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    CHEMISE
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    Chemise- It is a loose dresslike undergarment, flowing from the shoulder nearly to the feet, with voluminous sleeves. It is a simple garment worn close to the skin beneath other clothing to protect against bodily oils.

    camicia- It is an extra long, flowing chemise worn close to the skin beneath other clothing to protect against bodily oils. This particular style is designed with full, puffy sleeves to compliment segmented or slashed accessories and garb.

    chainse- It is a floor-length, pleated tunic with long sleeves tightly fitted at the wrists. It is designed to be worn under the bliaut.

    chemisette- A waist-length female undershirt featuring a drawstring neckline and three-quarter length sleeves trimmed with ruffled cuffs.

    short-sleeved chemise- It is a loose, short-sleeved, dresslike undergarment, flowing from the shoulder nearly to the feet. It is simplistic in design and worn close to the skin beneath other clothing to protect against bodily oils.

    sleeveless chemise- It is a loose, sleeveless, dresslike undergarment, flowing from the shoulder nearly to the feet. It is simplistic in design and worn close to the skin beneath other clothing to protect against bodily oils.

    smock- This is an undergarment with long tubular sleeves, underarm gussets, and a large gored skirt designed to make an overgown hang correctly. It is shaped to fit beneath any gown with a fitted bodice and full skirt.

    CLOAKS
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    Cloak- It is a type of loose garment that is worn over indoor clothing and protects the wearer from the cold, rain or wind, or it may form part of a fashionable outfit or uniform.

    back-cloak- It is a cloak that, attached to the shoulders, falls down to the floor behind the wearer. The woman's version trails the floor in a graceful curve, while the men's cloak barely grazes the floor.

    bell cloak- It is a cloak buttoned down the front with bulky sleeves in folds of cloth. Overall, this cloak resembles a bell.

    brat drape- A basic, but versatile, upper body draping. Often highly decorated, it can be worn several ways including belted around the waist, and pinned over one shoulder.

    cape- This is a sleeveless outer garment which is designed to fasten at the throat and fall down the back of the wearer. Typically, luxurious materials are used to manufacture a cape, which is intended to be more fashionable than functional as a general rule. It falls only partially down the back, and drapes elegantly over the shoulders.

    capelet- This is a miniature cape designed to be worn during warm weather. Barely covering the shoulders in the front, the top rests just under the nape of the wearer in the back to fashionably frame the neckline.

    chasuble cape- This is a generic, circular cape with an aperture for the head.

    evening cape- This is a sleeveless outer garment which is designed to fasten at the throat and fall down the back of the wearer. Worn as a formal garment, this particular cape is meant to be made from fine materials only, sometimes being constructed from lacy knit patterns or crochets, and occasionally beaded or laced with gems. It falls only partially down the back, and drapes elegantly over the shoulders

    gollar cape- A round or square shoulder covering used to keep the neck and chest area warm.

    hooded cloak- A full, floor-length cloak bearing a deep, concealing hood. It can be tightened at the neck via drawstrings or secured with a clasp.

    hooded lacerna cloak- A large, semi-circular cloak draped around the shoulder, down the back, and typically secured with a piece of jewelry. It bears a hood and serves as protection against the elements.

    lacerna cloak- A large, semi-circular cloak draped around the shoulder, down the back and typically secured with a piece of jewelry. It serves as protection against the elements.

    mantle- It is a cloak fashioned from a rectangular piece of cloth and is sleeveless. It reaches to the feet and wraps loosely around the body, shielding the wearer from the elements.

    sagum mantle- A square, rectangular mantle draped over armor and held at the shoulder with a clasp or thorn.

    shawl- This is a large swath of cloth which is designed to be wrapped loosely around the neck, shoulders, and upper body. It is big enough to cover the head, if the wearer so desires, to shield from the elements.


