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08:50 Sep 3, 2006
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
Textiles / Clothing / Fashion
English term or phrase: bussle
"Bussle" came up in a sentence about fashion at the turn of the century. Women wore corsets and "bussles" (as in the gather of fabric at the back of a dress I thnk!)
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3 +1tournure, bourrelet

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tournure, bourrelet


Note added at 3 mins (2006-09-03 08:54:29 GMT)

Bustle ?

Note added at 5 mins (2006-09-03 08:56:29 GMT)

Although most bustle gowns covered nearly all of a woman, the shape created by the combination of a bustle and corset (accentuating the rump, waist, ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bustle - 23k -

Note added at 7 mins (2006-09-03 08:58:30 GMT)

Un premier cache corset, simple et usuel, impossible à confondre avec un chemisier. ... Or, une femme plus aisée se devait de porter également des tournures ...
lepaondesoie.free.fr/page%20lingerie%20diverse,%20jupons.htm - 22k - En cache - Pages similaires

Histoire du costume, costumes anciens : costume hommes et femmes ...Sous les noms de basquine et de vertugale, le corset et les fausses tournures commencèrent leur interminable règne. Une fois le goût porté aux tailles fines ...
www.france-pittoresque.com/costumes/33.htm - 28k - En

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