Frocks Dresses Fashions Designs and Styles


Frock is a a loose, long garment with wide, full sleeves, such as the habit of a monk or priest, commonly belted. The precise historical evolution of the frock after the second half of the eighteenth century is obscure, however it is likely that the frock was gradually supplanted by the frock coat in the early nineteenth century, eventually being relegated to evening dress. The frock coat in turn became cut away into the modern coat, giving us the two modern coats with tails.Frock (especially in the phrase “short frock”) is also a child’s dress or light overdress.