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Pinafore Dress

Definition: Pinafore Dress

Pinafore Dress

n. Women's sleeveless garment, usually with full skirt, bib top and shoulder ruffle. The pinafore was a type of apron that was pinned over the dress and easily removed for washing. Buttons were frequently damaged with lye cleaning products, which was one reason why dresses were not laundered very often. The pinafore had no buttons, was simply "pinned on the front" which led to the term "pinafore." Get this one by Tracy Reese for $185 here.


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Karla-Sugar Karla-Sugar 9 years
that one is really lovely... may I request a fab find to see some more?
poetess poetess 9 years
I love Tracy Reese. She makes everything beautiful.
cocca cocca 9 years
it's very rare to find cute pinafores...
vixen2 vixen2 9 years
ahhhhhhhhhhhh pinafores~!!! my middle school uniform with green and white checkered pattern.. SCARY memories. it was horrible wearing these during the puberty years ugh~!!!
fab4 fab4 9 years
Also known as an apron circa 1980.
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
that's very cute! those styles always make me look like a teenager though. and not like a hot one. :)
Ashlie-H Ashlie-H 9 years
I love it!
Auntie-Di Auntie-Di 9 years
It's a SWEET/INNOCENT feminine look.
Michelann Michelann 9 years
I love this! I always wondered where the name came from, and what it refered to exactly. Now I know, thanks Fab!
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