A part of a lady's dress, resembling a jacket with a short skirt; -- probably so called because this fashion of dress came from the Basques.
refers to a style of waistline that drops 2-inches below the natural waist and often dips into a point in the center.
A name given to any tight-fitting bodice garment worn by women. - Short skirt addition sewn onto bodice of a dress or jacket. - Pleated or gathered onto hem of bodice; short-skirted jacket. - Corselette and merrywidow are type of basques..