Solution for Fashion from Victoria to the New Millennium 1st Edition Chapter 25, Problem 1

by Daniel Delis Hill
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Chapter 25, Problem 1 : 1. What styles of women‘s fashions of the...

1. What styles of women‘s fashions of the 1980s exemplified the exhibitionism of the era? Give examples of silhouettes, fabrics, and accessories.


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1. What styles of women‘s fashions of the 1980s exemplified the exhibitionism of the era? Give examples of silhouettes, fabrics, and accessories.

The inverted triangle of the powersuit exhibited the yuppie woman’s status of authority and economic power. Luxury fabrics such as cashmere and silk/wool blends reinforced that cachet. For day dresses and sportswear, broad, padded shoulders were complemented by bold colors and strong textile prints. Eveningwear exhibitionism was achieved either by exaggerated silhouettes such as the pouf and crinoline dresses, or by the dazzling opulence of

rich fabrics, especially glittering materials. Excess of the eighties was additionally displayed by an abundance of big, sculpted accessories including hats, gloves, jewelry, scarves, sunglasses, and handbags, often all worn at once.


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