    CLOTH
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    ~~~odd bits and pieces

    bloomers- An undergarment which is full cut and extending to just below the knee with a simple ruffle. Embodying comfort and femininity, they are made to wear under most any article of clothing.

    bum roll-Worn underneath the clothing, this undergarment lifts open skirts to allow for air flow. It is designed to accentuate the hips of the wearer, thereby making the waist seem smaller.

    pouch- It is wrapped around the waist with a string.

    stomacher- This is a decorated triangular panel that fills in the front opening of a woman's gown or bodice. The stomacher may be boned, as part of a corset, or may cover the triangular front of a corset. If simply decorative, the stomacher lies over the triangular front panel of the stays, being either stitched or pinned into place, or held in place by the lacings of the gown's bodice.

    ~~~bedroom attire

    bikini-bottom- Underpants or swimmers that reach to the hips rather than to the waist.

    bikini-bra- It wraps around the chest, and is supportive enough to allow swimming.

    nightgown- A nightgown. It's a garment usually worn by women and conservatively made, designed mostly for comfort when sleeping.

    nighty- It's a garment usually worn by women and intended as sleepwear or to entice the opposite sex in private.

    overrobe- This is a open, split-front garment that falls to the floor in sleek, voluminous folds. The back of the over-robe cascades down into a very short, trailing train. Also featured are long, full sleeves with braided trim around the edges and braided trim running vertically down the front, near the opening, and along the hemline.

    robe- The loose-fitting robe is reaching to the ground and completely covers the wearer. This humble garment is normally a mark of a humble demeanor and great accomplishments. It is usually earned via religious, magical or other secretive means.

    ~~~arms

    arm gauntlets- Matching wraps of decorative cloth which wind around the upper arm and bicep to lend a cinched contrast to the full, billowy sleeves on fashionable garments, or on sleeves created separately.

    flounces- These are small ruffles of fabric gathered to encircle the wrist or arm. They are traditionally tied to the cuffs of a gown or shirt.

    hanging sleeves- These wrist-length sleeves are generally stitched to the backs of arm gauntlets, enabling the wearer to show off some shoulder should they choose to go chemiseless. They drape about the arm loosely to allow for easy movement.

    moufles- Extensions of sleeves which cover the hands to provide warmth and maintain modesty.

    segmented sleeves- These segmented sleeves are made of two connected tubes that are laced together with small colorful ribbons. The upper tube can be attached to the shoulders of sleeveless garments, with the gaps between each section allowing the undergarments of the wearer to puff through at the shoulder, elbow, and wrist.

    tapered sleeves- These are cloth sheaths designed to snugly encircle the arms in a slimming and flattering fashion. They taper downward to a point which rests elegantly upon the backsides of the hands.

    tippets- Delicate, decorative streamers which are tied on to hang from the elbows of sleeves.

    ~~~trains

    chapel-length train- This is a full, elegant train that falls 3 feet from the waistline. It is commonly worn with semi-formal gowns.

    cathedral-length train- This is a popular choice for a formal affair, hanging 5 feet from the waistline. It is most commonly worn with wedding gowns.

    sweeping train- This is the shortest of the trains just reaching to brush the floor. The back hem is only a few inches lower then the front hem. It is an accessory designed for an elegant informal or semi-formal gown, providing a nice touch without too much added fabric in the way.

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    DRESSES
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    dress-It's a long-sleeved garment for females fitted close to the upper part of the body, with flowing skirts extending to the floor.

    cordial- A dress that skims the body luxuriously and flares out over the hips into a full skirt falling gracefully into a six-inch train at the back. The neckline is scooped and fitted sleeves extend to the wrist with a delicate point over the hands.

    couture- A floor-sweeping strapless dress featuring a tonal sequin embellishment on the fitted bodice. The bodice seamlessly transitions into a flowing skirt which radiates downward to graze the feet of the wearer. A small series of hooks and eyes situated on the left side provide hidden closure for the garment.

    peplem- A tubular female garment featuring a long, basic skirt that comes around the body under the arms, and is often pinned at each shoulder.

    ranger- A sleeveless female garment bearing a deep hood that extends downward to just above the ankles. It features a long skirt and a myriad of eyelets and strings which lace up the central portion of the chest and sides.

