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If You Can Ace This Fashion Vocabulary Test, You Might Just Be A Style Icon

Espadrilles and peplum and shibori, oh my!

Sure, you wear clothes every day — and you probably look damn good doing it, too! — but let's see how well you know these ~fashion~ vocabulary words, shall we?

  1. What is Lyocell?

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    Wrong! 

    An eco-friendly rayon!

    Lyocell is sustainable, biodegradable, natural material made of cellulose from wood pulp.

    Via Fascinadora / iStock / Getty Images Plus
  2. What is prêt-à-porter?

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    Ready-to-wear clothes!

    Prêt-à-porter basically refers to mass-produced clothing made in many sizes at factories, ready for you to buy off the rack (as opposed to, say, bespoke or haute couture pieces).

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  3. What is a furbelow?

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    A pleated or gathered piece of material!

    Furbelow refers to a gathered, ruffled strip of material that typically provides some flounce.

    Via The_Chickenwing / iStock / Getty Images Plus
  4. What is a Dolman sleeve?

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    A cape-like batwing sleeve!

    Also known as a batwing, a Dolman sleeve is tight at the wrist and/or forearm but wide at the armhole, and looks like a cape from behind.

    Via Century 21
  5. What is an armscye?

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    The shape of an armhole!

    An armscye is word used in tailoring or design that means the shape or the outline of a garment's armhole.

    Via Khosrork / iStock / Getty Images Plus
  6. What is an espadrille?

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    A shoe with a canvas upper and rope sole!

    An espadrille is a shoe with a fabric or canvas upper and a flexible rope sole.

    Via guenterguni / iStock / Getty Images Plus
  7. What is peplum?

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    A ruffle or flare below the waistline!

    Peplum refers to a ruffle or flare attached to the waistline of a top, dress, or jacket.

    Via Orbon Alija / iStock / Getty Images Plus
  8. What is shibori?

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    A tie-dye technique!

    Shibori refers to the tie-dye technique in which cloth is given a three-dimensional form by, for instance, folding, plaiting, or twisting, and then bound or knotted.

    Via Pink_Cactus / iStock / Getty Images Plus
  9. What is a shift dress?

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    A dress with simple, straight lines!

    A shift dress is a basic dress that isn't fitted to the body; it was a style that was very popular in the 1960s.

    Via ASOS
  10. What is an Empire waist?

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    A waistline just under the bust!

    An Empire waist describes a high waistline that falls just under the bust.

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  11. What is an appliqué?

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    An ornamental shape affixed to fabric!

    An appliqué is a cutout decoration affixed to a garment.

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  12. What is a minaudière?

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    A small decorative case!

    A minaudière is a small case or handbag, typically used for cosmetics or jewelry, often adorned with jewels or other decorative techniques.

    Via Lexa11 / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Dolman-sleeve image via Century 21; shift-dress image via Asos.