An ornamental shoulder piece on an item of clothing, typically on the coat or jacket of a military uniform.
- Look out for shirts with pockets, epaulettes - and especially shirt dresses, which will be making a strong statement this spring.
- Or he would take apart a necklace and use it as an epaulet on the shoulder of a jacket so that the coat would be ‘covered with trinkets and madness.’
- The cuffs were also of the same nature, as were the epaulettes on the shoulders of his military tunic.
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