adherent like an elephant's paw and equally tight sweaters


The empire-style dress is characterized by the high waist, marked under the breast, thanks to tailored or tailored cuts

strategic darts. A generous neckline, often boxy, but gently angled

rounded, draw the bodice. The tapered line, sometimes slightly flared. It can be either

long or short, with or without sleeves. The empire dress, in fashion between 1800 and 1820, was from

rigor in the court of Napoleon emperor (1804) so attentive to the image as to require that

women invited to receptions always wore a new dress. A certain Leroy, tailor of

corte specially designed and made clothes for his wife and sisters. Much interest

involved not only the great communicator Napoleon, but also commercial aspects of

considerable relief, the Emperor wanted to revive the French textile-clothing sector,

promoting not only the refinement of clothing, but also the use of national fabrics. In

this environment the high-waisted dress, launched by Josephine Beauharnais, takes the noun

"empire". Back then she had a very accentuated neckline, a tight ribbon under the breast enhanced

the décolleté. Straight or slightly flared it went down to the feet, on the back a short train.

The sleeves were short and puffy, puffy and curled at the hem, very long and tight gloves

they hugged their arms. Sober colors and bright at the time, from cream to blue


Style of clothing inspired by military uniforms in colors and shapes


Clothing style inspired by Middle Eastern costumes. Characteristic are the baggy pants and

curled at the ankle, called Turkish. Paul Poiret, French designer, in the early 1900s

fascinated by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, which were the most popular in Paris, he gave one

great party which he entitled "The Thousand and One Nights". The women wore large and enveloping

brightly colored capes accompanied by Turkish trousers, precious feathered turbans

they were flaunted by the women's tout Paris. A passion for the ethnic that will influence the

stylists forever. Odalisques, which suggested this style, were once the slaves

white harems


Footwear that reaches beyond the knee, sometimes with a large cuff


Boot in sheepskin of Australian origin, short, wide leg and flat sole


Flat ankle boot, in soft leather, especially suede with turn-up. It takes its name from the

protagonist of the play written by James Matthew Barrie


Large rectangle of fabric to wrap around the shoulders. Also made of fur

it is worn over important evening dresses. In vogue in the 1950s


Glass rhinestones, with a strong refraction, particularly bright. They are named after the

Viennese jeweler J. Strasser


Leather or rubber shoe that reaches just above the ankle


The ribbons of the women's hats were called that, dancing on the nape of the neck, invited the

guys to notice the beautiful. Same name for the brooch used to pin and lift one of the

skirts. We were at the end of the nineteenth century.


Of any piece of clothing or part of it that widens towards the hem



Large, full, collared cloak rests on the shoulders and wraps around the front. Of

medieval origin as a military or ceremonial garment, it is typically Italian. Become of

fashion among the aristocrats in the 1700s and is lined with precious fabrics, it was also worn at the time

by women


Synonymous with jacket dress. Female outfit consisting of a jacket with a masculine cut,

accompanied by a skirt made of the same fabric. It was born at the end of the 19th century, its name

derives from the fact that it was made by the tailor, "suit" in French


Female outfit consisting of a jacket with a masculine cut and tailored trousers

same fabric


Underwear, especially for women. Triangle panty on the front and with strip

on the back. Also indicates a swimsuit of the same shape. Legend says it was

invented in the 70s by Rose Di Primo, a Brazilian model of Italian origins, who wanted

draw attention to yourself during a party on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janiero


One-piece women's swimsuit with straps similar to those of the tank top


English term that derives from the union of "tank", undershirt and "kini" from "bikini". Costume from

two-piece bathroom consisting of a tank top that touches the navel and shorts


Canvas bag, carried over the shoulder, used by soldiers


From the English "tight". A men's suit is defined in Italian as "tight"

ceremonies and special occasions, worn only during the day, which the British call morning

dress. The black or gray jacket reserved for the groom, has long slants cut in an oblique direction and yes

accompanies a gray or pale yellow vest. The trousers are exceptionally striped too

in Prince of Wales. The set is accompanied by a gray or black cylinder depending on the type of

ceremony. The morning dress is a must in the Ascot or Epron racecourses when they are

present princes of the royal house


High domed headdress, with cross placed at the apex, formed by three superimposed crowns, symbol

of three

he asked: militant, purgative and triumphant. Brought by the Pope in some ceremonies


Round headdress, without brim and with a square dome, worn by magistrates and professors

when they wear the toga


Particular form of robe with wide sleeves and long to the feet worn by friars and nuns


Term of English origin which means "above". Female garment that covers the bust, with

thin straps or without


Synonymous with traditional Austrian costume. Indicates the traditional Austrian costume. For him

white shirt, loden jacket and short pants in deerskin and suspenders, for her corset

fitted over a white shirt with tails sleeves, long skirt gathered at the waist, and apron


