underskirt

noun
un·​der·​skirt | \ ˈən-dər-ˌskərt How to pronounce underskirt (audio) \

Definition of underskirt

: a skirt worn under an outer skirt especially : petticoat

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Dress reformers proposed comfortable and healthful alternatives to confining garments such as corsets and crinolines, the cage-like steel underskirts that characterized female fashion at the time. Kimberly Chrisman-campbell, The Atlantic, "When American Suffragists Tried to ‘Wear the Pants’," 12 June 2019 The dress was constructed layer by layer, according to the Palace, from the corset and underskirt to the fitted bodice and full pleated skirt. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "See Princess Eugenie's Stunning Wedding Dress by Peter Pilotto at Her Royal Wedding," 12 Oct. 2018 Per the Palace, Eugenie's gown was developed layer by layer, from the corset to the complexity of its underskirt and full pleated skirt. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "How Princess Eugenie's Wedding Dress Compared to Meghan Markle's–and Kate Middleton's," 12 Oct. 2018 It was created layer by layer during multiple fittings, constructed from the corset and the complex underskirt to the fitted bodice and full pleated skirt. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Everything That Princess Eugenie's Wedding Dress Had in Common with Meghan Markle's," 12 Oct. 2018 These extend towards the back of the dress, where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "Meghan Markle's Stella McCartney reception dress won't be part of royal wedding exhibit, report says," 30 Aug. 2018 The lines of the dress extend towards the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "Kensington Palace releases details, sketches of Meghan Markle's wedding dress," 20 May 2018 Her iconic choice included a bateau neckline and a triple silk organza underskirt. Southern Living, "The Estimated Cost Of Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress," 14 June 2018 The lines of the dress extend towards the back where the train flows in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "Kensington Palace releases details, sketches of Meghan Markle's wedding dress," 20 May 2018

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First Known Use of underskirt

1832, in the meaning defined above

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