Clothing has an important role in the rituals of society.
Whether it's seaside bathing or deep mourning,
the garments worn often provide clues to an era's attitudes and mores.

                 Garment Measurement 

 L =  Length
 Ht =  Height
 Wd =  Width
 B =  Bust
 H =  Hips
 W =  Waist measurement at "waist" of garment
 Slv L =  Sleeve length from top seam to end of sleeve
 Hem C =  Circumference of hem
 Sh-Sh =  Linear measurement across both shoulders
 from the top of
one sleeve seam  to the other