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Clothing in the 1800’s By Holly and Vanessa
Overview • In the 1800s, clothing was very conservative. • There was different clothing for different social status
Sixthly Layers Women were required to wear numerous layers of clothing, in order for it to take as long as possible to undress to deter explicit activities.
Layers But wait! There’s more
Popular Accessories Hats! Hats for Everyone!
Accessories Necklaces Brooches Hair pins and Combs Gloves Shawls
The Corset • One of the most important clothing articles or the time • The tighter it was, the higher your social class, and the more virtuous you were considered to be.
Health Problems • Constricted breathing • Sunstroke – too many layers for the intense heat • Infertility • Warped rib cage and organs • Fainting • Ruined the skin due to intense compression
SwIm • Women were required to wear conservative clothes ALL the time, as shown with the dresses and pants used for swim, although men were also dressed covering clothing.
Upper Class • Upper class people would wear more expensive fabrics, such as silk. • Women had their corsets much more tightly laced than women of other classes • Women’s dresses were much more appliquéd and detailed.
Middle- Lower Class • Middle class- Lower class people in this time period would’ve been fueling the industrial revolution. • This meant looser corsets for working, and less “fashionable” clothing as this was a working class.
Colors in Acting The stock characters, while wearing the clothing of the time period, would’ve worn exaggerated colors or accessories
Colors in Acting • For example, the villain would’ve dressed mainly in black or red, colors that provoke violence and show the audience their sinister nature.
Colors in Acting • The Heroine would wear light colors, such as white or pink, along with a very tightly laced corset to show innocence and because a virtuous girl would’ve been attractive at the time
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