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Style Glossary

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Lace

a fine fabric in which thread is looped and weaved to create open patterns

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Lamé

Flat, metallic fabric, usually gold or silver.

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Lapel

Turned-back sections of a garment, commonly finish the front neckline fold on a top or jacket.

The Fashion Dictionary, Picken

Category: Jackets

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Leatherette

Vegan faux leather made from natural or synthetic fibers.

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Leg o' Mutton Sleeve

A Victorian sleeve style with incredible shape and volume near the shoulder of the sleeve and tapering from just below the elbow until the wrist. This style is also know as a gigot sleeve.

The leg o' mutton sleeve (also known as the gigot sleeve) acquired its name because of its unusual shape; incredibly voluminous at top and tapering just below the elbow, this facet of fashion resembled a lamb shank. First seen in 1824, this sleeve style grew in both popularity and size until 1833.

blog.modcloth.com/2010/08/31/take-it-or-sleeve-it-the-leg-o-mutton-sleeve

Photo: Costumes.org

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Leggings

Tight-fitting pants made of fabric that allows for stretch.

Category: Leggings

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Letterpress

A printing process during which a raised, opposite image is inked and pressed into a sheet of paper. This is the method invented for printing movable type by Johanness Gutenberg, which is now commonly employed in stationery design.

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Lettuce hem

Usually a serged edge that is stretched as sewn, resulting in a ruffly edge on the finished garment.

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Lingerie

Intimate undergarments often made of satiny, sheer, or lacy fabrics.

Category: Intimates

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Loafer

Typically constructed of leather, this slip-on shoe has a broad, low heel, and may host decorative stitching, tassels, or metalwork atop its front panel.

Fashion A to Z: An Illustrated Dictionary

Category: Shoes

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Lobster Claw Clasp

A clasp that uses an elongated, lobster claw-shaped hook that opens to catch the loop on the other end of the chain.

Category: Jewelry

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Lotus Shoes

In contrast to the incredibly long poulaines, the unbelievably small, ornately embroidered lotus shoes were what Chinese women with bound feet wore from olden times through to the early 20th century.

http://blog.modcloth.com/2010/08/02/top-10-seriously-cool-historic-shoe-styles/

Category: Shoes

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Louis Heel

Crafted for the 5 foot 3 Louis XIV, France's "Sun King," in order to make him look taller and, thus, more imposing, these unisex hourglass-shaped heels were flamboyantly decorated to indicate one's privilege. A pair of circa 1660 heels Louis XIV owned were 5 inches tall and ornately decorated with battle scenes.

http://blog.modcloth.com/2010/08/02/top-10-seriously-cool-historic-shoe-styles/

Category: Shoes

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Lurex

A glittering, metallic fabric that was used to make catwoman’s costume in the 1960s Batman TV series. The thread used to make this fabric is crafted from thinly sliced film that’s been coated in aluminum and is trademarked with the name Lurex.

Photo: Those Things They Said

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