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.

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.

Bycocket

The Bycocket hat is a headdress with a pointed “nose” and brim curved back. This hat (most often) was made of felt and was popular among people with different social status –

Sleeve puffs

The Sleeve puffs is sleeve supports, special pads on the sleeves to keep in shape. They gained popularity in 1820’s-1840’s. The pads were made of cotton or linen, stuffed with cotton wool, goose feathers or down.

Turban

The Turban has come into Western fashion from the East, since the time of the Crusades. But it was especially popular in fashion in the second half of the 15th century –

Choker

A choker is a close-fitting necklace worn around the neck. Chokers can be made of a variety of materials, including velvet, plastic, beads, leather, metal, such as silver, gold or platinum, etc.

Fontange

The Fontange is a high headdress popular during the turn of 1680’s – 1710’s. Technically, fontanges are the assembly: bonnet with ribbon bows which supported by a wire framework called a commode.

Vertugadin

The Vertugadin or the farthingale is one of several structures used under Western European women’s clothing in the 15th – 17th centuries to support the skirts in the desired shape and enlarged the lower half of the body.