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Our endless assortment of officially licensed sports merchandise is continually growing and we want to keep you informed of all the styles and features of our products. Our in-depth glossary below compiles all of the most commonly used phrases and terms listed on our products to help select the item that's right for you.

    A

    A-Line:

    A term coined by Christian Dior to define a dress, coat or top that is close at the shoulders and gently flared at the hemline, resembling the letter A in design.

    A-Line Dress:

    Form-fitting bodice that flares out from the waistline to a full skirt.

    A-Line Skirt/Fit and Flare Skirt:

    A skirt that is fitted at the waist and flares out in an A-line or tulip shape at the hem.

    Allover:

    An embroidered or printed fabric with a design that covers most of the surface.

    Appliqué:

    Stitching in which a design is created by sewing pieces of fabric (or other materials) together onto a fabric background.

    B

    Baby Doll:

    A short nightgown whose hem terminates just below the hip. A baby doll is longer than a crop top, but shorter than a chemise.

    Back Yoke:

    A fitted or shaped piece at the top of a skirt or at the shoulder of various garments.

    Ballerina Neckline:

    A low neckline that is often paired with strapless or spaghetti-strapped dresses.

    Boatneck:

    A high, wide, straight neckline that runs straight across the front and back, meeting at the shoulders; it has the same depth in the front and back.

    Bell Sleeve:

    Long sleeve that flares at the bottom like a bell.

    Bias Cut:

    Cut diagonally across the grain of a fabric. Used to create garments that follow the body curves closely.

    Bikini:

    A brief, close-fitting two-piece bathing suit.

    Bikini Panty:

    Panties with full coverage in the front and back with high-cut sides.

    Blazer:

    A long-sleeved sports jacket with lapels.

    Bohemian:

    A trend that connotes a free-spirited attitude toward fashion; with feminine details, including flounces, ties, ribbons, ruffles and embroidery. Also called poetic trend, romance trend and folklore style.

    Bootcut:

    Refers to trousers or jeans that are cut below the belly button and flare slightly from the knees to the ankles to accommodate any type of footwear.

    Box-Pleated:

    Two folds of fabric brought together to form a pleat.

    Boy Leg (or boy cut):

    Shorts, undergarments or swimwear that have a close fitting leg that reaches to the top of the thigh.

    Broomstick Dress:

    A dress (or skirt) characterized by numerous pleats and crinkled material.

    Burnout:

    Fabric with an alternating solid and sheer design.

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