Fashion of the Romantic Period

During the 1800’s, woman wore steel hoops under their skirts to make them rounder. Under their dresses, there would be petticoats, shifts and corsets to support their breasts.  They were able to afford more cloth since it was made out of cotton which was cheaper. Necklines were low and the sleeves were long or short.

For men there were many coats: frock coats, morning coats, tail coats, dusters, capes as well as collared and collarless shirts. The 1800’s fashion was all about polish and sophistication, which is evident by the clothing worn by the men.

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