dress shield Word Origin noun
- a fabric or plastic pad for attaching to the inside of the underarm of a woman’s garment to protect the garment from being soiled by perspiration.
Origin of dress shield First recorded in 1880–85 Also called. British Dictionary definitions for dress shield dress shield noun
- a fabric pad worn under the armpits or attached to the armhole of a garment to prevent sweat from showing on or staining the clothing