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elements of ancient costume [4]click to hear

Examples of different articles of clothing characteristic of a period, country, condition or occasion.
elements of ancient costume [4] dress with panniers ruffle stomacher dress with bustle bustle caraco jacket

dress with panniers click to hear

Dress that appeared in the mid-18th century; it was worn over an underskirt with two hoops that made it puff out at the hips.

ruffle click to hear

Funnel-shaped lace cuff with two or three flounces.

stomacher click to hear

Decorative triangle worn under the bodice of the dress.

dress with bustle click to hear

Dress that appeared about 1870; it was worn over a bustle; which gave fullness to the back of the skirt.

bustle click to hear

Underskirt with a semicircular wire hoop at the back to support the skirt and draw it away from the body.

caraco jacket click to hear

Close-fitting bodice with sleeves, cut off at the hip and buttoned in front; it appeared in the second half of the 18th century.