D3

 Apparel Search Glossary  D 
     

Add or Modify Definitions  Fashion Education

Previous Page (D2)      Textile Glossary

drab  a light olive brown.  Any of various cloths of a dull brown or gray color.

drawer  [Plural] an article of clothing, as underwear, for the lower body

dreadnought the cloth used for a dreadnought garment, namely a warm garment of thick cloth.  A warm garment of thick cloth

dress  an outer garment, as for a woman or girl, usually consisting of a one-piece bodice and skirt

dressing gown  a robe worn especially while dressing or resting

dress shirt  a man's shirt especially for wear with evening dress; broadly, a shirt suitable for wear with a necktie

dress uniform  a uniform for formal wear.

drill  a durable cotton twilled fabric.  Twill. Left-hand twill. From top left to lower right. L2/1 or L3/1.  Closer, flatter wales that gabardine.  Medium weight and course yarns are used.  Also made in some other weights.  Some left in the grey but can be bleached or dyed.  When dyed a khaki colour it is known by that name.  (Another Definition for Drill): A strong cotton material similar to denim which has a diagonal 2x1 weave running upward to the left selvage.   Called Khaki when dyed that color. Used for uniforms, shirts, work clothes, ticking.

drip-dry  a drip-dry garment

drop stitch construction is generally used on jersey and rib fabrics for either fabric design or for the separation of rib fabric pieces. Used in knit shirts and dress fabrics.

drugget a wool or partly wool fabric formerly used for clothing.

dry suit  a close-fitting air-insulated waterproof suit for divers

DTM abbreviation for Dyed To Match. For example, on a spec sheet it may indicate that the buttons are DTM buttons. This means the buttons are to be dyed to match the ground color of the garment (or dyed to match another color of the garment as specified).

duchess an 8-12 shaft satin.  It is a dress fabric.  Very fine yarns are used, particularly in the warp with more ends/inch than picks.  The material is string, has a high lustre, and texture, and it is firm. Usually 36" wide.  Characterized by grainy twill on back.

duck  generally made of Cotton; originally made in linen.  Also called canvas.  Name originated in 18th Century when canvas sails from Britain bare the trademark symbol - a duck.  Very closely woven and heavy. it is the most durable fabric made.  There are many kinds of duck but the heavier weighs are called canvas.  It may be unbleached, white, dyed, printed or painted.   Washable, many are water-proof and wind proof.  Made in various weights.

duffel  a coarse heavy woolen material with a thick nap.

duffel coat  a heavy usually woolen medium-length coat with toggle fasteners and a hood

dun  a variable color averaging a nearly neutral slightly brownish dark gray.

dungaree  a heavy coarse durable cotton twill woven from colored yarns, specif. blue denim.

dupion (type of silk) has a moderately crisp drape and falls into wide cones. Decorators and designers love its quiet luster, lofty fullness and elegant feel. The Indian Dupion has a particularly luminous quality and a great deal of body.

duster a lightweight overgarment to protect clothing from dust; a dress-length housecoat

duvetyn a smooth lustrous velvety fabric.

Previous Page (D2)

Textile Glossary

 

D3

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

 

Search for additional information about Apparel, Fashion or Clothing.

follow the bouncing fashion ball from Apparel Search

Apparel Search guide to fashion and clothing

Add or Modify Definitions

Apparel Search   Add Your Company   Contact Us   About Us   Advertise   News Letter   Legal   Help
Copyright 1999-2017 Apparel Search Company.  All Rights Reserved.

Apparel Search Glossary
A B C
D E F
G H I
J K L
M N O
P Q R
S T U
V W X
Y Z  
 

The Apparel Search glossary has been compiled from numerous resources over the past several years.   In addition to receiving definitions from our viewers and friends, we have also compiled information from various newsletters, magazines, newspapers, advertisements, lectures, brochures etc.   The glossary is also supplemented with words and definitions from Merriam Webster's Dictionary (Tenth Collegiate Edition) and Webster's New World Dictionary.   In addition, we have also created words & definitions entirely from our own imagination (we tried to make them as accurate as possible).   In some cases, we have created single definitions by combining information from various locations.  This has been done to create a broader & more detailed definition.  Due to the fact that this resource is a compilation from literally hundreds of resources, we can not guarantee the accuracy, spelling , definitions etc., of any of the items listed on these pages.   Please utilize this resource at your own risk.   Do not rely on our definitions for accuracy.   If you have any additional definitions or have suggestions for updating current definitions, please continue to submit your comments for review; Add or Modify Definitions .  Thanks to viewers like you, this glossary has become a helpful tool for the apparel industry.  Please continue to send your new definitions and definition revisions.