A Style Dictionary, Whorts and All
Byline: Sean Kane
IF it feels as though shop assistants are speaking another language when they suggest a cardigown to go with your whorts, it seems you're not alone.
Fashion terminology has become so complex that baffled shoppers are being offered a dictionary to help them make sense of clothing label lingo.
The department store Debenhams said it was releasing the guide 'because no one understands the plethora of new descriptions and phrases emerging from the fashion industry'.
Among the bewildering terms translated in the dictionary are cardigown (a long cardigan, belted like a dressing gown), whorts (thick, woolly winter shorts worn over …
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Publication information: Article title: A Style Dictionary, Whorts and All. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: September 22, 2010. Page number: 3. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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