    saberist- A sleeveless female garment which extends downward to just above the ankles. It boasts a low-cut, circular neckline that neatly merges into a buttoned front panel before flowing out into eccentric folds below the waist. A series of eyelets and string lace up the top portion of the sides, giving way at the hips to deep slits which reveal any clothing worn underneath.

    short saberist- A sleeveless female garment which extends downward to just above the knees. It boasts a circular neckline that neatly merges into a buttoned front panel before flowing out into eccentric folds below the waist. A series of eyelets and string lace up the top portion of the sides, giving way at the hips to deep slits which reveal any clothing worn underneath.

    short-sleeved- This is a simple short-sleeved one-piece garment worn close to the upper part of the body, with casual skirts extending to the floor

    sideless-surcoat- An overgown with open sides; basically, very large arm holes, which reveals the gown or garments worn underneath. Some have taken to calling these "gates of hell" in reference to the way they shockingly display the female figure.

    strapless- An opulent ankle-length dress with a loose ruffle around the strapless bodice that carries down one side in a soft cascade to elegantly brush the floor. It is often accessorized with a jeweled belt or waist sash.

    strapless-splitfront- This is a light, strapless and sleeveless dress which snugly hugs the upper torso before streamlining to the top of the hips. A decorative lace lining covers the seams that connect the waistline to the body of the skirt. Just below the hips, the dress creatively splits into an upside-down V shape, to reveal the garments beneath.

    surcoat- A long and flowing gown-like sleeveless coat extending to about mid-calf and featuring slits in the bottom front and back. While traditionally worn to protect mail from the sun, and armor from the muck of the battlefield, they eventually became a fashion amongst women who wanted to display the finery of their undergarments while maintaining modesty.

    wrap-around- A primitive female garment in which a large swath of cloth is wrapped about one side of the body and then the other to create a V-necked, dress-like garment. It bears no sleeves and has the most basic of skirts which drags across the ground as the wearer walks.

    GARTERS
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    garters- Tied just below the knee, they are used for holding up stockings.

    braided garters- These are neat strips of braided fabric designed to be tied around the legs to hold up stockings.

    ribbon garters- These are decorative fabric ribbons designed to be tied around the legs to hold up stockings.

    tie garters- These are neat strips of fabric designed to be tied around the legs to hold up stockings.

    SKIRTS
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    skirt- A garment hanging from the waist and worn by females.

    angled skirt- A female garment which starts scantily at the left hip with a simple side tie and then tapers diagonally downward to cover the groin and end just above the right knee. The entire left side of the lower body is left bare.

    ankle-length kilt- This ankle-length kilt displays uniqueness of design, construction, and convention which differentiate it from other garments fitting the general description. It is tailored, and wraps around the wearer's body at the natural waist, between the lowest rib and the hip, starting from one side, around the front and back and across the front again to the opposite side. The fastenings consist of straps and buckles on both ends, the strap on the inside end passing through a slit in the waistband to be buckled on the outside. The kilt covers the body from the waist down to just above the ankles. The overlapping layers in front are called aprons and are flat; the single layer of fabric around the sides and back is pleated.

    ankle-length skirt- A female garment hanging loosely from the waist and extending downward in a fine, draping fashion before pooling about the ankles.

    flared skirt-This is a sleek, floor-length skirt that hugs the hips and legs before flaring out at the knees and cascading to the floor in voluminous, elegant folds that trail slightly behind the wearer.

    floor-length skirt- This is a streamlined floor-length skirt. It hangs simplistically from the waist catching the natural curves of the body beneath before brushing against the floor.

    gypsy skirt- A skirt with three ruffled tiers and a drawstring waist.

    hoop skirt- An undergarment designed to extend the outer skirt into a fashionable shape. It is comprised of wires and hoops of various shapes before being covered in cloth.

    kilt- A knee-length pleated and wrap-around skirt generally worn by men as part of the traditional dress of the Bisclavret.

    knee-length skirt- A female garment draping from the waist to the knees in a lightweight, breezy design.

