Although suits were cut similarly during this period, in the egalitarian Continental Congress the wealthy Southern representatives wore brocades and lace, while their stern New England counterparts wore plain coats of brown or black.
Every lady wore the costliest silks and brocades, but only slightly outshone the men.
It became recognized in the islands that the very best thing that could happen to a Hawaiian girl was to catch herself a Chinese husband, for then all she had to do was laugh, wear fine brocades and rear babies.
Prince's sexually suggestive lyrics have alienated many - Tipper Gore included - and his very appearance has been used as an example of what is wrong with our culture: small and dark, with a knowing look in his eye, he is given to wearing silks and brocades that have an androgynous edge.
She said she thinks she remembers that Lupe and the others were wearing brocades like that when they first met in Mexico City.
Still others wore flowing brocades and tall fur hats.