The Clothing, Lingerie and Apparel Dictionary

Clothing: a covering designed to be worn on a person's body

Lingerie: women's underwear, nightclothes, and intimate apparel

Apparel: Clothing, especially outer garments or attire

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Keyhole An oval-shaped opening, often in the bodice or back of a dress, jumpsuit, or catsuit.
Kick Pleat

An inverted pleat often used at the bottom of a skirt to give it more room for leg movement.  This is often a feature in longer length pencil style skirts.

Kimono Oriental themed or styled, loose fitting light robe.
Knee Highs Short hosiery that comes up to just below the knee. Some are styled with elastic tops and stay up without the help of garters. They became very popular with the advent of women's slacks. Knee high socks are also a style of socks that reaches to the knee.
Knee Socks Socks that reach from the toes to just below the knees with an elasticized top so they stay up.
Knit Fabric Fabrics made from only one set of yarns, all running in the same direction. Some knits have their yarns running along the length of the fabric, while others have their yarns running across the width of the fabric. Looping the yarns around each other holds knit fabrics together. Knitting creates ridges in the resulting fabric. Wales are the ridges that run lengthwise in the fabric; courses run crosswise. Knit fabrics tend to stretch and conform to the shape of your body.

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