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Fashion is a popular style, especially in clothing, footwear, lifestyle, accessories, makeup, hairstyle and body.[] Fashion is a distinctive and often constant trend in the style in which people present themselves. A fashion can become the prevailing style in behaviour or manifest the newest creations of designers, technologists, engineers, and design managers.

Because the more technical term costume is regularly linked[by whom?] to the term "fashion", the use of the former has been relegated to special senses like fancy-dress or masquerade wear, while the word "fashion" often refers to clothing, including the study of clothing. Although aspects of fashion can be feminine or masculine, some trends are androgynous.

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A Canadian Wonderbra branded plunge, push-up bra c. 1975

The Wonderbra is a type of push-up underwire brassiere that gained worldwide prominence in the 1990s. Although the Wonderbra name was first trademarked in the U.S. in 1955, the brand was developed in Canada. Moses (Moe) Nadler, founder and majority owner of the Canadian Lady Corset Company, licensed the trademark for the Canadian market in 1939. By the 1960s the Canadian Lady brand had become known in Canada as "Wonderbra, the company." In 1961 the company introduced the Model 1300 plunge push-up bra. This bra became one of the best-selling Canadian styles and is virtually identical to today's Wonderbra.

In 1968, Canadian Lady changed its name to Canadian Lady-Canadelle Inc., was sold to Consolidated Foods (now Sara Lee Corporation), and later became Canadelle Inc. During the 1970s Wonderbra was repositioned as the company's fashionable and sexy brand, and became the Canadian market leader. (Full article...)

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In fashion, an accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to an individual's outfit. Accessories are often chosen to complete an outfit and complement the wearer's look. They have the capacity to further express an individual's identity and personality. Accessories come in different shapes, sizes, hues, etc. The term came into use in the 20th century. (Full article...)

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Tory Burch
Tory Burch (born June 17, 1966; née Robinson) is an American fashion designer business woman and philanthropist, who has won several fashion awards for her designs. She was born, raised, and educated in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. After graduation from college, she moved to New York City, where she began a career working with fashion designers, including Zoran, a Yugoslavian designer. She worked at Harper's Bazaar magazine, Vera Wang, and was a copywriter for Polo Ralph Lauren. She began a fashion label, "TRB by Tory Burch"--later known as "Tory Burch", in February 2004. As of April 2012, the company has grown to 68 Tory Burch stores worldwide, 48 in the US and 20 internationally. Her fashion line is carried at over 1,000 department and specialty stores worldwide, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's. Her flagship store is in the NoLIta neighborhood of Manhattan. In April 2005, Oprah Winfrey endorsed her line on The Oprah Winfrey Show. In 2009, Tory Burch sold a minority stake in her company to a Mexican private equity firm, Tresalia Capital. Additional minority investors were added in December 2012 in conjunction with the settlement of a legal dispute between Burch and her ex-husband. This settlement is said to have removed a substantial obstacle to a forthcoming IPO, which has been the subject of considerable discussion in the financial and fashion industries.

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An Yves Saint Laurent haute couture knitted dress
Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.

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History of Western fashion Ancient world o Egyptian o Biblical o Greek o Roman o Byzantine o Early Medieval o Anglo-Saxon o 12th century o 13th century o 14th century o 15th century o 1500-1550 o 1550-1600 o 1600-1650 o 1650-1700 o 1700-1750 o 1750-1775 o 1775-1795 o 1795-1820 o 1820s o Victorian o 1830s o 1840s o 1850s o 1860s o 1870s o 1890s o 1900s o 1910s o 1920s o 1930-1945 o 1945-1956 o 1960s o 1970s o 1980s o 1990s o 2000s o 2010s

Materials o Cotton o Fur o Leather o Linen o Nylon o Polyester o Rayon o Silk o Spandex o Wool

Dresses Ball gown o Cocktail dress o Débutante dress o Evening gown o Gown o Jumper dress o Little black dress o Opera gloves o Petticoat o Sari o Shirtdress o Sundress o Tea gown o Wedding dress o Wrap dress

Footwear o Athletic shoe o Boot o Court shoe o Dress shoe o Flip-flops o Sandal o Shoe o Slipper

Hosiery o Hold-ups o Leg warmer o Leggings o Pantyhose o Sock o Stocking o Tights o Toe Sock o Toe Tights

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Tops Blouse o Crop top o Dress shirt o Halterneck o Henley shirt o Hoodie o Jersey o Guernsey o Poet shirt o Polo shirt o Shirt o Sleeveless shirt o Sweater o Sweater vest o T-shirt o Tube top o Turtleneck o Twinset

Trousers or pants Bell-bottoms o Bermuda shorts o Bondage pants o Capri pants o Cargo pants o Culottes o Cycling shorts o Dress pants o Jeans o Jodhpurs o Overall o Parachute pants o Phat pants o Shorts o Sweatpants o Windpants o Yoga pants

Skirts o A-line skirt o Denim skirt o Leather skirt o Men's skirts o Microskirt o Miniskirt o Pencil skirt o Prairie skirt o Rah-rah skirt o Skort o Wrap

Suits and uniforms o Academic dress o Black tie o Cleanroom suit o Clerical clothing o Court dress o Gymslip o Jumpsuit o Kasaya o Lab coat o Morning dress o Pantsuit o Red Sea rig o Romper suit o Scrubs o Stroller o Tuxedo o White tie


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