Women's Clothing in the Revolutionary War Era

by Sarah E. Mitchell

Sarah E. Mitchell: Women's Clothing in the Revolutionary War Era 1765-1783

Authored by Sarah E. Mitchell of VintageDesigns.com. Published 2012. 14 illustrations, 157 research notes, 37 pages. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Soft cover, saddle-stitched. ISBN-10: 1-929384-15-7. ISBN-13: 978-1-929384-15-0.

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Women's Clothing in the Revolutionary War Era 1765–1783 contains anecdotes, advertisements for, and descriptions of clothing worn by servants, slaves, and more wealthy women in the American Colonies/United States from the time of the French and Indian War to the end of the American Revolution. Gowns, stays, stomachers, petticoats, hoops, stockings, shoes, gloves, mitts, hairstyles, wigs, hair-powdering, jewelry, etc., are described. The patriotic effort to encourage American production of fabric and clothing is discussed.

Also included is information on the European influences (particularly English and French) on American fashions.

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