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Did Amelia Bloomer start the Victorian movement toward less restrictive clothing? Or was it concern over the harmful tight lacing of the corset that finally changed things? Who and what is really to be given credit for the rapid transformation of fashion in the early 1900s? Throw out everything you thought about the evolution of women’s clothing and join us for an evening of extreme fashions, opinions about modesty that turned into heated controversies, and a media that refused to let women be.
Topics covered: The “invention” of the Bloomers and Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s involvement in early dress reform The great corset controversy The rise and fall of the bustle The truth about suffragists and tight lacing The final push to allow women more freedom of dress.
Janice Formichella is a content writer and history blogger with a passion for the past. She combines her love of performing, her education in women’s studies, and her interest in research to her museum work, including volunteering as a docent and performer for the Molly Brown House Museum.
Registration is appreciated. A Zoom link will be posted the day of the event.