Chausses

Chausses (eng. Hose) are any of various styles of men’s clothing for the legs and lower body, worn from the Middle Ages through the 16th century, when the style fell out of use in favor of breeches and stockings.

Аllonge

The Аllonge (also Peruke) is a man’s headdress, wig with long wavy curls. Wigs in men’s fashion have been known for a long time, but they became ubiquitous in the middle of the 17th century.

Crinoline

A Crinoline is a stiff or structured petticoat designed to hold out a woman’s skirt, popular in the mid-19th century. Originally, crinoline was described as a stiff fabric made of horsehair (“crin”) and cotton or linen which was used to make underskirts and as a dress lining.

Tea gown

The Tea gown (also Tea dress) is type of lady’s home dress, loose-fitting dress, but sometimes belted. The lady wore a Tea gown at home, with her family and closest friends, but not for special occasions, for example, receiving guests or a dinner party.

Chantilly lace

The Chantilly lace (fr. La dentelle de Chantilly) is a handmade bobbin lace named after the city of Chantilly (France). In the 17th century, the Duchesse de Longueville organised the manufacture of lace at Chantilly.

Glasses

Types of glasses. The first eyeglasses were made in Northern Italy, most likely in Pisa, by about 1290 (or 1284). Initially, glasses were worn on the nose or held in the hand.

Swiss waist

The Swiss waist is fashionable accessory; bodice (corselet; corsage) or belt. The accessory was inspired by traditional Swiss women’s clothing. The Swiss waist was popular in the mid-19th century and returned for a second time as a belt at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Babette

The Babette is a hair style with a big bouffant (puff) on the top of the head. The hairstyle got its name from the film “Babette Goes to War”

Brunswick gown

The Brunswick gown or Brunswick is a two-piece (jacket and skirt) woman’s gown of the 18th century. The Brunswick consisted of a jacket and a skirt, but sometimes there was also a vest.

New Look

The “New Look” is the name given in 1947 by the editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, Carmel Snow, to the silhouette created by the couturier Christian Dior for the “Corolle” collection.

Drawn stockings

In the 20th century, women’s skirts began to be shortened, and legs without stockings were indecent. Ultra-fashionistas begin to paint their legs with patterns, imitating stockings.

Babydoll

The Babydoll is a short, sleeveless or lantern sleeves, loose-fitting nightgown or negligee, intended as nightwear for women. Sometimes the shirt is complete with short pants (closer fitting briefs) with elastic waist and legs.

Panier

The Panier or Pannier (also “side hoops”) from French – “basket”. This is a frame made of willow or steel rods or whalebone plates to keep the skirt fashionable.

Oxford Bags

The Oxford Bags is a type of trousers with extra-wide legs. Oxford bags were a loose-fitting baggy form of trousers. In 1920’s – 1930’s they were popular among Oxford students.

Swirling hat

The Swirling hat (or “Rings of Saturn”, or “roll hat”) is a layered headdress of the 15-16th centuries. This headgear swirling (rolled, curved, coiled, twisting) around the head like a clock spring or a roll of toilet paper.

Double apron

The Double apron (de. Doppelshürz) – is domestic garment, a two-sided apron that looks more like a loose dress. This apron was used for various household chores and was popular in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Plus-fours

The Plus fours (or Plus-fours) are breeches or trousers that extend 4 inches (10 cm) below the knee (and thus four inches longer than traditional knickerbockers, hence the name).

Spencer jacket

The Spencer is a short fitted jacket, without basque, only going down to mid-back, with long sleeves. It’s origin is attributed to an English lord, George Spencer, who allegedly burned his coat by warming himself too close to the fireplace.