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Meaning of "capsule wardrobe" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CAPSULE WARDROBE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CAPSULE WARDROBE

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Capsule wardrobe is a noun.
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WHAT DOES CAPSULE WARDROBE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Capsule wardrobe

Capsule wardrobe is a term coined by Susie Faux, the owner of a London boutique called "Wardrobe" in the 1970s. According to Faux, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few essential items of clothing that will not go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be updated with seasonal pieces. This idea was popularised by American designer Donna Karan, who, in 1985, released an influential capsule collection of seven interchangeable work-wear pieces. The term is widely used in the British and American fashion media, and has been the subject of several popular television series. The term has come to refer to a collection of clothing which is designed using only interchangeable items, in order to maximise the number of outfits which can be created. The aim is to have an outfit suitable for any occasion without owning excessive items of clothing. This is usually achieved by buying what are considered to be "key" or "staple" items in coordinating colours.

Definition of capsule wardrobe in the English dictionary

The definition of capsule wardrobe in the dictionary is a collection of clothes and accessories that includes only items considered essential.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CAPSULE WARDROBE

capsicum
capsid
capsidal
capsizable
capsizal
capsize
capsomer
capsomere
capstan
capstan bar
capstan lathe
capstone
capsular
capsulate
capsulated
capsulation
capsule
capsule range
capsulise
capsulize

WORDS THAT END LIKE CAPSULE WARDROBE

aerobe
anaerobe
bathrobe
chifforobe
cryoprobe
disrobe
enrobe
floordrobe
garderobe
geoprobe
hanging wardrobe
microbe
microprobe
night robe
probe
reprobe
robe
space probe
strobe
wardrobe

Synonyms and antonyms of capsule wardrobe in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «capsule wardrobe» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CAPSULE WARDROBE

Find out the translation of capsule wardrobe to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of capsule wardrobe from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «capsule wardrobe» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

胶囊衣橱
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cápsula armario
570 millions of speakers

English

capsule wardrobe
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कैप्सूल अलमारी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كبسولة خزانة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

капсула шкаф
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

guarda-roupa cápsula
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্যাপসুল পোশাক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

capsule garde-robe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Almari kapsul
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kapsel Kleiderschrank
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カプセルのワードローブ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

캡슐 옷장
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kapsul lemari
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

viên nang tủ quần áo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காப்ஸ்யூல் அலமாரி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कॅप्सूल अलमारी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kapsül gardırop
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

capsula guardaroba
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kapsułka szafa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

капсула шафа
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

garderoba capsula
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κάψουλα ντουλάπα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kapsule klerekas
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kapsel garderob
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kapsel garderobe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of capsule wardrobe

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CAPSULE WARDROBE»

The term «capsule wardrobe» is regularly used and occupies the 76.502 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about capsule wardrobe

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CAPSULE WARDROBE»

