riding habit


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Synonyms for riding habit

attire that is typically worn by a horseback rider (especially a woman's attire)

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She blushed, dropped her riding habit, and stumbled over it.
She had regained her riding habit and calash from the grisly phantom, and was, in all respects, the lovely woman who had been sitting by my side at the instant of our overturn.
It's adapted by award-winning author David Eldridge from Hallie Rubenhold's book Lady Worsley's Whim, which was in turn inspired by the oil painting that hangs in Harewood House in Yorkshire, depicting the subject in a bright red riding habit.
"They should do all right for a riding habit," said one Eighth avenue tailor, eyeing the twinkling feet and fast disappearing pantaloons of Dixie, with the eye of a connoisseur, "but you can say for me that they will never take on in Calgary among the four hundred."
Her riding habit - sparkly purple shirt, purple satin chaps and tiny leather boots with shiny silver spurs - matched the purple blanket under a saddle that had to be customized to fit her small frame.
The picture isn't of an ancient warrior but of a genteel looking woman dressed in the tight-fitting black riding habit of the nineteenth century in which Manet painted, matched by a black silk top hat.
Here Swarnalata Ghose wears a stylish gown - maybe a riding habit with a high neck and jabot - as well as a sola topi (sun hat made of sola pith), while Monomohan is in a three-piece suit, complete with watch-chain.
"She had a good sense of humour and apparently got up the noses of society mothers because she made a mockery of their efforts to catch rich husbands for their daughters." Aristocratic ladies copied her tailored "princess" riding habit and Landseer portrayed her in his 1861 painting The Taming of the Shrew, reining in a frisky horse.
She herself struggled into a red riding habit. In the next scene Rosencrantz and Guildenstern sported riding habits.
Pat, with her fancy riding habit and her telephone, unclog a sink?
You often saw her in her red riding habit, tearing round the estate, excited and full of derring-do.
'One with a dirty riding habit?' leered Fat Barry from sales, as we all enjoyed a stirrup cup in O'Blimey's.
Hawarden's ceuvre focuses almost entirely on her lovely adolescent daughters (Isabella Grace, Clementina, and Florence Elizabeth), her collection of pretty objects (an Indian traveling cabinet, a cheval glass, a Gothic-style desk, a small wooden chair with a padded floral-patterned seat, a shell-covered box, a silver goblet, a tambourine, a concertina, a curvaceous vase), and closets of fancy dress (the breeches and tights of a page, the elaborate dress and headdress of Mary, Queen of Scots, the black lace of a Spanish dancer, the skirt and broom of Cinderella, a riding habit, the Orientalized dress of a concubine).