Style Glossary

Style-glossary
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Madras Plaid

Mainly printed on light, airy fabric, this plaid often uses bright colors and a unique pool of designs making them perfect for any summer outing. The name comes from a region in southeastern India where this plaid got its start.

http://blog.modcloth.com/2010/07/26/fashion-dictionary-theyve-gone-plaid/

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Maillot

A woman's one piece swimsuit.

Category: Swimwear

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Mandarin Collar

A short, unfolded, standing collar style on a top, dress or jacket.

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Mary Janes

A style of shoe that features a buckled strap across the instep. Originally, Mary Janes were flat, made of patent leather, and meant for children, but they now come in a variety of heel heights and materials, and are worn by all ages.

Category: Shoes

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Maxi Dress

A dress with a hemline that extends far below the knees.

Category: Maxi Dresses

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Messenger Bag

Worn across the body and anchored by an adjustable strap, the messenger bag is a large, rectangular carryall featuring a buckled or snapped front flap. The bag and its name take after the satchels used by couriers, from old-time Pony Express riders to modern-day bike messengers.

Category: Bags | Photo: Upwardly Mobile Satchel in Yellow - 14"

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Millinery

Millinery is the design, crafting, and sale of hats.

Category: Hats

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Mohair

A fiber made from the hair of Angora goats.

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Moire

Marked by slender, curving waves of ribbing that create a ‘watered’ effect, moire is a stiff, weighty fabric whose intriguing appearance is either a result of varying warp and weft tension during weaving, or running the finished fabric through heated and/or engraved rollers.

Photo: Marvic Textiles

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Monk Shoe

A monk shoe is characterized by a closed toe and wide buckle across the tongue, instead of laces.

Characterized by a closed toe and wide buckle across the tongue instead of laces, monk shoes are a stand-out among simple brogues or loafers this fall. They were first made popular in the 1940's, and have had frequent revivals ever since (and I can guess why).

http://blog.modcloth.com/2009/12/15/fashion-dictionary-monk-shoes

Category: Shoes

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Monochrome

Designs created using one color in combination with white, or various shades of one hue.

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Monokini

A woman's one piece swimsuit in which the bikini-style top and bottom are attached by way of fabric down the center bodice.

Category: Swimwear

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Mother-of-pearl

The iridescent inner substance of a pearl oyster's shell, which is often used for garment accents such as buttons or jewelry.

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Mottled

As in mottled knit of a sweater. Marked with spots of different shades or colors

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Mule

A typically closed-toed shoe with an open heel. Also known as slides.

Category: Shoes

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Mushroom Hat

Hat with downward-sloping brim, resembling the cap of a mushroom.

Category: Hats

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