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To HATE peope calling clothing PIECES???

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WingsOnMyBoots Tue 13-Mar-18 10:05:41

I'm sorry I feel like a moan today. I am so sick of hearing people referring to clothes as PIECES! They do it with jewellery as well. It's not 'trousers' or 'dresses' or 'cardigans' it's PIECES!! Does anyone else hate this???

Fugitivefrombrusstice Tue 13-Mar-18 10:08:13

I think it's fine if it's high fashion or expensive jewellery where it's an art piece as much as an item of clothing, but if I saw someone describing their gap jeans as a 'piece' I would think it's was pretty odd

FriedEggs1 Tue 13-Mar-18 10:12:17

I'm with you totally OP. How about making clothes singular? When did this start? Trouser, legging etc.

Myheartbelongsto Tue 13-Mar-18 10:13:48

I agree op. Just pack it in!

Avasarala Tue 13-Mar-18 10:15:35

I'm a jeweller. I'm high end, and make a lot of gallery pieces - that's just what they're called. You don't say "this was a gallery necklace", you say "this was a gallery piece".

JaneJeffer Tue 13-Mar-18 10:16:54

And a red lip - just the one?

DannyLaRuesBestFrock Tue 13-Mar-18 10:17:01

And also watches being called a 'time piece' 😕

Ketzele Tue 13-Mar-18 10:20:57

See also: calling rooms 'spaces' (seen in every interiors magazine).

WingsOnMyBoots Tue 13-Mar-18 10:22:48

Thank god I'm not alone! If you think about it we could just called EVERY item a 'piece' and not bother having individual words for anything!

And YES JaneJeffer - a red lip!! Go away!!

IWouldLikeToKnow Tue 13-Mar-18 10:24:22

@Ketzele - I came to say exactly that....IT'S A ROOM

whosafraidofabigduckfart Tue 13-Mar-18 10:24:36

Also people who 'curate' their clothes - what tosh

NobbyNobberson Tue 13-Mar-18 10:25:26

Almost as much as I hate people calling stuff that you put in your hair 'product' - everything that has ever been made for a specific reason is a product, just call it wax, or gel, or clay or whatever it may be!

whosafraidofabigduckfart Tue 13-Mar-18 10:25:31

The curate their clothes in a space 😂😂😂😂

AJPTaylor Tue 13-Mar-18 10:25:38

yep, spaces instead of room. and super instead of very.

FizzyCherry Tue 13-Mar-18 10:25:54

I kind of get it if it's high end, like the PP makes, but I saw a reference to "classic High Street pieces" the other day. One of those capsule wardrobe articles that try to convince you that you can wear the same clothes every day as long as you pay £45 for a plain white T shirt.
It's utter pony in that context.

AJPTaylor Tue 13-Mar-18 10:28:13

i saw an article recently which said
"This relaxing piece is super easy to wear"
Ive never had one single cardi that was difficult to wear. l learnt that at about 2.5.

PistFump Tue 13-Mar-18 10:28:46

Thought it was just me. It sounds highly pretentious imho!!

joystir59 Tue 13-Mar-18 10:31:32

I've curated a super space this morning (I put away numerous pairs of old knickers and socks, a bleach marked jumper and unmatched ankle socks)

theyoniwayisnorthwards Tue 13-Mar-18 10:33:55

Meh, some people really love clothes and it’s a form of expression for them.

Personally I usually look like i’ve been dragged backwards through H&M but I can see why super stylish people who spend lots of time thinking about clothes develop a lexicon. Maybe a little pretentious but as hobbies go it’s pretty benign.

applesandbananas88 Tue 13-Mar-18 10:35:32

Oh god I loathe this. I downloaded a podcast by Dawn Porter and she just kept banging on about pairing a statement trouser with a bold lip or some other such nonsense and I had to delete it. Urgh!

ClemDanfango Tue 13-Mar-18 10:36:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

upsideup Tue 13-Mar-18 10:37:55

My df works in fashion, so I have been brought up to say pieces, as in 'this is my favourite piece from this collection' etc which makes sense if your talking about a whole collection, its not just my favourite top or my favourite dress its my favourite piece or item of clothing, but piece in quicker and sounds better.

RoseWhiteTips Tue 13-Mar-18 10:38:06

Yes! It is ridiculous and v v laughable. There are one or two culprits on the faux-French style threads.

likeacrow Tue 13-Mar-18 10:38:08

Agreed. Can't stand "a red lip" or "a pink cheek" either. Arrggghh! So pretentious. Also hate hate HATE "pop of colour " particularly when used in reference to makeup. Barf.

BezzaMezza Tue 13-Mar-18 10:39:02

Yes it's annoying

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