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Hoopskirts, Union Blues, and Confederate Grays

Civil War Fashions from 1861 To 1865

Hoopskirts, Union Blues, and Confederate Grays( )
Author: Havelin, Kate
Series title:Dressing a Nation: the History of U. S. Fashion Ser.
Publication Date:Jan 2011
Publisher:Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint:Twenty-First Century Books
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $31.99
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What would you have worn if you lived during the Civil War era? It depends on who you were! For example, upper-class women wore tight corsets, bustles, and wide hoop skirts to fancy balls. The layers weighed almost 30 pounds (14 kilograms)! For everyday, whether at home or nursing soldiers, women put on multiple layers of simple fabrics. Some daredevils sported women's trousers--called Bloomers--to make a statement on women's rights. Read more about wartime fashions of the...
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