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The Lady of the House

Ladies' Fashion at The Turn Of The 20th Century

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A vital aspect of fashion is its relationship to society at large. In recent years this has become considerably more complex. Everyday life is influenced by what people do, what they say, and more importantly what they wear. The clothes we are seen in say a great deal about ourselves than many may realize, and that in fact we are presenting a statement to the world. Without uttering a sound we are giving out clues about our social background, economic status, general likes and dislikes, and moreover how we view ourselves. Fashion is tied to society in more than one way: it is produced out of economic, political, and technological conditions as well as shaped by the social and cultural aspects that surround us in everyday life. Read more »

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