GIRDLE - somewhere between a waist sash and a waistbelt but normally without visible clasp,
the classic example is what Lancers wear in Full Dress. This has twin crimson lines of the national sash colour along the wide band of gold lace for officers (yellow worsted with scarlet stripes for soldiers) and is fastened at one side with small olivets (toggles) and cord loops. Not really intended to carry accoutrements, the girdle has sometimes been modified to do so by adding leather backing, e.g. to enable sword slings (q.v.) to be attached for wearing over a frock coat.