New words – 12 December 2011December 12, 2011
beach burka noun an outfit or garment for women to swim in which conceals all or most of the body
Just compare her to the awkwardness of Nigella’s ‘beach burka’ outing.
[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine) 13.06.11]
modest dressing noun fashionable clothes that reveal little flesh
Professor Reina Lewis and her colleagues at the London College of Fashion have been researching Modest Dressing [...]
[The Guardian (UK broadsheet) 17.06.11]
mankle noun the male ankle, especially as revealed by currently fashionable short trousers
Fashion Herberts this month are talking of little else. Men’s trousers are being shortened and chino legs are being rolled upwards to increase the likelihood — phwoarr! — of a flash of mankle.
hi-driff noun the upper stomach when deliberately exposed by clothes
Baring all in a crop top is wayyy [sic] too scary for most of us, so we’re loving the new hi-driff trend – flashing that little bit of flesh just above the waist.
[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine) 20.06.11]