Tag: fashion dictionary

échelle

A decorative ladder of bows descending down the stomacher of a dress. Worn during the late 17th and 18th centuries. Sometimes spelled eschelle.

peplos

A draped, outer garment made of a single piece of cloth that was worn by women in ancient Greece. Loose-fitting and held up with pins at the shoulder, its top edge was folded over to create a flap and it was often worn belted.

kohl

A black material made out of minerals such as galena and used for eyeliner and eye protection in ancient Egypt.

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