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Hoopskirts, Union Blues, and Confederate Grays

Hoopskirts, Union Blues, and Confederate Grays (PDF ebook)

By Havelin, Kate

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 nursin...g 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 1860s-from ankle boots to parasols and tiaras-in this fascinating book!
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ISBN 9780761380542
Published 1 Aug 2011
Publisher Twenty-First Century Books
Available in PDF format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Series Dressing a Nation: The History of U.S. Fashion