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R O M A N T I C

Women of the early 1800's were strongly influenced by the romantic images of the past.  They copied the wide shoulder, leg-o-mutton sleeve and the slightly elevated waistline, as pictured here. 

 

                            Pierfrancesco di Jacopo Foschi,

                                    Portrait of a Lady, 1530-35.

 

“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”

                                                                                                       Oscar Wilde

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