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Fashion in the 17th Century

Fashion of the 17th century was influenced by the many social, cultural, and political factors during the period, along with a few important and influential trendsetters. So even though the first half of the seventeenth century continued the same fashion styles of the sixteenth century, this gradually changed, and by the second half of the …

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What is Camouflage Clothing?

When you are up against nature or adversaries who will use any means to get to you, you ought to have everything in your arsenal to survive – this includes clothing. The clothes you wear when facing danger from men or nature should ensure that you are well protected – one way to protect yourself …

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Asymmetrical neckline

An asymmetrical neckline translates to a one-shoulder neckline in fashion vocabulary; the kind that covers only one part of the neckline, forming an asymmetrical look. According to the dictionary asymmetry is “having parts on either side that do not match or are not the same size or shape”. A one-shoulder neckline/symmetrical neckline cuts the torso …

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40 types of Coats for men and women

A coat is a hip-length or longer over-garment with sleeves made of thick material, usually worn as a protective layer over other clothes. Balmacaan Coat The balmacaan coat is a loose full-length overcoat usually made of tweed or gabardine fabric. It has raglan sleeves and a  convertible collar. Beach coat The type of hip-length coat made of …

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Clothing in Ancient Egypt

The term ‘Ancient Egypt’ is used to refer to Egypt from the period between 3000 BC to 330 BC. A great civilization flourished on the banks of the fertile Nile River. We have learned a lot about ancient Egypt from the hieroglyphs with picture words and cloth remnants recovered from the Egyptian tombs of the …

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History of Corsets

Women have always craved for and idealized the image of a small waist and a shapely figure and this craving is the story behind Corsets. This garment is supposed to alter the shape of a woman’s body to desirable proportions and to make the waist look thinner and longer. At one point in time, it …

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What is a Shrug?

A shrug is an outer garment made of knit fabric or a flowy and/or clingy fabric covering the shoulder, back and top of the arms, and with a center front opening; It falls open in the center front revealing the clothes inside. It is usually without any fastener, but sometimes it may have a single …

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