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  • n. Plural form of overskirt.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • There was a long yellowish linen chemise, with a thin edging of lace, a petticoat of fine cotton, two overskirts in shades of brown, and a pale lemon-yellow bodice.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • Diane kindly re-sent me these images after I managed to lose them somehow in the charnel house that is my email inbox, sparked by the discussion of "day-to-evening" overskirts in yesterday's comments.

    Two skirts are better than one. - A Dress A Day

  • Lauralee, in her Madame Pompadour garb, had petticoats and panniers, underskirts and overskirts, a corset that pushed her breasts up until they looked like a pair of hard little apples, and a bodice cut so low that they were threatening to pop out at any moment.

    Phoenix And Ashes

  • I was as usual wearing an open-fronted overskirt which, like all my overskirts, had a hidden pouch sewn inside it.

    To Ruin a Queen

  • She donned her port clothes: petticoat and overskirts, blouse and vest and lacy shawl and a ridiculous lace snood to confine her hair.

    Ship Of Magic

  • The women thronging the common room in their finery weren't drinking, and few men braved the mass of overskirts, patterned aprons, and lace shawls to buy a mug of ale from Garric behind the bar.

    Lord of the Isles

  • Her overskirts and trousers rubbed against the bedcovers, her toes touching the ground as he allowed her to stand on her own.

    Sweet Defiance

  • Following them comes a less formal group, ladies in waiting, who wear dark green and silver-flowered bodices and overskirts over still darker green quilted petticoats: amber costumes of the same, threaded with gold, and dark purple over white satin.

    Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People

  • Dem Dolly Vardens was made wid overskirts what was cotched up in puffs.

    Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Georgia Narratives, Part 2

  • They did not dream that the Old Lady never put on one of the silk dresses without agonizing over its unfashionableness, and that even the eyes of Crooked Jack cast on her antique flounces and overskirts was almost more than her feminine vanity could endure.

    Chronicles of Avonlea


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