Sunday, April 24, 2016



A hand technique for decorating textiles in which parts of the fabric are covered with wax. The fabric is immersed in a dyebath and only the unwaxed area absorbs the dye. The wax is removed. If the design requires another color, wax is applied again to the area to be protected against the dye, and the fabric is placed in the dye again to add the new color. This can be repeated as often as the artisan wishes. The fabric produced by this method in Indonesia is made in traditional designs and colors, and the name batik is an Indonesian word. These designs are often imitated in machine prints for Western fashions.

Ballerina Bun

        Ballerina Bun.

  Bohomenian Bun


  Braid Bun

Bullet Bra

These bra have pointy cups  and concentric stitching usually to help maintain the shape without the help of underwire.

Balconette Bra

  The balconette-style bra is also commonly known as the balcony bra. This type of bra offers less coverage than the full-cup braThe balconette bra is shaped in a way that provides a full and round appearance to the breasts.


A bralette is a bra without wires or molded cups.   They have thin or lacy straps like a regular bra, and provide a reasonable amount of support for small to average busted women.


Bicolour shoes

 bi-color series features a two tone color-blocked silhouette.

Biker Sunglass

 Sunglasses that were originally designed specifically for bikers and powersport enthusiasts but now have become popular for all kinds of sports.

 Butterfly Sunglass

  looks narrowing in the centre at the bridge and equal balance at top and bottom of the lens. 

Button Down Shirt

A button down shirt is a garment with a collar and a full-length opening at the front, which is fastened using buttons or shirt studs.

Bell Sleeves

bell sleeve can be either long or short and is usually set smoothly into the armhole and flares toward the bottom. Bell sleeves end anywhere from the elbow to the wrist.

Butterfly Sleeves: 

A set in sleeves that is smooth at the armhole, widely flared at the hem edge.

Boat Neck: 

wide horizontal neckline high in both side.

Banded Neck

Flat shaped narrow shaped band finishing the neckline and front opening.

Bib Neckline

A front center opening of the garment usually oval or square.

Bow Collar

Long extension of wide band collar tied as a bow.

Barrymore Collar

With 4-5 inch long points infront

Buster Brown Collar

 Medium size collar with rounded front edge. Usually white and worn with colored bow.

Bermuda collar

Narrow collar with squared ends at center front.

Bishop Collar

Large round collar with front edges extend downward and form a square.

Butterfly Collar

Extremely large collar extending to shoulders and hangs down to waist.

Bertha Collar:

Wide round collar extending from neck to shoulder. 

Barrel Sleeves

Shirt Sleeves which is smooth at armhole with minimal fullness at the cuff.

Bishop Sleeves

 Full Sleeves with gathered/fullness held at the cuff

Barrel Cuff

Also called single cuff. A band of fabric is stitched to the sleeve usually closed with one or two button.

Band Cuff

This has no vertical opening. It slips over the hand.

Bellow Pocket

Patch pocket that allows expansion from a pleat at the center of the pocket or along both sides of the pocket



  Top which may be fitted with darts or boned.


Overblouse with length and fullness above the waist. For blouses the fullness is generally gathered into a band.

Body Blouse

Also called body shirt. Usually a fitted blouse or shirt with a pant section with a snap crotch.

Bolero Jacket

 Very short, waist length or above the waist.Collar less and button less. May be long or short sleeve or sleeveless.

Box Jacket

Straight unfitted jacket waist length or longer. May or may not have a collar .

Bell Boy Jacket

Waist length fitted jacket with stand up collar usually trimmed with brass buttons.


Baseball Jacket

Waist length jacket with knitted collar, cuffs and waist finish, large snap front closing.



Classic jacket, single breasted semi fitted with two or three buttons, three patch or slash pocket,  notched collar.

Battle Jacket

Waist length jacket with fitted waistband and notched collar. Usually has patch pockets with flaps.

Balmacaan Coat

 Loose fitted coat with raglan sleeves and small convertible collar, fly front and conceal buttons.


Bell Skirt

They are gathered or pleated at the waistline.Slightly flared or stiffened with crinoline to form a bell shape.

Bubble Skirt

Gathered at the waistline with fullness, and gathered into a band at the hemline.

Baloon Skirt

Fitted at the waistline and gathered into a band at the hemline.

Baggies Pant

Pants that are wide and gathered at the hips and narrow at the ankle.

Boot Cut Pant

 Pants or Jeans cut wide enough at the hem.

Bell Button Pant

 Fitted at waist Flare from knee to hemline or both outer and inner seam. Also know as flare legs or flare pants.

Baseball Cap

Fabric cap with large brim and adjustable strap at the back.

Bowler Cap

Also know as bob hat, derby hat or bombin.It is a hard felt hat with rounded crown.

Beret Cap

A round, soft, brimless cap that fits snugly and is often worn angled to one side.


A small close fitting hat worn on the back of the head.

Boater Hat

 It is a kind of men summer formal hat.It is made up of stiff sennit straw and has a stiff flat crown and brim.

