A history of costume
The author's intention in compiling this work was to show by practical examples the history of the development of dress. This is the most reliable and authentic account of the subject, for the author took pains to base his study on actual pieces of clothing that have survived, only turning to paintings, statues and other reproductions in cases where originals no longer existed.
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THE PERIOD 182070continued FACI
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back length back piece basque bodice braid breast breeches brim broad buttons cape century b.c. Century Fig chemise chiton clasp cloak close-fitting cloth collar coloured corset costume cuffs Dacian doublet dress coat Eighteenth Century embroidered embroidery English riding Etruscan farthingale fashion fastened Fifteenth Century folds foot fourteenth century French front and back Front length front piece German Men's Dress Germanisches Museum girdle gold Gown gussets hair headdress hips hood hose jacket knee-breeches knees lace later Lauingen leather length of sleeve linen lining low-necked material middle Munich narrow National Museum neck ornamented over-dress over-garment padded Parthian Pattern peplos pleats pourpoint redingote ribbon robe Sarmatian Scythians seam Second Half Seventeenth Century sewn shape shoes short shorter shoulders sides silk Sixteenth skirt slashed sleeve-hole slit sometimes Spanish stola strips style taffeta trimmed trousers tunic under-dress under-garment usually velvet waist waistcoat wear wearer wide worn wrist