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acrylic

acrylic

/əˈkɹɪɫɪk/
noun
a textile fiber made by chemical processes that is used for clothes and dries quickly

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A-line

A-line

/ˈeɪlˈaɪn/
adjective
(of a skirt, dress, etc.) being narrow at top and slightly wider at the bottom

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backless

backless

/ˈbækɫəs/
adjective
(of a woman's clothing) showing most of the back or shoulders

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baggy

baggy

/ˈbæɡi/
adjective
(of clothes) loose and not fitting the body tightly

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becoming

becoming

/bɪˈkəmɪŋ/
adjective
(of clothes, etc.) suitable and appealing in a way that complements one's appearance

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brief

brief

/ˈbɹif/
adjective
(of clothes) short and revealing

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cashmere

cashmere

/ˈkæʒmɪɹ/
noun
fine, soft wool that is originally taken from the undercoat of the Kashmir goat

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casual

casual

/ˈkæʒəwəɫ/, /ˈkæʒwəɫ/
adjective
(of clothing) suitable for everyday use or informal events and occasions

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check

check

/ˈtʃɛk/
noun
a pattern of small squares, typically in two colors, used on fabric and resembling a checkerboard

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checked

checked

/ˈtʃɛkt/
adjective
having a pattern of small squares with usually two different colors

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chiffon

chiffon

/ʃɪˈfɑn/
noun
a lightweight and transparent fabric made from silk or nylon

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clinging

clinging

/ˈkɫɪŋɪŋ/
adjective
(of clothes) tight-fitting in a way that shows the shape of the body

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close-fitting

close-fitting

/klˈoʊsfˈɪɾɪŋ/
adjective
(of clothes) fitting tightly in a way that is not annoying and shows the shape of the body

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cloth

cloth

/ˈkɫɔθ/
noun
material used for making clothes, which is made by knitting or weaving silk, cotton, etc.

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comfortable

comfortable

/ˈkəmfɝtəbəɫ/
adjective
(of clothes or furniture) making us feel physically relaxed

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corduroy

corduroy

/ˈkɔɹdɝˌɔɪ/
noun
a strong but soft cotton fabric patterned with raised straight lines

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cotton

cotton

/ˈkɑtən/, /ˈkɔtən/
noun
cloth made from the fibers of the cotton plant

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crepe

crepe

/ˈkɹeɪp/
noun
a light and soft fabric with wrinkles and folds in its surface that is made of synthetic or natural fibers

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cutoff

cutoff

/ˈkəˌtɔf/
noun
(used in plural) a pair of pants that is made by cutting the legs of an old one and is usually left unhemmed

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denim

denim

/ˈdɛnəm/
noun
strong cotton cloth that is usually blue in color, particularly used in making jeans

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dressy

dressy

/ˈdɹɛsi/
adjective
(of clothes) chic and suitable for formal occasions

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elegant

elegant

/ˈɛɫəɡənt/
adjective
(of a person or their behavior) attractive, stylish, or beautiful

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fabric

fabric

/ˈfæbɹɪk/
noun
cloth that is made by weaving cotton yarn, silk, etc., which is used in making clothes

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fetching

fetching

/ˈfɛtʃɪŋ/
adjective
attractive in a way that catches the eye

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figure-hugging

figure-hugging

/fˈɪɡjɚhˈʌɡɪŋ/
adjective
(of a piece of clothing) close-fitting in a way that shows the outline of a woman's figure

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finery

finery

/ˈfaɪnɝi/
noun
expensive or showy clothes and accessories, especially those worn on special occasions

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fit

fit

/ˈfɪt/
noun
the way in which a piece of clothing fits the wearer

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fitted

fitted

/ˈfɪtəd/, /ˈfɪtɪd/
adjective
(of clothes) made in a way that closely covers the body

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flamboyant

flamboyant

/fɫæmˈbɔɪənt/
adjective
(of clothes) showy and noticeable because of being brightly colored or highly decorated

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flannel

flannel

/ˈfɫænəɫ/
noun
a soft cotton or woolen cloth with a loose texture that is used for making clothes or sheets

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flare

flare

/ˈfɫɛɹ/
noun
a shape that slightly widens toward the bottom

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flared

flared

/ˈfɫɛɹd/
adjective
(especially of clothes) having a shape that slightly widens toward the bottom

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flattering

flattering

/ˈfɫætɝɪŋ/
adjective
complementing someone's appearance and making them look more attractive

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flowery

flowery

/ˈfɫaʊɝi/
adjective
depicting or decorated with a pattern of flowers

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formal

formal

/ˈfɔɹməɫ/
adjective
suitable for official or important occasions

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form-fitting

form-fitting

/fˈɔːɹmfˈɪɾɪŋ/
adjective
(of clothing) fitting the body tightly in a way that the contours of the figure are clearly seen

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frumpy

frumpy

/ˈfɹəmpi/
adjective
unfashionable and unattractive

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fur

fur

/ˈfɝ/
noun
the thick and soft hair that covers the bodies of specific animals, such as rabbits and foxes

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garish

garish

/ˈɡɛɹɪʃ/
adjective
too bright and colorful in way that is tasteless

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gaudy

gaudy

/ˈɡɔdi/
adjective
(used especially of clothes) showy in a way that is tasteless

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glamorous

glamorous

/ˈɡɫæmɝəs/
adjective
attractive in a special way

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glamorously

glamorously

/ɡlˈæmɚɹəsli/
adverb
in a way that is strikingly attractive and full of glamor

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glamour

glamour

/ˈɡɫæmɝ/
noun
the exciting and attractive quality of a person, place, etc. that makes them desirable

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grungy

grungy

/ˈɡɹəndʒi/
adjective
shabby and dirty

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