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  • Aba - a loose, sleeveless outer garment made of aba or of silk

Layer: over. Worn slots: torso, upper legs.

  • Achkan - A long-sleeved garment worn by men that reaches down to the knees or lower and is buttoned down the front
  • A-line gown - Form fitting bodices that flare out from the waistline to a full skirt. These gowns have a seamless waist.
  • A-line skirt/fit and flare skirt - A skirt that is fitted at the waist and flares out in an A-line or tulip shape at the hem.
  • Aghal - Double headcord worn on top of cloth headdress.
  • Alb - long white linen tunic
  • Amusse - simple headdress in the form of a flat hood falling to the shoulders
  • Anorak - A heavy jacket with a hood; a parka
  • Apron - a waist-worn frontal covering


  • Babushka - a woman's scarf, often triangular, used as a hood with two ends tied under the chin

Layer: over. Worn slots: crown, forehead.

  • Baldrick, baldric - sword-belt, later an ammunition belt
  • Bandeau - A band-shaped covering for the breasts.
  • Beskap - A jacket fitted tautly across the shoulders with narrow sleeves.
  • Blangkon - A cap resembling a turban with raised sides.
  • Bliaut - dress of fine material, largely pleated, worn by men and women.
  • Bloomers - any of various women's garments with full-cut legs gathered at the bottom edge
  • Bodice - a usually fitted vest or wide, lace-up girdle worn by women over a dress or blouse, esp. a cross-laced, sleeveless outer garment covering the waist and bust, common in peasant dress.
  • Bolero jacket - A loose, waist-length jacket open at the front.
  • Bonnet - a hat, usually tying under the chin and often framing the face, worn by women and children
  • Boot - a covering of leather, rubber, or the like, for the foot and all or part of the leg.
  • Braccae or Braes - loose trousers ending below knees or at ankles, and tied there
  • Brassiere, bra - a woman's undergarment for supporting the breasts

Layer: against. Worn slot: chest.

  • Brodequin - light shoe worn inside boots and houseaux
  • Breeches - Also called knee breeches, knee-length trousers, often having ornamental buckles or elaborate decoration at or near the bottoms, commonly worn by men and boys
  • Burnoose - a hooded mantle or cloak


  • Caban - fitted coat with sleeves

Layer: over. Worn slots: torso, upper legs.

  • Caftan, kaftan - A full-length garment with elbow-length or long sleeves
  • Camisole - A short, sleeveless garment for women.
  • Caul - jeweled net worn as women's head-covering
  • Chainse, Cainsil - long tunic of fine linen with long sleeves tightly fitted at the wrists; always white and usually pleated. Worn under bliaut
  • Chaperon - hat contrived from winding long 'liripipe' around cap
  • Chappal - a kind of sandal
  • Chasuble - circular cape with aperture for head
  • Chausses - garment for covering leg and feet, held with criss-crossed thongs to the knee
  • Chemise - a dress designed to hang straight from the shoulders and fit loosely at the waist, sometimes more tightly at the hip
  • Choli - The upper part or blouse for the traditional wedding garments for women
  • Chunni - A veil
  • Cloak - covering sleeveless outerwear, typically worn from the neck or shoulders
  • Coat - sleeved overgarment
  • Codpiece - a flap or cover for the crotch in men's hose or tight-fitting breeches
  • Coif - close-fitting cap of white linen later embroidered or made in black
  • Corset - a close-fitting undergarment, stiffened with whalebone or similar material and often capable of being tightened by lacing, enclosing the trunk: worn, esp. by women, to shape and support the body.
  • Cote - tunic or gown
  • Cotehardie - a close-fitting outer garment with long sleeves, hip-length for men and full-length for women, often laced or buttoned down the front or back
  • Courtepy - very short, hip belted tunic
  • Cravat - gentleman’s neckcloth, the correct starching and tying of which was crucial to the wearer’s fashionable appearance.
  • Crinoline - Petticoats stiffened with horse-hair to enable the bell-like skirts
  • Culotte, or culot - women's trousers, usually knee-length or calf-length, cut full to resemble a skirt


  • Dhoti - *Dhoti - a long loincloth worn by men

Layer: against. Worn slots: groin.

