“Zoots you, sir”: the language of clothes | OxfordWords blog


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    combs or combinations
    a pair of mustard hipster loons

    Leggings, jeggings, and meggings…

    an embroidered edge of a garment

    In a previous blog post here on the OxfordWords blog we wrote about our favourite fashion words, from body-con and Oxford bags to reefer jackets and winkle-pickers. This week, to celebrate London Fashion Week, let’s look at some dated fashion words that may well make a comeback if we’re not careful:

    Men wore hats or caps, a kirtle or knee-length coat, shirt, waistcoat, trousers, woollen stockings, and shoes or high boots

    short trousers worn by men and fastened at or just below the knee

    combination all-in-one silk vests and step-ins

    union suit

    boiled shirt
    a dress shirt with a starched front, as in:

    woollen combinations


    “Zoots you, sir”: the language of clothes

    a pair of women’s briefs

    knee breeches

    a belt or girdle worn round a person’s body

    The world of fashion is definitely one of those areas where words have to be coined, blended, or repurposed to describe ever more interesting and inventive garments.

    Up above, men wore black clothes and boiled shirts, and women dressed in beautiful gowns

    The current English dictionary in OxfordDictionaries.com contains over a thousand https://www.justpaste.it/writemyessay4me-review words and phrases classified as garments or types of clothing – from an aigrette (‘a headdress consisting of a white egret’s feather or other decoration such as a spray of gems’) and a balmacaan (‘a loose-fitting overcoat with a small rounded collar, typically having raglan sleeves’) to a woggle (‘a loop or ring of leather or cord through which the ends of a Scout’s neckerchief are threaded’) and a zoot suit (‘a man’s suit of an exaggerated style, characterized by a long, loose jacket with padded shoulders and high-waisted tapering trousers, popular in the 1940s’).

    a single undergarment covering the body and legs, as in:
    close-fitting casual trousers widely flared from the knees downwards, as in:

a single undergarment covering the body and legs, worn by men and boys

a woman’s gown or outer petticoat or a man’s tunic or coat, as in:
a heavy overcoat for stormy weather

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