Bib and tucker

A tucker is an "ornamental frill of lace or muslin worn by women of the 17th and 18th centuries round the top of their dresses to cover the neck and shoulders. Hence, with clean bib and tucker, nicely dressed, looking fresh and spruce" (54). Stedman (274) says Louisa May Alcott's girls of the nineteenth century also wore tuckers.


All bib and tucker, frill and furbelow

Act I