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Petticoats

Petticoat, 1855-65, Met. Museum of Art Costume Collection

Of all the garments in modern use, the petticoat may be the one least like its original self. When we mention petticoats these days, we mean either that little bit of something also known as a half-slip, or the ruffled and beribboned confections our grandmothers wore under their skirts.

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