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Jumper (dress)

Contemporary outfit including a black jumper or pinafore dress.

A jumper (in American English), pinafore dress or pinafore (British English) is a sleeveless, collarless dress intended to be worn over a blouse, shirt or sweater.[1] In British English, the term jumper describes what is called a sweater in American English. Also, in more formal British usage, a distinction is made between a pinafore dress and a pinafore. The latter, though a related garment, has an open back and is worn as an apron. In American English, a pinafore always refers to an apron.

A sundress, like a jumper, is sleeveless and collarless; however, such articles are not worn over a blouse or sweater, and are of distinctly different cuts and fashions. The apron dress may be viewed as a special case of the jumper. If the design of the dress is directly inspired by an apron (having a bib in front and ties in the back, for example), the garment is typically described as an apron dress.

The Viking Apron Dress (admittedly a construction based on conjecture from the Hedeby fragments), is of a design that is in line with a standard jumper.[2] The name was most likely chosen owing to the dress sometimes being worn on top of a sleeved dress.

See also

  • Gymslip (A British pinafore worn as athletic wear or school uniform)
  • Sarafan (A Russian jumper women wear when in tall grass or more often, farming)


  1. ^ Oxford Dictionaries
  2. ^ Viking Apron-Dress: a new reconstruction (Monica Cellio)
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