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beachwear clothing for wear at a beach
bead [Plural] a necklace of beads or pearls
beanie a small round tight-fitting skullcap worn especially by schoolboys and college freshmen
bearskin a military hat made of the skin of a bear
beaver a hat made of beaver fur or a fabric imitation; a silk hat. a heavy fabric of felted wool or of cotton napped on both sides.
beaver cloth generally wool. Also cotton and napped on both sides; double faced. Twill and very heavily napped, and fulled. Originally English. Made to simulate beaver fur. Thick, gives excellent wear and very warm; resembles kersey. Has a luxurious look. Has the longest nap of all the napped fabrics and usually silky in appearance. Often light coloured fibres added to nap to increase shine. Mostly used for warm coats. Cotton beaver is used for caps, shoe linings, work cloths, maritime clothes and sports clothes where work is required.
bedford cord wool or worsted but worsted
is more popular. Also made in cotton, silk and rayon.
beige a variable color averaging light grayish yellowish brown. cloth made of natural undyed wool.
bekishe long coat
bell-bottoms pants with wide flaring bottoms
bellyband a band around or across the belly, as a girth or a band
belt a strip of flexible material worn especially around the waist; a similar article worn as a corset or for protection or safety or as a symbol of distinction
Bemberg A trade name for a lining fabric made from a viscose (rayon) fibre which imitates silk very well. The lining is comparitively cheap for such a luxurious feel and is used generally in 'better end' suits and coats.
bengaline a fabric with a crosswise rib made from textile fibers (as rayon, nylon, cotton, or wool) often in combination. Crosswise rib, warp faced. First made of silk in Bengal, India. Ribs are round and raised. Often has wool or cotton dilling in the ribs which doesn't show. Difficult to make bound buttonholes in it. Has a tendency to slip at the seams if too tightly fitted. Grosgrain and Petersham is bengaline cut to ribbon widths. The cloth is usually 40" wide. Cotele - A French term for bengaline made from a silk or rayon warp and worsted filling which is given a hard twist.
beret a visorless usually woolen cap with a tight headband and a soft full flat top
bermuda bag a round or oval-shaped handbag with a wooden handle and removable cloth covers
bermudas Bermuda shorts
bertha a wide round collar covering the shoulders