Style Glossary

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d'Orsay Heel

A high heel shoe in which the vamp, or side, of the shoe is exposed to reveal the arch of the foot.

The d'Orsay heel was named after Count D'Orsay, a French noble who married into English society and subsequently became a pillar of fashion and style in English courts around the turn of the 19th century. The heel style gained scandalous popularity for its arch-bearing design.

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Category: Shoes

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Dart

A tapered tuck stitched into a garment in order to shape it.

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Diaphane

(Also adj. diaphanous) - Thin, sheer, flowy fabric.

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Distressed

Having simulated marks of age and wear.

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Doctor’s Bag

Based upon the bags physicians historically used to make house calls, the doctor’s bag is a roomy satchel with a flat base, rounded sides, and elongated form. The mouth of the bag is reinforced with a rigid frame that springs open when the bag’s handles are tugged apart.

Category: Bags | Photo: Bright Lights Big Citrus Bag

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Dolman Sleeves

Dolman, or batwing, sleeves are sleeves which fit closely at the wrist with a wide armhole. The name originates from the sleeves' resemblance to the wing of a bat.

Sleeves fitted at the wrist and cut with a deep armhole so that it somewhat resembles a cape from the back.

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Down

A type of feather used to insulate winter coats and jackets. Down is found in the fluffy, warm fibers underneath the feathers of water fowl.

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Dressmaker Coat

A woman's coat designed with softer lines and "special" details not often found in standard outerwear; thus, it's styled more like a dress.

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Category: Outerwear

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Drop Earring

Button earring with hanging elements.

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Drop Waist

A style of skirts or dresses in which the waistline falls below the hips.

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Duffel Bag

A soft, cylindrical bag with shoulder and/or additional straps attached to its length-wise sides and a secure, zippered closure across its top.

Category: Bags

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