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'That skirt is way too short!'

DEFINITION: n., A fashion item so old that it has gone out of and come back into style. v., To save outdated clothing hoping that it will come back into style.

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Reattire

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /ri:ə'taɪə/

Sentence: The girl tried to explain her father that the skirt she was wearing was one of her mother's reattires.

Etymology: REATTIRE. n. From Re (Pref. Again; anew. Backward; back) + Attire (Clothing or array; apparel)

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COMMENTS:

Everything old is new again.... - Nosila, 2008-09-15: 21:37:00

Good one. - lumina, 2008-09-16: 10:43:00

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Retrothrift

youmustvotenato

Created by: youmustvotenato

Pronunciation: retro thrift

Sentence: What to wear to the indie concert? Lemme dig into the bottom of my dad's t-shirt drawer and find a retrothrifty shirt.

Etymology: Retro and thrift

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Fadeism

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: fade/ism

Sentence: Sue had a wardrobe stuffed with 70s and 80s avant-garde clothing. Sadly the faddisms had become fadeisms.

Etymology: faddism (craze) + fade

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Investiment

Created by: Ashbolte

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Its too small now, but I'll leave it in my wardrobe as an investiment for when I join a gym

Etymology: investment and 'verstire'-to dress

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Nostalusional

Created by: Mantaman

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Preservealaugh

glowheart

Created by: glowheart

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Revesture

Created by: Kevcom

Pronunciation: Ree-vesch-terr

Sentence: Mary of Palamino practises the art of revesture every day. Too poor to afford new clothes, Mary revests her 1970's garments - and although old, they are perfectly in style...

Etymology: re (to do something again) / vesture (piece of garment)

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Misetyle

Created by: mandapanda

Pronunciation: miz-eh-tyle

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Etymology: comes from misery style..or style that causes misery

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Refab

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: re-fab

Sentence: Lily's dash for the last bus home left her standing red faced with her skirt around her ankles in the middle of the high street. Original it may have been but the trouble with refab's is that, over time, the elastic tends to perish.

Etymology: recycle - to produce useful materials which can be used again. Fabric - cloth or woven material

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Retrocloseting

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ret-ro-cloz-ett-ing

Sentence: Eunice had a spare closet built for the sole purpose of keeping outdated fashions and she devoted it entirely to retrocloseting.

Etymology: retro - from the past, + closet

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