K

Kangaroo Pocket- A pocket formed by sewing a piece of cloth over the garment leaving two open ends.

Keyhole Neck- A tear shaped or round cutout that fastens at the front or back neckline

Kimono- A long robe with wide sleeves traditionally worn with a broad sash.

Kitten Heel- A short but narrow heel; less than 2″ with a diameter of no more than 0.4″ (1cm) where it reaches the ground.

Knee-High Boot- The upper portion is closed in the front, back and sides and covers the foot, extending up to the knee or just below the knee.

L

Louis/Pompadour Heel- A heel that when viewed from the side, the front edge slopes slightly forward toward the ball of the foot, while the rear edge has an hourglass curve similar to a spool.

M

Maillot- A woman’s one-piece bathing suit

Mandarin Collar- A short, stand-up collar, adopted from the close fitting Asian collar.

Mary Jane- A “Mary Jane” is a shoe very similar to a “pump” with an additional strap running horizontally across the middle of the foot from one side to the other, usually closed with a buckle.

Mermaid- A dress that is close fitting through the bodice, down through the hips and to about the mid or lower calf where the skirt flares out.

Mid-Calf Boot- The upper portion is closed in the front, back, and sides and covers the foot, extending up approximately midway between the ankle bone and the knee.

Mule- The upper portion of a “mule” is cut away at both the back and the sides of the foot.  The only portion that remains is the front portion and this may be open or closed.

N

Notched Collar- A two piece collar that can be worn open.

O

Off the Shoulder Neck- A neckline that lies gently hovering across the top of the bustling with the shoulders uncovered or able to be seen through the sheer yoke of net or organza attached to a high collar.

Outrè- Something that is overdone, excessive or exaggerated.

Overskirt- A skirt worn over another skirt.

Over-the Knee Boot- The upper portion is closed in the front, back and sides, and covers the foot, extending up the leg just past the knee.