Clothes-Talking: What is a yoke?

CLV_Yoke yoke |yōk| noun

The shaped sections across the upper body, between neck and bust or shoulders, to which the garment is sewn (The Dictionary of Fashion History by Valerie Cumming, C. W. Cunnington and P. E. Cunnington)

A shaped pattern piece which forms part of a garment, usually fitting around the neck and shoulders, or around the hips to provide support for looser parts of the garment, such as a gathered skirt or the body of a shirt (Wikipedia)

In a sentence: I've got the shirtdresses with the bib-like yokes from Chloe on my fall wish list.

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