    mermaid skirt- A female garment which is fitted from the hips to the knees before flaring out to a graceful full circle trumpet with inserted gored panels.

    overskirt-A garment hanging from the waist and worn by females.

    overskirt-rufffled- A female overgarment which begins at the waist and flows luxuriously outward from the hips to end in a splash of playful ruffles at the ankles.

    ruffled skirt- A long, flowing female garment with six tiers of ruffles decorating from the length of the hips downward to the ankles.

    short skirt- A female garment designed to snugly clutch the lower half of the body from the waist to just below the buttocks.

    side-split overskirt- A female overgarment that luxuriously encompasses the waist and hips before splitting elaborately at the thigh and running down the length of the body.

    side-split skirt- A fashionable female garment flowing gracefully from the waist to the ankles. The right side of the skirt hs been split up to the middle thigh to reveal the garments beneath.

    side-tied overskirt- A female overgarment that wraps about the waist and ties securely at the hip. It cascades downward in a slight flare to the ankles, allowing the clothing beneath to play peekaboo from the side.

    split-front overskirt- A female overgarment which splits just below the waist and drapes down to the ankles in an upside-down V shape, allowing for a view of the clothing underneath.

    underskirt- A full skirt which hangs from the waist. It is intended to be worn either beneath gowns or other skirts to grant a fuller look.

    underskirt-ruffled- A full, ruffled skirt which hangs from the waist to the feet. It is intended to be worn either beneath gowns or other skirts to grant a fuller, more decorative look.

    waist wrap- A unisex, skirt-like garment in which the fabric has been wrapped about the waist and centrally cinched or gathered in the front to cover the necessities. Any remaining cloth is left hanging between the legs to flutter freely toward the ground.

    yoke skirt- A full, floor-length skirt attached to a fitted hip-length yoke. This garment provides a smooth look to the waist and hips and is ideal for wearing under bodices when no bulk is desired.

    STOCKINGS
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    stockings- These fitted stockings extend to the thigh and are meant to be held in place by a pair of garters.

    back-seam stockings- These fitted stockings feature a seam running up the back of the leg. They extend to the thigh and are meant to be held in place by a pair of garters.

    knee-high stockings- These fitted stockings extend to just above the knee.

    thigh-high stockings- These fitted stockings extend to the thigh and are meant to be held in place by a pair of garters.

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      FROM GOWNS
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      gown-This article of clothing is made up of a bodice and skirt sewn together at the waist. It fastens down the front with ribbon ties.

      Back laced gown- It is a woman's garment with a square neckline, fitted closely to the upper part of the body via a series of back laces. It features a long, basic skirt which extends to the floor, and fitted sleeves reaching to mid-hand when the arm is held loosely by the side.

      back laced pendant gown- It is a woman's garment with a dipped neckline, fitted comfortably to the upper part of the body via a series of back laces. It features a long, basic skirt which extends to the floor, and long, pendant sleeves which reach to the floor when the arm is held loosely by the side.

      Bliaut- It is a woman's garment with a v-neck collar, fitted closely to the upper part of the body by bodice side ties. Voluminous skirts extend to the floor. It is accented with light embroidery on the cuffs of the sleeves and hem of the skirt. The long, flowing, open sleeves reach to mid-calf when the arm is held loosely by the side.

      Burgundain- It is a full-skirted gown with long, tapered sleeves extending to the wrist and ending in fur trim. The neckline makes a plunging V to the waist, inset with beautifully beaded material to maintain modesty. The tapered waist of the gown is accented with a decorative braided cord.

      corset gown- The upper portion is comprised of two separate pieces and a mid panel laced together with a thinly twisted cord. The corset is smoothly fitted to the wearer's shape and features thin decorative straps that hang off the shoulder and drape just above the elbow. The upper rim conforms to the curves of the bust to reveal a marginal amount of cleavage. The lower portion of the gown features a split-front skirt which tapers widely toward the floor before hanging in elegant folds.

