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Costume History Terminology 17th-20th Century

Cape-like, large collars worn over the neckline popular in the mid 1820s
A type of white-on-white embroidery
Popular hairstyle from 1670 where curls were worn at the sides of the face in a wide and dense manner; also known as "scatterbrain" style
Male clothing makers who were allowed to make men's justaucorps suits, women's riding habits, and garments using whalebone
Vest introduced by Charles II in England through Royal Proclamation on 10/7/1666
Court bodice that was worn with a richly decorated petticoat and an overskirt with a long train
A "fashion merchant" that sold small articles of fashion that could be used to decorate women's gowns
Important fashion that emerged around 1900, a summer gown made of white cotton generously embroidered in white and trimmed with copious amounts of white lace
Turkish style trousers worn with a short skirt introduced by Paul Poiret
Fingerless gloves that were a popular accessory in the mid 1820s
A loose, T-shaped robe with elbow-length sleeves that was belted about the body, worn for informal occasions
An overcoat, made in the shape of a gown of silk or wool, decorated with small capes and military-inspired touches; worn over a gown for outdoor activities
Male members of a fashionable aristocratic subculture in Paris during the French Directory (1795-1799)
Large triangle of fabric, stiffened with whalebone or paper pinned to the front of the bodice to conceal the gap
Fashion dolls that served as fully dressed mannequins used to convey fashion news
Created by Paul Poiret, a gown consisting of a loose kimono bodice, a knee-length tunic skirt wired out away from the body, and a narrow draped underskirt
A major invention of the industrial revolution where a large wheel powered multiple spindles with a crank
Female clothing makers who were allowed to make underwear, small linen items, petticoats, mantuas, jackets, and gowns
A morning activity of the 18th century where women spent time dressing and having their hair styled
Garment worn by woman after putting on her chemise