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« on: January 11, 2017, 08:26:19 PM »

What's happening in this picture?  Was it too cold that morning so mom stuck a turtleneck under her dress?

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/166211042470298697/

(I'm on a search for an appropriate way to make summer dresses comfortable in the winter.  Is this really just an undersleeve tacked to the cuff of her short sleeve?)

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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 01:03:04 PM »

Not at all... it's a white bodice, called an "underbody" or "waist" and sometimes "guimpe", worn under an open-neckline, shorter-sleeve dress to change the fashion look. It won't add much in the way of warmth, as it's most often in fine, sheer cotton.

What is most typical for winter is to have different winter dresses than summer; accessory jackets and knit "jumper" jackets are also options. It's really rare that a person wouldn't have at least one warmer, long-sleeved wool dress for winter use, even if second or third-hand and remade.
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 05:55:55 PM »

Thanks!
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