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- n. A woman's dress, the bodice of which is in the style of a shirt (with buttons down the front)
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- n. a blouse with buttons down the front
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Wearing makeup and her new shirtwaister dress, she drove to the castle.
It was a conventional shirtwaister but of soft silk, with a swirling pattern of peacock greens, golds and blue.
Today she is wearing a black shirtwaister from Rag & Bone, a sparkly cardigan from The Cross, pale grey tights and lace-up shoes from Kurt Geiger.
Jackets would have a tailored body with army-drill sleeves; a gray sweatshirt-material top would be worn over a rich brocade dirndl; a full-skirted shirtwaister would come in blue military fabric with a small turn-down collar unexpectedly embroidered with silver Indian thread.
The shirtwaister, although a rare breed, does exist; some of the most lovely are by S-Sung - heavy cotton, fitted tightly up top and often in oriental-inspired prints.
Another favourite, a shirtwaister with colourful beading on the collar, suddenly looked terribly school marmy - and, well, a rather unflattering shade of mud.
Key pieces were white jersey dresses with waists circled by black ribbon, a white shirtwaister with bold brush strokes in black, ochre and violet, and a crumpled hand-painted linen skirt in graduated shades of indigo.