The Dictionary of Fashion History
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A Dictionary of English Costume by C. Willett Cunnington, Phillis Cunnington and Charles Beard was orig
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19th century onwards band became bobbin lace bodice bodice F bonnet F boots breeches brim buttons cambric cape cloak close-fitting cloth Period coarse coat collar colours corset cotton crÍpe crinoline crown cuff decorative doublet dress F early 19th early 20th century edge embroidered Engageantes farthingale fashionable fastened fibres flap French term frock frock coat front fustian garment gloves gown hair hood hose jacket knee lace Period lapels Late 19th century leather linen loose mantle Medieval onwards men’s mid-19th century mohair morning coat muslin narrow neck needle lace originally overcoat pattern petticoat plain weave pleats pocket poplin popular resembling ribbon round ruff satin seam shape shirt shoes short shoulders side silk silk fabric skirt F sleeve F soft sometimes stripes style suit thread trimmed trousers twilled usually velvet waist waistcoat warp wear weft women wool woollen cloth worn worsted woven