      colette- A woman's sleeveless, square-necked overgown. The body of the gown is fitted closely, as it is secured with lacing down the center of the front panel from the low square neckline to the hip. The laced area exposes the garments underneath. The gown consists mainly of two pieces of material made for the front and back and sewn at the sides. Rather than a bodice and skirt, the garment consists of a skirt gathered at the waist.

      evening gown- An elegant evening gown, form-fitting and accented with dagged net sleeves.

      fancy ruff gown- This elaborate gown bears long sleeves edged with lace at the wrists. A matching ruff extends along the sides, shoulders, and back of the gown's square neckline. A fitted bodice creates a v-shaped waist, which is accentuated by the exaggerated fullness of the elegant floor-length skirts.

      front laced gown- It is a woman's garment with a square neckline, fitted closely to the upper part of the body via a series of front laces. It features a long, basic skirt which extends to the floor, and cut-out, elbow-length sleeves which circle partially around the mid-arm before hanging loosely at the sides.

      full, floor length gown- This full, elegant, floor-length gown features a laced ruff at the neck and flaring bell sleeves which cascade over the wrist to mid-hand. It comes complete with a decorative lace overlay bodice that tapers downward into a cinched waist and stylish streamlined skirt.

      hanging sleeved gown-This is an ankle-length gown uniquely-cut to produce fine draping on the body. The wrist-length sleeves are stitched to the back of the armholes only, enabling the wearer to pull them onto the arm or allow them to hang free from the shoulders.

      Kirtle- It is a floor-length gown with full, flowing skirts and a scooped neckline. It is fitted at the waist and bodice by means of lacing at the back. The sleeves are long and extend halfway down the hand. They are buttoned from mid-arm to cuff.

      Long Sleeved gown- The collar falls down into a slight dip, falling low enough to reveal the collarbone, but not enough to reveal any true cleavage. Long bell sleeves fall to either side, cut from a separate fabric and attached from the top of the shoulders, falling down to the top of the hips. A decorative lace lining covers the seams that connects the sleeves to the body of the dress. The hem of the gown falls just below the ankles and sweeps gracefully along the floor.

      partlet gown- Vertical lacings extend on either side of the square-necked bodice area, enabling for a more comfortable and snug fit. Underneath the bodice lies a high-necked, frilled partlet which modestly covers the chest. A single column of buttons extends along the partlet from the base of the neck to the bust. The gown bears full sleeves which end at the elbow, giving way to fitted undersleeves which extend to the wrist. The flowing skirts of the gown are tapered dramatically from the waist to the floor.

      petal gown- A sleeveless gown bearing eight large, overlapping, triangular petals which fall from the low waistline to the feet. The bodice is princess cut to accomodate the curviest of figures, while the deep v-shaped back can be left open or trimmed with decorative lacing for a more interesting look.

      Overgown- A flowing overgown with a square-neck collar that falls down just below the collarbone. Large, wide bell sleeves fall to either side, cut from a separate fabric and attached from the top of the shoulders, falling down to the top of the hips. A decorative lace lining covers the seams that connects the sleeves to the body of the dress. The hem of the gown falls just below the ankles and sweeps gracefully along the floor. The front of the gown's large skirt is split to reveal the garments underneath.

      Round kirtle- This is a sleeveless, shapeless gown that falls into a full flare toward the ground. Three wide bands of ribbon decorate the bottom of the garment, concealing the wearer's feet in entirety.

      Short-sleeved gown- The collar falls down into a slight dip, falling low enough to reveal the collarbone, but not enough to reveal any true cleavage. Short ruffled sleeves fall to either side, cut from a separate fabric and attached from the top of the shoulders, falling just to the chest-line. A decorative lace lining covers the seams that connects the sleeves to the body of the dress. The hem of the gown falls just below the ankles and sweeps gracefully along the floor.

      Sideless gown- A simple sleeveless woman's gown tailored open from the sides to the hips.

      Sleeveless gown- The collar falls down into a slight dip, falling low enough to reveal the collarbone, but not enough to reveal any true cleavage. The hem of the gown falls just below the ankles and sweeps gracefully along the floor.

