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The Express English team
Magazines give strange names to trends, like hobo, military or nude.
Nude normally means naked - but that wouldn't be fashion, would it? So in fashion, nude means clothes which are skin-coloured.
In London people wanted colours, the brighter the better. Or pastels. Or turquoise. One man's sensible advice is to look clean-cut and presentable.
Did you know?
Christian Dior's New Look made fashion history in 1947. It featured voluptuous designs that used a lot of fabric leaving behind the World War II years, when many products were rationed.
- Language tip
The expression 'fashion victim' refers to a person who is too keen on buying anything that comes into fashion.
- Cultural tip
Some people think it is rude for a man to wear a hat indoors or for people to shake each other's hand wearing gloves.
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