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Women's Clothing from 1800

As the 18th century was coming to a close, women's fashion took on some changes. In art and architecture, many things from ancient Greece had become fashionable and this had an effect on fashion too. Skirts became narrower and waists became higher. Gowns had less lace, frills, and ruffles. Some fashions in the early 1800's made women look much like statues of Greek goddesses!

Navigate to each layer of this activity by clicking on the red arrow. Using your cursor, roll over each image to learn about the unfamiliar clothes worn by women who lived 200 years ago. (requires Flash Player)

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See Also...

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Rhoda Smith Bardwell (1775-1818)

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