WHAT WE WORE

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Dur­ing the late 1820s, the hats, sleeves and skirts of fash­ion­able women grew wider, with sleeve puffs, flounced skirts and wide-brimmed hats. Hair was cen­trally parted with a knot on the crown and side curls. Men’s coats also had small puffed sleeves, oth­er­wise fit­ting tightly. Male hair was kept short, but of­ten curled and brushed for­ward. Ali­son To­plis

Trousers were now a com­mon al­ter­na­tive to breeches or tight- fi­fi­fi­fi­fit­ting pan­taloons, usu­ally with an in­step strap which passed around the shoe. The top hat was a pop­u­lar fash­ion for men, elon­gat­ing the sil­hou­ette when com­bined with the close-fit­ting form of the coat and leg­wear. The woman wears a fash­ion­able dress of the pe­riod, fea­tur­ing a nar­row waist and a flounced hem. The wide- brimmed hat is em­bel­lished with rib­bon trim­mings in con­trast to the prac­ti­cal bon­net worn by the woman in red.

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