As a child he had been "a savant in petticoats"; as a boy he was a poet in breeches.
A rustle of starched petticoats and the whispering and laughter of girls' voices came from the adjoining room.
You will soon be dressing your men in petticoats!
They are skilled in the use of dyes, and the Indian women pride themselves on a large number of finely-woven, brilliantly-coloured petticoats.
T-shirts printed with the words " Music & Love " were worn with heavily studded black belts and short full skirts with net petticoats.