  • Dopatta - a silk or muslin shawl, often interwoven with gold or silver threads, worn by men and women
  • Doublet -

1. a close-fitting outer garment, with or without sleeves and sometimes having a short skirt, worn by men.
2. an undergarment, quilted and reinforced with mail, worn beneath armor

  • Dungarees - work clothes, overalls, etc., of blue denim


  • Eboshi - A cup-shaped ceremonial men's cap with a sweeping mountain-like peak at the back made of fine black silk stretched over a base of woven straw.

Layer: over. Worn slots: crown, forehead.

  • Epaulet, epaulette - an ornamental shoulder piece worn on uniforms, chiefly by military officers
  • Epitoga - wide, ungathered robe, belted and sometimes with sleeves
  • Escaffignons, Eschapins - a small light shoe made from rich material.


  • Fedora - a soft felt hat with a curled brim, worn with the crown creased lengthwise

Layer: over. Worn slots: crown, forehead.

  • Fez - a felt cap, usually of a red color, having the shape of a truncated cone, and ornamented with a long black tassel, worn by men
  • Fillet - band tied round the head.
  • Furisode - An extravagantly crafted kimono.


  • Gambeson, gipon, gibbon, jupon - jacket made either from either leather or quilted fabric, worn under men’s armor to protect the body

Layer: main or against (under armor layer). Worn slots, sleeveless: torso. Worn slots, sleeved: torso, arms.

  • Gardcorps - outer gown, usually sleeveless, with side and front openings.
  • Gaucho - Wide-legged pants or divided skirt reaching mid-calf and worn with boots.
  • Gauntlet - cuffed glove
  • Geta - Wooden-soled platform sandals.
  • Ghutra - cloth headdress, usually red and white, but may be solid white in very hot weather
  • Glove - fingered hand covering
  • Gonelle, gonne - long tunic worn by knights
  • Gorget - linen neck-covering
  • Gown -

1. a woman's dress or robe, esp. one that is full-length.
2. a loose, flowing outer garment in any of various forms, worn by a man or woman as distinctive of office, profession, or status


  • Hakama - Culotte-like pants that tie about the waist and have wide loose legs that can be worn free-flowing or secured above the knees to balloon over greaves or other lower leg coverings.
  • Half-boots - ankle boots for ladies. could be of kid leather for outdoor wear or of cloth for indoors. Fancy varieties also exist, made of velvet or silk and decorated with beads or embroidery, for wearing with formal clothes.
  • Haori - An open front jacket-like garment. It has wide loose sleeves and a wide hemmed border that runs around the neckline that forms a flat lapel down the sides of the front opening.
  • Hennin - cone-shaped or cylindrical headdress for women
  • Heuze, houseaux - tall leather thick-soled boots, sometimes open-toed, varying from half-leg to half-thigh height
  • Hihnhers - a geometrically perfected support garment for trulloc female breasts
  • Hihnhis - a geometrically perfected support garment for trulloc male privates
  • Hose - knitted or cloth, a covering for the foot and part of the leg
  • Houppelande - A long, full gown worn by both men & women. The early version had a high, funnel or stand-up collar; the later version developed into a v-neckline (the women’s have a modesty panel or 'dickey' inserted), shaped by a wide belt worn under the bust.
  • Huque - short outer flowing robe, open at sides; knight's version had slit in front
  • Huve - headdress with a tapered cornet held to head by long pins



  • Jabot - A decorative lace frill other delicate fabric pinned at the chest or base of the neck.
  • Jack - padded military jacket, up to 30 layers, worn over hauberk, and brightly decorated, not to be confused with doublet
  • Jacket - short-waisted sleeved overgarment
  • Jerkin - a close-fitting jacket or short coat, usually sleeveless
  • Jersey - a close-fitting, knitted sweater or shirt
  • Jinbaori - Made of crisp hemp the loose-fitting jinbaori is worn like a surcoat over armor.
  • Journade - very short, full, beltless tunic


