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Paris Fashion Timeline

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Eighteenth-Century European Dress | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art." The Met's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. N.p., n.d. Web.
02 Feb. 2016.

As explained clearly in this source, Paris fashion was a huge influence for many other places in the world at this time. Corseted waists. petticoats, and white powdery wigs were extremely famous during the 18th century. One of the most famous garments women wore were panniers, undergarments worn to fan out their dresses as a sign of feminism. The drapery of the dresses and wideness of the skirts made the women seems more regal, wealthy and important. Men’s fashion was not studied too in depth this time and it lacks the knowledge given to both sexes. The layout and format of this website is very well organized and clear to follow through with. It gives clear information about Paris fashion in the eighteenth century and also provides tabs for citation and further reading on the subject. The overall information of this website is very helpful to the knowledge needed for fashion in the 1700’s, but more information would have been helpful on the topic
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Reading more into the book it covers mostly the important topic of fashion and how influential she was in the changes in the 1700’s. Contrary to other books on the eighteenth century Paris society, this book has more information and focus on one specific topic and one specific person. When studying or researching this topic, the layout of this book is helpful because it gives a clear and simple understanding and direct path to the information you need. Antoinette, known as “one of history’s most engaging characters” is an important figure to know about for that reason
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