Fashion has been very tiring for people in some periods. For example, women's clothes of the 1800s... The clothes of that period had an interesting style compared to today. Although this period, which had a flamboyant structure, was greatly influenced by art and decoration and had a unique style in women's clothing, it had a form that restricted movements and was tiring.
Along with the patterns in which long lines were used, shirts and jackets that narrowed at the waist were worn. At the same time, corsets called princess corsets, which had a very challenging form for the human body, were used as upper body clothing. These corsets made it difficult to use the upper body as well as making it difficult to breathe. At the same time, incredibly narrow arms, long from shoulder to ankle, had the same difficulty ratio. When we moved to the lower body, there were loose skirts that reached to the floor, but at this stage, you had to walk with a pillow attached with wires on the hips of the skirts. In fact, according to a rumor on the subject, “this fluff had reached the size of almost a tea tray behind it”.
Fortunately, these bulges began to shrink in the late 1880s as bell-skirt structures emerged. In this process, the unbelievably narrow arms and the beautiful appearance of the clothes with the corsets used must have been completely compatible with the pain (especially in women). Ribbons, lace, ruffles, buttons were other important details in women's clothing. And this extreme style became one of the hallmarks of the era, used not only for nightly entertainment and meetings, but throughout the day. In fact, there were close similarities between dress fabrics and upholstery fabrics at that time, indicating that women's fashion was also influenced by decoration. It offered a rich and ostentatious appearance. Since stand-up collars were in fashion, long curly hair was gathered and hat details were added. Hats shaped with flowers, lace and lots of feathers became indispensable. In fact, these feathers began to be used so much that by the 1880s the bird population had drastically decreased.
If we come to the point, even if fashion or trends are related to art and aesthetics, function and environment should always be considered. Making life difficult is not better than being beautiful, so to speak. Photo: Library of Congress