Bucket Hat

 Bucket hat also known as a session hat, fisherman's hat, or Irish country hat ) is a headwear design with a wide and downwards sloping brim. Typically, the hat is made from heavy-duty cotton fabric such as denim or canvas, with two metal eyelets placed on each side of the hat for ventilation.

Panama Hat

a wide-brimmed hat of strawlike material, originally made from the leaves of a particular tropical palm tree, worn chiefly by men.


A backpack — also called bookbag, kitbag, knapsack, rucksack, pack, or sackpack — is, in its simplest form, a cloth sack carried on one's back and secured with two straps that go over the shoulders, but there can be variations. Lightweight types of backpacks are sometimes worn on only one shoulder strap.  



The baguette is a small, compact handbag designed by Fendi in 1997. Made popular by its exposure on Sex and the City, the designer handbag was very popular in the late '90s and early '00s, often cited as the first "It" bag.


Barrel bag is a woman's cylindrical handbag with wrap around handles.


a close-fitting garment covering the whole head and neck except for parts of the face, typically made of wool.


basque waist is a waistline style that crosses the body below the natural waistline, and dips in the center, forming a v-shape or U shape.


Blucher Shoes

A type of oxford(close shoe) in which the tongue and vamp(front part of the shoe) are cut in one. Also known as Derby shoes


 An ornamental straps that go from the belt on the front of a dress over the shoulders to the belt in back.

Bugle Beads

Elongated tubular shaped beads often sewn onto garments as ornamentation.


It is a structure enhancing flexible plastic stripes sewn inside the body of many well fitted garment from strapless dress to bustier style top.
Bonned Bodice

 Breton Stripes

The striped breton shirt as we know it today came into being shortly following the 27th March, 1858 Act of France which introduced the navy and white striped knitted shirt as the uniform for all French navy seaman in Brittany. The shirt was originally known as marinière or matelot. The original design featured 21 stripes, one for each of Napolean's victories.


A luxurious fabric characterized by its raised metallic design often depicting baroque floral design .

Broomstick pleating

A type of wrinkled pleating.Damp fabric is gathered up rollled around a cylinder and bound to hold until dry to create a rugged wrinkled pleating.


 An open glue stiffened fabric used as a base or backing in millinery and shoe design.

Buffalo Plaid

It is a large check pattern generally consisting of two colors.


Bumroll were plump crescent shaped pillows worn by middle and upper class ladies during the Elizabeth era.


Burnout also know as devore  is a fabric technique particularly used on velvets, where a mixed-fibre material undergoes a chemical process to dissolve the cellulose fibers to create a semi-transparent pattern against more solidly woven fabric. The same technique can also be applied to textiles other than velvet, such as lace.


Structure which sits beneath the skirt, low on hips with the intent to filling out the posterior of a Victorian lady or dress

Broad Cloth

Clothing fabric of fine twilled wool or worsted, or plain-woven cotton.Also referred to as plain woven cotton.

The Blogger Jacket

Drapping your jacket over your shoulder to create the instant "Off Duty Effect". 



burqini swimsuit is a type of swimsuit for women. The design is intended to comply with the Quranic admonition for Muslim women to dress modestly. The suit covers the whole body except the face, the hands and the feet, whilst being light enough to enable swimming. It looks rather like a full-length wetsuit with built-in hood, but somewhat looser and made of swimsuit material instead of neoprene.


yarn with a looped or curled ply, or fabric woven from this yarn.


Batwing/Dolman sleeve

Sleeve that fits closely at the wrist but widens to be very full under the arm. From the back, the sleeve resembles a cape. Its name comes from its resemblance to the wing of a bat or its similarity to a type of coat worn in the late 1800s that had a cape-like sleeves.

Basket Bag

Any handbag that is shaped like a basket. This classic style can be made from wicker of the type used in baskets, or it can be made from a wide variety of natural or synthetic materials that are interwoven, or from plastic or leather shaped like a basket. 

Birkin Bag
A tote bag from the house of Hermes, named after Hollywood actress and singer Jane Birkin. Designer Jean-Louis Dumas designed an all-purpose handbag exclusively for Birkin after she complained to him about the lack of a fine leather weekend bag for ladies. The bag comes in a variety of leather ranging from crocodile to lizards, ostrich to calves.

Definition: A flat shoe fashioned after the ballet shoes with minimal to no heel, round toe-box and sleek vamp. Decorative trims like a bow or embellishments are added for a contemporary flair.

Box pleats 
Definition: Box pleats are knife pleats back-to-back which yield a more structured and fuller silhouette to the garment.

Definition: A style of low-heeled shoe or boot characterised with decorative wingtip perforations.

Bouffant SKirt
Skirt cut of straight piece of fabric gathered at the waistline. Also known as dirndl or full skirt . A full variation supported with crinoline or circular wire is called a hoop skirt.


A strong ribbed fabric made of a mixture of silk and either cotton or wool.

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