Sun, Mar 24|
5 Church St
Getting Dressed in 1900 with Abigail Field
Learn the truth about the many myths associated with women’s clothing up until the 1920s.
Time & Location
Mar 24, 2019, 2:00 PM
5 Church St, 5 Church St, Mattapoisett, MA 02739, USA
About the Event
Clothing historically has been indicative of the socio-economic sphere of the time, and from it we can learn an awful lot about the lives of people throughout history. There are many of myths associated with women’s clothing up until the 1920s, including wild statements like “women broke their ribs with corsets!” and “they wore so many layers they simply could not move with any degree of ease!”, and the classic “oh well, people were just smaller back then.” How much truth lies in these statements? Join me to find out.