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History of Fashion and Dress- The Bustle Era

Key terms:<p>Aesthetic dress<br>Cycling costume <br>rationals <br>crinolette<br>watteau back <br>Norfolk suit <br>Little Lord Fauntleroy suit<p>Beata Beatrix, 1863<br>D.G.Rossetti- …

Tennis Costume

The nineteenth century saw phenomenal growth in sporting activities, for women as well as for men, particularly between 1870 and 1900. All manner of …

Pelisse

Named for the Latin word <i>pellicus,</i> meaning "made of skin," the pelisse was a loose cape made of fur, or made of velvet or satin and lined or trimmed …

Kashmir Shawls

Indian textiles began flooding European markets in the seventeenth century with the founding of the Dutch East India Company in 1597 and the English …

Gigot Sleeves

Gigot is the French word for the back leg of an animal, especially of a lamb or sheep. The gigot sleeve, also called the leg-of-mutton sleeve, was …

Fur

The most ancient humans created the garments they wore from materials that were around them, and it is likely that animal furs were one of the …

Dresses

The simple answer to the question about what women wore during the nineteenth century is a dress. There were, however, enormous changes in the size, …

The Dandy - Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages

THE DANDY<p>Dandy is a name for a man who pays great attention to dress and fashion and often dresses with a flamboyant style. The term was first used …

Ditto Suits

The mid-nineteenth century saw the introduction of a type of men's suit that would become the dominant form of Western men's dress clothing of the …

Dinner Jacket

The dinner jacket emerged from an era when it was considered proper for upper-class men to dress formally for the evening meal. A comfortable, less …

Crinoline

Full crinoline underskirts were necessities of popular women's fashions of the mid-1800s. As skirt styles became fuller during the century, women …

Coats

Following the American and French Revolutions of the late 1700s, an appreciation for democracy and for the common man spread over the Western world. …

Blue Jeans

Durable, heavy-duty pants made from dark blue cotton fabric, blue jeans were first created as work pants for the gold miners of the 1849 California …

Bloomers

Long, loose pants that are gathered at the ankle, bloomers were worn by women during the nineteenth century both as outer-wear and as underwear. …