[ UK /ʃˈɜːtwe‍ɪst/ ]
  1. a blouse with buttons down the front
    in Britain they call a shirtwaist a shirtwaister
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  • Melissa Richmond was wearing a shirtwaister dress in blue gingham that made her look like a schoolgirl. THE BOOK LADY
  • VON DREHLE: A shirtwaist is a woman ` s blouse, basically. Triangle: The Fire That Changed America
  • No, the way to wear this summer's flat shoes is with crisp A-line skirts, shirtwaister dresses and narrow trousers.
  • The shirtwaist was a woman’s garment with a mannish touch: a buttoned front. International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
  • It could never have been called a "shirtwaist," as Arethusa's plain garments of the same shape with their simple rows of tucking were named. The Heart of Arethusa
  • Teenagers and young women worked at sewing machines in crowded rows, the aisles blocked by piles of highly flammable grass linen, a popular fabric for making shirtwaist dresses.
  • Leaders of the labor union that organized the shirtwaist strike were so disturbed by the finery of the strikers that they attempted to impose a limit on the amount of money that each member of the union could spend on clothes. A Renegade History of the United States
  • Her shirtwaist style top was a mint green, the soft pastel bringing out her eyes as she slipped on a simple brown skirt, finishing the ensemble with a fine leather belt.
  • It was difficult to button her shirtwaist, so she left the collar undone.
  • “When I see you in winter, in furs, with your cheeks red, I think you’re prettiest then, but when I see you in summer, in a straw hat and a shirtwaist and a duck skirt and white gloves and those little silver buckled slippers, and your rose-coloured parasol, and your cheeks not red but with a kind of pinky glow about them, then I see I must have been wrong about the winter! Chapter 17
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