Any group of synthetic textile fibers made from a polymer containing at least 85 percent acrylonitrile monomer. Acrylic is soft and warm with a wool-like feel. It can be made to imitate other fibers, such as cotton.
A shoe that has a single strap or multiple straps that wraps around the ankle.
A soft, satin weave fabric made of silk or rayon with a dull luster.
Lingerie that reveals more of the breast than the usual, often showing the nipple.
A shoe with a small opening at the front of the shoe, which exposes a small part of the toes.
Also known as Polyethylene terephtalate, PET is a transparent, opaque and white thermoplastic material. It is semi-crystalline and is known for its strength, stiffness and hardness.
A voluminous underskirt trimmed with ruffles, pleats or laces and is usually shorter than outer clothing.
Any wide range of natural organic or synthetic materials that can be molded when first softened and then hardened. Due to their low cost, versatility and ease of manufacture, plastics are used in a variety of products.
Shoes with extremely thick soles, often made of cork, plastic, rubber or wood, which raises the height of the wearer significantly.
The generic name for all long-chain, fiber-forming polyamides. Also known as nylon, polyamides are formed into fibers, which are used for yarns and a variety of other applications. They are prized for their high heat resistance, toughness and dimensional stability.
A synthetic fabric made from petroleum. High durable, chemical resistant and abrasion resistant, polyester is prized for its ease of care and high color retention and is used to make a wide variety of clothing.
A thermoplastic polymer containing the group NHCOO, used for padding and insulation in clothing and furniture.
A high-heeled shoe with a closed back and a low-cut front that hits closer to the toes than to the top of the foot. A classic pump does not contain any laces, buckles or straps.
Also known as Polyvinyl chloride, PVC is a widely used thermoplastic used in clothing and uphosltery. PVC fabric has a sheen to it and is used to simulate leather, latex and rubber.
Lingerie designed with shoulder straps that form a V-shape or T-shape between the shoulder blades. This lingerie is good for outerwear that would expose the bra straps and are also commonly used in sports bras.
A soft, silk-like fabric with a natural draping ability. Rayon is known to be very durable and used in making clothing, thread and other household goods.
An exact or close copy or reproduction.
A strip of fabric that is closely pleated or gathered along one edge and is used as trimming on clothing.
A smooth, glossy and sleek fabric, made of silk or rayon, with a dull back.
A series of curved projections or circlular segments cut into material, forming an ornamental edging resembling the edge of a scallop shell.
A garment that has no seams.
Fine, transparent and thin.
Polymers containing alternate silicon and oxygen atoms, that are heat-resistant, water-repellent and rubber-like. Silicone is used in a variety of forms and uses such as adhesives, lubricants, cosmetics, etc.
A shoe that is backless with a strap that wraps around the back of the heel or ankle.
A synthetic fiber made from a polyurethane fibre and is known is for its use in stretchy, elastic clothing.
A stretchy mesh fabric which is smooth, elastic and see-through.
A durable shoe or boot that contains positive reinforment in the toe area which offers extra protection for the foot from falling objects.
A long, thin high heel found on women's shoes which is thinner than a spike heel.
A type of leather with a napped, fuzzy surface commonly used in apparel, upholstery and accessories.
A neckline on women's clothing with a high back and low-cut front that contains two curved edges, resembling the top of a heart-shape.
Shapewear that is worn to eliminate backfat spillage when wearing a bra in the upper back and areas below to the shoulder blades. It is worn around the front of the torso below the bust to the hips, also providing control of the midriff and stomach.
A shoe that is fastened with a T-shaped strap with one strap wrapping horizontally around the ankle and the other strap attached in the middle going vertically down the ankle.
A fine, lightweight netting material made of various fibres such as silk, nylon or rayon and is often used for veils, dresses or tutus.
A short, stiff and voluminous skirt made of several layers of tarlatan or tulle and was typically worn by female ballet dancers.