Clothing

Traditional Clothing in Morocco

Morocco is a mountainous country in North Africa, bordering North Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea and directly across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain. It is the most westerly of North African countries. History of Morocco The early settlers of Morocco were indigenous Berbers. However, the Phoenicians colonized the land between the 8 and 6 …

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History of Skirts

The presence of skirt can be traced back to pre-historic times when ancient men used animal pelts or fleece to cover the lower part of the body. A skirt can be explained as an outer garment that covers a person from waist downwards. The ancient Egyptian men wore skirt like garment made out of linen. …

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Fashion in the 17th Century

Fashion of the 17th century was influenced by the many social, cultural, and political factors during the period, along with a few important and influential trendsetters. So even though the first half of the seventeenth century continued the same fashion styles of the sixteenth century, this gradually changed, and by the second half of the …

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What is Camouflage Clothing?

When you are up against nature or adversaries who will use any means to get to you, you ought to have everything in your arsenal to survive – this includes clothing. The clothes you wear when facing danger from men or nature should ensure that you are well protected – one way to protect yourself …

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Asymmetrical neckline

An asymmetrical neckline translates to a one-shoulder neckline in fashion vocabulary; the kind that covers only one part of the neckline, forming an asymmetrical look. According to the dictionary asymmetry is “having parts on either side that do not match or are not the same size or shape”. A one-shoulder neckline/symmetrical neckline cuts the torso …

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40 types of Coats for men and women

A coat is a hip-length or longer over-garment with sleeves made of thick material, usually worn as a protective layer over other clothes. Balmacaan Coat The balmacaan coat is a loose full-length overcoat usually made of tweed or gabardine fabric. It has raglan sleeves and a  convertible collar. Beach coat The type of hip-length coat made of …

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Clothing in Ancient Egypt

The term ‘Ancient Egypt’ is used to refer to Egypt from the period between 3000 BC to 330 BC. A great civilization flourished on the banks of the fertile Nile River. We have learned a lot about ancient Egypt from the hieroglyphs with picture words and cloth remnants recovered from the Egyptian tombs of the …

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History of Corsets

Women have always craved for and idealized the image of a small waist and a shapely figure and this craving is the story behind Corsets. This garment is supposed to alter the shape of a woman’s body to desirable proportions and to make the waist look thinner and longer. At one point in time, it …

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What is a Shrug?

A shrug is an outer garment made of knit fabric or a flowy and/or clingy fabric covering the shoulder, back and top of the arms, and with a center front opening; It falls open in the center front revealing the clothes inside. It is usually without any fastener, but sometimes it may have a single …

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What is a Bolero Jacket?

Bolero is a short, open jacket which has a curved front opening and covers the back and shoulders. They usually have sleeves. Long sleeves are common but usually they cover the top of the arms atleast. A bolero is always short in length- waist-length or above the waist.  It has a Latin American/Spanish lineage. Bolero …

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The Little Black Dress (LBD)

The ‘little black dress’ is a simple, short, fully-black dress, without much to write about but the buzz and fuss it has in the fashion world are unbelievable. It is considered as a magic bullet, a solution to the most persistent question in fashion “What do I wear?”. This dress, black in color, short in …

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History of the Bra

Though it was in the 20th century that the term ‘brassiere’ and its short form ‘bra; came to be commonly used, the history of the modern bra can be traced to the Ancient Greek Minoan civilization (3500BC) where women used a band-like clothing to cover their breasts. It was known as Strophion and the similar …

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What is a Cocktail Dress?

Simple – What you wear to a cocktail party! A cocktail event is usually a semi-formal one that does not call for a formal evening dress, so a cocktail dress is just that – a semi-formal dress. It is an elegant, knee-length dress made in a good quality luxurious fabric, just right for those occasions …

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