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What is "wrap top or surplice top" - Definition & Explanation

A bodice created by the cross-wrapping of fabric; may be in front or back, and associated with a high or low neckline.

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Head coverings during the 16th century ranged from the simple to the complex. The simplest, which was worn throughout the 16th century and well into the 17th, was the "coif". The coif is, quite...
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