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Virtual Summer Program: How Women’s Rights Advocates Used Clothing to Send a Message

What do your clothes say about you? Explore how early reformers used a revolutionary new fashion to make the statement that traditional women’s clothing was both a health issue and a physical restraint for women. Learn what most women wore during the 19th century and what made the new “Bloomers Costume” revolutionary.