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Construction From the Met Museum: The torso atop the bustle also reflected increasing technological innovation in the construction of foundation garments. With the increased reliance on steel boning and ever more complex pieced construction, the corset became capable of delivering … Continue reading

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Dress Reform

Rational Dress Victorian dress reform was an objective of the Victorian dress reform movement (also known as the rational dress movement’) of the middle and late Victorian era, comprising various reformers who proposed, designed, and wore clothing considered more practical … Continue reading

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Men’s Fashion

Men’s clothing was just as diverse in the 1880s as it is today. ¬†Photographs are¬†an excellent but limited source of information, simply because whether or not a person was ever photographed had to do with economic, ethnic, and regional characteristics. … Continue reading

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