Formalwear: White Wedding, Kilt, Black Tie, Cloak, Academic Dress, Court Uniform and Dress, Frock Coat, Dress Shirt, White Tie, Haute Couture

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General Books, 2010 - 246 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 89. Chapters: White wedding, Kilt, Black tie, Cloak, Academic dress, Court uniform and dress in the United Kingdom, Academic regalia in the United States, Academic dress in the United Kingdom, Frock coat, Dress shirt, White tie, Haute couture, Tailcoat, Crinoline, Morning dress, Waistcoat, Bow tie, Wedding dress, Little black dress, Formal wear, Dress code, Evening gown, Dress shoe, Cummerbund, Red Sea rig, D butante dress, Semi-formal, Dress boot, Ball gown, Dickey, Stroller, Boutonni re, Mess jacket, Vest, Cocktail dress, Presidential sash, Costume de rigueur, Hoop skirt, Running of the Brides, Backless dress, Stayclip, Cocktail hat, Ceremonial dress, Opera coat, Inverness coat, Ulster coat, Ballerina skirt, Formal trousers, Evening dress, Wedding sari. Excerpt: Academic dress or academical dress is a traditional form of clothing for academic settings, primarily tertiary (and sometimes secondary) education, worn mainly by those that have been admitted to a university degree (or similar) or hold a status that entitles them to assume them (e.g., undergraduate students at certain old universities). It is also known as academicals and, in the United States, as academic regalia. Contemporarily, it is commonly seen only at graduation ceremonies, but formerly academic dress was, and to a lesser degree in many ancient universities still is, worn on a daily basis. Today the ensembles are distinctive in some way to each institution, and generally consists of a gown (also known as a robe) with a separate hood, and usually a cap (generally either a mortarboard, a tam, or a bonnet). Academic dress is also worn by members of certain learned societies and institutions as official dress. The academic dress found in most universities in the British Commonwealth and the United States is derived from that of the universities of Oxford and Cambrid...

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