Blog Post: Part I: Great Strides for the “New Woman,” suffrage, and fashion

Grade Range: 8-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Duration: 5 minutes
Date Posted: 9/3/2013

In this post, readers will learn how fashion interacted with and reflected the Woman’s Suffrage movement of the early 1900s.  At the turn of the century, the tide of political change went hand-in-hand with the liberation of women’s bodies from corsets and close-fitting outfits.  An interview with Alden O’Brien, Curator of Costume and Textiles at the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, this post is published on the Museum's "O Say Can You See?" blog.