On 29 August, the fashion journalist Caroline Leaper asked rather nervously if it would be acceptable to call Katie Holmes' latest outfit of a knitted cardigan worn over a matching knitted bra either a bra-digan or a bradigan.
I would say the answer to that question is no.
Sunday Rest: bradigan. The word bra is short for brassière, and in the 1600s in France this meant bodice. Before that, braciere was Old French for a cover for the arm, from braz, arm. The -digan part of bradigan comes from Cardigan, a town in Wales, which gave the 7th Earl of Cardigan, who liked a nice warm button-up woolly, his title.