Definition of stomacher in English:
A V-shaped piece of decorative cloth, worn over the chest and stomach by men and women in the 16th century, later only by women.
- Yet on ballads, many decollete ladies, described as merchant's daughters, milkmaids, cook maids and shepherdesses, appear in the guise of royal queens and mistresses, dressed in expensive slays, gowns and stomachers.
- She looked over the maid's shoulder and spotted a stomacher and a high-waisted gown on his bed.
- Pinning the white stomacher into the dress, I turned before the mirror, admiring myself.
Definition of stomacher in:
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