Some free dickie patterns include the turtleneck dickie and the Al's dickie. Other varieties are the starch dickie and the ordinary dickie. The dickie may also be spelled as dickey or dicky, and it is a front false-shirt accessory worn with a tuxedo.
Dickies may be created from a variety of materials, including starched linen or cotton. Quality dickies typically have a tab that secures them to the wearer's pants, keeping the dickie from popping out and coming loose from the outfit. Many modern dickies are made with cotton materials that include turtlenecks to create the appearance of a false turtleneck sweater underneath layers of coats and other outerwear.