Victorian Dress Reform: Who, What, When, and Why

By | January 31st, 2020|Categories: Victorian Era, Women's History|Tags: , , , , , , |

Many of us know about the women’s suffrage movement, abolition, and temperance societies, but what about the dress reform movement?  Many of the most radical and audacious women involved in progressive movements of the Victorian Era could see the way that women were physically prevented from fully participating in society. Such limitations, they argued, took [...]

The Evolution of Dress Reform – Part 1

By | July 23rd, 2016|Categories: Fashion, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Seeds of Dress Reform are Sown When settlers came to what is now the United States, it wasn't unusual to see Native American women wearing leggings under their skirts. European women were not immune to their functionality. Some women started wearing a version of pants under their skirts during the French Revolution. This combination was [...]