26 octobre 2015

A simple garment that changed women's fashion

Shirtwaists are among the many garments, feathers and hats that are on display in the Museum’s Ladies Dress Shop. These three garments resemble blouses decorated with embroidery, and this case, black trim. But the shirtwaists are more than just garments. They are a sign of a far-reaching revolution, not just in fashion, but also for working women in the 19th century. The shirtwaist first appeared in the 1860s as an alternative to the matched skirt and bodice worn by nearly all well-dressed women. Modeled after a man’s shirt, the... [Lire la suite]
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