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This period in fashion history saw even more changes in women's, men's and children's clothing. Women's clothes saw large sleeves at the top of the arm and tight -fitting sleeves from the elbow down. The waist became tighter due to restrictive corsets, with the bustle becoming larger at the back.
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Popular Historic Clothing Motifs: Stripes


Popular Historic Clothing Motifs: Stripes

Silk dress, American, 1880. This is a dress for a 50th wedding anniversary. Metropolitan Museum of Art: "The style evokes 18th century and would have been appreciated for its beautiful embroidery and lace trim."


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