A top, blouse, jacket, or cardigans covers the torso and is paired with either a skirt or pants. The bodice, introduced in the 1500s, was the first separation of top and bottom garment. Tops did not become part of a women's fashion, to be interchanged with other garments, until the 20th century when clothing became less formal. There are a variety of cuts and styles (which are detailed below) that can create different silhouettes for the wearer.
Styles and Silhouettes for Tops, Blouses, Jackets, and Cardigans:
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