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Like southern belles’ petticoats Soon gone with the wind.
The answer suggested by Woolf and Ruhl is that the true costume here, more so than petticoats or frocks, is gender itself.
There was an imprint of Irene's petticoat found on the banks of the canal and a partial heel print from a man's shoe.
Royal scarlet velvet skirt in pannier effect with petticoat of cloth of gold embroidered in red lilies and gold pittas.
The skirt dragging behind her looks like a petticoat that's been through an apocalypse, burned to its frame.
Anna Brewster is best known for her role as the Marquise de Montespan on the hit television series Versailles, but the English actress recently shed her petticoats for a dose of modern day couture.
Not only does the woman in the turquoise dress and crinoline petticoat morph into a cotton tree, but also the artist morphs Haiti’s slave history on the sugar plantations with the role cotton played in the United States.
The dress, which features a high neckline, multiple petticoats, antique Brussels lace, and hundreds of tiny pearls, is now owned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which displays it from time to time.
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Origin and Etymology of petticoat
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
First Known Use of petticoat
PETTICOAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of petticoat for English Language Learners
: a skirt that a woman or girl wears under a dress or outer skirt
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