A shift, or undergarment, worn by women.
The fancy term for a womanâ€(tm)s long undergarment. Basically like a nightgown which was the only female undergarment other than the corset for much of the century. The term replaced the word â€˜shiftâ€(tm) which was felt to be too indelicate and which had itself replaced the term â€˜smockâ€(tm).
An undergarment made of finely woven soft material worn by both sexes, usually in the form of a basic t-tunic with straight sleeves.