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From Corsets to Power Suits: A Look into Women's Fashion and Liberation

March is ALL women's month! In today's post, we'd like to take a closer look into the evolution of women's fashion and how it reflects the progress of the women's liberation movement.

Corset Era

The history of women's fashion is closely tied to the history of the women's liberation movement. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, women's fashion was dominated by the corset, a garment designed to create an hourglass figure that was both restrictive and uncomfortable. The corset was seen as a symbol of the patriarchy and the oppression of women, and its decline in popularity was a sign of the changing roles of women in society.

Flapper Style

The 1920s brought a new era of fashion, with women wearing shorter dresses and looser, more comfortable designs that allowed for greater freedom of movement. This "flapper" style reflected the changing roles of women in society, as women gained greater independence and began to challenge traditional gender roles.

Mid-20th Century

In the mid-20th century, women's fashion became more structured, with tailored suits and dresses featuring shoulder pads. This style reflected the rise of women in the workforce and their desire to be taken seriously in male-dominated fields. However, it also reinforced the idea that women needed to adopt traditionally masculine styles in order to succeed.

Recent Years

In recent years, women's fashion has become increasingly diverse and individualistic, with a wide range of styles and trends to choose from. This reflected the rise of the feminist movement and the desire to reject traditional gender roles and embrace individualism.

From restrictive corsets to power suits, women's fashion has undergone significant changes as women's roles and expectations in society have shifted.

In women's history month, don't forget to treat yourself some pretty clothes because you deserve it for being an amazing woman!

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