Style Glossary

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Jabot

Collar ruffles made entirely out of lace or lace-trimmed linen. This accessory was popular through the 18th and 19th centuries for both men and women.

Photo: Wikipedia Commons

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Jersey

A soft, slightly elastic cloth made of wool, cotton, or silk. Jersey can also refer to a knitted, pullover shirt, or a shirt worn by a sports player, which usually depicts their name, number, and team name.

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Jewel Neckline

A high, plain, and rounded neckline named for its simple background ideal for showcasing jewels.

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Jodphurs

At their onset a popular equestrian pant, jodphurs galloped into daywear in the 1920s, thanks, in part, to Coco Chanel, who took a shining to wearing them. Jodphurs feature a narrow, straight cut below the knee, but billow out at the thighs.

Category: Pants | Photo: Kauffman & Sons Catalogue

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Johnny Collar

Open V-neck notch with small collar, common in shirts.

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Jolie laide

A combination of the French words for “pretty” (jolie) and “ugly” (laide), this term describes something or someone that is captivating, despite the unconventional or unattractive features that comprise their beauty.

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Jumper

A sleeveless, one piece garment or dress meant to be worn over a blouse, shirt, or sweater. Dozens of variations have been named to describe their prominent features such as "bib jumper" or "A-line jumper."

Category: Rompers

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Jumpsuit

A one-piece garment consisting of a top with attached pants.

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