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A blouse
A blouse

A blouse most commonly refers to a woman's shirt, although the term is also used for some men's military uniform shirts. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (502x666, 58 KB)From the requested picture site. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (502x666, 58 KB)From the requested picture site. ... Business shirt A shirt is a piece of clothing for the trunk of the body. ...


Western World

Blouses were rarely part of the fashionable woman's wardrobe until the 1890's. Before that time, they were occasionally popular for informal wear in styles that echoed peasant or traditional clothing, such as the Garibaldi shirt of the 1860's. Fashion in the 1890s finally got rid of the bustle which had haunted womens fashion for 25 years. ... In a detail of Brueghels Land of Cockaigne (1567) a soft-boiled egg has little feet to rush to the luxuriating peasant who catches drops of honey on his tongue, while roast pigs roam wild: in fact, hunger and harsh winters were realities for the average European in the... The word tradition, comes from the Latin word traditio which means to hand down or to hand over. ... Fashions of the 1860s include square paisley shawls folded on the diagonal and full skirts held out by crinolines. ...


During the later Victorian period, blouses became common for informal, practical wear. A simple blouse with a plain skirt was the standard dress for the newly expanded female (non-domestic) workforce of the 1890's, especially for those employed in office work. In the 1900's and 1910's, elaborate blouses, such as the "lingerie blouse" (so-called because they were heavily decorated with lace and embroidery in a style formerly restricted to underwear) and the "Gibson Girl blouse" with tucks and pleating, became immensely popular for daywear and even some informal evening wear. Since then, blouses have remained a wardrobe staple. A domestic goat Domestic can refer to: An animal or plant that has been domesticated A domestic worker Something pertaining to home Domestic policy is that policy relevant within a country A lobby term for women or girls This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that... OFFICE WORK IS SHITE!! NEVER WORK IN ONE! end of. ... Womens knickers, known in American English as panties Lingerie is a term, derived from the French language, for womens undergarments. ... White lace is often used in collars and other fabric borders. ... Gold Embroidery Cross-stitch embroidery, Hungary, mid-20th century Phulkari from Punjab region, India 15th century embroidered cope, Ghent, Belgium Elizabethan embroidery styles include blackwork on linen and dense patterns worked in colored silk and metallic threads on velvet or other rich fabrics Embroidery is the art or handicraft of... A USPS stamp depicting a Gibson girl The Gibson Girl was the personification of the feminine ideal as portrayed in the satirical illustrated stories created by illustrator Charles Dana Gibson during the first 15 years of the twentieth century. ... A Tuck is a type of European sword. ... A pleat is a type of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and securing it in place. ...


Blouses are often made of cotton or silk cloth and may or may not include a collar and sleeves. They are generally more tailored than simple knit tops, and may contain "feminine" details such as ruffles or embroidered decorations. Cotton ready for harvest. ... Silk weaver Silk is a natural protein fibre that can be woven into textiles. ... It has been suggested that Textile be merged into this article or section. ... William Shakespeare in a sheer linen collar of the early 17th century, a direct ancestor of the modern shirt collar. ... Sleeve (O. Eng. ... Gold Embroidery Cross-stitch embroidery, Hungary, mid-20th century Phulkari from Punjab region, India 15th century embroidered cope, Ghent, Belgium Elizabethan embroidery styles include blackwork on linen and dense patterns worked in colored silk and metallic threads on velvet or other rich fabrics Embroidery is the art or handicraft of...


Blouses have buttons reversed from that of a men's shirts. That is, the buttons are normally on the wearer's left-hand and the buttonholes are on the right. The reasons for this are unclear, however. Several theories exist although none have conclusive evidence. Some suggest this custom was introduced by launderers so they could distinguish between women's and men's shirts. One theory purports that the tradition arose in the Middle Ages when one manner of manifesting wealth was by the number of buttons one wore. Another that the original design was based on armour which was designed so that a right-handed opponent would not catch their weapon in the seam and tear through, this would also mean that a person could draw a weapon with their right-hand without catching it in a loose seam of their own clothes. Female servants were in charge of buttoning their mistress's gowns (since the buttons were usually in the back). They tired of attempting to deal with buttons that were, from their point of view, backwards and as such they started reversing the placement when making or repairing them. A small flat button Metal, plastic, and leather shank buttons. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... A servant is a person who is hired to provide regular household or other duties, and receives compensation. ...


Although in all the cases proposed the reasons for the distinction no longer exists it continues out of custom or tradition A convention is a set of agreed, stipulated or generally accepted rules, norms, standards or criteria, often taking the form of a custom. ... The word tradition, comes from the Latin word traditio which means to hand down or to hand over. ...


South Asia

In India and South Asia, the traditional ladies' attire consists of two pieces of dresses called sari (sometimes also saree) and blouse. While the blouse is used to cover the breasts, the sari is draped around covering the whole body including the blouse, in a particular fashion. Sari and blouse remains the most popular garment for Indian women. In ancient times, Indian women did not wear bras beneath their blouses. In the past few decades, due to western influences, women have started wearing bras . Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir) South Asia, also known as Southern Asia, is a southern geopolitical region of the Asian continent comprising territories on and in proximity to the Indian subcontinent. ... The figure-flattering sari can be counted amongst the most graceful dresses A sari (also spelled saree) is the traditional garment worn by many women in the Indian subcontinent. ...


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Blouse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (509 words)
A simple blouse with a plain skirt was the standard dress for the newly expanded female (non-domestic) workforce of the 1890's, especially for those employed in office work.
In the 1900's and 1910's, elaborate blouses, such as the "lingerie blouse" (so-called because they were heavily decorated with lace and embroidery in a style formerly restricted to underwear) and the "Gibson Girl blouse" with tucks and pleating, became immensely popular for daywear and even some informal evening wear.
Blouses are often made of cotton or silk cloth and may or may not include a collar and sleeves.
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