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  • The under-dress or petticoat/slip was made from the short sleeved view of the New Look pattern, pictured below.

    Alfred Augustus Glendening 1861-1903

  • For instance, buy-side executives, as Wall Street's consumers, can afford to under-dress the sell-siders, who are more often expected to suit up to help close a sale.

    Cracking the Hedge-Fund Dress Code for Women

  • Every common ruffian-looking fellow, with a slouched hat, blanket cloak, dirty under-dress, and soiled leather leggins, appeared to me to be speaking elegant Spanish.

    Californio Spanish

  • There is no underclothing, with its bands, frills, gussets, and button-holes; the poorer women wear none, and those above them wear, like Yuki, an under-dress of a frothy-looking silk crepe, as simply made as the upper one.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • From her limitless stores of apparel she chose what she considered a suitable dress for me — an under-dress of sage green silk crepe, a kimono of soft, green, striped silk of a darker shade, with a fold of white crepe, spangled with gold at the neck, and a girdle of sage green corded silk, with the family badge here and there upon it in gold.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • The wife of Saigo, the Minister of Education, called one day in an exquisite Japanese dress of dove-coloured silk crepe, with a pale pink under-dress of the same material, which showed a little at the neck and sleeves.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • Then she put on another of the slips with the inverted blue flowers that had been laid on the bed for her, and over that a dress of green, hand-woven wool, made of two pieces joined openly together down the sides, showing a bit of the white, full under-dress, and fastened on the left shoulder.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • ‘You shall have a dress of green, that leaves the arms bare, and a white under-dress with blue flowers.’

    The Plumed Serpent

  • So as they clustered thickly about him he smiled on them pleasantly, and hardly felt the first sword blade as it sheared through his leather under-dress, slid between two ribs, and kept on going.

    The Grass Crown

  • Tossing his sword, helmet, and cuirass to his servant, he mounted his horse clad in his leather under-dress and rode straight to the Forum Romanum, carrying the shaft before him like a lance.

    The Grass Crown

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