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Examples of different articles of clothing characteristic of a period, country, condition or occasion.
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dress with panniers ruffle stomacher dress with bustle bustle caraco jacket

dress with panniers click to hear : dress with panniers

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 : ruffle

Funnel-shaped lace cuff with two or three flounces.

stomacher click to hear : stomacher

Decorative triangle worn under the bodice of the dress.

dress with bustle click to hear : dress with bustle

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

bustle click to hear : bustle

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 : caraco jacket

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