Saturday, February 20, 2010

✂-Designer's Tip of the Day: What is Romanticism?

What is Romanticism?
A reaction to the excessive rationality of the Enlightenment and emphasising emotion, ethereality and sensitivity, Romanticism dominated fashion, as well as other arts, in the period from around 1820 to 1850. An exaggerated silhouette, it was characterised by full 'leg o' mutton' sleeves, yawning necklines, puffed-out skirts and unnaturally small waists. Women once again stepped back into their corsets having only just relinquished them during the Neoclassical period.

Source- ...isms understanding fashion by Mairi Mackenzie

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