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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Opaque Material or fabric that is impervious to light and cannot be seen through, meaning the fabric is not sheer.
Open Bust Little or no coverage is provided over the breasts. In general, open bust means there is no cup on the garment.
Open Crotch Convenience opening in the crotch.  See “Crotchless”
Open Rear No fabric or elastic covers the area over the buttocks.
Open Tip For a garment described as “open tip”, there is a cup, but with an opening over the nipple area.
Over Knee Stockings meant to rise up just over the knee. Shorter than standard thigh high stockings. Usually, they are too short to be worn with a garter belt.
Over The Knee Socks, OTK Socks that rise up just over the knee and are usually shorter than a standard thigh high stockings. Not usually worn with a garter belt.  Popular with punk and harajuku style dress.

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