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European clothing – 1800s

By |2018-04-08T11:14:15+00:00August 4th, 2017|Clothing, Modern Europe|

Italian peasant, about 1850 (by Pierre Louis Dubourcq) At the very end of the 1700s AD, the invention of the cotton gin meant that the new country of the United States of America could produce tons of cotton very cheaply - if they forced people to work as slaves so the work was very cheap. European traders stopped getting their cotton from India and [...]

European clothing in the 1900s

By |2018-04-11T09:24:28+00:00August 4th, 2017|Clothing, Modern Europe|

French women wearing pants (Paris, 1922) Even though European men had started wearing pants in the early 1800s, women in Europe didn't really start to wear pants until about 100 years later, in the early 1900s. Slowly more and more women started to wear pants, just as men had. But although by the 1900s pretty [...]