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- n. Plural form of shirtwaister.
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These old shirtwaisters often have such cute "throwaway" details.
They've broke away from the lady shirtwaisters durin 'the supper hour so Izzy can give his new girl a glimpse of what a real swell dance is like.
Now, Cynthia said goodbye to 40 a long time ago and while I'm all in favour of women who refuse to lie down and die in a hole, wearing only crochet doilies and shirtwaisters, I do have to draw the line at career women who hobble around like turn-of - the-century Chinese concubines.
I seem to remember that you used to be able to easily find versions of land-girl style shirtwaisters, or short-sleeved, vintage-influenced tea dresses falling to beneath the knee, but dresses now have become most disobliging.
Their collection had a fresh feel, full of girly summer frocks, print blouses, boxy jackets and wide pants, and shirtwaisters with bands of print in different colourways.