Clothing during the time of Johnny Tremain. Introduction. During the 1700's the clothing was very formal. The women never wore anything shorter than where their knees were. In fact, everything was always past their knees. The men always wore a nice shirt that was tucked in.
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During the 1700's the clothing was very formal. The women never wore anything shorter than where their knees were. In fact, everything was always past their knees. The men always wore a nice shirt that was tucked in.
During the 1700's, a flashy way of dressing was called macaroni.
People who wore a "macaroni" style of clothing usually had a lot of money.
Ladies wore pastel colored dresses called mantuas. They had closed skirts and they wore lace caps.
Men always wore wigs, usually white, and if they didn't wear a wig, they powdered their hair to make it look white.
Under the womens' dresses they wore a corset. The corset helped the ladies' posture.
The triangular hats that people wore in the 1700's were called tricornes.
Clothing during the 1700's was very different from clothing today.