Best Answer

In the Victorian Age, girls used to be tied up in corsets and stays to keep them from growing too big. Also, they were very tightly laced up at all times, in order to mold them into a particular shape that was considered appropriate for a woman. This restricted proper growth of the body and many a times, the organs couldn't be adjusted in the narrow circumference of their waist and abdomen, thanks to the corset. An ideal woman of the Victorian Age was the one who could tolerate pain. This basically gave the image of the quintessential frail, and dainty Victorian Lady. The elite classes of the society had a certain set of materials just reserved to be used by them. Sumptuary laws were strictly imposed on lower working classes and they were forbidden to use the materials of clothing associated with the nobles and the so-called high classes of the society. Examples of such clothing-ermine fir, brocade, velvet etc. With the beginning of the World War 1 though, women started getting their hair cut short. They started dressing less conservatively and as unity got promoted due to the necessity of combined labor for the nation, social barriers dissolved, colors became sober, skirts became shorter and they even started dressing in a masculine manner.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2007-05-14 05:49:35
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What was women's fashion like before World War I?
Write your answer...
Sign up for more answers

Registered users can ask questions, leave comments, and earn points for submitting new answers.

Already have an account? Log in

Related questions

Has mens fashion changed like the womens has?

Of course, menโ€™s fashion is constantly changing, and FashionTIY can provide a series of menโ€™s de facto clothing and accessories.

Example of a rhetorical queation for fashion?

Do you feel like you're missing out on the world of fashion?!

What is global fashion?

Global fashion is where a type of fashion or types of fashion are known over the world such as big name brands like Chanel and Dior. They are practically known all over the world.

What does the coler fuchia look like?

Kind of pinkish purple... :)if you want you could magenta It's named after the flower of the same name, and is used commonly in womens fashion

What is the clothing like in France?

France is the center of fashion for the western world.

Can you show me some Belgium clothing and fashion?

Today, they wear clothes just like us- but they do have some traditional clothes as well. One being the womens Flemmish klederdracht

What were fashion and music like after World War 2?

Just like today, changing all the time.

What the largest community to discuss fashion women bags?

There are many websites to talk about womens fashion bags, it just depends on what country you prefer. Women 24 is a great site for South Africa's women. For younger girls, they can discuss fasion on sites like Stardoll.

What is the fashion like in France today?

Boyfriend inspired clothes and girlfriends' reckon dominate the France fashion industry. And the world follows it as well.

What did womens clothing in 1910-1918 look like?'s_Fashion_1910s's_Fashion_1910s

What is the difference between fashion journalism and fashion media?

fashion journalism is like blogging and WRITING about fashion. however fashion media is like store commercials, fashionshows and things like that hope this helps

Is there an online game like imagine teacher?

No, there is not an imagine teacher game on the internet but there are sevaral online games like it. These are Fashion Designer NY, Fashion Designer World Tour, Fashion Star, Movie Star and Make Up Mania!

How do trends change?

In the fashion world trends can change in a moment. People like to follow trends of their favorite fashion stars, musician or actors. Leaders of the fashion world know this and give new trends to celebrities to wear then people follow suit.

Is Willow Smith the new Rihanna?

looks like it! crazy fashion her singing is out of this world!

What womens like?

chocolate and jewelery

What were womens role after World War 2?

they were more free to do the work of men like when they were at war they were more free to do the work of men like when they were at war

Two details about womens fashion in 1600?

2 details are plain , and long dresses held up by the bottom by something like a cage made of bones for poor people and metal for the wealth people

Why does your teenager wear womens clothes?

If you are talking about your son or daughter then heres why. If your teenager is a boy and he likes to wear womens clothing, he may just be metrosexual, which means he likes the females world. There is partially something wrong with this, and many people tend to criticise and put down people like this. you may want to talk to him and let him know what is going on and try to persuade him to go back to his natural state. I cant help you any further with this. If your teenager is a girl and she like to wear womens/older fashioned clothing designed for adults, then that is fine. She happens to like that style like many other girls and is in awe of another era, or fashion sense.

What were traditional womens' roles and jobs before World War 2 in Australia?

The majority of the time in the past a womens role was basically to raise a family, when women persue jobs, the jobs usually require traits such caring and communication.Very frequent jobs are things like teaching, secretaries, factory workers, caring for children....

Why reumatism is more common in womens before manupause?


How many types of fashion are they?

there are many different types of fashion in the world. you must find what fashion you like most. but i happened to came across with this site that suits my idea. they sell different kinds fashionable and trendy clothing.

What future prospects are there for a fashion designer?

You should care. What you need is to do is study anything fashion from any mag or book. Also watch a lot of celeb news like E!, Access Hollywood, Et ect... and you will lean what's in and what's out into days fashion. Or be an intern for one summer and get a feel of what its like to work in the fashion world. Then if you like it a lot go to fashion school,and learn more. So when you work hard at what you want most. Then that's when you will get a job in the future of a fashion designer.

What did a fire worker do in World War 2?

They put out fires like a fire man and they worked for the womens land army Bye

Why is fashion is necessary?

I think fashion is not important because , its like ................................

What does passion for fashion mean?

if you have a passion for fashion... like you love it!