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16:24 Nov 6, 2007
English to English translations [PRO] Textiles / Clothing / Fashion / fashion styles
English term or phrase:mode
I've got a list of clothing styles like business/casual/sporty etc., and one of the items is "mode".
Does this make sense to any of you? I know "Mode" is fashion in German, but I'm not sure it's relevant here (we're looking for a specific fashion style).
Many thanks, Patricia and Nancy. I'm not sure the writer knew exactly what they were writing, but at least I have an idea now. I've asked the client to verify the intended meaning with the (non-native) author to be sure. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Explanation: This is a new term for me, but Merriam-Webster's defines it as:
a prevailing fashion or style of dress or behavior <harbored the cultural backwash of Europe and looked to its stale romanticism as the mode -- H.F.Mooney> <sleeping on top of television sets in the mode of the day for cats -- New Yorker> <the contemporary mode> <the newest mode in dresses> <all the mode>
All alone, it might not make sense but "contemporary mode" or "Victorian mode" would. All the same, it sounds stilted to me.
Patricia Rosas United States Local time: 18:03 Native speaker of: English