From which language does the term "accessory" in the sense of "decorative item" derive?

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ART QUESTION #2283

From which language does the term "accessory" in the sense of "decorative item" derive?

French

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The term "accessories" is derived from French and refers to miscellaneous additional items that complement a fashionable outfit. Accessories play an important role in every style of clothing. Jewelry, cravats and shawls, hats and gloves are considered accessories, alongside belts, clasps and separate items such as fans, walking sticks, purses and umbrellas.

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