From the English "trench", trench. Men's raincoat, but also loved by women. It's at

double-breasted, in waterproofed cotton, with raglan sleeves and shoulder pads. Tightened at the waist by

a belt. This item of clothing also has a military origin; his name; trench

coat, in fact means "trench coat". Created for British officers, it is part of theirs

divided during the First World War. Each of its parts, which today seems purely to us

ornamental, it actually had a specific function. The strap placed at the edge of the neck

it allowed it to be raised and closed to protect against rain, like those sewn on the edge

sleeves. While the water bottle and were hung from the metal rings applied to the belt

other items. It was made famous by Humphrey Bogart in "Casablanca"


Outerwear that reaches mid-thigh or above the knee


Male hat, in felt, unlined, with a small non-edged wing, the ribbon that surrounds the

dome, moved by two lateral dimples, is low. The brown version is a symbol of the

horse racing enthusiasts. It seems to take its name from the protagonist of the novel of the same name by

Georges Du Maurier of 1894


Boot that reaches below the calf, with a tube line, for both men and women. Born as

winter become fashionable also for the summer


Classic dress usually black, simple, goes straight down, just caressing the body


Type of feminine blouse that reaches straight up to the hips, often sleeveless and fastened on the



Long band of fabric that wraps around the head forming a headdress. Worn by

Indian and Muslim men. It also describes a feminine hat that mimics its shape, but

he prefers it more elongated and conical. It was very fashionable at the turn of the 20s and 30s


Garment made in one piece, with trousers. It closes on the front or on the

back with a zipper or with buttons, it can have long or short sleeves. Born as a garment

for workwear, it has been reinvented several times by stylists. It thus took on connotations

different, from the sporty image to the elegant evening one. Made of fabric

waterproofed and padded, it is worn in the snow for winter sports. In version

military is in camouflage fabric. Like many items of clothing, it changes style as it changes

of fashions


Suit in fleece fabric or synthetic material consisting of a fleece or jacket

accompanied by trousers with cuffs at the hem and drawstring at the waist, it is worn for sport and the

free time


Garment packaged in one piece, with trousers, closed by zip, in canvas, in

waterproofed fabric or other depending on the activity of the wearer: mechanic, worker,




Coat of Irish origin. It is mainly masculine, but also feminine, with a straight line,

knee-length, double-breasted, tightened at the waist by a belt or with martingale. Wide

lapels and patch or flap patch pockets. It also describes a heavy fabric for outerwear

coming from the Irish region of the same name


Referred to an understated way of dressing, which tends to make the social status of

a person


The same dress for all members of the same public or private organization

distinguishes the degree and the role within it. The first to want uniform clothing

for his soldiers it was King Gustav Adolfo of Sweden, we are towards the first half of the 17th century,

concept then taken up by Louis XIV

of France. A century later, almost all armies in Europe adapt to this model


Indicates those items of clothing that can be worn by both men and women




Synonymous with Aloha shirt or Hawaiian shirt. Shirt, especially male, wide with

short sleeves, flat and open collar, side vents, in brightly colored tropical pattern.

It takes its name from the beach of the same name in Honolulu


Synonymous with Tyrolean jacket. Typical Tyrolean jacket in red or green loden without collar, edged

in contrasting color and with metal buttons.


Cowboy style. Style of clothing inspired by the dress of the cowboys characterized by shirts

in denim, blue jeans, suede jackets with fringes, camperos ankle boots and large hat


Wet look


Synonym of tailcoat, as it is worn with a white tie


Lightly padded bra that supports and enhances the breast, highlighting it.

Launched in 1994 in the United States, it will enjoy international success



It derives from the acronym: Young, Urban, Professional and describes the clothing and lifestyle of

a young international tribe of the 1980s, which had New York as its propulsive center.

Composed mostly of singles with a lot of money available, to be exhibited wearing only clothes

designer and attending trendy clubs



Wide and long surcoat with a large hood, once worn by the Turks and peoples

oriental in general


Trousers that, starting from the knee, open in a more or less wide flare, imitating the

elephant's paw. Very popular in the 60s, they are also called "bell-shaped"


Summer women's footwear with a very high cork wedge, open on the back, in fashion in the



Current of thought active in the North of France in the early 1940s, during

the German occupation. Cab Calloway, exponent of swing jazz creates this little one

alternative movement that will anticipate existentialism. The name derives from the American zootsuit,

masculine suit, featuring a large jacket with exaggerated shoulders, baggy pants at the waist,

tight and coti at the ankle, in evidence colored socks. For girls: similar, fitted jackets

knee-length skirts and high heels. Complete originally from South America arrives in the States

United and arrives in Europe conquering even Paris and its alternative youth. The origin

of the term is onomatopoeic, deriving from a musical success of the time: "Zaz Zuh Zaz"


Sole that runs the entire length of the shoe and rises towards the heel, replacing the

heel. It can be made of wood, cork, leather, straw or other materials. Used since the XV

sec. it was all the rage in the 1940s; have gone down in the history of the costume that signed by

Salvatore Ferragamo


Diagonal stitch type, used for hems or as an ornamental pattern


Long, richly garnished men's overcoat, used since the 15th century. Later indicates a

wide and long coat and finally a dressing gown


Small female and male headdress to be placed in the center of the head. The

Pope wears it white, the bishops purple


A long and wide skirt full of brightly colored flounces, often superimposed on others, such as

they use to wear gypsies

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