Justacorps


Justacorps

A justacorps or justaucorps is a garment worn in the latter 17th century and earlier 18th century. Of French origin, the justacorps was a knee-length coat, fitted to the waist and flared below, without a waist seam. It featured deep, turn-back cuffs and was worn over a long vest or waistcoat and breeches.

The justacorps was an aristocratic garment worn primarily by men, although some women wore the justacorps with a matching petticoat as a riding habit. [See Ribeiro, "Fashion and Fiction: Dress in Art and Literature in Stuart England"]

ee also

*1650-1700 in fashion
*1700-1750 in fashion

Notes

References

*Payne, Blanche: "History of Costume from the Ancient Egyptians to the Twentieth Century", Harper & Row, 1965. No ISBN for this edition; ASIN B0006BMNFS

*Picken, Mary Brooks: "The Fashion Dictionary", Funk and Wagnalls, 1957. (1973 edition ISBN 0-308-10052-2)

*Ribeiro, Aileen: "Fashion and Fiction: Dress in Art and Literature in Stuart England", Yale, 2005, ISBN 0-300-10999-7


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