Discover the use of capsule wardrobe in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to capsule wardrobe and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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How to Make the Most of Your Wardrobe: A Guide to Wearing ...
Two, if you are one of those people who don't want to spend a lot of time figuring out what works with what, your Capsule Wardrobe will simplify this for you. A Capsule Wardrobe is a handful of well chosen pieces that can be mixed and ...
Lorraine Russo, 2008
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Do Less: A Minimalist Guide to a Simplified, Organized, and ...
Build a Capsule Wardrobe The “capsule wardrobe” is a term coined in the 1970s and it refers to a small wardrobe built on interchangeable pieces. All of the items in the wardrobe work as separates and can be transitioned from casualwear to ...
Rachel Jonat, 2014
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In the Dressing Room with Brenda: A Fun and Practical Guide ...
Think of the robe as the jacket of a lingerie capsule wardrobe. Then create a lingerie wardrobe by picking pieces that work back to that robe. Let's make the robe a silk knee-length kimono style. Here are some pieces that could go under it : * a ...
Brenda Kinsel, 2001
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Something You Should Know:
Luckily she remembered tobring a lotof her summer clothes backwith her, thelast time shehadbeen home. But shestill wasn't sure whatshe shouldbring. This capsule wardrobe thatthey were always going onabout in the magazines looked easy ...
Melissa Hill, 2014
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Life after work: Simple ideas for enjoying retirement
Note what colours appeal to you, what shapes, what materials. At the same time, note what doesn't appeal – have you eliminated everything with a pattern? Are there colours you haven't included? Then build yourself a capsule wardrobe. Yes  ...
Infinite Ideas, 2012
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Work Your Wardrobe: Gok's Gorgeous Guide to Style that Lasts
Style supremo and every woman's best friend, Gok Wan knows how important it is for a woman to look and feel her best.
Gok Wan, 2009
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Lessons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While ...
Every item in this selection of clothing can be mixed and matched, thus creating many sartorial possibilities—a must for any capsule wardrobe. Sample Ten-Item Wardrobe for Spring/Summer sea-green silk top tan sheer blouse navy and white  ...
Jennifer L. Scott, 2012
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Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life ...
In a capsule wardrobe, each piece is carefully selected, equally worn, and as democratically displayed/visible as any other piece. In other words, the small wardrobe promotes a closet full of things to wear. In theory, editing a large selection ...
Bea Johnson, 2013
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Secrets of style: your personal profile : style, bodyline, ...
Takes readers step-by-step through the process of developing a unique personal style.
Doris Pooser, 1992
10
Living Your Dream Forever
Jean recommends that ladies have a 'capsule' wardrobe which consists of items that are suitable for all occasions. That way, whenever you receive an invitation, you will always have the appropriate clothes to wear and not have to dash out at  ...
David Jones, Jean Sinnett, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CAPSULE WARDROBE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term capsule wardrobe is used in the context of the following news items.
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Kim Sears' Wimbledon Style Success Secret? Create A Capsule
... her trusty denim jacket and Aspinal holdall out of her closet. That's it. We need to start creating our own Kim-inspired capsule wardrobe, stat. «instyle.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Summer wardrobe essentials: Fashion is heating up
Layering and texture is big this season and you can achieve this look by adding a sheer chiffon or organza blouse to your capsule wardrobe. «Cayman Compass, Jul 15»
3
How to build the perfect summer work wardrobe
Just because it's a capsule wardrobe doesn't mean you need to shy away from statement items. Just use the rule of thumb that whatever you ... «Closer, Jul 15»
4
Farewell to Donna Karan, the queen of the capsule wardrobe
Karan - who is to step down as the brand's chief designer to concentrate on her charity work - devised the "capsule wardrobe", an aspirational ... «The Province, Jul 15»
5
6 Fashion Superstars Who Have Transformed What Americans Wear
... of power suits inspired by menswear or ruffled dress shirts, Karan's Seven Easy Pieces "capsule wardrobe" spawned innumerable copycats. «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
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Donna Karan Steps Down From Her Position At Her Namesake …
Grazia's fashion director Susannah Frankel said of the news: "Donna Karan's capsule wardrobe was the single most liberating idea for women ... «Grazia, Jul 15»
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Nottingham personal stylist picks her summer fashion favourites
The fashion expert says: "For most clients I set up a capsule wardrobe and show them pieces that are missing in their current wardrobes. «Nottingham Post, Jun 15»
8
12 things to remember when going on holiday with the kids
The carefully edited capsule wardrobe that fits in one in-flight bag has to go. You'll be upping your baggage allowance to make way for ... «Metro, Jun 15»
9
Sleb Safari: Mariah Carey has met her Dreamlover
As you'd expect, tricked out bikinis are the core of this capsule wardrobe and they're worn under an unzipped, too-small wetsuit or evening ... «the Irish News, Jun 15»
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The Hot New Trend in Fashion Won't Cost You Anything at All
... a self-proclaimed former shopaholic, advocates a system similar to Project 333, but a little more forgiving: the rotating "capsule wardrobe," ... «Mic, Jun 15»

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