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30-08-2005
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i never knew that..
good question droogist and thanks for the info guys...

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11-09-2005
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I don't really know where I should put this but, can somebody tell me the difference between terry cloth and velour (pants)? Thank you!

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11-09-2005
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The terry cloth has more of a towel like texture and is more summer appropriate in my opinion.

The velour has more of velvet like texture and is more winter appropriate in my opinion.

Hope that helped.

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Thanks Bleck5!!

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While reading the What Are You Wearing Today thread I noticed that Curious often said she was wearing skimmers. I asked her what it meant and she said she thought it was a name for flats with pointy toes, but wasn't completely sure. Does anyone know for certain? Thanks..

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I thought skimmers were just flats in general. I've seen round toe flats referred to as skimmers. Must have something to do with your feet skimming the ground.

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Thanks for clearing that up ladies

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19-09-2005
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this has been bugging me- what makes wool virgin wool?

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^ Has to do with the chastity of the sheep, I imagine... :p

JK. According to WordNet, virgin wool is "wool not used before; wool not processed or woven before."

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trainers don't have to be lifestyle shoes. it's just the brit word for 'sneakers'. so we wear 'trainers' for PE, instead of sneakers.

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trainers don't have to be lifestyle shoes. it's just the brit word for 'sneakers'. so we wear 'trainers' for PE, instead of sneakers.
Trainers is from 'training shoes' though, so I think it has more of that kind of connotation. American style canvas 'sneakers' tend to be called 'Converses' where I am...

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Trainers is from 'training shoes' though, so I think it has more of that kind of connotation. American style canvas 'sneakers' tend to be called 'Converses' where I am...
ahh so what do you call shoes you wear to the gym? running shoes? because that's what i've always referred to as trainers... which definitely are not necessarily lifestyle shoes.

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ahh so what do you call shoes you wear to the gym? running shoes? because that's what i've always referred to as trainers... which definitely are not necessarily lifestyle shoes.
Yeah, I'd probably agree with you there. Although older people still call all shoes like that plimsoles (irrespective of them obviously not being plimsoles)... Although what is a 'lifestyle shoe' though? Because a 'lifestyle' magazine tends to be a mix of fitness and cheap pornography...

Just saying that perhaps a 'trainer' is subtly different to a 'sneaker'.

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What is a mermaid skirt? I reckon it has to do w/ the shape of a mermaids' fin, but I cant imagine for the life of me how that would translate into an actual skirt..

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a mermaid dress or skirt is like a tight dress that is tight atleast to the knees then widening after that.

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Definition: The mermaid dress is close fitting through the bodice, down through the hips and to about mid or lower calf where the skirt flares out. As sexy as this is, it's not an easy dress to wear unless you have an athletic or slim build because this dress actually adds curves. (from http://fashion.about.com/cs/glossary/g/bldefmermaid.htm )

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