On older engravings and paintings the Entari was worn as a dress.The Entari was worn by women living in the big Cities in the 1900century.Some times a Cepken was worn over it. It is an unpractical garment to wear for someone working in the fields.And therefor Shalwars and Cepkens were used more often in the countryside.In the 1800 century women wore pants and over them a transparent Gomlek, over that a long sleeved jacket that covered the behind and on top of everything an entari! Belt or sash.
Üçetek entari (robe with three panels). Brocaded silk. Late-Ottoman urban dress, with very long sleeves and panels (dragging like a train across the floor). Such dresses were a status symbol, indicating the wearer did not have to work. Circa 1900. (Sadberk Hanim Museum, Istanbul).(Pharyah)
Late-Ottoman embroidered lady's robe (üçetek entari = robe with three panels), century. The pink silk robe embroidered in gilt-metal threads and sequins with floral sprays, trimmed with an ornate gilt-metal braid, and edged with 'oya' (Turkish lace).