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sartorial

of or relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress.

2

merkin

a pubic wig for women.

3

miter

1. a high pointed hat worn by a bishop or abbot in church ceremonies 2. a joint made between two pieces of wood or other material at an angle of 90°, such that the line of junction bisects this angle

4

pillbox

a small, round hat

5

sarong

a garment consisting of a long piece of cloth worn wrapped around the body and tucked at the waist or under the armpits, traditionally worn in Southeast Asia and now also by women in the West.

6

swathe

swath; wrap around; wrap in several layers of fabric; bandage

7

toque

a woman's small hat without a brim made in any of various soft close-fitting shapes-- a type of hat with a narrow brim or no brim at all. They were popular from the 13th to the 16th century in Europe, especially France.

8

nutria

1 : the durable usually light brown fur of a nutria. : a large South American semiaquatic rodent (Myocastor coypus) with webbed hind feet and a round nearly hairless tail that has been introduced into parts of Europe, Asia, and North America.

9

waistcoat

A vest

10

trilby

(British) A trilby hat (commonly called a trilby) is a narrow-brimmed type of hat. The trilby was once viewed as the rich man's favored hat; it is sometimes called the "brown trilby" in England and is frequently seen at the horse races.

11

bangle

a rigid bracelet or anklet.

12

chignon

a knot of hair that is worn at the back of the head and especially at the nape of the neck.-- word “chignon” comes from the French phrase “chignon du cou,” which means nape of the neck.

13

cravat

A necktie. A band or scarf worn around the neck.

14

doublet

1 : a man's close-fitting jacket worn in Europe especially during the Renaissance. 2 : something consisting of two identical or similar parts

15

vamp

1. the upper front part of a boot or shoe 2. (in jazz and popular music) a short, simple introductory passage, usually repeated several times until otherwise instructed.

16

wellington

(British) a knee-length waterproof rubber or plastic boot

17

couture

the design and manufacture of fashionable clothes to a client's specific requirements and measurements

18

coif (n)

1. a woman's close-fitting cap, now only worn under a veil by nuns 2. (informal) short for coiffure

19

cummerbund

a broad waist sash, usually pleated, which is often worn with single-breasted dinner jackets (or tuxedos).

20

sequin

a small, shiny disk sewn as one of many onto clothing for decoration

21

sari

a garment consisting of a length of cotton or silk elaborately draped around the body worn by women of SE Asia

22

accoutrement

additional items of dress or equipment, or other items carried or worn by a person or used for a particular activity

23

beret

a visorless usually woolen cap with a tight headband and a soft full flat top.

24

bodice

A women's ornamental corset-shaped laced waist

25

fedora

a soft, felt hat

26

haute couture

expensive, fashionable clothes -- the designing and making of high-quality fashionable clothes by leading fashion houses, especially to order.

27

tiara

a jeweled ornamental band worn on the front of a woman's hair

28

brogue

1 : a stout coarse shoe worn formerly in Ireland and the Scottish Highlands. 2 : a heavy shoe often with a hobnailed sole : brogan.

29

chemise

a piece of clothing that looks like a light, loose dress and that is worn by women as underwear or in bed. : a loose dress that hangs straight.

30

tutu

a female ballet dancer's costume consisting of a bodice and an attached skirt incorporating numerous layers of fabric, this being either short and stiff and projecting horizontally from the waist (the classical tutu ) or long, soft, and bell-shaped (the romantic tutu ).