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Words Related to Clothes and Fashion - Historical Clothes

Here you will learn some English words related to historical clothes such as "armor", "toga" and "tabard".

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Words Related to Clothes and Fashion
hose
[noun]
a tight-fitting garment worn on the legs in the past
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toga
[noun]
a kind of loose and long outer clothing item worn by the people of ancient Rome
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armor
[noun]
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
[noun]
a sleeveless tunic worn over armor by knights during the Middle Ages
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cockade
[noun]
a knot or rosette of ribbons or lace worn on a hat or clothing as a badge
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loincloth
[noun]
a simple piece of cloth that covers the genitals and is worn as an undergarment
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codpiece
[noun]
a cloth that covers the genital area, typically worn by men as a part of their clothing during the 15th and 16th centuries
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tippet
[noun]
a long, narrow piece of clothing worn around the neck, often used as a decorative accessory
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bustle
[noun]
a framework or padding used to create a fuller rear silhouette in skirts or dresses, popular in 19th-century fashion
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ruff
[noun]
a type of decorative collar that was popular in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries
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chain mail
[noun]
a type of armor made of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a protective mesh-like garment
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surcoat
[noun]
a loose, sleeveless outer garment that was worn over the armor typically by knights during the medieval period
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doublet
[noun]
a man's snug-fitting jacket, originating in the 14th century, that is worn over a shirt and underneath a coat
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frock coat
[noun]
a man's long coat with a fitted waist and a flared skirt that was popular in the 19th century
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mail
[noun]
a type of armor made of interlocking metal rings or plates, traditionally worn to protect the body from weapons
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chausses
[noun]
a type of leg armor worn in medieval times, consisted of fitted fabric or mail leggings that protected the lower legs and feet
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gambeson
[noun]
a quilted padded garment worn as protective padding underneath armor during medieval times for impact absorption and body protection in combat
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hauberk
[noun]
a type of long tunic made of interlocking metal rings, worn as body armor during the Middle Ages
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jerkin
[noun]
a short, close-fitting jacket or sleeveless shirt, typically made of leather and worn as a protective garment
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jupon
[noun]
a sleeveless, fitted tunic or overdress, often worn by women in medieval times over a skirt or under a gown for layering or modesty
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manteau
[noun]
a cloak or covering worn by religious figures or used in religious ceremonies
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pallium
[noun]
a circular band of cloth worn by high-ranking clergy over their chasuble as a symbol of their authority
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partlet
[noun]
a fabric or lace collar worn by women in medieval times, often over the neckline of a gown or dress for coverage or adornment
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trunk hoses
[noun]
a type of men's clothing in the 16th century that were close-fitting garments covering the hips and thighs, often filled out to create a puffed, rounded appearance
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newmarket
[noun]
a style of men's long, loose-fitting overcoat worn for outdoor activities such as hunting or horse riding
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chiton
[noun]
a simple tunic garment made of a single piece of fabric, draped over the body and fastened at the shoulders, worn by ancient Greek men and women
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riding habit
[noun]
a style of women's clothing that was worn for horseback riding and includes a tailored jacket, a long skirt, and a shirt or blouse
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