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By Daniel James Cole

Concentrating on style from 1850, famous model historians Daniel James Cole and Nancy Deihl reflect on the evolution of womenswear, menswear and childrenswear, decade by means of decade. The ebook appears to be like on the dissemination of favor and the mechanisms of switch, on the courting among style and the visible, utilized and appearing arts, the intertwined dating among style and pop culture, the impression of latest fabrics and know-how and the transforming into globalization of favor.
/Сосредоточение внимания на моду с 1850 года, историки моды Дэниел Джеймс Коул и Нэнси Дэйл рассматривают эволюцию женской одежды, мужской одежды и детской одежды, десятилетие за десятилетием. Книга смотрит на распространение стиля и механизмы перемен, на отношения между модой и визуального, прикладного и сценического искусства, переплетение отношений между модой и популярной культурой, влияния новых материалов и технологий и растущей глобализацией/.

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Particular styles were associated with specific ages and were based on changes in body shape, activity, and social roles. Infants were dressed in long gowns that facilitated bathing and hygiene. Toddlers of both sexes wore waistless dresses and smocks that were usually gathered from a shoulder yoke. Young boys were “breeched” some time between the ages of three and eight, meaning that they were moved from skirts into Right Alexandra, Princess of Wales, and her children in 1879. Alexandra’s daughters follow the common practice of matching dresses, a convention that continued into early adulthood for both sisters and close friends.

Children were shown alongside adults in fashion plates, and women’s magazines featured pictures and patterns of fashionable clothes for the young. Illustrations often presented children at play, in games of London Bridge or blind man’s buff in domestic settings. Fashion illustrations and many group portraits of the era show siblings in matching dresses, a visual expression of their familial ties. The convention of matching dresses continued into young adulthood as sisters and best friends sometimes wore “companion” styles.

44 The History of Modern Fashion More practical clothing for physical activity became important. ” Croquet, a popular sport for women and men to play together, and other outdoor activities encouraged a new, practical shorter skirt length around 1860. ” The looping up of the overskirt placed new importance on the petticoat, calling for decorative bands or trim around the bottom. Skating ensembles also used shorter hemlines. By the 1860s, bathing costume bore a strong resemblance to Amelia Jenks Bloomer’s reform costume (which had been ridiculed ten years earlier) with full trousers and a tunic in the shorter length, as the ideals of dress reform encouraged sensible sport clothes.

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