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Scruffy

Untidy

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Dress codes

Accepted way of dressing in a particular social group

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Attire

Clothing

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Reveal

Show

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Cleavage

Space between a woman's breast

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Midriff

Part of the body between the chest and the waist

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Fabrics

Materials

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Frumpy

Old fashioned and boring

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Outfits

Set of clothes for a particular occasion

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Suits

Jacket and trousers in the same material

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Invaluable

Extremely useful

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Accessories

Extra items added to clothing for useful or decorative purposes

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Cufflinks

Decorative objects used to fasten the cuffs on men's shirts

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Dress-down days

Days when people wear less formal clothes

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Overalls

(Plural noun) piece of clothing covering all the body, usually worn over other clothing to protect it when working

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Safety helmet

Hat to protect the head

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Scanty

Revealing a lot of fresh

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Skimpy

Short, using little material

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Baggy

Loose

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Clingy

Close-fitting

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Chic

Modern, stylish

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Smart casual

Clothes that are informal but clean, tidy and stylish

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On the High Street

From ordinary, much less expensive shops

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Made-to-measure

Made especially for them

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Off the peg/ rack

Really-made

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All the rage

Very fashionable

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The height of / the very latest fashion

An extremely fashionable way

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Up-to-the minute

Dealing with the most recent trends

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Trend

Started a new fashion

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Trend-setter

Fashionable

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Must-have item

Thing that everyone wants

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Catch on

Become popular

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Slave of/to fashion

Used in a disapproving way

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Suits

Looks good on you

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Off the cuff

Without having prepared anything

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To be hand in glove with someone

To have a close working relationship with someone

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On a shoestring

Spending as little as possible

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No frills

Simple and plain

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To put someone in a straitjacket

Restrict someone's freedom

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To draw a veil over something

Not to talk about something

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To have something up your sleeve

To have a secret plan or idea

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To be done up to the nines

To be dressed up