Monthly Archives: January 2011

Clothing 1600- 1650

During Colonial America, there were obvious European influences due to the fact that all of the settlers had just sailed to America from Europe and brought their clothing with them. This period is characterized as the disappearance of ruff around … Continue reading

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Clothing in America 1900- 1914

Commonly called the la Belle Époque era, European countries still heavily influenced the clothing during this period and the elegance carried on from the late 1800’s. Women modeled their behavior and appearance upon the Gibson Girl the popular image of … Continue reading

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Clothing in America from 1900-1914

In the time period of 1900-1914 clothing develops into a business much more then before, dresses are more complex and the designs are more unique as artists give ideas for dresses. Clothing in this time era tried to show off … Continue reading

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Clothing in America 1900-1914

During in the early 20th century, Victorian styles were still popular among Americans. Women following this trend wore many buttons, buckles, and layers of clothing. Some women even wore clothing that they could not dress or undress themselves in. Not … Continue reading

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Clothing in America 1850 – 1900

Clothing at the turn of the century was very formal but yet also somewhat romantic. Styles became darker and drabber, a concept that came from London, due to the city’s soot that would collect on the bottom of their clothes. … Continue reading

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Clothing in America in the 1850-1900

American clothing in the time period of 1850-1900 substantially changed a great deal as accesories became a great deal for men and women. Merchants from the old world were quick to appreciate the rapidly expanding market for clothing as business thrived … Continue reading

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Clothing in America 1850s-1900

In 19th century America, clothing styles were beginning to become more modern, and more fancy. For example, during 1850-1900 a typical, fancy American man wore silk vest, with metal buttons. Although clothing styles changed greatly, fashion continues to define a … Continue reading

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