Do you know your glittens from your jeggings, jorts or trogues? The department store Debenhams has issued a dictionary of fashion words for its staff, although it doesn't want sales assistants to use them with the general public, as most people haven't a clue what the words mean.
Jeggings is a word that has made it into most dictionaries as it first appeared a few years ago (jeggings - the word and the garment - are a cross between jeans and leggings). The word glittens has nothing to do with glitter, which is what I originally thought; it is a portmanteau word made up of gloves and mittens, and refers to mittens which roll back to reveal gloved fingers. Jorts are shorts with some of the qualities of jeans. Trogues are a cross between trainers and brogues.
Looking down the Daily Telegraph's list of fashion terms, I must admit that I shall now be looking out for mace (male lace) and mangrows (babygrows for men)!