boa a long fluffy
of fur, feathers, or delicate fabric
boater a stiff hat usually
made of braided straw with a brim, hatband, and flat crown
bobbin: 1a) a cylinder or
spindle on which yarn or thread is wound (as in a sewing machine)
b) any of various small round devices on which threads are wound for working
handmade lace. c) a coil of insulated wire or the reel it is
wound on. 2) a cotton cord formerly used by dressmakers for
of cotton, silk, or nylon usually with hexagonal mesh.
body shirt a close-fitting
shirt or blouse;
a woman's close-fitting top made with a sewn-in or snapped crotch
ddee hoz] or bod
y hose or bod
hose singular noun. Clothing for covering the entire body: 1:
A tubular multifunction seamless garment made from hosiery material. 2:
Seamless or seamed garments made from hosiery material made to cover any
part of the body
body stocking a sheer close-fitting
one-piece garment for the torso that often has sleeves and legs
bodysuit a close-fitting
one-piece garment for the torso
bolero a loose waist-length
at the front
bolivia (Elysian) wool. Sometimes contains
alpaca or mohair. Twill; usually 3 up and 3 down. A pile weave
(cut) with a diagonal pattern. Pile face which varies in depth.
Soft and has a velvety feel. Usually piece dyed. Usually has lines
or ridges in the warp or in a diagonal direction on one side. Comes in light,
medium and heavy weights.
bolo tie a cord fastened around the neck
with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie
bombazine usually has silk
or rayon warp and worsted filling. Imitations are made in
cotton. Plain or
twill. Very fine English fabric. Name comes from Latin "bombycinum"
which means a silk in texture. It is one of the oldest materials known
and was originally all-silk. When dyed black it is used in the
mourning cloth trade.
bomber bomber jacket
bomber jacket a zippered usually leather jacket
with front pockets and knitted cuffs and waistband
bonnet [Chiefly Scottish] a man's or boy's
cap; a brimless Scotch cap of seamless woolen fabric [Compare tam-o'-shanter];
a cloth or straw hat tied under the chin and worn by women and children
boondoggle a braided cord some times worn
by Boy Scouts as a neckerchief slide, hatband, or ornament
boot a fitted covering, as of leather or
rubber, for the foot and usually reaching the ankle. Often times use
for work (work boots) such as building. Boots are also used for hiking
(hiking boots) and simply for fashion. Boots come in many various
shapes, sizes and colors.
bootee a usually ankle-length boot, slipper,
or sock, especially an infant's knitted or crocheted
bottom a garment worn on the lower body.
bottle green a dark green.
boubou a long flowing garment worn in parts
a fabric of boucl
yarn, namely an uneven yarn of three piles one of which forms loops at intervals.
Wool, also in rayon, silk, cotton, linen, blends, hair fibres.
Any weave, knit. From the French for "buckled" or "ringed".
A drawn out or ringed, looped yarn is used to give it a kinky appearance
at intervals. Made in a variety of weights. Boucle yarns are
usually in both the filling and the warp. Fabrics are usually springy to
handle on account of the highly twisted yarns used to achieve the boucle
effect. Often ravels easily.
bow a fabric defect when the
weft is stretched and forms a curve rather than a right angle to the warp.
bowler a derby hat
bow tie a short necktie tied in a bowknot.
box coat a heavy overcoat formerly worn for
driving; a loose coat usually fitted at the shoulders
boxer [Plural] short pant
boxer shorts short pants. Underwear.
boxing glove one of a pair of leather mittens
heavily padded on the back and worn in boxing
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