Fashion and family history : interpreting how your ancestors dressed [electronic resource] / Jayne ShrimptonInstantly available on hoopla. Cover image 1 available
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- This illustrated volume explores what fashion history can reveal about the lives of your British ancestors. As Britain evolved from an agrarian society into an urban-industrial nation, dress was transformed. Traditional rural styles gave way to modern city modes, workwear, and holiday attire. Women sewed at home, while advanced textiles and mass-produced goods brought affordable fashion to ordinary people. Many of our predecessors worked as professional garment-makers, laundresses or in other related trades-and they used those skills when caring for their own clothes. The Victorians observed strict etiquette through special costumes for Sundays, marriage, and mourning. Poorer families struggled to maintain standards while young single workers spent their wages on clothes and the older generation cultivated their own discreet style. Twentieth-century dress grew more relaxed and democratic as popular culture influenced fashion for recent generations who enjoyed sports, cinema, music, and dancing.
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- Clothing and dress -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
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