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Our endless assortment of officially licensed sports merchandise is continually growing and we want to keep you informed of all the styles and features of our products. Our in-depth glossary below compiles all of the most commonly used phrases and terms listed on our products to help select the item that's right for you.

    O

    Ombré:

    Shadings of a single color from light to dark, or the gradual blending of several colors as in a rainbow.

    Open Stitch:

    Woven or knit fabrics that are loosely stitched, achieving a semi-transparency.

    P

    Paisley:

    Fabric in rich, swirling print either woven in or screened. Based on fine Scottish wool fabrics designed in yarn-dyed colors.

    Pea Coat/Pea Jacket:

    Heavy, warm hip-length woolen jacket with double-breasted front and a wide notched collar, originally worn by sailors in the color known as navy blue.

    Peasant Top:

    Romantic style often characterized with a low neckline, ruffles, or free flowing material.

    Pedal Pushers:

    Straight cut pants, often cuffed, that fall just below the knee.

    Peek-a-Boo:

    Any part of the garment which has been cut out to reveal skin.

    Pencil Skirt:

    A straight line skirt with no flare or fullness at the hem or waistline.

    Picot:

    A row of small loops woven along the edge of fabric in ribbon or lace for a decorative effect.

    Pieced:

    A look created by sewing several pieces of material together to form the garment, much like a quilt.

    Pigment-Dyed:

    Yarns colored with material that is of animal, vegetable or mineral origin before they are spun into fabric.

    Piqué:

    (Pronounced "pee-kay") Durable, knit or woven fabric with raised lengthwise cords or squares which are part of the weave.

    Placket:

    Slit at neckline in a dress, blouse or skirt, usually reinforced with a fold of fabric.

    Plaid:

    A very popular pattern listed under the "check" category.

    Pleat:

    A fold in the fabric allowing for extra room in a garment.

    Polo Dress:

    A long or knee-length sheath designed as an extension of the classic, cotton knit polo shirt.

    Polyester:

    A wrinkle resistant fabric made from synthetic resin. Most performance wear is made from 100% polyester.

    Poncho:

    Straight piece of fabric, usually waterproof, with an opening in the center for the head. Originally a Latin American garment in colorful woven fabrics that is used as outerwear.

    Poplin:

    A finely ribbed fabric, usually made of cotton.

    Puff Sleeve/Pouf Sleeve:

    A full sleeve of varying lengths, created by generous gathering around the armhole/shoulder.

    Purl Stitch (aka Cable Knit):

    Knitting stitch employed to create a ribbed effect.

    R

    Raglan Sleeve:

    A sleeve that extends in one piece to the neckline of the garment.

    Raw Edge:

    Refers to an unfinished hem, for the worn in look.

    Rayon:

    Silky, lustrous material manmade from natural fibers, with excellent drape and dyeability.

    Reverse Applique:

    The reverse of applique to create a more dramatic design.

    Ruching:

    (Pronounced "rooshing"). Shirring or pleating for a textured effect, or an applied border of pleated ribbon for a ruffled effect.

    Ruffle:

    Strip of cloth, lace or ribbon at the edge of a garment that creates a rippled effect.

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