Words Related to Clothes and Fashion

Words Related to Clothes and Fashion - Historical Clothes

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Read this lesson to learn words of historical clothes in English, such as "armor", "toga" and "tabard".
hose
hosenoun

man's close-fitting garment of the 16th and 17th centuries covering the legs and reaching up to the waist; worn with a doublet

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toga
toganoun

a one-piece cloak worn by men in ancient Rome

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armor
armornoun

a protective metal clothing used by soldiers in the past in order not to be harmed or injured during battles

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tabard
tabardnoun

a short sleeveless outer tunic emblazoned with a coat of arms; worn by a knight over his armor or by a herald

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cockade
cockadenoun

an ornament (such as a knot of ribbon or a rosette) usually worn on the hat

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loincloth
loinclothnoun

a garment that provides covering for the loins

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codpiecenoun

(15th-16th century) a flap for the crotch of men's tight-fitting breeches

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tippet
tippetnoun

a woman's fur shoulder cape with hanging ends; often consisting of the whole fur of a fox or marten

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bustle
bustlenoun

***something that women wore round their waists in the past to hold their skirts away from their bodies at the back

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ruff
ruffnoun

a high tight collar

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crinoline
crinolinenoun

a full stiff petticoat made of crinoline fabric

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chain mail
chain mailnoun

(Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings

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surcoat
surcoatnoun

a tunic worn over a knight's armor

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doublet
doubletnoun

a man's close-fitting jacket; worn during the Renaissance

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frock coat
frock coatnoun

a man's coat having knee-length skirts front and back; worn in the 19th century

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mail
mailnoun

(Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings

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