In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- If you need an extra outfit, you can pair yesterday's top with the bell-bottoms from the day before.
- I was trying to run in platform shoes, bell-bottoms and a long coat.
- So it is a lot closer to jeans than bell-bottoms.
- She kept arguing, but in the end, he found an imitation hippie outfit with serious bell-bottoms and a tye-dye shirt that she consented to wear.
- When Matt arrives at the doorway, he's wearing not only the glasses but also bell-bottoms.
- I changed into a pair of black bell-bottoms and a white keyhole peasant shirt that had lace on the cuffs.
- I bought Ronnie a pair of white bell-bottoms with pink candy stripes.
- Tyler thought she looked rather pretty wearing a pair of jeans she'd made into bell-bottoms herself, and a long-sleeved light blue shirt under a grey polar fleece vest.
- She had red hair that was long and wavy; she had blue eyes and was wearing bell-bottoms and a shirt that said, ‘I am crazy!’
- Celia was wearing turquoise corduroy bell-bottoms and a tank top, her hair in two French plaits.
- My friends wore hip huggers and bell-bottoms which I staunchly refused to even consider.
- When the topic of dressing up comes, one would invariably think of the latest low-waist trousers and tops, bell-bottoms and a host of other designer wear.
- Damien approached the young woman in her faded denim jean bell-bottoms and her Latin flare, colour-splashed top.
- Remember the bell-bottoms of the '60s and '70s?
- Christina was wearing her hair up in a ponytail, she had high heels that made her seem almost to be Toby's height, pink bell-bottoms, and a baby blue short halter-top.
- The girl, who answered to ‘Lee’, looked positively hippie in her black corduroy bell-bottoms and paisley smock with flare-sleeves.
- In the last few years, we had a revival of 60s and 70s fashion, with turtlenecks, bell-bottoms and jeans cut to fray dominating the landscape.
- She stood and wandered to the bathroom for a five-minute shower, then appeared in the kitchen in bell-bottoms and a fuzzy white sweater.
- ‘Nothing, mom, she just wants to come over’ I clumped back upstairs and changed into a teal sweater and khaki bell-bottoms.
- In fact, I think I still have a nice pair of blue and white check bell-bottoms with a cheeky ‘high-waist’ somewhere in my wardrobe.
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