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      Fashion Police Glossary: the Shacket(t)

      Rocha John Rocha Navy dual shackett jacket, £65 at Debenhams Nope, not a “sheer jacket”, as per the usual pattern of Fashion Police terminology, but a jacket that shares elements in common with a shirt. A shirt-jacket. A shacket, see? Shacket: A cross between a shirt and a jacket, similar to the apparel of a builder’s. With us so far? Because this is where things began to get confusing over at Fashion Police HQ… River Island’s brown (really?) chiffon (perhaps…) flower (so that’s what they are!) shackett (hmmph): £39.99, available here, and also in white. Ignoring everything that’s wrong with the description of this piece (not to mention the spelling of “shackett”) can anyone inform us which parts of it…

      What are Jeggings? – a.k.a. jean leggings

      Things are getting out of hand in the world of “words invented by fashion writers”, aren’t they? We’ve had “shants” (“sheer pants”, to the uninitiated), “shresses” (sheer dresses) and, of course “treggings” (a cross between trousers and leggings), and now the good folks at ASOS.com* have been at it again, using the terms “jegging” to denote a cross between leggings and jeans. Why yes, that IS the same thing as “denim leggings”, now you mention it, and actually, they’re not a kick in the ass off a little something we at The Fashion Police like to call “skinny jeans”, either. We have no particular beef with the leggings themselves: we learned to accept leggings a while ago, and as we…