- Sometimes pantalet. long drawers extending below the skirt, with a frill or other finish at the bottom of the leg, commonly worn by women and girls in the 19th century.
- a pair of separate frilled or trimmed pieces for attaching to the legs of women's drawers.
Origin of pantalets
Also called trousers.
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Examples from the Web for pantalets
The frocks were made shorter, and the pantalets kept them company.A Little Girl of Long Ago
Amanda Millie Douglas
I have three white hens—one top-knot, one plain, and one with pantalets.
He orter stay at home an' wear Congress gaiters an' pantalets.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)
Then Victorian hoops which were succeeded by the Victorian bustles, pantalets, black velvet at throat and wrists, and lockets.Woman as Decoration
It was a pretty picture, and would have been prettier, if they had shown bare little legs, instead of pantalets.
- long drawers, usually trimmed with ruffles, extending below the skirts: worn during the early and mid 19th century
- a pair of ruffles for the ends of such drawers
C19: diminutive of pantaloons
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