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Paenula: a roman outergarment made in heavy wool or leather for wear in bad weather.

Pagne: a loin-cloth or short petticoat.

Pagoda Sleeves: sleeves on men's coats in the early seventeen hundreds which were narrow on the upper arm and then flared in lace once past the elbow.

Palatine: a shoulder wrap inspired by the fur stole the Palatine princess wore in the mid-seventeenth century.

Palla: latin name for Greek peplos.

Panes: strips of ribbon set close together.

Pantelettes: little girls' pantaloons that showed beneath the dress hem.

Pantaloons: women's undergarments which came down to about the knee, evolved to the underwear of today.

Partlet: type of chemisette or 'fill in' for low decolletage.

Passement: original name for all types of lace.

Pattens: thick soled shoe raised on a heel, common in the Middle Ages. Sometimes made out of wood a worn over slippers.

Peascod Belly: padded doublet which gave wearer exaggerated, pointed pot belly. Worn in the late sixteenth century.

Pelicon: fur-lined garment worn between chemise and coat, twelfth to fifteenth century.

Pelisse: cape, often fur-lined.

Peplos: outer garment worn by women in Ancient Greece. It was a large rectangle of material fastened over each shoulder with a fibulae.

Pero: boots made from short hairy hide, worn by the agricultural workers under the Romans.

Petit Oie: trimming on men's suits during the mid-seventeenth century, usually ribbon.

Pharos: a form of peplos worn belted.

Piccadils: tabbed or scalloped cuffs and collars.

Pigache: shoe with long, upturned, pointed toe which was worn in the twelfth century.

Pileus: felt cap worn by men in Rome.

Pinafore: originally used to protect dresses from dirt, it was adopted as a fashion piece and worn as a sleeveless dress or over a blouse.

Plastron: false front, simulating a blouse or waistcoat.

Points: ties used to attach women's sleeves to their gowns.

Pompadour: hairstyle where hair is brushed off of forehead into a high roll at the top of the head.

Poncho: simply a square or oblong piece of material with an opening for the head.

Pour point: name given to doublet.

Princess Dress: the skirt and bodice were cut in one piece and the fullness was in the back.

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