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Fashion-Brooke and Savannah

  1. 1. Women’s Fashion of the 1700s
  2. 2. Parts of a Gown <ul><li>The Bodice- the upper part </li></ul><ul><li>The Petticoat and the Overskirt- the bottom half </li></ul><ul><li>The Underpetticoat- worn under the Overskirt and Petticoat </li></ul><ul><li>The Shift- an undergarment made of silk or cotton, worn next to the skin </li></ul><ul><li>A Sleeve </li></ul><ul><li>The Stomacher- a stiff triangular-shaped insert often decorated which was pinned to the front of the bodice </li></ul>
  3. 4. Highly Structured Hairdos <ul><li>Hairdos took hours to prepare but were left in for weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Could be more than three feet high </li></ul><ul><li>Hair was held up with wire supports or padding and paste made from flour held it together. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Flirting With Fans <ul><li>On hot days, beautifully decorated fans were used as portable air-conditioners, but women also used them to flirt with men. </li></ul><ul><li>Fans were used to send signals without speaking. The fan placed near the heart meant “ You have won my heart”. Opening and closing the fan meant “You are cruel ”. Fanning slowly meant “I am married”, and fanning quickly meant “I am engaged”. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Underclothing <ul><li>A shift was worn next to the skin. </li></ul><ul><li>A corset made of linen, cotton, or silk was worn. They were stiffened with either wire, whalebone, or wood. The corset was then tightened with laces. </li></ul><ul><li>Pocket hoops were also worn to widen the hips. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Why all the Pain? <ul><li>Women often laced their corset tight which was uncomfortable and dangerous. </li></ul><ul><li>The lack of air could sometimes result in fainting. </li></ul><ul><li>This was done because very small waists were a fashion. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Accessories <ul><li>All outfits were completed with accessories. </li></ul><ul><li>This included gloves, pockets, neckwear, masks, pocketbooks, muffs, and handbags. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Masks <ul><li>Women wore masks to protect their faces from the sun and wind. Back then, all women wanted their skin to look as white and spotless as porcelain. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Women’s Modesty <ul><li>Women of the 1700s did not feel comfortable wearing low-cut dresses. </li></ul><ul><li>Because of this, handkerchiefs, modesty pieces, buffons, and frills called ruffs were worn around the neck. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Warming the Hands <ul><li>Women wore gloves made of leather or silk usually at elbow length. </li></ul><ul><li>They also placed their hands in a short tube of fur or other material called a muff. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Functional yet Fashionable? <ul><li>Aprons could be either useful or dressy. </li></ul><ul><li>Working women of the house wore aprons made of sturdy cloth to protect their skirts from getting dirty. </li></ul><ul><li>Dress aprons were made of fine material and decorated. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Upper Class
  13. 14. Indigo Dye
  14. 15. Marie Antoinette
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