  • Kameez -a long top or blouse, worn by women
  • Kami-shimo - Made of stiffened hemp fabric, this two-part formal garment falls cape-like from the flaring shoulders. Two long lapel-like straps bearing stenciled crests drape over the chest where they can be tucked into matching hakama that flap loosely around the lower legs.
  • Kebaya - A long jacket-like shirt, which is tight fitting across the chest, tapers to the waist and extends to the bottom of the thigh.
  • Kilt - any short, pleated skirt, esp. a tartan wraparound
  • Kimono -

1. a loose, wide-sleeved robe, fastened at the waist with a wide sash
2. a woman's loose dressing gown

  • Knickers - a bloomerslike undergarment worn by women
  • Kurta - a loose-fitting shirt, a traditional men's garment
  • Kyrtill - outer garment for a man's upper body, an overtunic, constructed from wool using complicated patterns, with many pieces that needed to be cut out of the fabric and sewn back together


  • Lahenga, Lehenga: A three-piece outfit consisting of a scarf, chunni and an A-line skirt
  • Laniard, lanyard - a colored, single-strand cord worn around the left shoulder by a member of a military unit awarded a foreign decoration
  • Lek - a cloth or leather covering for a single finger or thumb, particularly small fingers, for intricate design work
  • Loincloth - male garment, either one piece of cloth or hide wrapped to cover the groin and buttocks area, or a thong-belted flap of hide covering privates only
  • Loros (pl. loroi) - A long scarf, especially a jeweled one worn on festive occasions


  • Maelorng - a plaited drapery or barding, either decorative or protective, for salamae tails
  • Mafors - a long narrow over-the-shoulder veil worn by women
  • Maillot - A woman's one-piece bathing suit.
  • Mantilla -

1. a silk or lace head scarf arranged over a high comb and falling over the back and shoulders
2. a short mantle or light cape

  • Mantle - a loose, sleeveless cloak or cape
  • Mermaid - This skirt hugs the body until it reaches the knees or just below and then ends in a dramatic flare.
  • Mishlah - desert outer robe or cloak. It may be black, brown or cream and trimmed with gold thread.
  • Mitre - gold circlet for the head
  • Mitten - hand covering with only the thumb individually sleeved
  • Mon-tsuki - An elegant hip-length jacket that has wide loose sleeves and a well-tailored border that runs around the high neckline and forms a flat lapel down the sides of the front opening. Five armorial crests are stamped on the garment: one mon on either side of the chest, one on the center of the upper back, and one on each sleeve.
  • Muff - a tubular fur-lined accessory for keeping ladies’ hands warm.



  • Obi - A long sash meant to be wrapped around the waist twice or more, it can be tied simply or in an elaborate bow.


  • Pantalets, pantalet -

1. long drawers extending below the skirt, with a frill or other finish at the bottom of the leg, commonly worn by women and girls.
2. a pair of separate frilled or trimmed pieces for attaching to the legs of women's drawers

  • Pants - any of a number of twin-legged coverings for the lower body
  • Pantaloons - a man's close-fitting garment for the hips and legs
  • Pattens - ladies footwear for inclement weather. They were rings strapped onto the bottom of a woman’s shoes or boots to elevate her a couple of inches above the mud or slush.
  • Pelican - fur-lined garment worn between the chemise and cote
  • Pelisse - a light coat, with or without sleeves, buttoning down the front, and hanging to about shin level.
  • Pendulia - Jeweled ornaments hanging from the sides of a crown.
  • Petticoats, pettiskirts - A woman's slip or underskirt, often full and trimmed with ruffles or lace.
  • Pigache - shoe with a long, upturned pointed toe
  • Plaid - a long, rectangular piece of cloth, usually with such a pattern and worn across the left shoulder
  • Poncho - sleeveless square overgarment, featuring a circular or square neck hole
  • Poulaines - very long-toed shoes
  • Pourpoint - under-doublet



  • Rondel - crescent-shaped, circular or halo shaped headdress
  • Ruana - a poncholike outer garment of heavy wool, worn esp. in the tropical mountains


  • Sabaton - a foot defense of mail or of a number of lames with solid toe and heel pieces
  • Sabot -

