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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 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 1750- 1850

Although few Americans had the money for fancy European clothes, European countries still heavily influenced American clothing trends from 1750 to 1850. Styles often followed those of traditional beliefs and were somewhat conservative but much more comfortable and tailored. This … Continue reading

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