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    Clothing In The 1800s

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    Much like the white T-shirt, blue jeans, and the little black dress, the bathing suit is undeniably a fashion staple. As long as there has been shores to flock to and fabric to sew with there have been bathing suits, providing an immense history and abundant style variation of the garment. From the 18th century to present day, the bathing suit has evolved, transformed, and transcended time stylistically, culturally and symbolically. Bathing suits aren’t just popular culture however, throughout their history they have become politically and socially immersed as well, extending to how political systems have informed certain styles of bathing wear, from modesty, cover-all, to the “itsy-bitsy-teeny-weenie-yellow-polka-dot-bikini’ making the bathing suit a garment that has proved it’s longevity and dense cultural roots till this day. The need for swimwear was not present during the pre-18th century, bathing or water activities, historically, were practiced in the nude, as the cultural norm allowed. Swimwear, during this time, could be considered parallel to land clothes, or every day garments. The demand for bathing suits first came during the industrial revolution, after railroads had been introduced people started flocking toward the shorelines for water time recreation. Hand in hand with the luxury of leisure and travel came the feature of fashion. Fashion of the 1800’s was neoclassic, with the ideals of modesty and simplicity, and the bathing suit was no different, as Godey’s…

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    Clothing helps define people. What people wear can help express their characteristics. When a government takes away people's right to express themselves by requiring them to wear fundamentalist clothing, like in the graphic novel, Persepolis, it forces people into conformity and tears away individuality as a standard in people's mind. Once civilians are forced to wear specific clothing, the government can force citizens to do anything because people will often assimilate to society’s standards,…

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    Clothing In The Dark Ages

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    The Bourgeoisie had to invent a new style to, to set themselves apart from the lower class as they had done before. Although it seems as if they were intimidated, the most likely altered the style just to prove that they had more power. As said in an article, “In the 19th century and, to some extent, until our day, men have had more power than women, so they are imitated by women in the hopes of obtaining a share of the power. One of the means of expressing power is clothing in an according way:…

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    “Fashion and clothing was an important part of Renaissance life. This was especially true for the wealthy who used fashion to display their wealth and success”(Ducksters).The clothing of the renaissance have helped it in many ways.During the Renaissance children clothing has revolutionized and revealed both humanist characteristics and the social beliefs of them. The clothing during the renaissance had a big impact on the social and political change. In the article Clothing in the Renaissance…

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    Elizabethan Era Fashion Any fashion trend or sense of style can determine an era or a certain year. The Elizabethan Era, which was during the 16th century was a period in which a person was known for what they were wearing. You would know who a person was based on their clothing. Their clothing was used to emphasize fashion sense, personal rank, and social stature. The sense of fashion always depended upon a person’s choice. The women were seen wearing big dresses. The bodice was tight…

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    At first glance, many observations can be made from the clothing one wears. The fit, the style, and the color all contribute to what identity one presents to the world. In “Clothes” by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, different garments represent the different cultures Sumita inhabits. Her saris, colorful and flowing, hold deep significance in her homeland and are worn during monumental and ceremonial moments. On the other hand, the tight and mundane American clothes demonstrate a more casual and…

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    and the ones to decide who was permitted to wear what. During the ages of the emperors, fine robes were a sign of rank, lifestyle, esthetics and good taste. What one wore said where one stood in society and who one was to be. Styles change from dynasty to dynasty and the history is imprinted in the clothing. Depending on one’s political and economic status, the distinction between the different styles of clothing existed not only throughout the dynasties but many times through the dynasty…

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    2.1 Family Clothing 2.1.1 Definition of Family Clothing Industry “This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in retailing a general line of new, ready-to-wear clothing for men, women and children, without specializing in sales for an individual gender or age group. Example Activities: Family clothing stores, retail Jeans stores, retail Unisex clothing stores, retail Western wear retail and much more” ((CIS), 2015) 2.1.2 Look-Alike Concept in Family Clothing To come up with…

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    In Ancient Egypt, clothing was made out of countless different fabrics and materials for different reasons; they used fabrics such as linen, cotton, wool, silk, loincloth, and leather. Some clothing articles worn by the Ancient Egyptians consisted of robes, shirts, aprons, sashes tunics, and loincloths.Since Egypt’s climate has hot summers and mild winters they wore clothes made of light plant fibers, mostly linen. Linen was made by spinning or weaving flax which were both a tedious processes.…

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    Conniya Gardner The History of Roman Clothing and Fashion Section One- Fabrics and Materials Due to a lack of modern technology, Ancient Roman clothing was made with different fabrics than those of today. Wool was the most commonly used fiber in Roman clothing and was likely the first material to be spun (“Clothing in Ancient Roman”). In early Rome, women spun the fleece into the thread and wove the cloth used to make Roman garments (“Roman Clothing”). Upper-class Romans did not weave their…

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