      Sleeveless undergown- Shaped much like a strapless evening gown, this sleeveless undergown features a short, fitted bodice which controls the bustline and fillins in the front of the overgown without gapping. The bodice laces up the back for a snug fit, and has an attached A-line skirt which can be seen when the hem of the overgown is lifted.

      splint front- The collar falls down into a slight dip, falling low enough to reveal the collarbone, but not enough to reveal any true cleavage. Long bell sleeves fall to either side, cut from a separate fabric and attached from the top of the shoulders, falling down to the top of the hips. A decorative lace lining covers the seams that connects the sleeves to the body of the dress. Just below the waist, the gown luxuriously splits into an upside-down V shape, to reveal the garments beneath.

      V-neck overgown- A simple, elegant gown with a wide "V" neckline. The bodice fits smoothly over the bust and belts under the bustline. A slim "Y" shape is achieved by confining the skirt fullness in the center front and back so the gown sides hang nearly vertical. Fitted sleeves have been carefully shaped to allow a full range of motion without binding, and end in a deep cuff.

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        BLOUSE
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        blouse- A garment for the upper part of the body, with a collar, sleeves, and a front opening.

        bodice- It is a tightly fitted outer garment worn by women, low cut and sleeveless, hugging the torso tightly. It is reinforced with stiff reed inserts to maintain a fashionable shape and support the bust. The front is securely laced and tied.

        bustier- A form-fitting corset-like garment worn under clothing to push up the bust by tightening against the upper midriff while gently shaping the waist. It reaches only to the bottom of the ribs.

        camisole- This is a simple garment fashioned to wear under blouses or shirts which provides a covering that extends from the bust to the waistline. Being sleeveless, this garment traditionally offers little, if any, breast support.

        cloth strip- A crude upper body garment designed to cover a woman's breasts and little else. It ties simplistically around the back.

        corset- A garment consisting of three separate pieces laced together with a thinly twisted silken cord. It is generally snugly fitted to the upper body, but devoid of sleeves and straps. The back piece is a solid cut of fabric tied to the two front pieces of the garment. Thin, twisted cords of silk have been used to lace each piece together on the sides and at the front. Where the two front pieces meet, the cloth dips down to reveal a provocative amount of cleavage, while still maintaining coverage of the breasts themselves.

        cropped shirt- An off-the-shoulder, low-cut female garment which has been cropped just beneath the breasts and hugs their lower halves tightly.

        cross-lace bodice- A fitted bodice with a low, wide neckline. It features a series of criss-crossed lacing in the front which tighten to accentuate the breasts and slim the figure.

        dobulet bodice- A high-neckline, front-lacing bodice with a long row of grommets down the front. It features a pointed waist and padded shoulder rolls.

        ruched bodice- A form-fitting bodice which has been gathered and stitched at its central point to create a rippled appearance. It closes via a series of laces in the back.

        ruffled blouse- This is a garment comes with convenient ties at the wrists. Each generous sleeve ends in a fashionable ruffle.

        shirred bodice- A decorative bodice in which the material has been gathered along the torso to create decorative rows through parallel stitching. It closes via a series of laces in the back.

        short-sleeved blouse- This is a simple, loose garment for the upper part of the body with a round collar, and short breezy sleeves sometimes ending in ruffles. It pulls on and off over the head.

        short-vested bodice- A tight-fitting bodice which tapers inward at the waist to form a v-shape just above the navel. It laces up the front and along the shoulders for a dramatic look.

        skirted bodice- This bodice variation comes with lacing at the front and a short, tapered skirt about the bottom. It is designed to be worn with skirts or pants.

        sleeveless blouse- This is a simple, loose garment for the upper part of the body with a round collar and flowy bottom. Void of sleeves, the fabric at the shoulders is broad and stops just at the armpits of the wearer.

        swatch shirt- A female upper body garment in which two swatches of fabric have been tied together on each side of the body to serve as a covering for the breasts. It reaches to just above the navel.

        underbust corset- A decorative corset variation that begins at the bust and extends down to the hips. It is generally worn over blouses or shirts to lend a more attractive shape to the female form.

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