obi a broad sash worn especially with a
ocher the color of ocher, especially the
color of yellow ocher.
off-white a yellowish or grayish white.
oilcloth cloth treated with oil or paint and
used for table and shelf coverings.
oilskin an oiled waterproof cloth used for coverings
and garments. An oilskin raincoat; (plural) an oilskin suit
of coat and trousers
old gold a dark yellow.
old rose a variable color averaging a grayish
old school tie a necktie displaying the colors of
an English public school
is a manufactured fiber in which the fiber-forming substance is
any long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85% by weight of ethylene,
propylene, or other olefin units. Olefin fiber is a generic description
that covers thermoplastic fibers derived from olefins, predominately aliphatic
hydrocarbons. Olefins are products of the polymerization of propylene and
ethylene gases. Polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) are the two most
common members of the family.
olive any of several colors resembling that of the unripe
fruit of the olive tree that are yellow to
yellow green in hue, of medium to low lightness and of moderate to low saturation.
olive drab wool or cotton fabric of an
olive drab color, namely a grayish olive. A uniform of olive drab,
namely a wool or cotton fabric of an olive drab color, namely a grayish
olive. Grayish olive.
OOTD Outfit of
opera hat a man's collapsible top hat
orange any of a group of colors that lie
midway between red and yellow in hue and are of medium lightness and moderate
to high saturation.
orangish somewhat orange.
orangy resembling or suggestive of an orange
as in color.
orchid a light purple.
organdy a very fine transparent muslin
with a stiff finish. Some has lappet, swivel,
or flocked designs. Made with tightly twisted yarns. Crispness
is due to a finish with starch and calendering which washes out, or a permanent
crispness obtained with chemicals (Heberlein process). Wrinkles badly
unless given a wrinkle-free finish (bellmanizing). May be bleached,
dyed, printed, frosted, flocked, embroidered, or plisse. Used for
fussy children's wear, trims, collars and cuffs,
baby's wear, bonnets, artificial flowers, dolls clothes, millinery, summer
formals, blouses, curtains, bedspreads, aprons.
organza a sheer dress fabric resembling
organdy and usually made of silk, rayon, or nylon.
Fine, sheer, lightweight, crisp fabric. It has a very wiry feel.
It crushes or musses fairly easily, but it is easily pressed. Dressy
type of fabric, sometimes has a silvery sheen. Used in trimming, neckwear,
millinery, and underlinings for delicate, sheer materials, as well as an
underlining for other fabrics that require a bit of stiffness without weight.
organzine a raw silk yarn used for warp
thread in fine fabrics.
orlon (trademark) used for an acrylic fiber.
orphrey an ornamental border or band especially on
an ecclesiastical vestment
ottoman heavy in weight - larger
rib than both faille and bengaline. Very pronounced flat ribs in the
filling direction. Ribs are made by a cotton, worsted, silk,
or rayon filling which does not show on either the face or the back, because
the warp covers the filling entirely. Is called Ottoman Cord or Ottoman
rib when a warp rib is employed. Fabric is stiff and connot be gathered
or shirred. Like other ribbed fabrics, it has a tendency to slip at
the seams and crack, so it cannot be fitted too tightly.
outerwear clothing for outdoor wear.
outfit wearing apparel with accessories usually for a special
occasion or activity
outing flannel a flannelette sometimes having
an admixture of wool.
overall [Archaic] loose protective trousers worn over
regular clothes; [Plural] trousers of strong material usually with a bib
and shoulder straps; [Chiefly British] a loose-fitting protective smock
worn over regular clothes
overblouse a usually fitted or belted blouse worn
overcoat a warm coat worn over indoor clothing
overgarment an outer garment
overplaid a fabric with an over-plaid design,
namely a textile design consisting of a plaid pattern superimposed on another
plaid or on a textured ground.
overshirt a shirt usually worn over another shirt
without being tucked in
overskirt a skirt worn over another skirt
overshoe an outer shoe, especially a galosh
oxblood a moderate reddish brown.
oxford a low shoe laced
or tied over the instep. A soft durable cotton or synthetic fabric
with a silky luster made in plain or basket weaves; also called oxford cloth.
Warp has two fine yarns which travel as one and one heavier
softly-spun bulky filling which gives it a basket-weave look. Better
qualities are mercerized. rather heavy. Usually is all white but some
has a spaced stripe in the warp direction. Launders very well but
soils easily. When made with yarn dyed warp and white weft, it is
called oxford chambray. The one remaining commercial shirting material
made originally by a Scotch mill which bore the names of four Universities
- Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and Yale.
oyster a grayish-white color.