1. a shoe made of a single block of wood hollowed out, worn esp. by farmers and workers
2. a shoe with a thick wooden sole and sides and a top of coarse leather

  • Salwar - loose-fitting pants, resembling pajamas
  • Sandal - a shoe consisting of a sole of leather or other material fastened to the foot by thongs or straps
  • Sari, saree - a garment worn by women, consisting of a long piece of cotton or silk wrapped around the body with one end draped over the head or over one shoulder
  • Sarong - a wide length of fabric that wraps around the body, the end piece tucked into the top to form a garment well-suited for warm climates.
  • Selendang - A garment constructed of one long strip of fabric, draped elegantly from the upper body and containing numerous pockets to store small baubles.
  • Sherwani -
  • Shirt, shirte, scyrte, skyrta, scort - a garment for the upper part of the body usually having a collar, sleeves, a front opening, and a tail long enough to be tucked inside trousers or a skirt
  • Shi-go-non - A decorative pair of sticks that can be used to secure a hairstyle in place.
  • Shoe - any number of foot coverings, ending around the ankle
  • Shrug - A woman's small, waist-length or shorter jacket.
  • Skirt - waist-down garment worn by women
  • Singlet - a man's undershirt or jersey
  • Skullcap - a small, brimless close-fitting cap, often made of silk or velvet, worn on the crown of the head
  • Slipper - A low shoe that can be slipped on and off easily and usually worn indoors
  • Smock - a loose, knee- or calf-length garment with a yoke, made of cotton or linen and worn by women under their gowns.
  • Snood - Knitted or openwork net which encases the hair at the back of the head, worn with or without a hat.
  • Spencer - For women, a kind of short jacket. For men, an overcoat without tails, also on the short side.
  • Spjarrar - swathing bands for the legs
  • Sruwal - A loose-fitting man's trouser usually made of batiked fabric.
  • Stagen - The stagen is a large waist band
  • Stivali - summer light boots close fitting to the leg and usually in black, but sometimes red.
  • Stole - a length of fur worn as a wrap around the neck and/or shoulders
  • Surcoat, surcote -

1. a garment worn over armor, often embroidered with heraldic arms.
2. an outer coat or other outer garment


  • Tabard - sleeveless outer garment with open side-seams worn by men usually in tourneys, and always worn by heralds.
  • Templet - metal ornament around which women's hair was coiled and rolled above the ears
  • Thobe - The long shirt-like garment worn by desert men. It is usually white and thin in the summer, and heavy and dark or striped in winter.
  • Thong -

1. a shoe or slipper fastened to the foot chiefly by a strip of leather or other material passing between the first and second toes and often attaching to another strip of material, as a strap across the instep or around the ankle.
2. a brief garment for the lower body that exposes the buttocks, consisting of a strip of fabric passing between

  • Tikka - An ornament worn on the head, between the hair’s part. Its design varies in colors of gold, embellished with diamonds, pearls, and/or other semi-precious stones
  • Toga -

1. loose one-piece outer garment
2. a robe of office, a professorial gown, or some other distinctive garment.

  • Touret - woman's veil covering forehead
  • Tressoir - golden plait of silk embroidered with metal and gems worn by women.
  • Trousers, trouser, pants - a usually loose-fitting outer garment for the lower part of the body, having individual leg portions that reach typically to the ankle but sometimes to any of various other points from the upper leg down
  • Tunic - waistcoat, usually sleeveless
  • Turban -

1. a man's headdress, consisting of a long cloth of silk, linen, cotton, etc., wound either about a cap or directly around the head.
2. any of various off-the-face hats for women that are close-fitting, of a soft fabric, and brimless, or that have a narrow, sometimes draped, brim



  • Vest - sleeveless waistcoat, worn over a shirt, under a coat


  • Waistcoat - Vest.
  • Waraji - Well-made warriors sandals that are made of clear lacquered rice straw that is tightly woven.
  • Wata-boushi - A large egg-shaped bridal cap that fits completely over the head, allowing only the neck and tip of the chin to be visible during the wedding.
  • Wimple - women's head and neck covering




  • Zori - Slip-on sandals.
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