Current look: suit of armor up top and lingerie down below.
Later customs as to what weapons were allowed became more elaborate, but equality of armor and weapons was still the expectation.
They pull on their armor – emotional and physical – and they walk out into the day.
The house, founded in 1992 by Lee Alexander McQueen, has found its inspiration in everything from medieval armor to witch-hunts.
The little black dress is “like armor” in the sense that it bestows confidence on its wearer, Steele says.
"Our only armor against such influences is firm principle," answered the old man, encouragingly.
There appeared a Giant maid who was not Gerda; all in armor was she.
These fought bravely and defied the Grecian spears with the strength of their armor.
No one would ever think of looking for one of us in this armor.
On the drenched earth the armor and arms swam in the blood of the enemy as in a river.
c.1300, "mail, defensive covering worn in combat," also "means of protection," from Old French armeure "weapons, armor" (12c.), from Latin armatura "arms, equipment," from arma "arms, gear" (see arm (n.2)). Figurative use from mid-14c.
Meaning "military equipment generally," especially siege engines, is late 14c. The word might have died with jousting if not for late 19c. transference to metal-shielded machinery beginning with U.S. Civil War ironclads (first attested in this sense in an 1855 report from the U.S. Congressional Committee on Naval Affairs).
mid-15c., from armor (n.). Related: Armored; armoring.